“The scout told me they don’t take on Asian players” – where are the South Asian footballers?

With South Asian players conspicuous by their absence at all levels of professional football, cultural reasons are often cited as a major factor. However, as Basit Mahmood reports, there are often barriers that have more to do with the prejudice of football’s gatekeepers Only 12 out of over 3,700 professional football players in England and… Read More

In the rush to criticise Kate Osamor, many have forgotten her humanity – a response | THE TWERKING GIRL

Following her article on Kate Osamor and the furore over her council home, Ava Vidal responds to the overwhelming number of comments she has received on social media, and asks if the outrage is proportionate. Since writing my article “Kate Osamor and the insidious and dangerous racism from the left” my Twitter mentions have been on fire.… Read More

The Top Ten people we should leave in 2018

After a long year of their monumental trolling, abject bigotry and outright villainy Joseph Guthrie considers the ten people who should absolutely be cancelled for 2019. 2018: the year where everyone aged ten or twenty years in 365 days. There were an incalculable number of trending current events in 2018, ranging from the inspirational to the intensely… Read More

The Top 10 Media Diversified articles of 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we take a look back at our most-read articles this year here at Media Diversified. Some were new in 2018, others were classics from the archives enjoying a resurgence. From medicine to politics, Love Island to the history of the Congo, cleaning up to being a Duchess with the… Read More

Why I’m no longer talking to… well, anyone… about religion

Inspired by Reni Eddo Lodge and her best selling book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Mariya bint Rehan has decided to channel that same energy for conversations about religion Content Note: discussion of Islamophobia and link to an Islamophobic YouTube video in this article. I’m quite a talkative person, but… Read More

Kate Osamor and the insidious and dangerous racism from the left | THE TWERKING GIRL

Recent press coverage about Kate Osamor choosing to stay in her council home has caused a social media storm, but as Ava Vidal writes, it’s not just the right being critical, and that presents a double standard and potential danger The furore surrounding the revelation that Kate Osamor lives in social housing is another reminder… Read More

Should Chris Rock have let Louis CK and Ricky Gervais say the n-word unchallenged? | THE TWERKING GIRL

Chris Rock has been under fire for enabling Louis CK and Ricky Gervais to enthusiastically say the n-word in a video, facing more criticism than the white comedians themselves. Ava Vidal discusses the context of that video and whether white men should be given an n-word pass by a Black fellow comedian. Content note: This… Read More

Can a woman of colour succeed in the performing arts without getting pigeonholed?

Theatre-maker and writer Naomi Joseph discusses her experiences as an artist in the performing arts – while lack of representation is one issue, challenges about being pigeonholed are another. Main image: A Letitia Wright in The Convert, written by Danai Gurira Much has been said about the representation of people of colour in the arts.… Read More

BAME Brexiters: The people of colour who voted Leave

A clear majority of people of colour in the UK voted to remain in the EU Referendum vote, however a substantial minority voted to leave. Rarely discussed in the media, Anthony Mba talks to ethnic minority Brexit supporters about their motivation to vote contrary to expectations. After the monumental shock of the decision to leave… Read More