Can you name 10 black football managers?

Equality through representation, not tokenism by Yasin Bangee I asked a question of my social media followers; “Can you name 10 black football managers who have managed in Europe, ever?” The answers came pouring in, with various people naming between 4-6. The obvious candidates, Chris Powell, Jean Tigana, Paul Ince, Chris Hughton, Ruud Gullit and… Read More

Media agenda; race and child abuse

This Week in Islamophobia by Yasin Bangee TW; this piece will discuss the media reporting of the North Yorkshire child abuse story, with a comparison of the well publicised Oxford grooming case. Google “North Yorkshire Child Abuse” and the entry of relevance appears 5th in the results. Google “Oxford Grooming” and the predictive searches practically… Read More

When Minorities Make The Front Page

This Week in Islamophobia by Yasin Bangee Two media items from the last week caught my eye and had me thinking of a brilliant @WritersofColour campaign #AllWhiteFrontPages to showcase the ubiquity of “white news”. Whilst it’s clear to all that white news is front page news (and prominent on visual and online media), under what… Read More

Richard Dawkins- One Man’s Atheist is Another Man’s Bigot

‘This Week in Islamophobia‘ by Yasin Bangee Trigger warning. This short piece will cover Richard Dawkins and his views on sexual assaults, rape and other violence perpetuated against the vulnerable. I hate talking about Richard Dawkins. But every week he comes out with new levels of bigotry that I feel need some counter balance. The… Read More

You don’t know me. #Islamophobia

This Week in Islamophobia by Yasin Bangee Another bout of specific assaults against Muslims has gone virtually unreported by mass media. We have had threats, a bizarre incident of bacon throwing,pornography and a racist attack. Indeed the other week the mosque I attend was targeted by fools throwing eggs. It had an air of inevitability about it. Despite convincing… Read More

The Victims of Anti-Islamic Sentiments are Women

by Yasin Bangee A lot of discourse over the internet recently has focused on the supposed comparison made between Islamophobia and racism. Detractors of Islam have argued they should be free to criticise aspects of Islam without being called a racist. Racists on the other hand are excusing their own bigotry by gleefully pointing out… Read More

#UKBA Papers please

by Yasin Bangee It’s difficult to put into words the confusion and second guessing the last week has caused me. I’m normally sure of myself, of my environment and I know how to look out for my own interests. Not to say I’m selfish, but in a capitalistic regime which champions “every man for himself”,… Read More

#RacistVan, occupied media

‘This Week in Islamophobia’ by Yasin Bangee Fraser Nelson of the Spectator kicked off this week’s Islamophobia by publishing a fascist apologist piece: A fascist takeover of Greece? We should be so lucky. Despite many accounts of Golden Dawn’s racism, homophobia and sexism, Taki Theodoracopulos has the temerity to say, “No, Golden Dawn is not house-trained, and… Read More

Bomb disposal units and ministerial silence

  ‘This Week in Islamophobia‘ by Yasin Bangee With news of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, it was with *no* surprise that there’s been little reaction in the British press. Most newspapers resigned the story to a small footnote, and why not? Black news is not white news. Minority issues are not white issues. Another week has… Read More

Bomb attacks and creeping shariah…

‘This Week in Islamophobia’ by Yasin Bangee Ramadan  Ramadan has started and hundreds of thousands of Muslims around the UK are spending their day in contemplation, abstaining, where possible, from eating or drinking. The days are long, the heat oppressive but it’s a way of life. To accompany the start of Ramadan, the BBC aired… Read More