Porn: Our colour blind spot when it comes to racism

by Yomi Adegoke  The general consensus among left-leaning thinkers is that stereotypes, especially harmful, racist ones, are never a good thing. Especially if those stereotypes are being peddled in part for the purposes of sexual gratification and fetishisation. The exception, of course, is when they are solely for sexual gratification and fetishisation. Then, apparently, it’s ‘complicated’.… Read More

‘The Bystander Effect’

by Yomi Adegoke Yesterday morning, model Mahaneela Choudhury-Reid fell victim to an unprovoked and racially motivated attack at Regents Park Tube station. She described the ordeal via Twitter, recalling how on entering a lift, she was repeatedly pushed by a white, stocky middle aged man. When she turned to face him, he continued to push… Read More

“That’s how we troll” The Great Marvel Diversity Backlash

By Yomi Adegoke The comic book Gods have been doing some serious redecorating this year. After colouring an entirely alabaster comic book canvas with a mixed race Spiderman and Muslim Ms. Marvel, they took it to new heights, administering makeovers even Gok Wan would gawp at. With a strike of lightning, roar of thunder and… Read More

Passive aggression is the new black

By Yomi Adegoke  Despite hopes that school assemblies on Diwali, the multiethnic friendship group in Captain Planet and Scary Spice would eventually have our generation strumming ‘Ebony and Ivory’ over a campside vindaloo, a recent study has shown that one third of the population admit to being racially prejudiced. As this apparently surprising data comes… Read More