What a difference eight years makes; Hillary Clinton was confronted about white privilege live on air

by Maya Goodfellow  “Can you tell us what white privilege means to you and can you give me an example from your life or career when you think you have benefitted from it?” This was the question Thalia Anguiano put to Hillary Clinton, one of the world’s most famous Democrats and the woman who could… Read More

The UK’s New Privacy Laws Will Have Profound Affect on People of Colour

by Maya Goodfellow The United Nations’ head of privacy described it as “worse than scary.” Former CIA employee, responsible for one of the biggest leaks in American’s history, Edward Snowden called it the “most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West.” Apple’s chief executive has warned it could have “very dire consequences.” Meet… Read More

Exploiting Feminism for Profit

by Maya Goodfellow Last week while flicking through TV channels an advert caught my attention. I was momentarily pleased to watch as a young girl was enchanted by clips of famous women – from feminist activist Emmeline Pankhurst to iconic singer Billie Holiday – while Fleur East’s version of Girl on Fire played in the… Read More

When will the Met Police be held accountable for deaths in their custody?

by Maya Goodfellow 240, the number of racial discrimination cases made against the Met in 12 months. 509, the disproportionate number of black and minority ethnic people who’ve died in state detention since 1991. 0, the number of people held to account in either instance. These statistics might seem dull; they’re no rivals to the… Read More

*Misogynoir vs. The New Politics

by Maya Goodfellow  “Anyone who tells Diane Abbott to fuck off has my vote “, “I don’t like Diane Abbott”, “she’s not credible”. Scroll through Twitter and these are just a handful of the attacks directed at Britain’s first and most prominent black female MP. Virtual sentiments translate into the real world, where if you… Read More

“The Migrant Crisis” The real issue here is inconvenienced British holidaymakers

by Maya Goodfellow  On Tuesday night a man was crushed to death by a truck in Calais. The next morning, David Cameron offered the following condolences: “I have every sympathy with holidaymakers who are finding access to Calais difficult because of the disturbances there”. The Prime Minister made no mention of the young, as yet… Read More

Majid Ali’s case is a reminder that asylum seekers are routinely dehumanised in the UK

by Maya Goodfellow On Tuesday night the government deported Majid Ali, a student at Glasgow Central College. Despite a campaign to stop his extradition, Ali has been sent to his home country of Pakistan, where activists and SNP MP Chris Stephens say he’s in danger of ‘physical harm, and even death’. Sadly, Ali’s case is… Read More

The lesser of two evils?

by Bobby Gardiner   Voting in my first election has been preceded by a cacophony of questions about what is important. These initial questions didn’t seem to be framed within any political paradigm – to the uninitiated, “the deficit” and other buzz-words are nothing more than a euphemism for the gaping asymmetry between politicians and… Read More

Why aren’t politicians talking about racial discrimination in the job market?

by Maya Goodfellow   “My whole life is a shambles, everyone’s life is affected.” In an age of insecure work, this isn’t an uncommon statement to hear. Poverty pay, zero hours contracts and workers who feel powerless are easily found in the UK job market. But an often-ignored reality is that Black, Asian and Minority… Read More

Letting migrants drown in the Mediterranean, is this what the Tories mean by ‘British values’?

by Maya Goodfellow “Britain has lived its long life as an exemplary country, the small island with a massive impact”. Less than twenty-four hours after David Cameron made this empire-esque declaration at the Conservative’s manifesto launch, the latest reality of Britain’s brutal impact on the world appeared in newspapers. 400 migrants were reported to have… Read More