Beyond ‘PoC’ and ‘BAME’: the terminology we use to define ourselves

In January 2014 we asked 10 writers on their opinions for terms and classifications used to describe traditionally marginalised people in the West. These were collected in our article series ‘Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority’, Parts One and Two. Since then the debate has raged on both sides of the pond. The term ‘political blackness’… Read More

The pink bus is a start but parties need to show women they’re in for the long haul

by Anouchka Burton Any woman who has ever tried to buy car insurance has noticed it. Search the internet and every website is pink, with references to shopping or diamonds, never aimed at women but “the girls” or “ladies”. And it’s not just insurance. Marketers around the globe, tasked with selling to women, lazily coat… Read More

The hidden crisis of BAME low-paid workers trapped in poverty with no way out

by Colin Joseph Recognition that low-paid workers are increasingly finding it difficult to meet living costs is making national news following Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour’s annual conference in Manchester last week. Mr Miliband, MP, leader of the Labour Party, made a commitment to help working adults cope with rising living costs by zoning-in on… Read More

The (white) British History Project

by Amit Singh Education reform has been high on the agenda since the Conservative led coalition came to power in 2010. Polls conducted in April 2014 demonstrate how divisive proposed reform has been, and how there has been huge opposition to Michael Gove’s plans. The changes have seen a clear government agenda which steers the… Read More

Part Two: Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority

PART TWO Editors’ note: We asked 10 writers for their opinion on the classifications and terminology used to describe people. We stressed there was no right or wrong answer. Here are the results: I’ve wondered for quite a while how Race politics has transformed from the passions of being “Black and Proud” to the insultingly… Read More

Part One: Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority.

PART ONE Editors note: We asked 10 writers for their opinion on the classifications and terminology used to describe people. We stressed there was no right or wrong answer. Here are the results: There are a great deal of acronyms and labels used by society to address and refer to people who are not white.… Read More