The death of Nuno Cardoso in police custody proves “respectability” won’t keep Black people safe | THE TWERKING GIRL

The tragic death of Nuno Cardoso in police custody in Oxford once again raises questions as to whose lives matter, even when victims meet society’s standards as to who is deemed “respectable”, writes Ava Vidal When I agreed to write about Nuno Cardoso I wasn’t prepared for how hard it was going to be. This… Read More

The grass is always bloodier: what will it take for us to acknowledge violence against black people in Europe?

by Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert  Content warning: detailed description of rape On Thursday 2nd February, police officers were in Aulnay-sous-Bois, on the outskirts of Paris, conducting identification checks, the sort that poor black and brown youths are all too familiar with. In the process one of the kids was brutally slapped by an officer. At that… Read More

Anti-racism work that doesn’t battle misogyny, and specifically misogynoir is not doing its job

by Folarin Akinmade I’m middle class. As in going-to-private-school-and-being-part-of-a-chapel-choir middle class. I sang for the Queen once. She was nice, I guess. I’m also British-Nigerian, the child of Nigerian immigrants. My middle class-ness is not necessarily performed in the same way as it might be by a white English middle class person. If we think… Read More

Walking While Brown While Looking Black

by R. Benedito Ferrão On February 6, 2015, an Indian man was left partially paralyzed, following an encounter with the police in Madison, Alabama, USA. News of the event spread on social media and elsewhere online. When it became known that a police car had captured video of the incident on its dashboard camera, an… Read More