#RhodesMustFall: We can debate all we want but in the end, money talks

by Yosola Olorunshola Despite promising a six-month listening exercise on whether its statue of Cecil Rhodes should be removed, Oxford’s Oriel College has abruptly decided Rhodes will not fall. I’m not surprised. Money talks, but it also silences. The tone of the debate has felt disingenuous from the start, and its conclusion is no different.… Read More

“But, do you think Empire was really all that bad?”

by Maya Goodfellow  “But, do you really think Empire was really all that bad?” Everyone in our corner of the pub went silent as one of our course mates brazenly put this question to our Indian professor. “It was an absolute catastrophe – all we got out of it was the railways, and even that… Read More

Open Letter to the Financial Times: On Black Students Protesting Against Racism

We See Things Differently by Ahmed Olayinka Sule  Dear Edward, I write regarding your article, “The rise of liberal intolerance in America”, published in the Financial Times on 30 November 2015. The central theme of your paper was that the sensitivity of the liberal left in general and black agitators in particular is stifling free… Read More

Meeting Stuart Hall

We have come together as black feminists to commemorate Stuart Hall who died on 10 February, 2014. ~ Sara Ahmed, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Yasmin Gunaratnam,Vera Jocelyn, Patricia Noxolo, Pratibha Parmar, Ann Phoenix, Nirmal Puwar, Suzanne Scafe Suzanne: I first heard Stuart Hall speak in the early 1980s, when he gave the keynote speech for the Norman… Read More