Stormzy should be grateful? Tell the Daily Mail shut up

Black and brown Britons have every right to challenge a government that doesn’t serve the country writes Kristel Tracey  Read More

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#TheTrashies: Decolonising the White Gaze

by Claire L. Heuchan   It’s that time of year again: #TheTrashies are back and better than ever – or worse, depending on your perspective. In the last twelve months, the mainstream media have produced a relentless cycle of Islamaphobia, racist rhetoric, Othering, colourism, and xenophobia. Some articles have been carefully composed to dehumanise people of… Read More

“There is no racism in football… If you are good, you get the job”

Much talk has centred around the NFL’s, “Rooney Rule” as a panacea, which ensures that at least one person of colour must be interviewed when a head coaching position becomes available. It’s said that such a measure could offset the paucity of managers of colour in English football.
More recently, Sir Trevor Brooking, the former Director of Football Development at the FA said he was against such a regulation, offering choice quotes such as, “Some black coaches say they’re not given a chance, but I do think a lot of them have to get themselves in that position”, and, “There is a reluctance from people sometimes and they feel it should be handed to them.” Read More

#RacistVan, occupied media

‘This Week in Islamophobia’ by Yasin Bangee Fraser Nelson of the Spectator kicked off this week’s Islamophobia by publishing a fascist apologist piece: A fascist takeover of Greece? We should be so lucky. Despite many accounts of Golden Dawn’s racism, homophobia and sexism, Taki Theodoracopulos has the temerity to say, “No, Golden Dawn is not house-trained, and… Read More

This Week in Islamophobia

Weekly column by Yasin Bangee Those of you that have the pleasure of following me on twitter will have noticed how my rage levels have kicked up a notch since I started writing about Islamophobia, racism and the British media. As part of my week at work I was *asked* to read newspapers for blogging… Read More

Media Racism #AllWhiteFrontPages

The New Statesman’s Exclusive report: Are the media racist? To coincide with a special report on race in the British media the New Statesman magazine compiled (sadly, not so) shocking statistics which showed ethnic minorities are still largely absent from opinion pages, senior executive roles and staff jobs in the media. For context: figures published… Read More