Why Are We Not Talking About Colourism?

“Sometimes my experiences are dismissed. For example, they say things like it didn’t happen which is quite funny because it’s coming from a place of privilege on their part.” Colourism. The hideously ugly little sister of racism. It causes discrimination among people of the same race. Hatred and divide. It is an issue that when … Continue reading Why Are We Not Talking About Colourism?

Race, masculinity, emotion work and black men in Britain today: A case study of generational change

RTB DISSERTATION SUMMARy BY Israel Enock-Fagbemi Background My motivations for choosing this topic for my dissertation came from my own personal experiences. In 2017, when I heard that my close friend had died from cancer, I just broke down. I have never cried like that before in my life or felt that type of pain. … Continue reading Race, masculinity, emotion work and black men in Britain today: A case study of generational change

Race and Politics – Is there a place for ethnic minorities in the current system?

From FO's Perspectives At the end of Last year, I wrote an article touching on the relationship between ethnic minorities and their voting patterns, highlighting how they tend to stay to the left of the political spectrum due to their voting rational (individual vs community). One of the key premises was that they tend to … Continue reading Race and Politics – Is there a place for ethnic minorities in the current system?

BLACK

'BLACK'. A five letter word we are very familiar with. What comes to mind when you think of the word 'Black'? Not sure? Well, according to the Oxford Dictionary, a black person is anyone  "belonging to or denoting any human group having dark-coloured skin, especially of African ancestry". This doesn't paint the whole picture, so … Continue reading BLACK