How UK Corporates Use Business Jargon to Uphold Racism in the Workplace

Monday beckons and so does another pointless email about diversity, equity and inclusion, otherwise known as DEI. This buzz-phrase is now at the top of the list of corporate jargon in 2020 and is a go-to for C-suites to shamelessly and comfortably speak on how there is a legacy of passion for dealing with discrimination. … Continue reading How UK Corporates Use Business Jargon to Uphold Racism in the Workplace

All Briton’s Want is a ‘White’s Only’ Christmas and Boris Johnson is Set to Deliver

Undeniably, Joe Biden winning the election was more about getting rid of a white supremist and replacing him with someone who might “attempt to restore” some sense of morality. I use the phrase loosely due to the many obstacles the 70 something year-old faces ahead of his presidency. The challenge of restoring a morality that … Continue reading All Briton’s Want is a ‘White’s Only’ Christmas and Boris Johnson is Set to Deliver

If We All Love Football, Why Does Racism Still Exist in the Sport

How a trip to Germany showed that very little has changed After seeing the video that is attached at the end this blog post, I felt compelled to write this as its something I’ve experienced first-hand, as well as countless other black people.  For the last 10 years I have spent my time travelling around … Continue reading If We All Love Football, Why Does Racism Still Exist in the Sport

Interracial Relationships: Breaking Up With My White Best Friend

George Floyd’s death created shockwaves around the world, and prompted many conversations between family members and friends about race. Some of them, for the first time. I had my own conversation with my white best friend about a topic we hadn’t ever discussed in any sort of detail- although it was always there in the … Continue reading Interracial Relationships: Breaking Up With My White Best Friend

“White Saviours” and the Lack of Diveristy Within the UK Aid Sector

I am white and I work in international development. The industry is dominated by white faces and white voices. White faces who see the crises suffered by black and brown people around the world. White people who see the pain etched on faces and people fleeing from the worst lives. Lives that most of us … Continue reading “White Saviours” and the Lack of Diveristy Within the UK Aid Sector

How British Television Capitalises on Black Bigots and Racism

Recently, a British television channel invited Black guests onto their show in an attempt to debate ideas around equality, in light of the performance by dance troupe Diversity on Britain’s Got Talent. Seemingly, this was presented to allow both sides of an “argument” to be heard, and to showcase the unpopular and surprising opinion of … Continue reading How British Television Capitalises on Black Bigots and Racism

How Jo Malone Censored Blackness and Why John Boyega’s Exit Couldn’t Be More Justified

Racism in East Asian Marketing Strategy As John Boyega’s star rises, we become more aware of the puzzling elements of racism he encounters. Each opportunity the actor gains appears pro-Black to the naked eye, like a mirage of diversity, seeming to quench the thirst for acknowledging talent. But to our irony induced shock and disgust, … Continue reading How Jo Malone Censored Blackness and Why John Boyega’s Exit Couldn’t Be More Justified

Why White Women Pretending to Be Black Shouldn’t Surprise Us

But Why We Should Definitely be Worried About It. When women like Rachel Dolezal and Jessica Krug make headlines for posing as Black women, it is rightfully met with bewilderment and surprise. For several reasons, many simply cannot comprehend why a white person would legitimately disguise themselves as a member of one of the most … Continue reading Why White Women Pretending to Be Black Shouldn’t Surprise Us

Diversity Isn’t a British Value and Britain’s Got Talent Shows Us Just That

Britain’s Got Talent is a one of the many localised TV talent shows owned by Simon Cowell. The idea behind it is that it showcases the best of “British Talent” as decided by a UK based television audience. The notion of Britishness however, can’t quite be pinned down to one tangible idea and is different … Continue reading Diversity Isn’t a British Value and Britain’s Got Talent Shows Us Just That