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

“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

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