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Confucius Institute for Scotland vandalised

Editors note: This article was submitted for publication on 15th October. The University of Edinburgh has condemned recent vandalism which appeared on signage at the Confucius Institute headquarters as “totally unacceptable”. Signs promoting the Institute at its Abden House Headquarters were defaced with slogans declaring the institute ‘CCPHQ’ (Chinese Communist Party Headquarters), and ‘Tibetan’. The […]

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Racially motivated attack on Princes Street

Police are investigating an alleged racial attack on a University of Edinburgh dentistry student which took place on Friday 8 October.  The victim, a 22 year old woman named Moon Kazi was approached by a group of teenagers on Princes Street where she suffered a blow to the face and taunting.  Police arrived at the […]

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ESEA heritage month: an interview with Racism Unmasked

Noushka Summerfield talks to Allie De Lay, co-founder of Racism Unmasked, about celebrating ESEA creatives in their new art show. Can you tell us a little about Racism Unmasked, how it was founded and its goals? My friend Feiya Hu and I co-founded it together after a hate crime was committed on our university campus […]

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Racial attack on East Asian student at the main library sparks support

CW: anti-east asian racism, racial slurs, graphic descriptions and photos of racist violence On Friday 11th December 7pm, Michael Nio, a 22-year old fourth year History undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh and committee member for the student-led mental health charity Conscious Edinburgh, was racially abused by a group of seven white people outside […]