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Fringe Music Theatre

Review: Black is The Colour of My Voice

Apphia Campbell delivers a mesmerising performance in the role of Mena Bordeaux, a pseudonym used to represent the legendary jazz musician and activist Nina Simone, whose life-story unfurls in this hour-long adaptation.

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Comment

How coverage of Ukraine highlights Western racism towards war in the Middle East

Article first submitted on the 12th March Like many of you, my news feed is saturated with news from Ukraine. Visceral images of Molotov cocktails, families huddling in bomb shelters, and rallying cries from across the globe. In an age of constant streams of visual media, even going on my daily Instagram scroll has left […]

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Art Culture

F*CK Tate Britain

CW: representation of slavery “even when given the opportunity and resources to reflect, institutions will use the hope of reform to twist away from accountability and change.”  Zarina Muhammad Surprise, surprise once again a major art institution has come under fire for displaying racist artwork. This time the culprit is Tate Britain. Rex Whistler’s mural […]

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News

University rebukes claims of racism by Scotland’s first black professor 

Scotland’s first black professor, Sir Geoff Palmer, recently accused two University of Edinburgh academics of racism amidst Edinburgh’s slavery review.  The claims came after academic Jonathan Hearn published an article in The Spectator claiming that Edinburgh’s slavery review was “strangely superficial”.  The slavery review was established by the City of Edinburgh council in November 2020 […]

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News

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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News

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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Lifestyle

Racial bias in retail

There has long been a racial bias in retail, from racially profiling customers in corner shops, to a lack of diversity amongst make up products. The majority of people do not understand what a privilege it is to enter a shop and not have to worry about how you will be perceived by either the […]

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Lifestyle

Problems the pandemic only exacerbated

CW: racism, discrimination, hate crime In a year where we’ve been glued to our screens more than ever before, reports of social injustices appear almost unprecedented. However, racism, discrimination and mental health aren’t new phenomena…far from it in fact. So why do they now appear to be at the forefront of our discussions, social media […]