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Defending online racism as ‘banter’ is a joke

Last week, students of colour at the University of Edinburgh raised concerns about a racist joke on the Facebook page ‘Edifess’. This page publishes anonymous submissions, some of which are jokes, centered around the university. Another page, ‘Edimeme’, which publishes anonymous memes, has been called out for similar racist humor in the past. The burden […]

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Like students at SOAS, we must balance and diversify our curricula

An eerie absence pervades our libraries, course guides, reading lists, and lecture halls. It hinders us from thinking critically, shields us from alternative perspectives, and weakens the quality of our education. It is the absence of diversity in our curriculum. The overwhelming majority of academics and thinkers whom humanities students study are white men. In […]