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 […]


Interview: Esme Allman on Robbie Travers

The Student spoke with University of Edinburgh student Esme Allman about her complaint against law student Robbie Travers, the university’s response and the subsequent public attention the story has gained. Was there a specific incident which prompted you to file a complaint against Robbie Travers? Yes. He received screenshots I made in the Black and […]