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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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Who is Laurence Fox? Precisely. Let’s keep it that way

What do Accrington Stanley F.C. and Laurence Fox have in common? “Who are they? Exactly.” So goes the famous 1980s advert for the Milk Marketing Board. However, Fox is more like cream than milk – thick, white and rich. Fox is best known for his mediocre acting career. Older viewers may recognise him from ITV […]

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White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society

White Privilege for Dummies would perhaps have been a more appropriate title for Kalwant Bhopal’s study on white privilege. More fitting, at least, than The Myth of a Post-Racial Society, which makes it sound as though Bhopal’s work enlists a cutting edge and insightful angle on the issues of white privilege in the UK and […]

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The time for negotiating Black pain is over

At an emotionally charged forum debating whether the statue honouring Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town (UCT) should be removed, a young Black woman took the floor to say something that resonated with the many young Black South Africans seated in the room and throughout the country: the time for negotiating Black […]