Diane Abbott right to call for race and gender checks on job cuts

Labour leadership contender MP Diane Abbott, has called for ethnic and gender monitoring of public sector job cuts to ensure that minority communities are not disproportionately affected – and I think she’s right. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, Abbott warned that given the large concentration of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in…

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Activists use the blogosphere to fight racism against Afro Cubans

In my book Layers of Blackness :Colourism in the African Diaspora , which examines how the process of discrimination based on skin tone has evolved from slavery and colonialism; chapter five analyzes the system of pigmentocracy in Latin America. Pigmentocracy refers to the social grouping of individuals based on race and colour established by Spanish…

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