Job insecurity and prejudice forcing Africans to leave Northern Ireland

Recent reports in the media have indicated that there are a growing number of African people returning to their motherland from Europe because of high levels of job insecurity. Common convention especially within some right-wing migration discourses; often describe the African bit of the South-North travel as an economic experience inspired by a one-way ticket…

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Book Review: Nigger for Life by Neal Hall, M.D

Nigger for Life is an insightful anthology of poems that both document and articulate Hall’s experience as a black man in the U.S and in an uncompromising and unapologetic style of delivery, asserts that you cannot escape the confines of race, hence the title of the book. When I first glanced at the book’s cover…

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Racism in education: coincidence or conspiracy by David Gillborn

Using critical race theory as a basis to examine the education system in the UK, David Gillborn argues that the system is not designed to promote equality in education, but rather to maintain the achievement gap that exists between white pupils and pupils from minority backgrounds. For anyone unfamiliar with critical race theory, as Gillborn…

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Whiteness made simple by Dr Lez Henry

Whiteness is an important subject, a process that is rarely mentioned or considered, despite its significance in critical race theory. In short, without whiteness there would be no white supremacy, nor the racism upon which it feeds. This book does exactly what the cover says – it simplifies a complex issue. But the best thing…

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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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