‘There is absolutely systemic racism’: BAME headteachers share their views

Josephine Okokon, head of St Martins-in-the-Field high school for girls, London© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Guardian My race became an issue very early in my career as a teacher and I began to discover these subtle, covert barriers. I was often the only female teacher of colour and I soon began to seeContinue reading “‘There is absolutely systemic racism’: BAME headteachers share their views”

Barbados to build slavery museum after cutting ties with British monarchy

Barbados is to build a transatlantic slavery museum with the largest collection of British slave records outside the UK, the island’s prime minister has announced days after the country cut ties with the monarchy to become a republic. The facility, designed by Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye, will include a research institute dedicated to telling theContinue reading “Barbados to build slavery museum after cutting ties with British monarchy”

Black AIG trainee will get payout after victim of ‘unconscious bias’

A black finance worker has sued City giant AIG after her boss dismissed her complaint she was the victim of ‘unconscious bias’, saying it did not exist in her team. Investment apprentice Julie Nyeko told senior manager Brenda Monaghan she was worried she was being unfairly treated due to her race. She insisted colleagues neededContinue reading “Black AIG trainee will get payout after victim of ‘unconscious bias’”

Glasgow acting student Timothy Chiwaula ‘a young man of warmth’ as tributes paid following tragic death

A Glasgow acting student who has tragically lost his life has been described as ‘a young man of warmth and great potential.’ Tributes have been paid to Timothy Chiwaula after police this morning confirmed the body of the 23-year-old was discovered in the water next to Glasgow Green. A huge search had been sparked for Timothy, a popularContinue reading “Glasgow acting student Timothy Chiwaula ‘a young man of warmth’ as tributes paid following tragic death”

Father of alleged jihadi suspected of killing Sir David Amess had himself faced Islamist threats

The father of the alleged jihadist being held on suspicion of murdering Sir David Amess had himself received death threats from Islamist terrorists, The Telegraph can reveal. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, was continuing to be questioned on Sunday night in connection with the frenzied knife attack on the Tory MP, which is being treated as anContinue reading “Father of alleged jihadi suspected of killing Sir David Amess had himself faced Islamist threats”

Whether freedom of speech or fairness to migrants, some principles are sacred

‘Why is hypocrisy so odious?” asked the political theorist Judith Shklar almost half a century ago. Hypocrisy, she argued, is a necessity, a recognition that we are human and imperfect and that we cannot but transgress. The calling out of hypocrisy, Shklar observed, can often be more socially corrosive than the hypocrisy being called out. There is,Continue reading “Whether freedom of speech or fairness to migrants, some principles are sacred”

Muslim group to issue hate crime support after killing of David Amess

Britain’s leading Muslim organisation is to issue new guidance to help British Somalis and other individuals and mosques deal with any incidents of hatred emerging in the aftermath of Sir David Amess’s death. Zara Mohammed, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said that mosques in and around Southend were devastated by theContinue reading “Muslim group to issue hate crime support after killing of David Amess”

ChartistHomecoronavirus Covid lays bare lies of austerity By Farah El-Sharnouby -05/10/2021 The Government’s “vaccine amnesty” is insufficient in addressing health discrimination against migrants Tory hostile environment has deepened health inequalities during pandemic, says Farah El-Sharnouby Covid-19 has forced us all to look inwards; but as well as teaching us about ourselves, it has also exposed and exacerbated existingContinue reading

Britain begs undocumented migrants to become lorry drivers

Critics said the scramble for HGV drivers was the latest example of the government’s “staggering incompetence”. Undocumented migrants with HGV licenses have been sent official government letters begging them to help ease the fuel crisis – despite having no official right to work in Britain. People who overstayed their visas have now been told theirContinue reading “Britain begs undocumented migrants to become lorry drivers”

Sadiq Khan needs 24/7 protection ‘due to colour of his skin and god he worships’

The mayor of London has said it is “tough” to have 24/7 protection but that it is necessary because of the “colour of his skin and the god he worships”. Sadiq Khan told a fringe event at Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that when he was first elected mayor in 2016 he rejected the suggestionContinue reading “Sadiq Khan needs 24/7 protection ‘due to colour of his skin and god he worships’”