‘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”

Ahmaud Arbery: Outcry as case proceeds despite judge admitting ‘intentional discrimination’ over one Black juror

A panel of 12 people has been chosen for the trial of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, it consists of 11 white people and one Black person. It took two and a half weeks to pick the jury, which was decided on Wednesday. The prosecutors have accused defence attorneys of racial discrimination for eliminating qualified BlackContinue reading “Ahmaud Arbery: Outcry as case proceeds despite judge admitting ‘intentional discrimination’ over one Black juror”

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

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’”

Inside Housing launches new series on racism and housing

The new series follows on from the creation of its race and housing editorial panel, which was set up almost a year ago. The aim of the panel was to provide Inside Housing with ideas for stories and research, and to challenge and inform how the publication approaches its work. The panel has already fed into numerous articlesContinue reading “Inside Housing launches new series on racism and housing”