Category Current Affairs

Growing up with racism.

Ahead of writing the book, we carried out focus groups and asked them when they first experienced racism, and what were some of their experiences? People who do not experience racism felt that racism disappeared after the 90s. So much…

At Work

Do you remember the Italian FA’s campaign to combat racism? They launched this after a number of the black players in the league spoke out about the increasing number of racist taunts suffered when playing. I strongly believe that when…

Leaves of Change

In June 2020, the Director of The Royal Botanic Gardens Richard Deverell wrote an article discussing racism, diversity and inclusion at Kew Gardens. Richard acknowledges that “Like so many other organisations, parts of Kew’s history shamefully draws from a legacy…

What is a microaggression?

The psychologist Kevin Nadal defines microaggressions as: “The everyday, subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — interactions or behaviours that communicate some sort of bias toward historically marginalised groups.” “The difference between microaggressions and overt discrimination or macroaggressions is that…

Stop Asian Hate.

We were crushed to hear that a young white man by the name of Robert Aaron Long shot and killed 8 Asian people in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday 16th March. He attacked three different Asian owned massage parlours. The Georgia…

War on Woke

I keep seeing the word woke being used as an insult, which makes me ask when did the word “woke” become a bad thing? The term woke is thrown around like parsley so much these days that I had to…

Meghan Markle

Like many others, we felt some type of way after watching the infamous interview with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah. It was difficult listening to the cruelty and racism she endured. I remember the announcement of Harry and Meghan’s…

Occupy Lekki Tollgate

When we saw that #Endsars and #LekkiTollgate trending on social media, we braced ourselves for the worst on Saturday 13th February. An order by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry planned to reopen Lekki Tollgate for the first time since…

What’s in a name?

For those who are not familiar with Yewande Biala – she starred in Love Island 2019. Yewande didn’t win Love Island unfortunately but won the hearts of the nation. Yewande minds her business, doesn’t get involved with drama, shares her…