Eugenics is having a moment: what’s LSE got to do with it?

The intellectual foundations of eugenics were generated in British academia. LSE was founded by eugenicists. What is eugenics? Put simply, eugenics is applying the concept of selective breeding to humans. People with ‘desirable’ traits are encouraged to reproduce while people…

Homophobia: a Western export

illustration by Christina Ivey Homophobia is a Western export, a violent by-product of expanding Christendom to the colonies. It all starts with a few misread biblical verses and ends with Uganda jailing women wearing mini-skirts — apparently only lesbians show…

Dr Camacho Felix discusses Decolonising the Curriculum

The chief drafter of the Inclusive Education Action Plan 2019/2020, Dr Sara Camacho Felix, presented her work on improving BME student experiences at LSE in a lunchtime seminar on Monday 28 October.

Colourism: Check your privilege

White people are not the only perpetrators of racism Last week, I overheard a troubling  conversation between a few of my boyfriend’s friends. When talking about the ‘types’ of girls they liked, one of the boys said that ‘Alexa is…

Colonialism is Fundamentally Misunderstood: a Response

A response to Luke Doyle’s article: “Colonialism: An overwhelming force of evil’- Could not be further from the truth”. In his article, Mr. Doyle is committed to the idea that it would be unfair to perceive of colonialism as a…

‘Colonialism: An overwhelming force of evil’- Could not be further from the truth

You’ve opened the Beaver, turned to the Comment section, and read this article’s title, expecting a pro-colonial rant. Well I am afraid to disappoint, but it is far from that. Last week Ruby Warber wrote an article on her disdain…

Balancing Act

My tongue dances in front of the mirror. A waltz, tip-toe on an English ballroom floor, the French décor is très magnifique. Delightful music. An Italian composer? Russian perhaps? My tongue dances for an audience, powerful jury, it must perfect…