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…

She Was Brutally Attacked on a Busy Central London Street. Police and Pedestrians Did Nothing.

Most Brits do not live their day to day lives in constant fear of random, unprovoked physical attacks on crowded city streets. They go about their days knowing that Britain is a country for them: 82% white, disproportionately affluent compared…

Anti-Racism Protests Erupt On LSE Campus

Last week, on the 12th of October, LSE students took part in protests strictly opposing racism and hate speech. The demonstration initiated on campus outside of the Student Union and continued up until the LSE Directorial Board. Why did it…

The Poverty of Labels: Why we should dismiss the ‘BME’ label as illogical, otherizing, and counter-productive

I shall start this piece with full disclosure: my ancestry is ‘white’, rendering me part of a group deemed privileged by birth. I am nevertheless a supporter of diversity: people with different backgrounds and experiences should mix and learn from…

The Racism Behind Logan Paul’s Vlogs in Japan

Videos which the YouTuber Logan Paul uploaded featuring a dead body he discovered while in Japan’s Aokigahara forest and pranks he got up to while travelling through Japan have earned widespread criticism, and not undeservedly. Although he remarks that he…

Malcolm X: The Most Misunderstood Man of the 20th Century

Since reading the autobiography of Malcolm X, written with the assistance of Alex Haley, at the start of this year, his story has continued to intrigue me. I grew up with the assumption that Martin Luther King was the effective…