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In life, what is most desirable is often the least likely outcome. The Covid-19 pandemic epitomises this. As the new coronavirus traverses the world – forcing many countries into severe lockdowns and others to implement strict social distancing measures –…

Brown girl meets brown boy, falls in love

A boy tells me that his mother doesn’t want to see him marry a brown woman. He is a brown boy, she is a brown woman. But as far as they are concerned, no woman looking like me could be…

Just Mercy – redemption, justice, and more besides ★★★

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx star in this refined, fresh, yet emotionally bruising interpretation of the relationship between lawyer and client. Walter McMillan (Foxx) is put on death row, convicted for murder on the basis of flimsy evidence and…

‘The other’

“N*ggers are stupid, they gotta study real hard, don’t they?” I wish I could ask Melba Pattillo, one of the Little Rock Nine––a group of students that desegregated the first high school in the US south––about this moment. She was…

Roni’s declassified Black History Month survival guide

Courtesy: Lick Events via Instagram Black History month is coming to an end but it’s never a bad time to celebrate Black people, history, and culture. Here’s how you can do that responsibly. Reparations! Black people have been calling for…

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…