LSE is blinded by privilege

Our generation is plagued by guilt. Guilt for our beliefs, our choices, what we say, and what we wear. We are made to feel guilty for who we are, and no more intensely is this felt by me and my…

Angelica Olawepo on social mobility, fashion, and leaving Oxford

photography by Sebastian Mullen No one is happier to be at LSE than Angelica Olawepo. After spending a year on an access programme at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, she applied to study here. She  even travelled to attend the LSE…

How do we define ‘Working Class’?

At the end of the last academic year, I found myself winning the role of social mobility officer. Now I find myself now faced with one of LSE’s biggest class-based problems; who is the LSE working class? This LSE bubble…

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…