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Where does the persecution of slang come from and why does it continue?

Hood’, ‘ghetto’, ‘unprofessional’ are just a few of the phrases that have been used to describe the vernacular commonly used by young people from inner-city areas.

In 2021, a South London school came under criticism for trying to ban slang words such as ‘bare’ and ‘innit’ from being used in school.

The Continued Importance of Holocaust Memorial Day

On January 27th, coinciding with the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945, Holocaust Memorial Day (which started in 2001) provides an annual opportunity to not only commemorate the Holocaust, but also to renew our opposition to all forms of racism.

Commemorating the Holocaust inevitably brings up many issues, such as treatment of those fleeing oppression today, how such commemorations might impact on black/Jewish relations and what is the role of memorialising in our society?

The revelations of ex-cricketer Azeem Rafiq have shown that racism in sport is much wider than football

For the last few weeks English Cricket has been under the microscope following Azeem Rafiq’s experiences at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Despite the sport being very popular among South Asian communities, Rafiq has highlighted the long-standing difficulties South Asian sports people face. In a world where racial abuse is considered locker-room banter, is it any surprise we don’t see many British South Asians in sport?

How elite sportswomen have helped put mental health on the agenda

Following the cancellation of most major events last summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was great to see our stars reunited with their fans. However, as well as the titles and accolades, some sporting events brought the topic of mental health to the news agenda, demonstrating that we must continue to educate people on this problem.

Two Decades after the 911 attacks, British Muslims still feel the impact

Two Decades after the 911 attacks, British Muslims still feel the impact writes Yusef Alam.

 

THIS WEEK marks the 20th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 terror attacks on the USA in which over 2,900 people lost their lives. The event stunned the world and the impact is still being felt today.

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