Track and Trace: Police and the Criminalisation of the Marginalised

by Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resist Police will now be able to access Track and Trace information on people instructed to self-isolate. Those who fail to self-isolate face fines between £1,000 to £10,000. This latest government action will have a disproportionate impact on Black and Brown communities and those from lower income backgrounds (inContinue reading “Track and Trace: Police and the Criminalisation of the Marginalised”

Black Absencing: The Work of UK Academia

By an anonymous Black PhD student In my first year of the PhD, a Black British friend also pursuing her PhD warned me that for a Black person, life in the UK (and UK academic life in particular) is a ‘death by a thousand cuts.’ Over the past few years, these cuts have been painfulContinue reading “Black Absencing: The Work of UK Academia”

Meet Sankofa Afrika- a study group empowering community through education

The name Sankofa means; we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated

Dying to Live: Patel and Posse Policies

The horrific image of Mercy Baguma being found dead with a toddler beside her lingers and I wonder what this child would think or ask of this government when he grows up and learns his mother died because of a piece of paper.

Corbyn Is Right – British History Lessons Need An Overhaul

LABOUR LEADER Jeremy Corbyn has argued that British history lessons need to be rewritten to recognise the devastating impact the Empire has had on its former colonies and across the world. This call places him in direct opposition to the Conservative position that has shaped the current curriculum over the past few years. Under educationContinue reading “Corbyn Is Right – British History Lessons Need An Overhaul”

Reducing ‘Drop-Out’ Rates for Black Students Means Institutional Transformation, Not Individual Support

Earlier this year the government urged universities to reduce the ‘drop-out’ rates of Black students. With Black students 50% more likely to drop out than their peers, the universities minister Jo Johnson argued that “there needs to be much greater support” for ‘BME’ students. Yet this seems little more than rhetoric, and reflects only aContinue reading “Reducing ‘Drop-Out’ Rates for Black Students Means Institutional Transformation, Not Individual Support”

A CALL TO ACTION FOR WHITE PEOPLE: JOIN US IN UNLEARNING RACISM

Showing solidarity through social media, and providing much needed donations to relief funds, is important work. It provides visibility to injustice and responds to the needs of the immediate situation. But as white people we cannot stop here. Reacting to injustice when it arises is no stand-in for making anti-racism a daily, life-long practice.

We Still Can’t Breathe: Channeling Our Rage to Action

The oppression and destruction of Black and Brown bodies is global. The use of state forces against the most marginalised is global. The narrative of white liberals believing that we’re somehow better than the US is false and self deceiving

RESIST REMEMBER REPAIR! RJN DECOLONISING EDUCATION KENYA 2020

Update and summary from decolonial work earlier this year.. January 2020 saw a collaboration between The Racial Justice Network, Kenyan activists and artivists, the University of Nairobi, African Digital Media Institute and the University of Manchester. Together they curated a programme of events focusing on the decolonisation of education and activisms.This programme seeks to bring a rangeContinue reading “RESIST REMEMBER REPAIR! RJN DECOLONISING EDUCATION KENYA 2020”