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”
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”
Following the current situation involving Amy Cooper, it felt appropriate to repost this article published here two years ago… Anaïs Duong-Pedica reflects on white fragility, white women’s tears, and the innocence of white women.
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”
To resist the ways in which colonial education separates the body from the mind To disavow the illusion of ‘objectivity’ and ‘rationality’ that dominates colonial forms of education. Instead, we endeavour to embrace and reengage with our emotions, and to support others to engage with their emotions too. To change the whole curriculum of ourContinue reading “Principles for decolonial practice”
At this time of the continued global Coronavirus pandemic, we know that our most vulnerable those with migrant status, those suffering under the hostile environment, those with no recourse to public funds – will be disproportionately affected by any lock down.
A collaboration between The Racial Justice Network, University of Nairobi, African Digital Media Institute and University of Manchester. Between the 13th and the 16th January, 6 of us from the UK and 5 others from Kenya have curated a programme of events focused on the decolonization of education and activisms. This programme seeks to bringContinue reading “Decolonising Education Kenya 2020”
It’s been a busy, remarkable year for us. Whilst we try our best to respond to the continued and worsening hardships that are undoubtedly on the way, we have striven always to keep our core beliefs and lived experiences at the heart of our practice. We do not want to paint a picture thatContinue reading “RACIAL JUSTICE NETWORK, 2019 round-up, looking forward to 2020”
A four year old boy sleeping on a floor wasn’t enough and that feels shitty. But that four year old was never enough, neither the elderly Jamaican man dying in a country he never knew, or that woman under the rubble created by UK arms dealers, or the species that are being choked by bigContinue reading “When Human Suffering is Not Enough”
As an anti-racist organisation, we are urging everybody that can to get out and vote in what looks set to be one of the biggest election in our lifetimes. Whilst we maintain that change primarily occurs outside of electoral politics, there is simply too much at stake to stand by in this election. Indeed, asContinue reading “Hope not Fear, This Election…”