Racial Justice Network statement on the unjust conviction of the Stansted 15

The Racial Justice Network statement on the unjust conviction of the Stansted 15    We at the Racial Justice Network are deeply troubled by the conviction of the Stansted 15 this week. We have to ask important questions about what this says of our ‘justice’ system, and wonder what implications such a decision has for the right toContinue reading “Racial Justice Network statement on the unjust conviction of the Stansted 15”

Hostile Environment; segregates migrants and encourages racial profiling

Imran Arif and Peninah Wangari-Jones @peninah69 @racejustice on ‘Hostile Environment policy’ In 2012 Theresa May, then Home Secretary, announced a new approach to immigration: to make Britain a “hostile environment” for people who have “no right to be here”. The introduction of compulsory ID checks in hospitals, is just one element. The plan is toContinue reading “Hostile Environment; segregates migrants and encourages racial profiling”

‘Shithole’ countries, racist text messages, and the need to see the bigger picture

Article by – Remi Joseph-Salisbury Racism has perhaps featured more than usual in the news cycle of the last few days. First came Donald Trump’s reference to ‘shithole’ countries, and then after mounting pressure, his declaration that he is ‘not a racist’. As Trump was busy declaring himself ‘the least racist person’, the UK IndependenceContinue reading “‘Shithole’ countries, racist text messages, and the need to see the bigger picture”

Why Black Lives Matter To Us

AS AFRICAN Americans and the wider Black diaspora came to terms with the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the murder of five police officers quickly shifted public attention from Black Lives to ‘Blue Lives’. One explanation for this shift may be that, in the national consciousness of the US, white lives are worthContinue reading “Why Black Lives Matter To Us”

Challenging the Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Yorkshire Context

Just West Yorkshire facilitated a meeting with key national and Yorkshire based organisations involved in CSE work to facilitate an open and honest discussion on the issue of child sexual exploitation and particularly street grooming in the region. The aims of the meeting were to: a. understand the problem b. explore intervention strategies c. developContinue reading “Challenging the Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Yorkshire Context”

Britain: racial violence and the politics of hate

Abstract: Drawing on research into racist attacks in three cities, this report reveals a changing geography of racial violence in the UK (in terms of new areas and targets), and sets this in the context of the socially destructive impact of neoliberalism and government policies to manage the UK’s changing demographic make-up. With racial violenceContinue reading “Britain: racial violence and the politics of hate”