Part of Racial Justice Network’s Collective Conversation series which aim to explore the intersections of issues regarding race and colonial legacies. Please see the eventbrite link for this Race, Youth and Intergenerational event.
Activists and organisers across Yorkshire are invited to create a network of alliances around the common goal of resisting the UK government’s hostile environment policies. Each group or individual will be asked to introduce themselves and talk about their current areas of interest, challenges and what resources they need and may offer to others. AContinue reading “Yorkshire Resists the Hostile Environment”
2018 has been an eventful year for the Racial Justice Network and its been great to see the network go from strength to strength. We have been delighted to expand our board of trustees this year
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”
We acknowledge there is no biological or anthropological basis for race, and claim we are but one race. However, the socio-political reality dictates that opportunities for participation are organised on the basis of the myth of race.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”