Junaid has a conversation with Nosheen Ahmed, Project Coordinator at the John Smith Centre based at the University of Glasgow. They discuss the launch of their latest project and the need for more programmes to support ethnic minority young people into politics. The John Smith Centre is launching their Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme. A … Continue reading Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme – John Smith Centre
Ammara Irshad writes about the rich history of Pakistan’s official language – Urdu. Drawing in her ties to the language, she also expresses just how beautiful she thinks the language is. Added to this, she shares a poem written by her father. Continue reading Urdu… Where it started and where it is now!
Kiran Kaur reflects upon one of her favourite hobbies – picking up a book and getting stuck in. For her, lockdown has offered the opportunity to read more. As Kiran states, books not only increase our understanding of the world, but they also help us to empathize with others – something especially important as we face a global pandemic. Continue reading My love for reading got me through lockdown
A powerful commentary by Nelson Cummins on the legacy of the British Empire and how it continues to be perceived in the present day. Cummins argues that we must stop questioning whether the Empire was moral – it was not. Instead, to truly move on, we must educate ourselves on the atrocities it caused. Continue reading Are We Really Still Arguing About The British Empire?
Aaisha Sabir writes about the changing role of women in society, and how South Asian communities in particular must no longer expect women to take on the role of housewives. Continue reading The Stigma of Being a South Asian Housewife
Hashmat Ali powerfully dissects the topic of travel. In a poetic and mindful analysis, his words leave us with a changed idea of what it really means to travel somewhere. Continue reading What does travelling really mean and look like?
In most cases, racism does not take place in an overt manner. Insidious comments and behaviours that attack and belittle groups, are trickier to call out but also equally as harmful. Samantha Likonde has detailed a number of microaggressions to make clear that this behaviour should never have to be tolerated. Continue reading Your guide to everyday, common place Microaggressions
Rupa Mooker, Director of HR at MacRoberts LLP, highlights the lack of diversity within the Scottish legal practice. In this powerful and thorough piece of writing, she offers suggestions which would address this long-standing issue. Continue reading Why is there so little BAME representation in the Scottish legal profession?
Kiran Kaur shares a poem reflecting on the growing hope that was felt in July 2020, despite the reality of living in a global pandemic. Continue reading Life in July 2020 – A poem
Melanie Goldberg discusses the deep-rooted history of Antisemitism and how it continues to permeate our society today. Continue reading Antisemitism is also racism and Jewish people deserve to be included in your activism