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Mos Def | Privilege, Pain and Politics

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 860 views

Trigger warning: The video is quite distressing and not for the faint hearted. Early this morning I stumbled upon the following video by Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly, or more commonly know as, Mos Def.   It was a disturbing…

What lies beneath

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,043 views

Often I am asked why I blog or tweet so much about race and misogyny. To be fair I write a lot about education, beliefs and politics too but hey let’s answer the question in hand. I write a lot…

Do black boys need black role models?

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 6,850 views

Last week the former Arsenal, Tottenham and England footballer Sol Campbell, hosted a programme for the BBC. The Panorama show investigated why the unemployment rate for young black British men is roughly double that of their white counterparts. I use…

Why black history matters

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM 1,071 views

Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbour – Arnold Toynbee Firstly I don’t agree with Black History Month. I think it is at best tokenistic and at worst just tends to alienate people,…

Dear Mr Gove…

/ June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 737 views

As a parent and an educator I am bit thrown by your haste to overhaul the educational system of exams. As a parent of a child who has just started out on her GCSE exams I am keeping an eye…

From the archive: Give teachers a break

/ June 13, 2013 at 8:32 PM 1,523 views

Confession. Before I fully got into working full time in education consultancy I was part of a band who would easily lament that teachers had it easy. Yes I had some great teachers in the past but I found it…

From the archive: A question of privilege

/ June 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM 1,111 views

Although this is an old video listening to it really made me think. I loved studying sociology but it was only after I finished it as an A Level subject I discovered privilege. The concept that social inequality in society…