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There are no such things as micro-aggressions, just mistakes

My name is Richard Norrie not Richard Norris. It is a Scottish name. I am Scottish but raised and living...
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Exclusive extract – Piggy Goes to University

Exclusive extract – Piggy Goes to University

A small group of new students were gathered outside, awaiting their first tour of the campus. A tiny, fluffy ewe...
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A must-read for all free-thinking piggies

A must-read for all free-thinking piggies

We are living in a world where truth seems larger and more bizarre than fiction. The university - the institution...
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The best-laid schemes of mice and May: A response to Zamila Bunglawala

The best-laid schemes of mice and May: A response to Zamila Bunglawala

When Theresa May first entered Number 10 she announced her desire to tackle the“burning injustices” of British society, including racial and...
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Battle of Ideas – All in Britain strand

Battle of Ideas – All in Britain strand

All in Britain is taking an important step forward. We are partnering with the organisers of the Battle of Ideas...
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Drill – A Failure of Ethnic Minority Leadership

Drill – A Failure of Ethnic Minority Leadership

One of the scare stories of the Brexit debate has been chlorinated chicken, the kind of unpleasant American import that...
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The Tribe

The Tribe

Ben Cobley skillfully picks apart the ideology and system of diversity that is stifling British politics and social relations.
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Shaping Brexit Britain From Our Shared Recent Past

Shaping Brexit Britain From Our Shared Recent Past

Brexit has highlighted that Britain is a divided nation. Having voted Remain, I was shocked and saddened by a minority of powerful metro-elite pro-EU supporters who have steadfastly refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the result. It was their vitriol against working-class voters that has led me to rethink many of my previously held assumptions.
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White Power, Political Correctness and Black Free-Thinkers

White Power, Political Correctness and Black Free-Thinkers

I recently had an interesting discussion on race and political correctness with a black friend I shall describe as a political agnostic. A successful banker by day, he called me to complain about a black work colleague who, when recently stopped by a white traffic cop for breaking a driving rule in London, had promptly whipped out the race card: ‘Why did you stop me? Is it because you saw a black man driving an expensive car?’
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Weaponising victimhood

Weaponising victimhood

Trevor Phillips once said to me - only half joking - that newspapers should have identity correspondents, just as they have economics or environment correspondents. Certainly there appears to be an inexhaustible appetite on the part of media outlets for stories that focus on social divisions, real or imagined. Usually these are framed as moral parables featuring virtuous victims, usually female, ethnic minority or gay, and contemptible wrong-doers who are male, white or straight. Sometimes the perpetrator is institutional - often, as with the Windrush generation controversy, the British state itself.
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