“Hatred breeds hatred”: Charlie Hebdo, marginalisation and terrorism

Many remember the place of their upbringing with fondness and nostalgia. This may be particularly so for those who through life’s circumstances, have had to leave their childhood home behind. As a Parisian born and cité bred immigrant to the UK, for me the banlieue of Paris evokes memories of multicultural community and a sense of togetherness I have never experienced anywhere else. It makes me think of adolescent rebellion and the hiphop anthems which were the soundtrack to our youth....more

When we turn into oppressors: Internalised racism and parenting

The privilege of being lighter skinnedI am a lighter skinned Black woman. I am light enough to enjoy some of shadism’s privileges but dark enough to still be accepted as Black.  A uniquely privileged position. Throughout my upbringing I have received messages in my environment that this made me more desirable, more worthy, and/or more significant than my darker skinned counterparts....more

‘I want to be White’: Fostering self-love amongst children of African Descent

Guilaine Kinouani Founder of www.raceReflections.co.uk  I want to be White’: Fostering self-love amongst children of African Descent...more