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Zero Tolerance for Antisemitism

Solidarity over Division: Speaking out against Antisemitism

In the past few days and weeks there has been a distressing amount of antisemitic hatred being spread on social media and beyond. There has been wide-spread (and entirely justified) outrage at Wiley’s barrage of antisemitic tweets, and more so, the platform’s initial inaction against such hatred, leading many to boycott Twitter for 48 hours.

So, what is meant by the term ‘antisemitism’?

How to Talk With Children and Young People About Race and Racism

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer and the subsequent protests against systemic racism and oppression will be impacting heavily on children in the UK. This blog provides tips for talking to children and young people about race and racism.

Black Voices: Reflecting on Racism

N, 14 “As a young mixed-race girl growing up in the UK… I believe that it is important that we recognise that the UK is not innocent, racism is sadly still very prevalent in our society… Alex, 14 “…there are

Black History: Month?

By Sheza Afzal: sheza@equaliteach.co.uk The principle aim of teaching history at school in Key stages 1-3 is “to introduce students to major events that shaped British history” and to “know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent,

Photo of the Empire Windrush ship with many people waving from it

The Windrush Scandal: What Next?

By Tammy Naidoo: tammy@equaliteach.co.uk They came as British citizens at the invitation of the British government, but now, in 2018, those from the Windrush generation have been left frightened and uncertain of their future in the only country that many

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Losing Faith: Banning the Hijab for under 8s

by Kate Hollinshead: kate@equaliteach.co.uk “Banning the hijab will help school girls integrate into British society and limit the Islamisation process.” “Banning the hijab will undermine the British Values of individual liberty and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

Black History Month

Getting Black History Month Right

By Kate Hollinshead: kate@equaliteach.co.uk This October marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK, an opportunity for people from all walks of life to learn more about a history that shapes the way everyone lives their lives

Roma: Romantic, exotic, lawless, immoral. Suspect.

The past couple of weeks have seen much of the media across Europe and the world lead with the story of “the Blonde Angel”, a child who was being raised in a Roma community in Greece, by a Roma couple

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