Category: Prejudice

Scrabble pieces spelling 'No Hate'

Radicalisation: What will we do about The Media Problem?

By Rachel Elgy Darren Osborne’s sentence has brought online platforms into the spotlight: are they doing enough to prevent extremist material from radicalising vulnerable individuals? The answer appears to be no. Social media can be an incredible force for good,

young people protesting outside Big Ben with signs that read 'It's our future' and 'Let us decide our future'

Here’s to 2018, a year for young people

2017… What a year. It is perhaps fair to describe it as a turbulent year, with some incredible highs and devastating lows. However, throughout it all, a thread has been emerging, which highlights a hopeful pattern: young people in the

Black History Month

Getting Black History Month Right

By Kate Hollinshead 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 today.

Responding to Young People’s Questions and Fears

By Sarah Soyei “There’s just so much news at the moment, my head is going to explode!” – a recent comment from a year 6 girl I was working with, and she’s not alone. Whether it’s the Grenfell fire, Brexit,

Be Bold For Change

 On Wednesday 8th March it was International Women’s Day; a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to call for action in accelerating gender parity. This is part of a series of events marking

Transgender Kids: Who knows best? Not the BBC, it seems…

By Kate Hollinshead On Thursday 12th January, the BBC aired what they called a ‘balanced documentary’ entitled ‘Transgender Kids: Who knows best?’ According to the BBC website, the programme’s aim was to scrutinise the new ‘gender affirmative approach’ to children,

The Far-Right: Hiding in Plain Sight?

By Kate Hollinshead Two weeks ago I delivered a workshop on critical thinking with year 5 pupils in a primary school in East London. At the beginning of the workshop, we played a game where groups of young people had

Supporting Pupils in the Wake of the USA Presidential Elections

In the wake of the USA Presidential Elections, EqualiTeach has put together five tips to support you in undertaking discussions on controversial and sensitive issues with young people.   1. Provide Reassurance Reassure pupils that they are safe in school

Refugees Welcome?

By Sarah Soyei  “With those crow’s feet at 17, he’s obviously been using the wrong moisturiser!” -Sun Executive commenting on a refugee from Calais Human beings have a natural fear of change and of the ‘other’ or unknown.  Alongside this,

“Give Us a Smile Love!”: Moving Away from Misogyny

By Rachel Elgy “I wish I lived in a society where I could walk free without being labelled as a sexual tool.”* “When being cat-called in the street, I ignore & keep walking. But often this elicits more anger &

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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