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Fighting for Fairness or for Privilege and Power?

2020 has laid bare the stark inequalities that still exist in British society and has awoken many to issues that some had felt were done and dusted. The coronavirus pandemic which has swept the country has not impacted on everyone

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

The Next Chapter for White Privilege

Understanding the unearned benefits of having a White identity is key in challenging inequality, enabling us to recognise the issues and be part of the required change.

“We Are Women: Hear Us Roar!”

By Sarah: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk On Saturday 21st January, my daughters and I participated in the Women’s March in London. We joined 100,000 others to march for the rights of all women across the world, to celebrate the diversity that exists amongst

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

By Kate: kate@equaliteach.co.uk   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

Cartoon image of a person carrying a backpack labelled 'Backpack of Privilege'

Check your Privilege!

The phrase ‘check your privilege’ can sometimes cause a great deal of anger and has led commentators such as Louise Mensch and Dan Hodges to scornfully decry it as nonsense. However, the phrase was never designed to be an insult

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