• Unpacking The Indian Caste System – Part One

    The Caste System. Perhaps the most unnecessary and longest-surviving social hierarchy to plague the Earth, unsuccessfully attempting to balance community relationships, ironically through iniquitous imbalance. Instead, it fuels discrimination and violence on countless levels, integrating colourism, religious divides and even family relationships, influencing the way certain social groups behave...
  • Hate Speech Hiding Behind Free Speech

    Lately, looking at your Twitter feed is like playing millennial Russian roulette; you never know if you’re about to see a cute dog video or a racist tweet that went viral. Every day we hear about another famous person making an offensive comment causing mass outrage, such as Boris...
  • “Me, Privileged? Is it Because I’m White?”

    Am I privileged? I don’t notice or feel like I’m more privileged than anyone else. But then I read a quote saying, “white privilege is like the air we breathe: we don't really know it's around us unless it's unavailable”, making me reconsider just how advantaged I really am....
  • Holocaust: A history that should never be forgotten

    As I left my home on the freezing 4th of November morning in 2015, weary-eyed and barely awake, I felt a knot in the pit of my stomach for what the day ahead would hold. I was making the mammoth journey to Krakow, Poland and back in just one...
  • 3, 2, 1… Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action (also known as positive discrimination in the UK) is a system whereby members of groups known to have been previously discriminated against are given preferential treatment in the employment or education process. This can be in the form of quotas, or just employer/recruiter making their decision with...
  • The State of the Academy Awards

    After a controversial and complex history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a chance to do the right thing. The only problem for the Academy though, in taking this chance, is that no one seems to know what the right thing entails. On 5th October 2017,...
  • Voice Your Rights for Gay Blood Donations

    Have you ever donated blood? If so, you will realise the monumental impact your donation could have on saving the lives of patients who are in desperate need of transfusion. If not, it’s likely that you have taken that opportunity for granted. Since 2011, the UK enforces a 12-month...