How not to be an ally

How not to be an ally

He sat down behind me and as the room waited for the talk to begin he spoke loudly to the woman he was accompanying. The thing is, I’ve been to a few of these things with you now. We’re in a room of what, two, three hundred people? And I’m one of only maybe 10-15 men?...
White children and the importance of black characters

White children and the importance of black characters

On the leafy South London streets where I live, the should we, shouldn’t we conversation about moving out of London is nearly as common as beards and coffee shops in Shoreditch, (or rain in Manchester, if you’re reading this from somewhere outside of The Centre Of The...
“And why is that?” The question we should be asking

“And why is that?” The question we should be asking

A few weeks ago I’d forgotten I was pissed off with Grazia for 1. photoshopping Lupita Nyong’o’s hair and 2. pretending it was the fault of an errant photographer who had no input from anyone at the magazine, and I was enticed into buying a copy by a front cover...
sH&Me on us

sH&Me on us

To point fingers at the parents and ask why they didn’t say no is a distraction. To suggest H&M were acting as moral guardians, reclaiming the word “monkey” and saving black people from its use as a racial slur (a necessary step in securing a post-racial society...