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Racism at Nottingham Trent University

Content Warning: Racial Abuse. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has not got the best record when it comes to racism amongst students. The most well-known case being in March 2018 in which white students were heard shouting ‘we hate the blacks!’ and ‘f**k the blacks!’ in a university accommodation during pre-drinks before a night out. This […]

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Community

Nottingham Black Lives Matter Protestors ‘Take a Knee’ to Highlight Police Brutality

Over a hundred Black Lives Matter protestors “took a knee” in Nottingham last Wednesday in a demonstration against police brutality. The rally, which took place in Market Square on June 17, saw a large group of activists go down on one knee in a show of solidarity with protests in the United States. Protests have […]

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Opinion

How Inaction Can Make One Complicit

I am a white middle-class man. I do not, and never will understand what it means to be systematically discriminated against because of my race. I aim this article at others, like myself, who perhaps do not see it as their responsibility to get involved in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. You are in […]

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History

OTD: Los Angeles riots erupt in the face of injustice

On April 29 1992, African-American communities were shocked by the acquittal of four white police officers for assault and extreme use of force against Rodney King. Following this, Los Angeles erupted into rioting on a scale not seen since. For five days, the city was subject to unprecedented levels of assault, looting and arson, resulting […]

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Opinion

The Race Card in The UK

The black story is one of the most denied stories within the UK. Us British people have created this narrative that racism does not exist in the UK, that we live in some multi-cultural utopia. But this narrative has been created by the dominator whilst the dominated have their stories scrutinised at every step, or […]