Author: Alethea Farline

Dr Gillian Scott-Ward.

Hair-brained: the ‘indelible’ damage to mental health from discrimination

INVESTIGATION Hair discrimination is a perfect example of seemingly innocuous discriminatory policy that targets black women in socio-economic spheres. Alethea Farline investigates how this policy impacts education, mental health, and societal perceptions of race.   EXPERTS have claimed that discrimination can have a devastating long-term impact on mental health and […]

Zina Alfa, presenter and founder of UB hair

Discrimination: the woman fighting to root it out when it comes to hair

INVESTIGATION Hair discrimination is a perfect example of seemingly innocuous discriminatory policy that targets black women in socio-economic spheres. Alethea Farline investigates how this policy impacts education, mental health, and societal perceptions of race.   A PETITION has started in the UK to add hair discrimination to the Equality Act 2010. […]

Justine Gillespie. Equality, diversity and inclusion officer for the University of Sunderland

Discrimination against Afro hair: a micro-aggression that must be stopped

INVESTIGATION Hair discrimination is a perfect example of seemingly innocuous discriminatory policy that targets black women in socio-economic spheres. Alethea Farline investigates how this policy impacts education, mental health, and societal perceptions of race.   THE University of Sunderland is implementing equality, diversity and inclusion training to combat discrimination – […]

Do I stay or do I go? University students describe ‘stressful’ decisions to stay or return home for Christmas

Do I stay or do I go? University students describe ‘stressful’ decisions to stay or return home for Christmas

STUDENTS at the University of Sunderland have said that deciding whether or not to go home for Christmas during the pandemic has been ‘stressful’. The large student population are faced with the difficult decision of spending Christmas with family or staying put over the holidays, due to Covid restrictions. The […]

A voter wears her "I Voted" sticker on Election Day in New York on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. (Photo by Richard B. Levine)

US ELECTION 2020: Left, Right, Left, Right … the march of inconvenient truths

Search ‘US Election 2020’ to see all our coverage PERSONAL OPINION Masters Journalism student Alethea Farline highlights some uncomfortable truths about the US and its polarised presidential politics – and warns the Left against its moral-high-ground narrative.   President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participate in the […]