Tag: Racism

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 – […]

Another recurring theme was support for the Muslim hijab. (Image by Ryan Lim)

North East activists travel to London to support UN’s Anti Racism Day demonstration

Stand Up To Racism North East travelled to London last Saturday to join the national demonstration to mark the UN’s Anti-Racism Day. Representing the North East was Labour’s youngest councillor, Sharifah Rahman of Darlington. The activists marched from the BBC’s Portland Place offices to Whitehall. Prominent anti-racism campaigner Diane Abbott MP […]