Racism

10 ways to train your unconscious bias and unlearn negative stereotypes

In the article, we explore what unconscious bias is, how it’s formed and the role it plays in forming racist hate, with a lens to explore specifically Asian hate. There are 10 ways you can train your brain to unlearn some of the negative stereotypes you’ve learnt from the world around you. These tools will

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6 Things to Consider Before Starting a Conversation About Racism with a Family Member

Talking about race is hard. Talking about it with a family member is harder. Talking about it with a family member who has a history of perpetuating negative racial stereotypes is harder still. When we love someone who has a tendency to throw out racist jokes like it’s normal, starting a conversation with them about

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10 Tips for Dealing With the Psychological Implications of Racism

In the UK, Asian hate crimes against people of East and South East Asian (ESEA) countries has risen by 300% during the pandemic compared to previous years. However, it was already a problem before the pandemic. In the latest YouGov poll, almost three-quarters of people of East and South East Asian descent said they experienced COVID-related verbal

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What to Do If You Experience Anti-Esea Hate

Hate incidents take many different forms, but boil down to being verbally or physically harassed because you are perceived as different. In the UK, ‘different’ is legally defined as in terms of an individual’s race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, or their disability.  Recorded hate crimes against East and Southeast Asians (ESEAs) in the United Kingdom

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How To Deal With Racist Parents

We know we should never have to write about this kind of thing. Instead of teaching people ‘how to deal with it’ we should be teaching people ‘how not to be racist’. Telling someone how to deal with racism, implies that the problem lies with the person on the receiving end, not the perpetrator. Unfortunately

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11 Microaggressions People are Sick of Experiencing

We want to believe that we live in a society where the colour of someone’s skin does not mean they are treated differently. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and within our Annual Bullying Survey 2019 we learnt that one in ten people believed that they were bullied because of attitudes towards their race. 

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Struggling With Stereotype Based Bullying?

Children are often put under pressure to think and behave in certain ways that define them and this in turn can lead to bullying. Read Lois Mosquera’s top tips to help combat bullying due to stereotypes.

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Hate Crime: the Ultimate Guide

What is Hate Crime? Hate crime is a criminal offence. It is an act of hatred or aggression directed at a specific person, group or their property. It is motivated by hostility or prejudice against: A personal characteristic Gender identity Disability Sexual orientation Race Religion Faith This may involve bullying, physical assault, verbal abuse and/or

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6 Things You Can Do If You Are Experiencing Racism

Our research found that 34% of young people reported being bullied for prejudice based reasons. Racism is a hate-crime; it is illegal to treat someone differently because of attitudes towards their race, religion, nationality or culture. Unfortunately we can’t identify the exact reason why somebody decides to act in a racist manner – racism, like

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“Go Back to Your Own Country” – What You Need to Know about Xenophobia

So, What is Xenophobia? Xenophobia (pronounced ‘Zeno-phobia’) is a dislike or prejudice towards people from other countries. The ‘phobia’ part is a bit problematic really, because Xenophobia isn’t actually a ‘fear’, it’s a societal or political problem. A bit like homophobia – when we say ‘-phobia’ we imply that it is an irrational fear that

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