Racism

Racism: The Ultimate Guide

What is Racism? Racism can be defined as prejudice, discrimination or hostility. In other words, having a great hate or dislike directed towards a person, or group of people because of race, ethnicity or religion. This is based on the belief that the perpetrator’s race/ beliefs are more superior that the race/beliefs of the recipient.

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14 Things you Can Relate to if you Grew up in a Multicultural Household…

Whether you’re half Asian, three quarters European, one quarter African, half Hispanic or a fifth Polynesian or all of the above and more – we think you’re awesome! Here are 14 things you’ll relate to if you grew up in a household with multiple cultures, languages and heritages… can you relate?! 1. Food fusion –  Christmas dinner

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Everyday Racism is like…

Everyday racism is not necessarily all about the hatred of person of a different race. Instead, it can refer to the general lived experience of racism in its many forms. For example: assumptions of a person’s character based on common racial stereotypes. These stereotypes are often untrue generalisations which only work to divide us or are

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6 of the Most Progressive Video Game Characters

Being the absolute nerds that we are, Ditch the Label thought it would be fun to compile a list about video games. Be it the first transgender video game character ever, or even a pop culture icon, all of these characters had a part to play in the progression of video games. 1 – Samus When

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“I Went From A Normal Life, To Abandonment And Homelessness, To A Criminal Life, And Then To An Actor’s Life”

We interviewed Actor Noel Gugliemi DTL: Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your story so far? Noel: Speaking of labels, if you believe Google and search “that Mexican guy in every movie,” you find me. Looking back on a 25-year career in the entertainment business, I’ve worked alongside some of the best in:

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How I Usually Answer These 10 Common Questions About Being Mixed Race

Comedian Jules Posner: How I Usually Answer These 10 Common Questions About Being Mixed Race 1. So, what are you? I’m half something and half something else. Why does it matter? Also, if you’re asking me “What am I?” there’s like a whole philosophical aspect to that question that I also don’t care to answer.

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“I Was Always Different”: Natascha Cox

We interviewed blogger Natascha Cox DtL: Hi Natascha! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your story so far? Natascha: Where do I start?! I live in Buckinghamshire and come from a mixed family. My dad is Jamaican and my mum is from the UK. I started blogging a few years ago as

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Khoudia Diop: “people made jokes about how dark I am”

Khoudia Diop once experienced bullying because of attitudes towards her skin colour; she is now a successful fashion model DtL: Hi Khoudia! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Khoudia: I’m Khoudia Diop AKA the Melanin Goddess (@melaniin.goddess). I’m 19 years old, I was born and raised in Senegal, then I moved to

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‘I Noticed the Divide That Existed Between Black Students and African Students’: We Interviewed Photographer Florence Ngala

We talked selfies and racial stereotyping with photographer Florence Ngala DtL: What inspired your selfie series? Florence: When I started taking pictures, I didn’t know it would turn into a series— I took them out of boredom and curiosity about what else my camera could do. The more I learned about its capabilities, how to

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‘The Media has a Tendency to Bypass or Homogenise the Narratives of Women of Colour’: We Spoke to Liv Little, Founder of gal-dem, an Online Magazine By and For Women of Colour

Liv Little on feminism, racial stereotypes and founding gal-dem: an online magazine by and for women of colour DTL: What made you want to set gal-dem up? Liv: I just finished university, like last week. I was at the University of Bristol studying Politics and Sociology and it was during my second year there, that I

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