Jason Arday on why interweaving Black history into our curriculum paves the way for a more consistent and informed approach towards addressing structural and institutional racism.
After several dramatic protest confrontations with the U.S. government, by the mid-1970s radical Native American sovereignty activists had begun to regularly travel to Europe to build alliances in order to pressure the United States government from the outside to adopt a policy of Indian sovereignty. György Tóth explores friendship & solidarity in these transatlantic alliances, and shows how breaking down stereotypes & building strong interpersonal relationships was fundamental to the success of the movement.
For our new series on Writing Radically we asked: how can we radically re-imagine the writing of history? Will Pooley discusses the radical role of grammar.
How was James Watt – hero of the Industrial Revolution – involved in colonial commerce and slavery in mid-eighteenth-century Scotland?
What models of love and support get lost if we cling to a linear model of family life? Leighan Renaud calls for a model of genealogical enquiry rooted in a decolonised, expansive and ‘matrifocal’ understanding of the Caribbean family.
After the recent release of the Policy Exchange’s controversial report on ‘Academic freedom in the UK’, Evan Smith argues that the ‘crisis’ over free speech is nothing new. Debates over ‘no platforming’ have a much longer history than is commonly perceived.
Barbara Taylor review’s Tessa McWatt’s ‘Shame On Me: an anatomy of race and belonging’. Her review considers the discovery and rediscovery of friends, and how important this process is in order to understand disparities of power and privilege that so often go unspoken or willfully unnoticed.