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Living the message

Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations by Bell Hooks My rating: 5 of 5 stars In her introduction, hooks writes about finding herself at home in Cultural Studies ‘where interdisciplinary work [as opposed to the conventional specialised & periodised pedagogy she’d felt so limited by] was encouraged and affirmed’. When white male academics in the US discovered… Continue reading Living the message

Colonisation · Education · Political · Whiteness & racism

Rescuing the blonde: anti-Roma racism again

Storify by RoseAnnaStar Sat, Oct 19 2013 23:32:34 Rescuing the blonde: anti-Roma racism again   Two face charges over blond-haired girl found in Gypsy camp Greek officials have launched an international campaign to try to identify a four-year-old blond-haired, blue-eyed girl found in a Gypsy … Helena Smith   Zanna@RoseAnnaStar So a four year old… Continue reading Rescuing the blonde: anti-Roma racism again

Colonisation · Education · Political

On Gypsy Roma Traveller Exclusion & Racism

Wait, Why would nomadism get in the way of the pleasures of childhood? Sedentarist ignorance. ZANNA@ROSEANNASTAR·10 HOURS AGO clatter-bones @notwaving @RoseAnnaStar the only thing it gets in the way of is schooling Zanna @RoseAnnaStar . @notwaving yep the education system is also horribly sedentarist, & problem compounded by the general hostility to Gypsy/Roma/Travellers clatter-bones @notwaving… Continue reading On Gypsy Roma Traveller Exclusion & Racism

Blackness, history & love · Books · Education · Gender · GSRM/LGBTQIA · Performance & Arts · Political · Whiteness & racism

#EightWomen – Your Vote Counts

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
by Rudy Katoch Today we launch our #EightWomen Poll. 134 Notable Women of Colour, all successful in their fields, all have made a difference – but who would you vote has changed the U.K? The eight women will be revealed at Media Diversity UK’s launch event in late November. You…

Education · Political

Starting school later: widening the gap?

Yesterday I saw this blog post and heard a Gove-ite slapping down the advocates of learning-through-play on radio 4. Here’s my view: The counterargument I heard on the radio from the Gove side was that starting school later would increase the inequality in educational achievement caused by poverty/deprivation, because we would be leaving it later… Continue reading Starting school later: widening the gap?

Education · Performance & Arts · Whiteness & racism

Top Boy and Black Stories

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
By Damilola Odelola Top Boy returned for its second season in September, after a year-long hiatus, it resumed a comfortable spot. The story follows a group of young (and sometimes older) people on a fictional Hackney estate, Summerhouse, involved with drug dealing and gang violence. During it’s first season, it was…