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Othello, the Moor of Venice (1826) Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Objects of Obsession: Sonia Boyce

Manchester Art Gallery host Sonia Boyce as part of the Objects of Obsession collaboration with the Royal Academy, revealing what object has influenced and obsessed her most

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Racial identity in Southeast Asia as a modern social construct

Exploitative and divisive ideologies around race are a tool of power – just take a look at Southeast Asia

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Complacent like me? Read ‘The Autobiography of an Ex-coloured Man’

After reading James Weldon Johnson’s 1912 book, Margherita Concina gives her thoughts on race and politics

Photo Credit: The Shade Room @ Instagram

Du-rags to riches – Exploitation of black culture in high fashion

Nicole Lloyd explores the exploitation of black culture in high fashion

Photo: Kwame Amoah Mensah

In conversation with Gary Younge

After the release of his book ‘Another Day in the Death of America’, editor-at-large of The Guardian Gary Younge talks to head features editor Kizzy Bray about Black Lives Matter, the media’s role in reporting on race and violence and coming face to face with alt-right leader Richard Spencer

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Review: Detroit

Frantic, frenzied and fraught with racial tension, Detroit is Bigalow at her very best

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We should stop using the word “race”

In light of his experience of the University’s registration policy, Lioui Benhamou pens his thoughts on the continuing use of the term “race”

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To knee or not to knee?

San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick elected to sit during the national anthem which he claimed oppresses black people and people of colour

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Is the “Oscars so white” boycott really a route to diversity?

Tristan Parson’s asks whether an elite group of film stars boycotting the Oscars as part of the ‘Oscars so white’ campaign is really a challenge to racist structures

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American university offers three day “retreat” to discuss “white privilege”

Three day event organised by the University of Vermont for undergraduates who “self-identify as white” to discuss issues of race and “white privilege”

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“Black History Month reminds me how important voice is.”

Ariel Nash reflects on what Black History Month means to her and the powerful potential of the BME movement in art and culture

The University of Manchester's Students' Union's BME Students campaign have been organising the Black History Month events this October. Photo: BME MCR @ Facebook

Review: Black History Month student-staff networking event

Diana Khasa reviews one of BME MCR’s Black History Month events