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Uighur Muslims in China

Who are the Uyghurs/Uighurs? The Uighurs are a mostly Muslim Turkic ethnicity who regard themselves as culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations. The majority live in Xinjiang, where they number about 11 million people. Uighur communities are also found in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, and several thousand live in Australia. They have their […]

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Accessibility in Focus: Amina’s Story

Addition support needs (ASN) schooling during COVID As an ASN teacher who has experience of working across primary and secondary there has been a great deal of focus on supporting the health and well-being of our pupils on their return to face to face education. With smaller class sizes in ASN than in mainstream schools […]

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Accessibility in Focus: Ustadha’s Story

My Neurodivergence I knew from a young age I was slightly different from other kids. The way I processed things was different and how I understood things was vastly different from other kids. School was never stimulating enough but the subjects I loved I literally devoured till I knew the ins and outs of them, […]

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Accessibility in Focus: Elisa’s Story

Accessibility. It’s such a packed term, isn’t it? To the average person, ‘accessibility’ evokes images of physical constraint, and for many it rightly is. But for some, it refers to the lack of access to much needed resources, as well as the acknowledgment of difficulties. Having two children with additional support needs (ASN) has completely […]

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Black History in Scotland: The Slave Trade

It’s important that we learn about and acknowledge this history so that we can better understand where modern day anti-black racism stems from, and its impact on current race issues across Scotland. Scotland was a major player in the Slave Trade and the country benefited greatly from it. Much of the country as it stands today […]

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Meaningful Action you Can Take

Commit to action to show your solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and anti-racism.  There are many ways you can do this: Show your support online – but be wary of overcrowding the streams with messages of support rather than using it to help amplify Black voices and share resources. ‘Clicktivism’ is a start, but should […]

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Black History in Scotland: The Slave Trade

It’s important that we learn about and acknowledge this history so that we can better understand where modern day anti-black racism stems from, and its impact on current race issues across Scotland.   Scotland was a major player in the Slave Trade and the country benefited greatly from it. Much of the country as it stands […]

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Know About Privilege

To understand oppression, we must understand its opposite – privilege.  Understanding what privilege means and its impact is essential to understand how those without privilege suffer systemically on a personal, institutional and structural level.  Consider some questions: 1) Do I often hear about the positive contributions people from my communities have made to science, art, media, […]

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Women & Activism

We can’t claim liberation or gender equality for women if we don’t recognise and eradicate racism.  The Black Lives Matter movement was started by women – Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi – in response to institutional racism.  Many of the historic movements for women’s rights were started/led by Black women, whose names are […]

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Anti-Black Racism in the Muslim Community

Within Muslim communities there often exists a hierarchy, whereby some Muslim communities may be overlooked or forgotten. Often, this includes Black Muslim communities who face intersecting oppression by virtue of their race and their religion. Impacts of colonialism continue to have an effect not only on countries’ economies and governance, but on cultural and social […]

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