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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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Survey: Experiences in the communities during COVID-19

Amina – the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre supports women from Muslim and BME communities We would like to know about the issues facing women and girls in the communities we support. COVID-19 is affecting our lives in a number of ways. In order to understand and respond to the changing needs of BME and Muslim […]

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Self-Care Tips with Sumbla

By: Sumbla Qureshi As a Parenting Coach, Sumbla has some tips to help parents and children during lockdown: Stick to a routine with the children, involve them where you can In drawing up a daily schedule.  Make time for physical play even if you can’t get out, – skipping jogging hopping can be done on […]

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My Mini Lockdown Memoir

By: Ustdaha Khadija Assalam alaykum I am Ustdaha Khadija, and this is my mini lockdown memoir.  I have currently been in isolation for one month, and counting. I try to take it one day at a time and not let myself get caught up in the online hysteria which, is really easy to do. I found that everyday is different and the emotions […]

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Domestic Abuse in the time of Coronavirus

By: Sara McHaffie As countries around the world have been closing down services, businesses and borders, the Coronavirus pandemic has been difficult on everyone. People are being asked by governments to stay at home. Face to face support is not as readily available, more staff than usual may be absent from each service which will […]

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