The Matter of Black Lives

The phrase “Black Lives Matter” is considered by many to be a controversial statement, a fact which leaves me in equal states of anger and confusion. In an ideal world, people saying “Black Lives Matter” would be questioned only for their desire to state the obvious. Yet, the idea that Black people’s lives, their very…

That’s why Vegans shop at Iceland…

Anyone who has scrolled through the vegan hashtags on Instagram in the last few months will undoubtedly have seen the frenzy provoked by Iceland’s ‘No Bull Burgers’; a reddish, meaty textured burger made with soya and beetroot to give it its ‘bloody’ beef-like look. A pack of 2 costs £2, and their taste, texture and…

Is there Racism in 21st Century Britain?

This essay will explore the prevalence and nature of racism in 21st century Britain, paying particular attention to Islamophobia and British politics, media, sports and education.