Tag Archives: Social constructionism

Black people are often associated with deviance – but I never understood the true impact until I was racially profiled

Nicole Nyamwiza, Kingston University

The horrifying experience of Child Q, a 15-year-old girl who was subjected to a strip search by police officers in her school in Hackney, London, is a harrowing example of how British society associates Blackness with deviant behaviour.

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Will Smith: how films perpetuate the idea that women need saving

Michal Chmiel, Royal Holloway University of London

Two days after actor Will Smith hit comedian Chris Rock in response to a joke about his wife, I gave a taster lecture to a group of year 12 students. I asked them if they agreed with Smith’s actions and 58% of them agreed that he was right to slap Rock. A man protecting a woman is, to some, benevolent.

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Qatar marks World Mental Health Day with children's race

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