Tag Archives: Discrimination

‘Muslim culture’ is routinely blamed for lower levels of employment – but my research shows this is not what is behind the problem

Shutterstock/adriaticfoto Samir Sweida-Metwally, University of Bristol People who identify as minority ethnic are at a disadvantage in the labour market compared to the British white majority. They are more likely to earn less, be outside of the labour force, be unemployed and remain unemployed for longer. Research also shows that Muslims are worse off than any other religious group relative …

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Hiring friends and family might actually be good for business – new research

‘He’s a bit stupid but we go wayyyy back.’ fizkes Sheheryar Banuri, University of East Anglia Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta/Facebook, recently remarked in a podcast interview that when it came to hiring new staff, his preference was people whose “values aligned in the things that you care about”. This, he said, was akin to “choosing a friend or …

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Whose freedom is the ‘freedom convoy’ fighting for? Not everyone’s

A person holds a sign for the “freedom convoy” a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, as people rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Gerald Walton, Lakehead University The so-called “freedom convoy” has captured worldwide attention as a minority of truckers and their supporters have asserted their right to assemble and oppose …

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Multiracism: why we need to pay attention to the world’s many racisms

Alastair Bonnett, Newcastle University Racism is being called out across the world – and not just in the usual places. The word “racism” has been taken up by Yazidis in Syria, Uyghurs in China, and Papuans in Indonesia and used to describe their experience of discrimination. Expressed very simply, racism is prejudice and discrimination by a more powerful in-group against …

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Structural racism: what it is and how it works

Vini Lander, Leeds Beckett University From the moment it was published, the UK’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities’ report was met with a media storm driven by both its supporters and detractors. Months later, amid continued division over the report’s position that racism isn’t pronounced in the UK, there’s still some confusion about what exactly some of the report’s …

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Weight stigma is a burden around the world – and has negative consequences everywhere

Weight stigma occurs in many developed countries, not just the U.S. and often has devastating consequences. SIPhotography/Getty Images Rebecca Puhl, University of Connecticut Lazy. Unmotivated. No self-discipline. No willpower. These are just a few of the widespread stereotypes ingrained in American society about people who have a higher body weight or larger body size. Known as weight stigma, these attitudes …

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One year on, Muslim women reflect on wearing the niqab in a mask-wearing world

One year on, Muslim women reflect on wearing the niqab in a mask-wearing world Muslim women say they are having an easier time wearing the niqab during pandemic times. hjrivas/Pixabay, CC BY Anna Piela, Northwestern University One year into the pandemic, protective face masks have come to signify different things for different groups of people. To some it’s an issue …

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