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Racism in China

My friend recently returned to China after isolating on her own in Norwich. On her last day, she bought a burger and picnicked in the park. Only a few days later, she was dining with her parents back home in Beijing. In Britain, anyone can buy a burger regardless of race, but Black people living…

Global

IS bride Shamima Begum wants to return to UK

Shamima Begum, one of the three schoolgirls who left London to join so-called ISIS in 2015, has admitted the she has no regrets about joining the group, but now wants to return to the UK. In an interview with The Times, the 19-year-old described finding heads in bins and losing two children to illness during…

Features

‘I lived in constant fear’

These are the words of Nazma Khan, who founded World Hijab Day, which was on 1 February 2018. Khan immigrated to New York from Bangladesh when she was just 11. ‘Wearing a hijab was a direct sign that I was Muslim, I lived in constant fear. I was called names such as Osama Bin Laden…

Comment

Response: Trump: not a portrayal, but a reflection

The comment piece ‘Trump: wrongly portrayed?’ published in the last issue of Concrete struck me as missing the mark. To claim it’s the media’s responsibility to stop ‘playing Mr Trump’s game and fuelling this social divide’ not only ignores the media’s responsibility to keep citizens informed of the latest comments and actions of the leader…

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Joe Williams: “Religion is good for society”

In Concrete’s previous issue, Comment Writer Matt Branston cited research from St Mary’s University in Twickenham, which found that 70 percent of 16 to 29-year-olds in the UK have ‘no religious affiliation’. After listing a number of criminal organisations, Branston concluded ‘it won’t be a loss to the world if religion dies out.’ This is…

Comment

Is Britain becoming anti-Muslim?

The questions over Britain’s increasingly anti-Muslim attitude cannot help but be divisive. Immigration and integration have been complicated by troublesome debates for decades, and the latest disputes over the government’s education and anti-radicalisation policies are no exception. Whilst the existence, unconscious or otherwise, of an inherent bias against Islam held by the British government cannot…

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