Abu Kwanza: The downplay of anti-blackness within the Muslim community

Unconscious bias, a subject in psychological studies where people associate negative things with blackness and positive things with whiteness, is a concept that has been well documented. The nature of this perception is demonstrated by a controversial advertisement developed for Benetton. The ad entailed a black man and a white man handcuffed together. The fashion … Continue reading Abu Kwanza: The downplay of anti-blackness within the Muslim community

The inhumane treatment of Black people in the Maghreb must be criminalised

Tunisa has recently (2018) seen significant reform in civil rights law – namely the criminalisation of racism within the country. The “Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” Act was passed on the 9th of October following a series of violent racially motivated incidents and a climate of severely entrenched racial discrimination and divide (see … Continue reading The inhumane treatment of Black people in the Maghreb must be criminalised

Shukri Mohamed: On Black Muslim intersectionality and Mental Health

Statistics demonstrate that one in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year and mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK.  If we look at BME (Black Minority Ethnic) groups, however, the state of affairs is even worse. In fact, people in marginalised … Continue reading Shukri Mohamed: On Black Muslim intersectionality and Mental Health