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Our Lives Matter

Byline Times’ dedicated stream of stories, giving a platform to new voices of colour

OUR LIVES MATTER: Black History is Still Confined to the Margins of the Education System

, 20 October 2020
Teacher Dr Cheryl Diane Parkinson explains how students are taught to equate Britishness with whiteness

OUR LIVES MATTER: When Parents Need Parenting

, 26 August 2020
As part of Byline Times’ series dedicating to giving a platform to new voices of colour, Neha Maqsood shares her experience of being in lockdown with her Mum and Dad during the Coronavirus crisis in Pakistan

OUR LIVES MATTER: Eurocentrism & the Privilege of Not Having to Care

, 31 July 2020
Airbrushing the crimes of European history fuels the structural racism and conscious apathy we see in modern Britain, argues Khadija Akhi Uddin

OUR LIVES MATTER: The Generational Fears Holding Young Asian People Back

, 30 July 2020
Pruthvi Khilosia explores how cultural taboos about what is and isn't possible for those from minority communities must be understood by the creative industries

OUR LIVES MATTER: Educating the White Moderate

, 27 July 2020
Creating a fuller, fairer picture of British history requires urgent reforms to the National Curriculum, explains Dr Cheryl Diane Parkinson

OUR LIVES MATTER: White Reaction is a Yawn

, 16 July 2020
Continuing Byline Times’ series dedicated to giving a platform to new voices of colour, S Dorothy Smith from Virginia argues symbolic gestures alone won't improve the lives of African Americans

OUR LIVES MATTER: I Have Died Many Times – A Black Woman's Experience

, 24 June 2020
Chantel K Watts shares her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and asks: who is standing up for black women?

OUR LIVES MATTER: "I Can't Breathe" & the Syrian Living Dead

, 17 June 2020
In the second of Byline Times’ new series dedicated to giving a platform to new voices of colour, Amina Shareef explains how George Floyd's last words resonate across the world

OUR LIVES MATTER: An Education in Institutional Racism

, 9 June 2020
In the first of Byline Times’ new series dedicated to giving a platform to new voices of colour, Cheryl Diane Parkinson shares her experiences of confronting structural prejudice within schools

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