The ‘B’ word is strangely absent from the conversation today

by Rashmee

Posted on June 24, 2020 / The Focus


Today is the fourth anniversary of Brexit. Hardly anyone is marking the occasion. Take a …

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The race for justice: will we see meaningful change after Black Lives Matter protests?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2020 / The Focus


All the activity — and angst — over racial injustice needs to be put in …

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Tearing down Fawlty Towers won’t promote racial justice

by Rashmee

Posted on June 13, 2020 / The Focus


  What links the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers and the statue of a 17th-century slave …

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America’s most trusted dictionary will redefine racism

by Rashmee

Posted on June 12, 2020 / The Focus


Merriam-Webster has been in the business of word definitions for the better part of 200 …

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‘Defund the police’ is not the whole story

by Rashmee

Posted on June 10, 2020 / The Focus


“Defund the police” is a powerful slogan but its implications aren’t black and white. There …

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America is being ‘Africanised’, says Africa

by Rashmee

Posted on June 8, 2020 / The Focus


It was The Elephant, a four-year-old African website, that made the connection between George …

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The world takes a knee

by Rashmee

Posted on June 7, 2020 / The Focus


On 5 June, Donald Trump tweeted that it was disrespectful to the American flag for …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK