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The Race Report has attracted headlines since its publication on the 31st of March. But what is the report, and why are so many people angry about it?

What is it?

The Race Report, or for its full name the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, was commissioned by the UK Government following Black Lives Matter anti-racism protests across the UK last summer. The protests were triggered by the murder of George Floyd in the United States and the commission set out to find whether or not racism is still present in the UK. …

Anti-Asian racism and Covid-19 fuelled xenophobia lead to hate incidents towards the AAPI communities nearly double in a year.

On 16th March, after a year of violent attacks against Asian Americans and anti-Asian racism, white suspect Robert Aaron Long entered three massage parlours and performed a series of mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia. Eight people were killed, six of whom were Asian women.

Anti-Asian racism grew exponentially in America during the pandemic — charged by xenophobic virus-blaming enforced by leaders across the country. Between March 19th 2020 and February 28th of this year, there were 3,800 anti-Asian hate incidents in…

During the pandemic, almost all professional sports were forced to pause, but online gaming thrived more than ever before.

The Covid-19 pandemic pushed almost all sports to a complete stop during the early months of the virus and led to the most significant disruption to the worldwide sporting calendar since World War II. The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo were rescheduled to 2021 and all English elite sports were suspended from play from early April to June. Yas Island in Abu Dhabi was taken over by Martial Artists and renamed ‘Fight Island’ to allow the UFC 251 to be hosted in…

Black Lives Matter was a movement unlike any other, but performative activism held the cause back. Now, it must continue.

People filled the streets; pain, anguish and defiance on their faces. Signs held high, demanding they be seen. Demanding change happen. ‘Black Lives Matter’, the cry echoed from town to country to continent. According to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 26 million people attended a Black Lives Matter protest during May and June, beginning the day after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, and soon taking place the world over. It seemed like a revolution controlled by the youth…

Old Compton Street is filled with people. It’s the Monday before London is plunged into Tier Two Lockdown. People care little about social distancing; restaurants so crowded people pile onto the early October street. The further along the cobblestones you walk, the less crowded it gets, and tucked right at the end of the street, just far enough from the hubbub of Soho and City men and women, stand two keen-eyed Italian waiters, guarding L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele.

Initially founded in Naples in 1870, it has since been expanded around the world, with three of the pizzerias in London. The…

Sasha Nouyou

Student journalist living in London.

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