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At the Centre for Critical Social Research we are committed to engaging with audiences wider than those only in university. Therefore we regularly write pieces in non-academic speak and invite these to be used for teaching in schools, colleges and community organisations.

Race and racism

At last, the UK has a black studies university course. It’s long overdue

The leader of Rhodes Must Fall was right to mock 'white tears' - they're just another form of racism

When MPs wanted to 'no platform' Trump it was heroic, but when people of colour ban Boris it's oppression

Beyonce's bootylicious over sexualisation of black women isn’t inspiring

Confronting the brutal reality: how to teach the legacy of transatlantic slavery 

Racism is still alive and well, 50 years after the UK’s Race Relations Act 

10 years on from the Lozells riots, nothing has changed for those in poverty 

We need to revive the revolutionary spirit of the Pan-African Congress 

It’s Britain that needs to ‘move on’ over slavery – away from the myths 

Reach out to black communities, Corbyn. Don’t let Labour fail us again

Why Britain’s schools are failing to tackle racism 

Stop and search is a disgrace across the UK – not just in our cities 

Black Britons face a double whammy – failed race relations law, now budget cuts 

Obama’s N-word interview shows America needs action, not talk, on race 

There is no such thing as the black vote – this election proves it 

Is art installation Exhibit B racist? 

Exhibit B, the human zoo, is a grotesque parody – boycott it

Higher Education

It’s a degree, not a ticket to a job 

What Black Studies is and What it Means


Curbing Climate Change Requires Addressing National Politics

Political Activism

3 Reasons Podemos Hasn’t Ended Spain’s Two-Party System, Yet 

Don’t #March4Me, Organize with Me 

Worse than a Pig's Head: David Cameron's Crimes 

Bernie Sanders and the Rebirth of Socialism in the US? 

One Reform to Help Us All? 

Political Campaigns Matter: A Lesson on Trust for Left Parties