Mapping Homophobia and Misogyny in Rap Music

Mapping Homophobia and Misogyny in Rap Music

By Cinzia Rodrigues, Student, University of Sussex, School of Law.  The decade of the 1970s witnessed the birth of a form of protest art for young men of color from disadvantaged areas in the Bronx.[1] The mixture of street dance, art, poetry, vocal and oratory dexterity, the artistry of combining different music styles, and the wealth of…

Islamophobia in the 21st century: Is history repeating?

Islamophobia in the 21st century: Is history repeating?

By Alexander Bisset, Student, University of Sussex, School of Law. It is said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, perhaps an overused cliché lacking relevance in the modern age? For the people of the Jewish faith it is an epithet seared into the living consciousness. ‘Kristallnacht‘, the night Jews…

How come ‘intolerant’ Poland is among European leaders in collecting data on hate crimes?

How come ‘intolerant’ Poland is among European leaders in collecting data on hate crimes?

By Piotr Godzisz. Piotr is a doctoral student at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, and a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw. His research examines the development of national hate crime policies in Europe. As part of a project supported by the UCL European Institute’s Junior Research Forum,…

On Hate Crime and Terrorism

On Hate Crime and Terrorism

    By David Brax, post-doc at the Centre for European Research (CERGU), and the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and the Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg In the aftermath of the massacre in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on June 27th 2015 a discussion arose concerning how to categorize what had…

Is Britain Fairer? Hate crime as a human rights issue

Is Britain Fairer? Hate crime as a human rights issue

By Dr Hazel Wardrop, Research Manager, Equality and Human Rights Commission The issue of hate crime in London and across Great Britain has dominated headlines. In October 2015, the Prime Minister David Cameron announced a commitment for police forces in England and Wales to record Islamophobic offences as a separate category of hate crime, in…

Pervasive Racism: How public and political responses to a recent tragedy in Ireland’s Traveller Community were shaped by Anti-Traveller hostility

Pervasive Racism: How public and political responses to a recent tragedy in Ireland’s Traveller Community were shaped by Anti-Traveller hostility

Amanda Haynes, Sindy Joyce and Jennifer Schweppe Hate and Hostility Research Group, University of Limerick On Saturday the 10th of October 2015, a horrific fire devastated the homes of three families in Carrickmines in South Dublin, Ireland. Ten people, including five children and a pregnant woman, lost their lives. Fifteen survivors were left homeless following…

Disablist Hate Crime- A Suitable Case for Treatment

Disablist Hate Crime- A Suitable Case for Treatment

Professor Alan Roulstone outlines the complex dynamics of ‘vulnerability’ evident in socio-legal responses to disabilist hate crime.   Social scientists rightly attach scepticism to the latest crisis or moral panic-whether it emanates from government, print or social media. This scepticism is based on a healthy degree of doubt as to whether a social phenomenon is…

Gendering Homophobic Hate Crime: Reporting, Responses and Research

Gendering Homophobic Hate Crime: Reporting, Responses and Research

Part of the Challenging ‘Hate Crime’: Research, Policy and Practice series   by Marian Duggan  As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, the University of Liverpool’s International Criminological Research Unit partnered with their Moving on with Life and Learning colleagues to host a one-day conference entitled Challenging ‘Hate Crime’: Research, Policy and Practice.    Speakers and…

Pride, Prejudice and Politics: Global Tensions in Effecting Sexual and Religious Rights

Pride, Prejudice and Politics: Global Tensions in Effecting Sexual and Religious Rights

Dr Marian Duggan It is Gay Pride season across the globe as many cities come together to celebrate all things lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). As well as promoting achievements, the Gay Pride parade has become a necessary political platform for many sexual minorities to demonstrate ongoing prejudice, inequality and oppression. The first…

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