For Andrews, this meant not just ignoring the values and culture he had been brought up with (“I rejected it all. It was horrible”), but “falling into whiteness” – emulating the behaviour and interests of his white friends.
The Ebony initiative recognizes the importance of the intellectual contribution that is made by racialised students, in the UK academy and globally. The programme aims to nurture black scholars by focusing on community-building, mentoring and other forms of support.
Dr Arday says he had several jobs to pay for his degree. He adds that most of his peers secured funding for their doctorates, but he was not aware this resource was available. “That information is inaccessible to black and ethnic minority prospective academics.”
“What struck us most was the sheer level of acceptance but also exhaustion in the Black community, for people so young to be so tainted by this.
I have felt quite uncomfortable, learning about black history as an adult and knowing I wasn’t taught it at school because someone made the decision that I didn’t need to know about it.
government responses to inner-city youth rebellions and moral panics over serious youth violence and knife crime have led to black pupils disproportionately being sent to pupil referral units (PRU) and alternative provision (AP).
If you’re over 16 and you’ve left school, you normally do not have to pay to do:
English or maths to GCSE level,
some information and communication technology (ICT) courses,
English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) – courses are also normally discounted or free depending on your employment status and how long you have been resident in England
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“The whole basis of the Windrush scandal was that ‘these people don’t belong here’, that their citizenship could be revoked. It makes me feel like we don’t belong, like we’ve never made any contribution,” she says. “That is not the truth.”
The Supreme Court has now published its written judgment in the case of the Kensington Primary School student who was denied access because of her dreadlocked hair.