race and racism

Your Bristol Life

Listen: Henrietta Lacks by Daniel Edmund

Your Bristol Life is a new series of five podcasts shining a light on underrepresented aspects of Bristol's history. This BCfm series was made with the Bristol Cable, Bristol History Podcast and In The Dark.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on stopping the ‘school to prison pipeline’, and why teachers may be on the picket lines soon, with educator Lana Crosbie

Sound of the South Asian underground

Reports

Lost learning: ‘My grandson’s being failed by a broken education system’

The grandmother of a boy repeatedly removed from Bristol primary schools speaks out, as the city's mayor backs a zero-exclusions policy.

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“We’re expected to carry our babies while we also carry the burden of the statistics”

This Week in Bristol

This week in Bristol: Bus boycott activist Roy Hackett dies aged 93

Avon and Somerset Police commits to anti-racism work, but refuses to admit force is institutionally racist

Chief Constable Sarah Crew said the view that policing is institutionally racist has legitimacy, but it’s important to move beyond the term.

Father of boy hit with paddle in ‘racially motivated attack’ says son did the police’s work for them

The force's inaction 'won't be forgotten', he said, after an investigation into the incident was reopened following a public backlash.

Race, language and labels: what do people really think about the term ‘BAME’?

The government announced last month it was dropping the problematic term, but is it still useful in certain situations and are diversity initiatives still needed?

Far-right postpone anti-Black Lives Matter rally in Bristol celebrating Colston’s legacy

For Britain's leader said the group would stage the demonstration another time, when counter-protesters 'don't know we're going'

Bridging cultural divides in a global city, one meal at a time

In a city which speaks 91 languages, this week saw the launch of a cook book that shares recipes, stories and memories from Bristol's many different communities.

Bristol pub landlord speaks out on Thatchers boycott that put him at centre of culture war storm

Lemmy, who runs the Chelsea and the Lion pubs, has received a backlash to their announcement, but wants the focus to be on the Merchant Venturers.