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'More work to do' on institutional racism at Bristol City Council

The council has been tackling the problem following a damning review into the death of Bijan Ebrahimi and complaints of racial discrimination by council staff.

'Bristol museum's ‘Do You Believe in Magic?’ exhibition risks disappearing colonised people'

Deya Mukherjee examines Bristol Museum's recent 'visually stunning' but problematic 'Do You Believe in Magic' exhibition.

The Bristolian 17-year-old campaigning for racial justice in climate change movement

The Cable catches up with Mya-Rose Craig, the 17-year-old Bristolian activist, about sharing a stage with Greta and race equality in the environmental movement.

The challenge of pissing the right people off: inside Extinction Rebellion Bristol

Lots has been written about XR, with a mixture of admiration and irritation, hope for the future and concern about some of their methods. Here’s a look at how the Bristol branches work, and their plans for future actions.

40 years ago, the far right in Bristol was faced down with music, pickets and ballots

With far-right ideas on the rise again, Colin Thomas draws on first-hand accounts and archive material to tell a story from a generation ago.

I'm Jewish and I'm still campaigning for Corbyn's Labour

Antisemitism is real, but Corbyn’s Labour is not where the danger lies, writes Sage Brice.

A morning with activists taking direct action against immigration enforcement

The group said the action was in response to the "institutional racism of the government's hostile environment policy".

Masculinity and my Black male experience

The biggest problem with a stereotype isn’t that it’s false but that it’s the only story being told.

Why the Cable is backing I Am Judah

Behind the shaky video that caught national attention is an important wider story. The Cable is proud to get behind a film seeking to tell it.

Exclusive interview: "Judah will not be silenced"

Taser survivor Ras Judah Adunbi and filmmakers Bashart Malik and Zaheer Mamon are crowdfunding for a new film about racial injustice.

Opinion: People of colour need to be included in Bristol’s environmental movement

Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley argues that it’s not that Black people aren’t green – it’s that the green movement is too white.

Cable event: Undercover in the alt-right

Our latest event for Bristol Cable members took us deep into the world of far-right politics. But what can we do to challenge these views?

How disaster in the Caribbean affected the community in Bristol

18 months on from Hurricane Maria, reflections on life in the diaspora.

Opinion: If the hijab is such an ‘oppressive tool’, why do I feel so empowered?

My scarf, my choice. Real oppression begins when you deprive someone of that choice.

Has identity politics gone too far? My take

There is no such thing as a politics unaffected by identity. So what's the fuss?

Road to nowhere: Bristol's hidden housing crisis

Faced with a unique housing crisis and deep-seated prejudice, where are Bristol’s Gypsy and Traveller population supposed to go?

Bristol Travellers fill food banks for Christmas

The #FoodbankNomination started in Ireland but has since spread all over the world, including Bristol. We spoke to the Bristol Gypsies and Travellers who've taken part.

In the UK today, just being a Traveller is bad for your health

Inequality for Bristol’s Traveller communities isn't going to be fixed without dedicated multi-agency working, warns anti-racism charity.

Why we go beyond flash in the pan reporting

In the digital age, news is turning into noise so we try to cut through that by telling the full story - from start to finish.

Man Up/Man Down: Talking black men and identity crises

With men’s mental health in the spotlight, this podcast covers black men and their identity.

The far-right bomb maker who wasn’t charged with terrorism offences

He built bombs and published racist, far-right views online. Why wasn't Matthew Glynn charged with terrorism offences?

Travellers say it's time to stop using them as clickbait

“Unfortunately, Gypsies and Travellers doing bad things has more news value than the wider population doing the same bad things, and that’s just not fair.”

Moving on: Why we’re running a series on racism against Gypsies and Travellers

It’s time we highlighted the discrimination that Bristol’s Gypsies and Travellers face on a daily basis. Here’s why.

Opinion: ‘Black Excellence’ shouldn’t hinge on white ideas of success

Achievements should be celebrated, but we should create our own metrics of success.

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