racism

How do we make sense of the racial inequality towards Non-European People of Colour – the systemic, cumulative, everyday forms of racism experienced by non-white people (non-European-heritage) during some media coverage of the war in Ukraine? Examples of what I call ‘Visible...

The summer of 2020 ignited a season of white panic. In the face of a deadly pandemic, George Floyd’s murder and a powerful iteration of BLM uprisings, the UK was forced to reckon with whiteness. The lie of whiteness has existed for centuries: this systemic process upholds...

Your book highlights 25 common microaggressions that people of colour experience. Seeing them all brought together emphasises that although they may each be ‘micro’, experiencing many of them regularly must have a huge psychological impact.

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My name is Dr Pete Olusoga, and I want to welcome you to a very special episode of Eighty Percent Mental

If you've listened before, you'll know that we talk...

Divine Charura is Professor of Counselling Psychology at York St John University in York, and a member of the British Psychological Society. Colin Lago is an independent counsellor/psychotherapist/consultant and a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and...

While there is much to celebrate in psychology, Professor Ann Phoenix (UCL) said in her keynote address, some areas have a more troubling history. She suggested that we need to retheorise what we mean by the ‘social’ – to encompass intersectional complexity and recognise that...

One wonders why psychology still endures a reputation as the upstart science given that it was nearly 300 years ago in 1732 that Christian Wolff identified the study as its own science in the publication Psychologia Rationalis.

Perhaps in the UK we had a later...

In the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of Black Caribbean children were deemed 'educationally subnormal' (ESN). The education system used labels such as 'slow', 'aggressive', 'backward', 'remedial' and 'dunce' to define these children. They were systematically excluded from...

Guilaine Kinouani’s book both expands and strengthens current narratives on race. It is written to the Black experience, tackling the complexity of a life lived while Black. In the introduction, Kinouani describes facing the decision to include personal life experiences in...

You and I met because we both work at Exeter University in various clinical training programmes. How did you get started in your professional career? 

I come from a family of therapists. My early ‘training’ as a family therapist started there, perhaps...