racism

While many of us espouse egalitarian ideals a new national survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, designed by psychologists, reveals the hidden prejudices many in Britain hold. The researchers found that although a majority of people believe all groups should...

When we meet, Dr Dawn Edge asks me: ‘Do you really want to interview me? I’m not a psychologist.’

My answer was that as a Senior Lecturer within Manchester University’s Division of Psychology and Mental Health and the University’s Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity...

Psychology has been criticised for focusing on research involving participants who are Western, educated, and from industrialised, rich and democratic countries (WEIRD). Increasingly, psychology educators seek to develop students’ understandings of diversity and cultural...

As part of her doctoral research social psychology PhD student Amena Amer (London School of Economics) explored the identities of an interesting group – those who are Muslim, British and white. Broadly, Amer was hoping to unravel how white Muslims challenge...

We have recently outlined the need for psychology to become less white and less Western (Letters, October 2017). In 2008 Jeffrey Arnett found 99 per cent of the editors of top...

Black History Month is apt to bring our collective attention to overlooked work by BME psychologists. Take for example Mamie and Kenneth Clark’s (1939) study in which they imaginatively asked 258 black children aged 3–7 which black or white doll was ‘a nice doll’, ‘a nice...

August’s Unite the Right protest was, supposedly, a stand against the removal of a confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. However, protestors carried lit torches chanting ‘Jews will not replace us’, and did not shy away from voicing their racist views to...

Prompted by a viral response to a blog post of the same name, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race is a collection of...

Many of us are aware of psychology’s historical racism.

For example, in May 1990 The Psychologist published Phillipe Rushton’s research purporting to show Black people were less intelligent, less law abiding...

Do you remember the 80’s? Not just the creative hair (mullets, high-top fades, puffed-up back combs… the quiff), but Thatcherism, the struggle to end apartheid, social unrest, riots and anti-fascism. ‘The Place is Here’ exhibition at Nottingham contemporary represents the...