This raucous collision of ideas inspired by theme parks, Brexit, Gulliver’s Travels and all overseen by Mayor Larry from Jaws, looks at cultural and racial stereotypes and how migration and racism have become key players in the ongoing culture wars.
A month on from Leeds City Council’s #8for8 initiative, civic leaders and Leeds sporting legends have come together and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to end racism and discrimination. Joining Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council and Tom Riordan, the council’s chief executive, to show their support
The Black Lives Matter movement has exploded onto the political agenda in the last month. The murder of George Floyd by Police in the US sparked anger on both sides of the Atlantic. We asked one South Leeds resident what the movement means to her. I am a history teacher
South Leeds Life is aware that one of our stories from 21 March 2020 has been used in an attempt to stir up racial tensions. Our report covered the situation, at that time, for both Muslim and Christian worshippers and highlighted the approaches being taken by Mosques in Beeston. Some
A local teenager has spoken out about finding himself this past week at the centre of furious social media storm and police investigation, in which he’s been portrayed – falsely, he insists – as a racist bully. Two videos featuring Hashir Khan, 15, of Beeston were shared online last week
As you may have seen in the national media, this week sees the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. On 4 October 1936 Oswald Moseley and his Blackshirts were physically prevented from marching through the east end of London by a coalition of Jewish residents, Irish dockers and
Last night I found myself in the middle of a very emotional news story. No, not the Scottish Referendum. I was at Beeston Parish Centre for the Aspiring Communities consultation meeting and I found myself with two jobs. I was speaking as a member of the group’s Advisory Committee
So Paolo Di Canio, Sunderland FC’s new manager is a fascist, but not a racist. And I keep meeting people in Beeston who aren’t racist, but don’t want “another mosque”. Well I’ve set myself a tricky tightrope to walk this week folks. I’m not going to say anyone in Beeston