BAME Network

 

              

The BAME Network exists to empower all Black, Asian, and minority ethnic students at University of Leicester to organise against racism and white supremacy. We provide a safe space for students of colour to discuss the issues important to them. We also have events, campaigns and propose policies to the University. 

 

Your elected BAME Officer 2021/2022 is Jade Thomas whos email is jt387@leicester.ac.uk

 

Past BAME Campaigns

 

Commonly used terminology

Intersectionality

The theory of how different types of oppression interact and impact people’s lives. Intersectionality explores the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, sexuality and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. The term was created by Black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw 

Decolonisation

The process of undoing colonizing practices. Within the educational context, this means challenging the colonizing practices that have influenced schools, colleges and universities. In the past, schools have been used for colonial purposes of forced assimilation. Nowadays, colonialism is more subtle and is often perpetuated through curriculum, power relations, and institutional structures.

Identity Politics

A term that describes a political approach wherein people of a particular gender, religion, race, social background, class or other identifying factors, develops political agendas that are based upon theoretical interlocking systems of oppression that may affect their lives and come from their various identities. The term was created in 1977 by the Combahee River Collective, a Black feminist lesbian socialist organisation based in Boston.

 

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