The Democratic State of Leavant vs. The United States of Remainia

I’ve heard the referendum has legitimised far right voices. Interesting as the voices were always there, they’re just louder, more visible and now directed at the ‘good’ immigrants like François, Róisín, José as well as the ‘bad’ immigrants like Pawel, Mohammed, Tunde and Gupta. When you experience discrimination you never forget it, and sometimes it becomes […]

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Que?

I came out of the toilet cubicle at work when a lady asked if I was called X. I advised her of my name and asked why. She then said it was because that person had forgotten their work pass and phone by the sinks. I looked at the pass (to see if I knew […]

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One of my colleagues forgot my name, so they called me Ola

  No problem, except he’s a tall, slender Nigerian man. I’m not angry, just confused. This reminds me of the time someone said I looked like a fat Whoopi Goldberg. I understand some people don’t know many black people, but the point of references are wild and reckless. If you don’t know my name, just […]

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Hands up

When you’re policed by the people who hate you, there can only be one outcome. Whether it’s a travelling fun fair or the Bellagio casino, the house always wins. There’s much to be be admired from some African nations in times of conflict, but of course they’re always portrayed as uncivilised. Side note, I find […]

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Othello

I went to buy some tickets to see Othello. As I had never bought tickets from this particular theatre before, the lady at the box office asked for my details.  After giving my address, the lady slid a piece of paper towards me with a pen and asked me to write my name down as […]

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