Bashirat Oladele

Mental health discourse remains limited and insensitive

Kanye’s 2020 campaign has been interesting to say the least. I have my own personal reservations about Kanye and his outlandish statements such as ‘slavery was a choice’, and his speaking on Harriet Tubman, failing to tarnish her legacy. I am not going to pretend that his behaviour is not...
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Posted Aug. 7, 2020

Racism plagues our educational institutions

In light of the global uprising against police violence and anti-blackness in general, many organisations such as ‘Free Black Uni’ and ‘Reroot.Ed’ have gained attention. Part of me is pleased. But, equally, I’m tired of this – why should we always go through this emotional labour of teaching non-black people,...
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Posted Jun. 17, 2020