Why Resisting Hate Don’t Take Sides

Quite a lot of things frustrate me about running an anti hate group – the venomous people we interact with day in day out, the pitiful logic employed by the far right and the inability of racists to express themselves beyond memes and the block button to name just a few. However, nothing frustrates me […]

Take The Hate Tags Down Twitter

If I drew you a graph of my faith in humanity you would see during the last twenty four hours a nose dive broadly comparable to the crash of the pound a few hours after Brexit. Just when as co founder of an anti hate group I had started to think I had seen it […]

Get Your Burkinis On Ladies!

For any individual who hasn’t spent the last week and a half holidaying in a cave, the issue of France and the burkini ban will have turned up at some point in their newspaper or social media feed. The headline image of four armed French policemen forcing a Muslim lady to remove layers of clothing […]

Owning The Anti Hate Buzz Words

My mobile phone has now got to the stage where if I type the letter d it comes up with the auto suggestion that I want to use the word diversity. Such is perhaps the eventual lexical fate of anyone involved in an anti-hate group. However, although I am gratified my Android device is so […]

Whereof One Cannot Speak…

This famous quotation from Wittgenstein is usually interpreted as being an indictment on the inability of language to express complex truths. The implication being that if we do not have the necessary words we should refrain from the attempt. I’m stretching the scope of the quote slightly here to extend to the idea that in […]

Media To Blame for Rise In Hate Crime

The responsibility for the views of each individual lies with the individual. Ultimately each person makes the choice for themselves how they approach the world and the people in it. However, the information that sits behind those choices can be the responsibility of a much wider collective. As suggested by the title of this article […]