White

In discussing this project, certain of my interlocutors – when I mentioned this entry – felt it was unnecessary, that … More

Race & Racialisation

Thinking about race is complex and evolving; it brings together work in the natural sciences with cultural theory and history. … More

Identity

To talk about destabilised and multifarious or fractured identities became the cliched preserve of academic campuses across (but not limited … More

Ethnic & Ethnicity

The usage of ethnic and ethnicity is perhaps more slippery and politically charged than even the term culture. Famously, the … More

Diversity

The BFI diversity standards leaflet says “Our definition of diversity is to recognise the quality and value of difference.” In … More

Culture

John Holden in Cultural Value and the Crisis of Legitimacy writes, “No one would suggest that defining culture is easy… … More

Coloured & Of Colour

In 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch fell into the unenviable trap of referring to “coloured” (by which he meant black) actors.31 The … More

BAME & BME

These two acronyms stand for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and Black and Minority Ethnic respectively. While the term BAME … More

Black

This is a word with a great and complex history, used in everyday language as distinct from its racial and … More