Professor Gus John

February 2, 2013

‘The university professor is always white’

Rachel Williams’ disturbing feature (‘The university professor is always white’) comes at a time when this government is hell bent on removing the public sector equality duty from the compliance requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Already, […]
January 27, 2013

New World Steel Orchestra: a goodwill message

It gives me great pleasure to publish this message, marking the achievements of the New World Steel Orchestra (NWSO) in Chapeltown Leeds in 2012. Among those achievements were the massive contribution they made to the celebration of […]
January 11, 2013

Repeating the lessons of History by failing to learn from them

On Monday 29 December 2012, just as many in the nation were reflecting on the closing year and hoping that better would come in 2013, the Daily Mail published an article indicating that worse would continue and […]
January 6, 2013

Three Cheers for Kevin-Prince Boateng

AC Milan’s friendly match against fourth-tier side Pro Patria was abandoned less than half way into the game when midfielder Boateng took off his short and walked off the pitch in protest against racist chants from Pro […]
January 5, 2013

Jayne Cortez: one last tribute

We mourn our sister’s passing and give the Creator thanks for her purposeful and inspirational life that enriched us so very much and made us so much stronger and more resolute in struggle. She was in every […]
December 30, 2012

Jayne Cortez: A Star is Dimmed

It is with profound sadness that I write about the passing of Jayne Cortez, globally renowned poet and cultural activist and a dear friend of the International Book Fair of Radical Black and Third World Books and […]
December 22, 2012

Black football players: victims or or protagonists?

What is it about football as a sport that makes it so difficult for those who control and regulate it to even conceive that black players could exercise their right to self-organisation and self-defence against the racism […]
December 5, 2012

Time for a National Black Footballers Association

High profile racist incidents during premium league games in recent times have led to more open public debate about racist abuse of black players by white players and fans. Such sort of practice has been commonplace in professional […]
November 1, 2012

Intercultural dialogue between Europe and Islam

On October 31st, professor Gus John delivered a research seminar entitled “Intercultural Dialogue and Mutual Respect between Europe and Islam – The challenge for Education” at the University of Birmingham. Here is the lecture in full: Let me […]

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