February 14, 2017

The Securitisation of Schooling

On 8 February 2017, news broke that two comprehensive schools in England were trialling teachers wearing police-style body cameras as a way of dealing with disruptive students. One of the schools is said to have a history […]
February 8, 2017

Blacks Britannica

The British Film Institute screened it on 28 January 2017 as part of its African Odysseys season to a full house and could easily have accommodated all those it turned away in a bigger space. Directed and […]
November 15, 2016

Electors Mayors –
The Case of Leicester City

    eicester City is reputed to be the first city in Britain to have a global majority (black & ethnic minority) population bigger than that of the white British population. Highfields, on the inner ring of […]
December 18, 2014

Bullying in higher education

  We should be worried about the competence of those running our universities, says Gus John, who identifies three reasons why bullying goes unchecked in academia. The results of the Guardian higher education network’s survey on bullying […]
November 1, 2014

The Intriguing Edit

The Diversity League Table 2014 – Editorial Censored? This editorial for the Black Solicitors Network’s Diversity League Table journal is the edited version of a feature interview with Professor Gus John for the Diversity League Table 2014. […]
August 3, 2014

Professor Gus John excels in GDIL lecture

On the 15th May, the Faculty of Business, Environment and Society (BES) of Coventry University was especially privileged to welcome the UK’s doyen of cross-cultural education, equality and human rights, Professor Gus John, as the distinguished speaker for […]
June 11, 2014

Birmingham schools: have extremists taken over?

Earlier this month, the school’s regulator OFSTED released their report on 21 Birmingham schools, after allegations of pupils being vulnerable to ‘Islamic extremism’. It was triggered by a mysterious letter stating that a small group of Islamic […]
May 10, 2014

Uncovering the truth of Walter Rodney’s ‘assassination’

The following article was published by The Voice on May 4th, 2014 A COMMITTEE to aid an inquiry into the alleged assassination of prominent international activist Walter Rodney has called for “vigilance” to insure the investigation uncovers […]
May 8, 2014

John rages at ‘illiterate rantings’ of diversity report critics

The following article was published by The Law Society Gazette on April 8th, 2014 The author of a report clearing the Solicitors Regulation Authority of institutional racism has hit back at the ‘wild and baseless claims’ of […]
April 26, 2014

Panic over ‘Islamists’ in Birmingham schools is blatant racism

The following article was published by Socialist Worker on April 22nd, 2014. A wave of Islamophobic panic has followed claims that “Islamists” are plotting to take over Birmingham schools. And in the wake of the controversy, hated […]

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