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Royal Lambrini and commemorative crisps? This jubilee is a marketing masterclass | Afua Hirsch
I won’t be celebrating this weekend, but hats off to the royal family for knowing how to get Britain on board: through consumption and cheap booze, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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02, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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George Floyd’s murder should have been a watershed, but Britain has learned nothing | Afua Hirsch
Black Americans fleeing the racist violence symbolised by events two years ago have not found a sanctuary in the UK, says writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch

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25, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Vulnerable, British and black? Now that’s enough to have you face deportation | Afua Hirsch
It is clear that UK citizenship is only for the privileged, says writer Afua Hirsch

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03, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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bell hooks remembered: ‘She embodied everything I wanted to be’
The activist and acclaimed author of Ain’t I a Woman and All About Love has died at the age of 69. Here, leading contemporaries pay tribute to her

Reni Eddo-Lodge, David Olusoga, Jay Bernard, Johny Pitts, Jeffrey Boakye, Margaret Atwood, Candice Carty-Williams, Aminatta Forna, Afua Hirsch

16, Dec, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Even in our history month, black people are the repeated victims of cancel culture | Afua Hirsch
Consciousness about racism has grown over the past year, but we’re still being silenced for speaking out, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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29, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The IOC’s response to Raven Saunders exposes its hypocrisy around ‘political neutrality’ | Afua Hirsch
If the Olympic authority was really interested in building a better world, it would applaud athletes who send messages of social justice, says the Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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09, Aug, 2021 @12:20 PM

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We can mourn Prince Philip, but not the monarchy | Afua Hirsch
The Duke of Edinburgh may have been a man of his time, yet the royal family cannot be separated from the history of empire, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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15, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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For Meghan Markle, leaving Britain must seem more and more like the right choice | Afua Hirsch
The Duchess of Sussex, a woman of colour, has faced relentless media attacks – and had no protection from the palace, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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05, Mar, 2021 @4:54 PM

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On race in 2020, we took a step forward – from minus 10 to zero. We can't afford to go back | Afua Hirsch
Until this year, even talking about structural racism risked hostility, so there’s progress. If only the UK government felt the same, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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01, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Home Office, mired in racism claims, now plans a mass deportation of black people | Afua Hirsch
The department broke equality laws and is banishing 50 people to Jamaica next week. These flights must be stopped, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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27, Nov, 2020 @12:57 PM

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With Donald Trump gone, Brexit Britain will be very lonely on the world stage | Afua Hirsch
The UK’s imperial delusions will not go down so well in a White House led by people with roots in Ireland, India and Jamaica, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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12, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The injustice of slavery is not over: the graves of the enslaved are still being desecrated | Afua Hirsch
Brutalised in life, debased in death, the horrors are ongoing. That’s why Black history matters, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

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08, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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