Day: July 9, 2018

Can you train people to be less biased?

Source: BBC News This story is from The Inquiry on BBC World Service. It was presented by Helen Grady and produced by Josephine Casserly and Dearbhail Starr. To listen to more episodes of The Inquiry, please click here. Adapted by Sarah Keating. In April two black men went into a Starbucks in Philadelphia. They were early for a business meeting, so they sat down to wait. Two minutes […]

The danger of mainstreaming militants in Pakistan

By Vinay Kaura Pakistan’s hybrid system of government oscillates between patrimonalism, semi authoritarianism and quasi-democracy. The military is Pakistan’s most powerful institution which uses both populism and democratic cover to legitimate its dominance, while the civilians are left with little option but to depend on the military to stay in […]

The tragic truth about cousin marriages: They can cause a litany of genetic illnesses and they’re a key factor in the deaths of two children a week in Britain, so why is it taboo to talk about them, asks SUE REID

Source: Daily Mail, UK The World Health Organisation insists that attempts to stop consanguineous marriage are ‘undesirable and inappropriate’ The stance of local councils in Britain, including multi-cultural Oldham in […]