Two takes on genetics, race and identity politics

Aisling Greene: Genetics vs. Prejudice         Before the December break, students gathered in the MacNeill lecture theatre for a talk from Dr. Adam Rutherford, the celebrated geneticist, author, and broadcaster. GenSoc (the genetics society)  and SciSoc (the science society) hosted the event, titled “Genes, Race and Identity Politics.”   Dr. Rutherford started out with some […]

Voting for The Man

  “Whilst Trump is undoubtedly horrendous, and the rest of this article will proceed from that premise, none of this is of any explanatory value in understanding what happened.”   Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States has left the political establishment and media in shock. This should be no surprise; their narrative […]

Our sense of foreboding has rung true and it’s a deafening sound

  “We were never prepared to expect a man who wished to bar all Muslims from entering the US. We were never prepared to expect that the Majority would agree.” I did not wake up to the shocking, soul shattering news that millions did to this morning. I did not sleep last night. I was […]

The Rise of New Racism

Gone are the days of segregation and fascism, when your life chances depended on the colour of your skin or eyes. Now your job prospects depend on how qualified you are, rather than where you came from. Equal opportunity is the mantra, we all begin at the same start line, the winner being he who […]

#OscarSoWhite: lack of black awardees at the Oscars

The most discussed theme of this famous night, maybe after Leonardo Di Caprio’s belated win, and the widespread comic viral posts about his difficulty in reaching this goal, is for sure the presumed racism of the Academy Awards. It is the second consecutive year in which the 20 nominated candidates are all white people. The […]

Racist stereotypes hurt everyone

That an Irish woman’s job application was rejected on the basis of her nationality is a worrying revival of the notion that “no Irish need apply”.

Not our fight: the complicity of silence

Naoise Dolan on the importance of calling out bigotry

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