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About Master Wordsmith

An experienced journalist and communications professional based in London.

BME communities should get on the bus and vote at this year’s General Election

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by Colin Joseph

The OBV eXpress bus could be coming to a town near you over the next month or so as part of Operation Black Vote‘s drive to get BME communities to vote in this year’s General Election.

Until April this year, the OBV eXpress is set to visit towns and cities across the UK, as well as colleges and many inner London areas, in a bid to tackle woefully low voter registration numbers within BME communities. It was launched with the help of 100 or so supporters on a blustery and rainy day last month in Brixton’s Windrush Square.

So far around 1,000 unregistered BME voters have been contacted by OBV eXpress staff and volunteers after each visit.

The bus is equipped with high-tech computers that enable up to 30 people to register to vote at any one time. OBV staff and volunteers will also be out…

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Passive aggression is the new black

And it’s another great article on race and diversity –

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By Yomi Adegoke

Despite hopes that school assemblies on Diwali, the multiethnic friendship group in Captain Planet and Scary Spice would eventually have our generation strumming ‘Ebony and Ivory’ over a campside vindaloo, a recent study has shown that one third of the population admit to being racially prejudice.

As this apparently surprising data comes to light, so does the opposing news that 74% of first time voters are in fact comfortable with Britain being more ethnically diverse. When we combine both studies it seems that though the UK is now significantly better at hypothetically loving it’s neighbours, trusting them to house sit is perhaps a step too far. Our apparent ease with ethnicity becomes all the more dubious when we’re reminded racism no longer appears to be the preserve of the ignorant; the biggest rise in these attitudes has been found in educated, professional men.

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