Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:00

Am I a Racist?

Britain and America are much more tolerant countries than they used to be. At most gatherings, an overt expression of racism is social death. The equivalent of defecating on your host’s carpet. Everyones going to notice, talk about it and never invite you back.

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Thursday, 07 February 2013 00:00

What are you afraid of?

Surveys show that compared with twenty years ago, we are much more worried about being a victim of crime.

The odd thing is that during that time crime has fallen.

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Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00

Segregation in the UK

1 in 5 children in this country don’t have enough money to afford school meals.

You might not know that as they probably weren’t many at your school. 

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Monday, 11 February 2013 00:00

Can Women play the Horn?

Your probably haven’t heard of Ms Abbie Connaut. A German woman who played the horn.

The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra hadn’t heard of her when she wrote asking for a horn audition. If they had they probably wouldn’t have thought she was a man and written her a letter inviting Mr. Connaut to an audition.

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Here’s three questions for you.

– “Did you go to university?”
– “Did you grow up in a flat rather than a house?”
– “Were your parents on benefits?”

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 00:00

Me and My Cleaner

My favourite response to my claim that the UK is socially divided by income:

“That’s not true, I always say hello to my cleaner.” 

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Thursday, 14 February 2013 15:03

A Divided Village raises a Divided Child

There is a famous African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”.

At The Challenge Network, we believe that the opposite is also true, “A divided village raises a divided child.”

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