“Rip out my native tongue”: The violent effects of our racist cultural consciousness on the Asian community

Image Description: A woman wearing a mask being confronted by shadow figures  Back when I used to have Tinder, the most common greeting I received was: ‘Hi Jackie Chan.’ ‘OMG Jackie Chan.’ Or: ‘I’ve never had an Asian before. I’d like to try it.’ Whilst the former was a pathetic attempt at a joking association […]

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Student Spotlight: Jacari

Image description: A blue background with a yellow logo: Jacari. Time to teach The Oxford Student spoke to both Freya Turner, Lead Coordinator for Jacari in Oxford, and Nailah Ranjan, student co-President, about the charity, and their upcoming 65th Anniversary. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of educational inequality had already been strongly felt […]

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In defence of dissent: Indian farmers’ protests and voices from the Oxford Indian community

Image description: Oxford students holding placards at protest In light of the recent farmers’ protests ongoing in India, a group of students from the Oxford South Asian Society (OxSAS), and Oxford India Society (OIS) decided to organise a solidarity protest on Saturday, 12th December 2020. On behalf of The Oxford Student, I have decided to […]

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On bad English

Image Description: Women pose outside the barbershop in the Tule Lake Relocation Center, in Newell, California in 1942 or 1943. ‘Herro!’ *pulls eyes* He didn’t stop walking. I vaguely knew his name but we hadn’t had many interactions. I kept walking too. Behind me I could hear sniggers and a few imitations of stereotypical kung […]

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