THE INDEPENDENT: Is it time to ditch the term BAME?

  • Sheena Kalayil

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    Apparently, I am BAME. This places me as a contender for The Guardian’s BAME awards or the Jhalak prize, both aimed at BAME writers like myself. Ah, BAME – this acronym, which means black, Asian and minority ethnic, joins many other appellations offered over the decades (not all of them very nice), painstaking attempts to address the complexities of a multicultural society. But isn’t it, despite its best intentions, rather limiting?

    Period6 Sep 2018

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    • TitleIs it time to ditch the term BAME?
      Media name/outletThe Independent
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date6/09/18
      DescriptionApparently, I am BAME. This places me as a contender for The Guardian’s BAME awards or the Jhalak prize, both aimed at BAME writers like myself. Ah, BAME – this acronym, which means black, Asian and minority ethnic, joins many other appellations offered over the decades (not all of them very nice), painstaking attempts to address the complexities of a multicultural society. But isn’t it, despite its best intentions, rather limiting?
      URLhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/bame-ethnic-minorities-race-identity-politics-windrush-uk-a8504961.html
      PersonsSheena Kalayil

    Keywords

    • BAME
    • writing
    • ethnic minorities