Day: January 31, 2013

UK NEWS: VIRGIN ATLANTIC ACCUSED OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION OVER JOB APPLICATION

Via Wales Online A refugee from West Africa who settled in Wales 10 years ago is accusing  Virgin Atlantic of racial discrimination after his application for a call centre  job was rejected. When Max Kpakio applied in his own name for the job in Swansea he was turned  down, but when he submitted a new application under the made-up name Craig Owen  he was repeatedly invited to attend an interview. Mr Kpakio, 36, arrived in Wales in 2002 after escaping from the []

THE VOICE ASKS… ‘HAS BLACK CULTURE MADE BRITISH SOCIETY COOL?’

  Voice Online contributors Jasmine Dotiwala and Rosa Doherty discuss whether or not ‘black culture has made British society cool’. JASMINE DOTIWALA YES For the purposes of this column, with tongue very firmly in cheek, I am going to tell you what you already know but would probably be too scared to voice. As a neutral bystander that is neither black nor white living in the western world, I can, from an observer’s point of view, clearly see that the rest of society []