‘Diversity’, ‘tolerance’, ‘inclusion’… why language matters | Dr Nisreen Alwan

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    “All I want to feel is equal. Everybody deserves to feel equal. It’s not just semantics – it’s the foundation of how I see myself, and how others see me as part of society.” Dr Nisreen Alwan outlines why we need to change the language we use to think about issues of fairness, justice and equality.

    Read her full BMJ blog: ‘Let’s equalise our antiracist language’ https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/07/03/nisreen-alwan-lets-equalise-our-antiracist-language/

    Dr Nisreen Alwan is Associate Professor in Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton.

    Find her on Twitter https://twitter.com/Dr2NisreenAlwan

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  • 1 thought on “‘Diversity’, ‘tolerance’, ‘inclusion’… why language matters | Dr Nisreen Alwan”

    1. Well that’s quite ironic, ‘‘Diversity’, ‘tolerance’” on Twitter Dr Nisreen Alwan calls people who hold alternative views as Trolls (rnearly all were not Trolls, they just held honest, alternative views). Dr. Alwan re-tweeted a comment saying you should put your fingers in yours ears. Can’t remember when scientific training was to actively block out differing views.


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