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

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Release date: 6/9/2018

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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?

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TitleIs it time to ditch the term BAME?
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited 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