Authors Posts by Brian Wong

Brian Wong

23 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

The Spectre of Virtue Signalling

Brian Wong criticises the use of social justice causes for personal ends

The Imperative to Resist Injustice

Brian Wong argues that we all have a responsibility to fight today's social injustices

The obsession with meritocracy in university admissions is misguided: here’s why

Universities are more than merely merit-obsessed, mechanical institutions

Crazy Rich Asians – it’s not just a film

An exploration of the socio-cultural dialogue sparked by the release of the film Crazy Rich Asians

Gender pronouns matter, especially at school

Misgendering isn’t an issue of ‘snowflake culture’ or free speech and should not be treated as such

The Lola Olufemi ‘scandal’ is dishonest and damaging to BME progress

Silencing bias does not silence academic freedom, argues Brian Wong

The freshers’ ‘slave auction’ wasn’t just ill-judged banter. It goes deeper

Saying "they can't take a joke" suggests that slavery can be a joke

Not Wong: Banal racism

Brian Wong decries the casual racism which continues to pervade society

Not Wong: Dissecting the BNOC phenomenon

Brian Wong subjects the Oxford BNOC to rigorous analysis

Not Wong: In defence of lived experiences

Brian Wong crafts a compelling case for the importance of lived experiences to social justice

Popular

Collage showing textile waste and impacts of the fashion industry on the environment

Fast fashion means a slow death for the planet this Christmas

Kat Cooper explores the true environmental cost of high-street fashion
A woman walks down a snowy path with trees lining it. She is wearing a coat and carries a black bag over her shoulder.

Making myself at home

"When you're here for most of the year, making this city your true home is a feat that seems impossible."

Union refute Purple Turtle allegations of “childish” behaviour

According to the Union, negotiations were only "impeded by the impossibility of an agreement on rent."

Oxbridge must take responsibility for ‘systemic’ access issues

A centralised admissions system and greater contextualisation could offer a solution

Eight private schools dominate Oxbridge admissions

The Sutton Trust suggests universities introduce a 'geographic element' to admissions policies