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How the 'diversity industry' silences people of colour

This week Amena Khan became the latest woman of colour to be silenced in public. Just days after it was announced that Khan - a hijab-wearing Muslim beauty blogger -  was to join French cosmetics company L'Oreal's "diversity-celebrating" haircare campaign, she was forced to pull out. Her decision followed a right-wing witch-hunt against her over past tweets condemning Israel's actions during the war on Gaza in 2014.  Read more.

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