Sports Education in a diverse school environment

8.1 million people in the UK, or 13% of the population, are currently defined by the term BAME.

At Spark and Co., we don’t use the word BAME. We don’t believe it is possible to recognise the humanity, the complexity, the experiences and identities of 8.1 million lives with a four letter acronym.

Whilst its been a controversial term since it’s origin, the debate around whether we should or shouldn’t use this term has gained momentum. We don’t believe it is possible to recognise the humanity, the complexity, the experiences and identities of 8.1 million lives with a four letter acronym.

What you'll learn

In the article, you'll learn:

  • why the term BAME is problematic,
  • our decision to drop the acronym, and
  • the language we use instead.

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