Blackface

Is This Picture Racist? No, You're Just 'Ignorant,' Says Labour Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

A Labour candidate has defended rural English dancers who black up their faces - claiming critics are ignorant of history. Folk dances that involve...

The Case Against Black Pete

Darian Meacham | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

On Thursday December 5th the fantastic state-funded nursery of my 2 year old child was visited by Saint Nicholas or, as he's known in Belgium and the ...

Students Apologise For Blacking Up As Jamaicans At Fancy Dress Party

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students who "blacked up" as the Jamaican bobsleigh team, made famous by the film Cool Runnings, have apologised saying they were "not aware" they wer...

Outrage As Students 'Black Up' As Jamaican Cool Runnings Team

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students have described their "disgust" at fellow York University undergraduates who "blacked up" as the Jamaican bobsleigh team, featured in the film...

Law Students In Race Row After 'Blacking Up' As Somalian Pirates

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Law students at one of the UK's top universities are in the middle of a race row after "blacking up" as Somalian pirates and attending a party. The...

Student In Blackface Halloween Costume Wins First Prize In Fancy Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student who painted his face black was awarded first prize in a Halloween fancy dress competition by his student union - despite others dubbing the ...

Seriously, Who Thought This Africa Party Was A Good Idea?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Elephant and gorilla costumes, warpaint and youngsters blacked up as Nelson Mandela sounds like a cringeworthy colonial get-together from the 19th cen...

Zwarte Piet: Debate Rages Over 'Racist' Dutch Tradition

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

Debate over whether a traditional Dutch Christmas character is a harmless festive figure or an oppressive racist incarnation has been reignited in the...