Discrimination

Why Is It Acceptable to Trash Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Nowadays it seems difficult to go without a day where there is not some kind of disability related news item in the mainstream media, and disabled people appear to be taking over the country. Disabled people are certainly more visible, and there are certainly more people who define themselves as being disabled.

Does Questioning the Police Use of Intrusive Stop Search Powers Mean You're 'Anti-Police'

Nick Glynn | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Nick Glynn

What makes them 'anti-police' (apparently) is that they challenge the misuse of those powers, sometimes emotionally, sometimes robustly, often persistently because they see that things haven't changed or they're not changing quickly enough. They're not waiting 30 years, they're raising it now, because it is happening now. If that's what makes someone anti-police then I, like 'them', am guilty as charged.

#GiveBenAJob: I Had No Idea the Country, Never Mind the World, Would Engage With My Appeal

Fiona Hodge | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hodge

Call me cynical, but I've come to the conclusion that large chains provide work experience to people with learning disabilities solely to give the public impression that they're inclusive and supportive, but have no intention of ever employing and paying them.

Ssssshhhhhh! It's a Secret: Why Students Are So Reluctant to Be Open About Their Disability With Employers

Helen Cooke | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Cooke

When I was applying for graduate jobs I clearly remember filling in one of the application forms that asked me: do you consider yourself to have a disability? There was a box to tick if you did. I had no idea why they wanted to know and my immediate assumption was that if I ticked the box, they wouldn't want me.

As Rio 2016 Draws Closer, When Will Discrimination End For Sportswomen In Saudi Arabia?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lacking the motivation to partake in an active lifestyle? Spare a thought, then, for women in Saudi Arabia who are actively discouraged - and even...

Triple Jeopardy: Three Ways Women and Girls Face Discrimination on International Women's Day

Marie Staunton | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Marie Staunton

Women and girls face discrimination due to gender, potential disabilities and stigma - a triple jeopardy. According to UNDP, girls and women affected by leprosy make up some of the world's poorest and most marginalised groups, disproportionately affected by poverty, illiteracy and lack of education which act as barriers to seeking health treatment. Women and girls with leprosy and those affected by other neglected tropical diseases have the right to health care and the barriers to that stop this must be addressed.

Everyone Is Falling In Love With This Video And You Will Too

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new video released by the American Ad Council has people everywhere smiling. It begins by showing a large crowd some skeletons on a screen, befor...

Hands Up For the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People: Time to Listen to What Young People Want

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

30 years into the HIV and AIDS epidemic, discrimination continues to be one of the most devastating consequences of an HIV diagnosis, and stands in the way of an effective response.

Why Men and Women Should Be Cheering on Rachel Reeves

Schona Jolly | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

We need strong female role models so that our daughters will look up and believe that they, too, can be valued for more than their ability to look pretty and people-please. There is a life before and beyond maternity leave, and women are entitled to choose how they live it.

Incidents Like the Paris Metro Are Shocking, but Casual Racism Is Alive and Kicking

Becky Read | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Becky Read

I appreciate the use of 'black' as a descriptive term in some circumstances, for example if you were trying to point out my boyfriend in a room full of Chinese people. I don't appreciate it when used in the context of explaining why people might be more afraid of him than someone who was just big.

No, You Don't Get to Decide What Offends Who

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

It seems we live in a climate where those being oppressed cannot even decide what amounts to oppression against them. We must wait to be told by someone from the oppressing class. That is convenient for the oppressing class, but an odd concept otherwise.

Chapel Hill Shooting: How Many More Until We Realise This Is A Trend?

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This problem needs to be dealt with properly, and must be tackled with caution. However, to resolve it, we must first acknowledge that the problem actually exists. A massive step for the vast majority. Then again, to acknowledge a problem exists, we must first feel that the grief it causes matters.

"You Are Hot, But I Don't Date Monkeys"

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

I do not want to live in a colour-blind society; we should not pretend that our individuality does not exist; the problem does not lie in acknowledging differences but rather in being ignorant. What distinguishes us does not make us inferior or superior, it makes us diverse.

Two Women Walk Into a Comedy Club...

Helen Keeler | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

This all comes down to the same untruth: that female comedians are all the same, so if you don't find one of them funny, you don't find any of them funny.

I Don't Want a Job Because I'm Gay, I Want It Because I'm Talented

Steven Stewart | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steven Stewart

You want a truly diverse workforce, you don't have people brought in because they fit a label, you bring them in because they're talented. It's a matter of pride and self-worth to refuse a job if you know you're only being offered it because you fit into a particular category.

Hypocrisy of Free Speech: Made by the Powerful, for the Powerful, against the Powerless

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

There is no justification for murdering journalists or satirists. No degree of offence legitimises the use of violence. The deaths of the journalists should be mourned for that particular reason, but no more so than the two officers or the maintenance man who were also killed in the tragic shootings..

Negotiating Gender Bias: Why We All Need to Stand Up and Speak Out

Natalie Reynolds | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Reynolds

Make a commitment that next time you hear a female friend or colleague describing an assertive women as aggressive, pushy or a 'ball-breaker', to take her aside and say why this view has to change.

The Judgemental Mob Are Out In Full Force Again As Stephen Fry Confirms His Engagement To Elliot Spencer

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Duncan Lindsay

Stephen Fry and Elliot Spencer have an age gap and a fairly significant one which, in the eyes of a shocking quantity on social media, is akin to the kicking of a fluffy kitten. Quite how it is anybody's business as to the details of the private life of two consenting adults is beyond me.

Nigel Farage's Defence of Kerry Smith Demonstrates that Casual Racism is the Norm

Zahra Wynne | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

It seems that week after week, we're hit with another story of Nigel Farage or one of his UKIP counterparts spouting racist, sexist and homophobic comments left right and centre. It's become worryingly predictable, and it seems that although there is a candidate step down here and there, a half-hearted apology and a tepid reassurance that this is 'not representative of UKIP', they continue to receive support.

The 'Race Card' Is Not a Privilege

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

Recently I've noticed an overwhelming increase in the use of statements such as 'here we go the race card again' and 'you can't just use the race card'. Sadly you're wrong, and I will continue to talk about racism and the extremely deep rooted affects it has on the black community in the UK and many other places across the world.

Muslims Seen As 'Disloyal And Threatening' By Employers Who Won't Hire Them

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Muslims experience the worst discrimination of any other minority group in the UK when it comes to job prospects, new research has found. The resea...

Brighton - A Mirror on a Broken Reality

Mik Scarlet | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Last weekend I paid a trip to the seaside, to Brighton to take part in a literary event called Sea Changers. What struck me from the moment I arrived was how hard it was to get around in my wheelchair.

In Praise of Clicktivism: Dapper Laughs and People Power

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

This power is now in our hands, or more precisely, at our fingertips. In sharing and commenting on these articles and petitions, we have begun to do away with the idea that we are unable to help or to change things.

In Their Own Words : Children Rough Sleepers at Upcoming Brussels Conference - Rising Numbers Europewide Now a Critical Human Rights Issue

Nick Fouche | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Fouche

'I wish to go to school and, hopefully one day, even university. After that, I want to find a job, then get married and have children who will gr...

Looking for a Leader in the Caribbean

Robin Guittard | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK
Robin Guittard

Every year, Trinidad and Tobago becomes a paradise holiday retreat for thousands of people around the world. But in the twin island state, many women and men are living in hell as they continue to be discriminated against for who they are, and who they love.