Minorities

Jordanians Split Over the War in Syria

Nikita Malik | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

In February 2014, Syrian state media accused Jordan of supporting rebels in southern Syria, aided by the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Inde...

Struggle for Minorities Equality Continues

Yousef Dar | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Yousef Dar

Sadly when we look at reality, all the effort and sacrifice have failed to deliver the vision of equality. Legislation alone will not solve the problem, words that have been have heard many times before on other matters.

'Taking The Law Into Their Own Hands'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Police are never called by certain minority communities because they administer their own justice even in cases as serious as murder and sexual assaul...

Why Free Love Doesn't Belong in the Bedroom

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

We're talking about plural relationships. It's an act, preference and/or inclination that our society usually doesn't talk about and most of the time condemns outright as 'adulterous'. It's a choice that polarizes and has been described as shameful, abusive and downright disgusting.

'Sleepwalking Into Segregation'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A "retreat" of white Britons from areas where minorities live is limiting cultural integration, according to research by think tank Demos. Analysis of...

What is Thatcher's Legacy to Black and Ethnic Minority People in the UK?

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

Thatcher's stance in 1978 was to condone, and empathise with public fears around black immigration, warning that people would feel 'swamped', the British character would be lost, and that the white British public would be hostile to those coming in from the Commonwealth and Pakistan.

Making It Easier to Be British

Dr Varun Uberoi | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Varun Uberoi

Those currently running Miliband's policy review and roundtables at the Department for Local Government and Communities on 'integration' must look beyond the anti-multiculturalist rhetoric to note how leading politicians endorse the multiculturalist goal of Britishness being more inclusive; as their doing so raises difficult questions.

Making It Easier to Be British

Dr Varun Uberoi | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Varun Uberoi

Those currently running Miliband's policy review and roundtables at the Department for Local Government and Communities on 'integration' must look beyond the anti-multiculturalist rhetoric to note how leading politicians endorse the multiculturalist goal of Britishness being more inclusive; as their doing so raises difficult questions.

Making It Easier to Be British

Dr Varun Uberoi | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Varun Uberoi

Those currently running Miliband's policy review and roundtables at the Department for Local Government and Communities on 'integration' must look beyond the anti-multiculturalist rhetoric to note how leading politicians endorse the multiculturalist goal of Britishness being more inclusive; as their doing so raises difficult questions.

Rowan Atkinson Is Right - We Need More Free Speech - But We Also Need More Responsible Speech

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The right to insult means we should have the right to express our views ‎without fear of prosecution, even if they happen to insult someone. What it surely doesn't mean is ‎the obligation to intentionally trample upon people's sensitivities.

Dying In Silence: Corrective Rape

A.J. Higginson | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Many lesbians in South Africa are living in fear as rape and murder become a daily threat to them.A silent epidemic known as 'corrective rape' is sweeping the country, where the victims are being brushed aside as society frowns upon them and their lifestyle. Men rape lesbians in what they see as an attempt to 'correct' their sexual orientation.

Anti-Islamophobia: Beware the Cynical Bandwagon

Ram Mashru | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK Politics
Ram Mashru

In the hierarchy of hatreds Islamophobia sits near the very top, alongside every other form of prejudice that attacks a person for things over which they have no control.

Syria's Minorities Are Afraid - After Assad, They Shouldn't Be

Stephen Starr | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics
Stephen Starr

Counting for around 25% of Syria's population, most minorities do not want the minority Assad regime to fall.

Khat Addiction and the Social Side Effects for Women

Michelle Brooks | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Politics
Michelle Brooks

Is Khat really bad news or just another political football being kicked around our embattled minority communities? Khat is a green leafy shrub grown...

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Minorities

Mark Newton | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Newton

Science fiction and fantasy is a genre that effectively shows the difference between ourselves and the Other. From the alien slums in District 9 to the critique of colonialism within an HG Wells novel, the genre's disregard for reality allows cultural thought experiments to run wild.