UK Race

The Scottish Solution

Andy Cope | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Cope

So, a simple plea. Can we not let go of the past and just share our island? Sure, there are a few unfairness issues that need ironing out. You have poverty in Scotland just the same as we have it in the other corners of the UK. And I know that 'Yes' voters will scream that this blog is too simple and that, as an 'Englander', I don't understand how it feels to be a 'Scot'.

What Happens When A Mixed-Race Woman Is Photoshopped In 18 Countries

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After constantly being asked "What are you?", Priscilla Yuki Wilson (who is of mixed-race origin) sent her photograph to editors from 18 different cou...

When Systems Kill our Youth

Daniel Weeks | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Daniel Weeks

When one black boy like Michael Brown is shot and killed by the police, it is a tragedy. When hundreds of black youths in their teens and twenties are shot by the police each year, it is an outrage.

US Vogue Features First Non-White, Non-Celeb Model On September Cover In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bethann Hardison's diversity campaign has highlighted the lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry and it looks like US Vogue may have finally...

Acting for a Change

Phina Oruche | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Phina Oruche

I have just left the Young Vic in London where the Act for Change project took place. It's started after actor Danny Lee Wynter watched a trailer from ITV for their impeding TV releases and saw all white characters and decided along with his partners, a group of actors of all colours genders and ages, that enough is enough and something had to be done.

Stop Search - Less of Them, Targeted and With Outcomes or the Damage Will Continue

Nick Glynn | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Glynn

In her announcement to Parliament last month the Home Secretary, Theresa May recognised that the misuse of stop and search is "unfair, particularly to young black men". Organisations like StopWatchUK, Open Society and the Runnymede Trust have been saying this for years, so what has changed?

My Ordeal in the Hands of Ukrainian Immigration Officials

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

Many years ago, back in the mid-nineties, I was employed for a number of years as an immigration officer. It was a deeply unpleasant job on many levels, not least because our task was to enforce immigration policies that essentially existed to prevent certain kinds of people from passing through our borders; those who were likely to find work illegally or to overstay...

Durham Student Union Votes To Campaign Against 'Blacking Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student union has voted to campaign for students to actively stop "blacking up" in fancy dress parties and at other university events. Following...

Macklemore: The Performance That Divided a Minority

Patrick Cash | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Cash

When I heard 'Same Love' for the first time, it blew me away. I had never heard anything like it, and I never hoped to imagine hearing anything like it in my lifetime. The fact that it was by a straight man, whatever his colour, made those words all the more pertinent and, for me, touching.

Honour Holocaust Victims By Acknowledging Rise of Race Hate

The Conversation UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

We rarely ask ourselves why we should remember the Holocaust. We simply assume that we should. However, if we only go through the motions uttering phrases such as "we remember" and "never again", remembering the Holocaust will quickly become a meaningless ritual.

'I Have a Dream' Is Still Not Yet a Reality

Meredith Berman | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Meredith Berman

It seems Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech needs to be revisited. Both the UK and America are countries which pride themselves on their people having rights regardless of your religion, race or gender. I think it's time we start to recognise this once more.

Red Bull's Horner Warns of 'Double Points' Decision

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The 2014 notion of double points seems to be another construct intended to tie one hand behind Red Bull's back. Should the season be close, double points could be a non-issue but should Red Bull have a decent lead, the final race could marginalize everything they'd accomplished in the season.

White Women 'More Likely To Develop Cancer', Says Study

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

White women are more likely to develop cancer than their South Asian and black counterparts because of "lifestyle and reproductive factors", a new stu...

Student Defends White Male Lynching Art Project

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An African American art student at Sacramento State University, Christina Edwards, is defending her art project, which features two white males dangli...

And We're Off! The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Has Begun

Dan Howie | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013/14 has begun! We're now 48 hours into the race and we're lying in third place so far. Its early days but we've had a good start and above all, it's an amazing feeling to finally be out in the Atlantic after two years of preparation and training.

Brawn Leaves Mercedes

Todd McCandless | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Rumors have suggested Williams F1, Ferrari and Red Bull as possible landing pads for Brawn but in the end, it depends on the circumstances as brawn doesn't like to play second fiddle to anyone- a main reason for leaving Mercedes.

'Miley Cyrus' and the Female Body: Who's to Blame?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jack McSweeney

The controversial positing of the female body within the sphere of pop music is hardly a new phenomenon; each and every generation of women has both encountered and been forced to consider the way in which mainstream music has continued to degrade, fetishise and disempower the female image.

RIP V8 Era 2006-2013

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

After eight seasons, the FIA Formula One World Championship will say goodbye to the 2.4 litre V8 engine formula at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend. It's not only the end of the 2013 season but the end of the V8 engine era.

An Open Letter to Chuka Umunna: I Rather Be Free Than Lazy

T. Anthony Patterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
T. Anthony Patterson

Thank you for your speech Mr. Umunna but unfortunately you do not speak for me. While there is some merit to your remarks, I, for one am, quite annoyed and not having any of it. While its understood that the media should portray an all-encompassing image of black people in hopes of dispelling negative perceptions, your call to action will simply not work.

Is Lotus/Quantum Deal Done?

Todd McCandless | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

So it seems that if Lopez signs the deal, Quantum will own 35% of the team with options for a complete buyout in the future. It also could signify that Nico Hulkenberg may have a reason to get excited about 2014 as the German has been linked to the team should the Quantum deal go through.

The Bandwagon Effect Is Harming Race Relations

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Conversations are now elevated and scrutinized in an amphitheatre of social media. There are those that spectate, speculate, and jump on the bandwagon - whether that's with good intentions, or to kill the show. The Internet means that people don't forget words, and events are recorded forever at the end of a web search. Over time, the moment, context and goodwill crumbles away...

How Liberals Helped Create Ted Cruz and the Tea Party

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

'The greatest demagogue Washington has seen since McCarthy,' is how George Packer of the New Yorker describes Texas Senator and Tea Party firebrand Te...

Finished Dreaming? The Post-Racial Delusion Is Over - Back to Work

Rob Berkeley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Berkeley

'No dogs, No Blacks'. Although many of us would like to believe that we have moved beyond the racism of the of the 1960s, a number of studies have shown that while racial discrimination is less often blatant; it still very much exists, and has shifted into more subtle and insidious forms...

Haj - A Journey towards Unity

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Sajda Khan

It's that time of the year again when Muslims from all over the world heading off to Makkah for Haj -- the annual pilgrimage. I went last year and I, to date, reminisce about the ineffable moments of this momentous journey.

Allegations Against Red Bull 'Gaining Traction'

Todd McCandless | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The rumors of illegal traction control, torque vectoring and other crafty KERS/transmission linking still move like a fog through the pit lane of Formula 1 this week in Japan. As the series gets set for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, Red Bull is still discounting accusations that they have created a traction control, of sorts, using KERS and the suspension of their car which is not controlled via the FIA regulated ECU...