UK Race

Powerful Photo Series Shows Mental Illness Doesn't Discriminate

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One activist wants to remind the public that mental health issues are “not a white person’s disease.” Dior Vargas, a self-described Latina femi...

'No Justification In The World' For These Police Stop And Search Figures

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to "step up" and close the gap on racial bias in stop and searches in England and Wales after figures showed...

When Race Comes First

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Sarah Kwong

I believe this kind of inclusion is commonplace now. I've heard adults I respect give similar examples in the throes of storytelling. But it's colour, quite literally, that isn't needed or welcome within the perimetres of a tale that doesn't link to race or culture itself.

Piers Morgan 'Misses The Point' With His #BlackLivesMatter Retort

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

Piers Morgan received a fierce backlash on Tuesday for comments he made in response to a #BlackLivesMatter tweet. The #BlackLivesMatter movement,...

Reflections on Returning Home After Studying Abroad

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

While I was catching up on Made in Chelsea (post-study abroad life) an advert for Wilkinson Sword popped up. It showed a girl talking about jumping in...

Comedian's Jokes Are What Really 'Inspired' The Charleston Shooting

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK

American comedian Amy Schumer has been blamed for inspiring suspected murderer Dylann Roof for killing nine people in an historic black church in Char...

Meet The 3 Teen Vogue Cover Stars Who Have Got Everyone Talking About Race

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Style

Teen Vogue has got everyone talking about race by featuring three non-white models on its cover, following criticism for their use of a light skinned ...

Talking About Hate Crime

Sarah Kwong | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Sarah Kwong

It's time for the world to see that racial prejudice isn't just a side note in a gun crime, or any kind of crime. When that happens, incidents will be rare, at best, and the carousel will finally come to a stop.

UCL Students 'White Up' To Protest Against Termination Of Black Philosopher's Contract

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University College, London hijacked the institution's open day to protest against the decision to scrap a course on the philosophy of ...

Misty Copeland Just Made History As A Black Ballerina

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Misty Copeland is living proof that you should never give up on your dreams. The American ballet dancer has just been named as the first female bla...

Can a Sporting Event Alter the Course of History? - The Case of Formula E

Tony Juniper | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Sport
Tony Juniper

I'm not really a sports fan, but I am pleased today to be making my debut as a sports writer. I do understand the excitement that comes from following the fortunes of a favorite team or figure, but I sometimes find major sporting events a little empty, a diversion of energy and somehow detached from the real world.

The Minority Game: A BME Teacher's Daily Life

Bansi Kara | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Bansi Kara

I am facing the distinct possibility that I have worn you out with what appears to be my jaded and sarcastic approach to being a BME teacher. The truth is: I am worn out. The fact that there are not that many Asian women in senior leadership in teaching means that the ones who are here have to work harder to build cultural, ethnic and racial understanding.

Piers Morgan Identifies Rachel Dolezal As A 'Lying Deluded Idiot'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

The race storm surrounding civil rights activist Rachel Delozal shows no signs of abating – and now Piers Morgan has stepped into the ring The c...

Rachel Dolezal Denies 'Blackface' Accusations And Insists 'I Identify As Black'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

A civil rights activist accused of masquerading as an African-American woman has insisted: “I identify as black.” Rachel Dolezal quit as Presi...

The Rachel Dolezal 'Race Storm' Story Just Got Even Stranger...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Piers Morgan Identifies Rachel Dolezal As A 'Lying Deluded Idiot' Rachel Dolezal Denies 'Blackface' Accusations And Insists 'I Identify As ...

'Black' Civil Rights Champion 'Outed' As A White Woman By Her Own Family

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Rachel Dolezal Denies 'Blackface' Accusations And Insists 'I Identify As Black' Rachel Dolezal Steps Down From NAACP Amid Allegations She S...

Cultural Appropriation: What's the Issue?

Neha Shah | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neha Shah

Most people who come from marginalised cultures (myself included) don't have a problem with people wanting to participate in our culture in an appropriate and respectful setting - in fact, we love it! Under the correct circumstances, cultural exchange can be a truly wonderful thing...

Natasha Hinde

Black Models Open Up On The Race Issues They Face In Fashion | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Style

There's a May issue of ELLE magazine sitting on my desk. Flicking through, I find a grand total of two adverts (DKNY and Karen Millen) which featu...

Goldsmiths SU Forced To Backtrack Over Event Which Banned White and Male Students

The Huffington Post UK | Victoria Farley | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Goldsmiths Students' Union has been forced to backtrack over an event which banned "white and/or male" attendees, following public outcry. The even...

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

David Starkey Hits Out At Stephen Lawrence's Mother For 'Treating Blacks As Victims'

PA | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK

Ethnic minority groups and disabled people should not "assume the status of victim", according to historian David Starkey. In a wide-ranging interv...

Who Am I Anyway?

Joshua Virasami | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Personally I have found that I couldn't even place myself in cultural groups around me. When my hair was short, afro-diasporic people gave me the nod of solidarity, when my hair was long south-Asian diasporic peoples spoke to me in their diversity of languages, yet I remained neither here nor there.

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.

Yes Kanye's an Idiot, But Is Trying to Get Him Banned From Glastonbury Really More About Race?

Sophia Eribo | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophia Eribo

No matter how much anyone against Kanye West headlining on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage claims it's nothing to do with racism or hip hop (a genre of music intrinsically tied to black people and the black experience), I can't help but feel uncomfortable and unsatisfied with these denials.

Sorry White People, You Can't Talk About Racism...

Inez Sarkodee-Adoo | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Inez Sarkodee-Adoo

Moving past crippling mistrust and misidentification of the guilty requires recognition of the ways that dominant representations of racial difference legitimise and normalise habitual discrimination, phenomena that everybody ought to be welcome to oppose.