UK Race

This Man Wants You To Meet The 7 Kids Killed By Guns Every Day In America

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

“You don’t know where they are going to die, or who they are going to be,” says Gary Younge, referring to the fact that an average of seven chil...

Why I Decided To Change My Name

Ayo Akinwolere | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ayo Akinwolere

Your name is such a crucial part of your identity and I've always been seriously proud of my Nigerian heritage. Yoruba is my first language, I still speak it regularly and I live for Nigerian food. I loved having the opportunity to show Britain my love for the cuisine on Celebrity Masterchef last year.

Dear Readers - Have You Been White-Washed?

Ann Girdharry | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK
Ann Girdharry

I think it's about time the mainstream bookshelves reflected the mix and diversity that actually exists in society. I think it's time that diverse characters, with racially diverse backgrounds and parentage and histories, finally found their way onto our contemporary bookshelves in the 'main' sections.

Shocking -Syria And The Dehumanisation Of Misery?

Simon Sapper | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK
Simon Sapper

he images and story of the "boy in the ambulance" surely pushed buttons in most of us, highlighting graphically the desperate siege of Aleppo and its residents, screaming "look at this, you must look at this" in an anaesthetised or uncaring world. But here's a thing: Would all the people (including me) who are upset by this photo give a thought about his life/welfare/education/family/prospects if he hadn't just been pulled out of a pile of rubble?

Bald And Under Thirty: Are You Gay Or Racist, Mate?

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Manley Hadley

Bald prejudice is often a subtle mask for a different snap judgement, as many people presume that a man with a shaved head is one of two things: gay or racist...Men who shave their heads receive prejudice from both the socially liberal and the socially conservative, seeing us as a demon representative of something they abhor.

Innocent Dallas Suspect Mark Hughes Shows the Second Amendment Might Only Apply If You're White

Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Louise Ridley

There's a sad double-standard about open carry laws that could have predicted the police's mistake in making Mark a suspect: many people speculate he was under suspicion not because of the gun, but because he was a black man carrying a gun.

An Open Letter to Brexit

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Rohan Banerjee

Dear Brexit, Congratulations on a hard if not well-fought victory in the EU referendum. I write to you with my heart as heavy as the pressure that now falls on your shoulders to make good of the biggest political and economic gamble in Britain's history.

Stand and Be Counted

Dana Alexander | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Dana Alexander

Is it just me or is the world slowly becoming a shittier place? When terms like "social justice warrior" and "feminist" are pejorative, know that you are living in a world that is in regression. I am exhausted by the casual yet subtle racism, sexism and homophobia I see every single day, and frankly I am tired of ignoring it for the sake of grace. What does tolerance and diversity really mean? And how do these concepts shape our ideas and communities?

Goodbye To All That: On Non White Flight And The Racial Glass Ceiling

Bidisha | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Bidisha

"Something is wrong when British people of my generation are considering moving to the country our parents were born in three quarters of a century ag...

Speak Up: Where's the Diversity in the EU Referendum Debate?

Kate Delaney | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Delaney

There's more to the world than Facebook comments of course, but there's also so many voices not being heard too. And if you don't speak out, then you won't get listened too, continuing the cycle of decisions made by and for white men.

Race and Education

Dr Patrick Roach | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Dr Patrick Roach

Recently there's been a lot of welcome focus on pupil performance by background, with research now identifying that white British children are falling...

We Need to Become Hate-Conscious: Reviewing Qasim Rashid's 'Talk to Me'

Umar Nasser | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Umar Nasser

I imagine myself sitting in a New York theatre, one with velvet red curtains and a single microphone occupying the stage. Qasim Rashid walks out from ...

Stalled Motorcycle Sets 'New Standard For Mayhem' In Unbelievable Mass Cyclist Crash

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK

Spectators at bike race final in the US witnessed a multiple crash of riders that "may have set a new standard for mayhem." The Red Hook Criterium ...

Orgasmic and Liberating...Why Prince Matters and Always Will

Claire Meadows | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

Here was an artist completely at home surrounded by talented female musicians. It was never in a lecherous way. For a man of such overt sexuality his relationship with his female band members was that of a mentor so secure in himself that he was able to let the ladies shine.

On White Guilt and Social Justice: Put Human Rights First

Roger Dubar | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Roger Dubar

White guilt is understandable: but it should not stop us seeking Human Rights for all. European colonisation killed over a hundred million people. In...

The Wall Behind Cultural Appropriation

Wemmy Ogunyankin | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Wemmy Ogunyankin

Freedom is important and freedom is a world I'm working towards, I hope everyone else is too. Freedom is likely what the girl in the video wants too. We all need understanding to combat the circumstances that make her and many others so frustrated, so things like dreads won't matter anymore.

#CSuiteSoWhite: Lack of diversity at the top prompts launch of UPstanding Executive Power List

Suki Sandhu | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK
Suki Sandhu

It may only be March but the issue of diversity, specifically ethnic diversity, has been one of the most widely covered topics of 2016. From University admissions to the Oscars, there is an unsettling sense of regression in the number of visibly successful BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic-including Hispanic and Middle Eastern) people in both the UK and America.

17 Quotes On Why Diversity In Fashion And Beauty Matters

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Style

The fashion industry might be changing, but the ultimate goal of a truly diverse representation of men and women remains uncertain. Models portrayi...

What My Time at Oxford Taught Me About Social Mobility

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Reza Afshar

I'd begun to distend the very things that made up me. The success of my attempt to traverse the social strata so neatly laid out at Oxford was not dependent on how clever I thought I was but by whether others saw me as one of them. I'd become socially immobile...

Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling

Beki Cadd | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beki Cadd

Yesterday I took on the Winter Run 10k in London, adding another medal to my growing collection. Here's why I turned out in the rain to pound the pavements with 15,000 other runners and Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling.

Previously Undiscovered Martin Luther King Jr London Speech Found

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

A previously undiscovered Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr recording has been recovered, featuring the activist speaking in London just days before he recei...

Data Analysis: How the Academy's Race Problem Is Getting Worse

Peter Yeung | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

For the second year in a row, there are will be no black, Asian or minority ethnic actors that win an Oscar - because the 20-strong list of nominees in 2016 is entirely white.

Hermione Can Be Any Race, But Ron Should Always Be Ginger

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

I'll always remember where I was when I heard the news. It can't be true, I thought. Has J K Rowling destroyed the magical world that galvanised the i...

Walk in My Shoes But don't Commandeer My Struggles

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Sabrina Lynch

Rachel Dolezal, a public figure who prompted a major global debate on racial heritage, has re-emerged in the media hemisphere. Ms. Dolezal's interview...

Judge Rejects Race Rules, Puts African Boys In Care Of Loving White Family

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents

Senior judges have rejected claims that children shouldn't be adopted by parents of a different race. The Court of Appeal rule said racial identity...