UK Race

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Race in the USA

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

I find the insight that my peers have shared in those events / classes extremely eye-opening. Yes, race has been a hot issue in the United States for a long period of time. We need to continue those thoughtful dialogues in order to respect and empathise with individuals' unique experiences.

Don't Blame the Oscars for Its Lack of Diversity, Blame Yourselves

Iman Qureshi | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Iman Qureshi

It's an industry where diversity means Denzel Washington. It's not news that a disproportionate number of directors are male, resulting in an inevitable plethora of egotistical, navel-gazing, cock-yanking films like Birdman, Boyhood and Whiplash, that feature women as little more than glorified set design.

Why Me Calling Myself Black-British Troubles My Mum So Much

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

I agree with my mum that acknowledging my African heritage is important, both for the way I understand the world and the way that the world understands me. However, I would argue that how I identify is not entirely my choice.

"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.

Being Black and Brown in Britain

Joshua Virasami | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Racism, the point where power meets prejudice, is something we shy away from discussing in Britain, but it is a lived reality for millions on a day-to-day basis, a one-way stream of continued offense on varying scales.

This Is What Frozen's Elsa Would Look Like As A Black Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An 18-year-old from São Paulo, Brazil has posted incredible drawings on Tumblr of Disney princesses reimagined as black and hispanic women. Julia,...

Life as a Foreigner in Germany in Times of Pegida

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sandhya Matthes

Germany has a way to go before a 'multi-culti' side-by-side living is taken as a given, but I don't believe it to be impossible. Which is why I sometimes can't help thinking: pull yourself together! Show the world what a big nation you are!

Bleach Blood: Against All Odds

Clara Cullen | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

What Bleach Blood is exactly is difficult to define. Dance punk? Electro-rock? Forget genres, they often make things unnecessarily confined, and Bleach Blood were never going to fit neatly into a box anyway.

Brown Faces in Tech Spaces

Damilola Odelola | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Tech
Damilola Odelola

If the industry is dominated by white men - as most very profitable industries are - that automatically means that others have a harder time breaking through and getting some of those riches. Women are already paid less in tech making it harder for them to get a piece of the pie.