UK Race

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 port...

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...

UN Human Rights Day: Why Human Rights Matter

Nick Cartwright | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Cartwright

If you see what I see, but you don't feel what I feel, and you're happy to shrug your shoulders and unquestioningly enjoy your comfortable and privileged existence - because if you're able to sit in the warm and read this on a computer you're one of a very, very lucky few - then I'm sorry but I don't have the words to explain to you why human rights matter.

Rachel Dolezal Slammed For Lamenting That People Accept Caitlyn Jenner - But Not Her

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

Critics have slammed Rachel Dolezal for lamenting her struggles in comparison to Caitlyn Jenner's successes in an interview described as "drenched in ...

Biracial Erasure: the Obvious Racial Counterpart to Bisexual Erasure That We Never Talk About

Michelle Hambiliki | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Hambiliki

While we should absolutely work harder at being racially inclusive, it's vital that we don't disregard mixed race people in the process.

A Graduate Had Her Job Offer Revoked Because Company 'Does Not Accept' Braided Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Bournemouth University graduate was left "disgusted" after she had her job offer revoked because the company did not "accept" braided hair, as part ...

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorist Attacks

Melissa Hood | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

What has happened in Paris and in Beirut recently is a very shocking and terrible thing and how you talk to your children about it will vary a lot depending on the age of your children and their temperament and your own values. While everyone will be appalled by what has happened there may be different aspects of it that you would want to highlight to your children.

It's Time to Cut the Rot of Radicalisation

Paul Reza Afshar | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Reza Afshar

One thing is clear: radicalisation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The bullies who seek to twist and darken the souls of confused young men (and they are largely young, and men) prey on this, pouring poison into their ears.

Why the Suffragette Movie Has Failed

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I don't think women are being roused to stand up against oppression at all. The film ends by saying, well look what a good place we are in now compared to countries like Saudi Arabia, look how far we've come. Thank God those women did what they did so we could have the vote today. This is not good enough.

Rachel Dolezal Receives Standing Ovation For Finally Admitting She Was Born White

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

A former civil rights activist who was publicly outed as a white woman by her own family has finally admitted she is not biologically black. Earli...

Tom Jones Reveals Why He's Undergoing DNA Tests

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Tom Jones has revealed he is taking a DNA test to determine whether or not he has black ancestors, after being told he is just “passing as white”....

The Politics Behind Black Women's Hair

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

did the big chop about three years ago, and I did so not because of any social trend, or to be in touch with my roots but rather because I became aware of the dangerous side effects. And I can tell you today, I do not feel anymore Ghanaian today than I did on that day because, as my girl India Arie sings beautifully, I am not my hair.

Can I Ask Where You're From?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

I'm extremely proud of my mixed heritage, and everything both it, and I, stand for. It's taken me a good few years of diversions and confusion to get to this point. But I'm here and I'm proud. I would happily talk about my history and my family until the cows come home, and then when they've bedded down, too. But that isn't what the cashier is asking for.

White Students Stood In The Path Of Police Tear Gas To Protect Black Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Onlookers at a tuition fee protest in South Africa were almost moved to tears after white students formed a human shield around black demonstrators to...

On Being Black and Gay

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Lorenzo

The outright rejection of you based on your race is tempered not by more understanding men, but by attraction to you based on your race, or more specifically, based on pre-conceived notions of what your race has to offer: Big cocks, thug-like masculinity, animalistic lust. When you're strong, you ignore it. When you're desperate, you capitulate.

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,...