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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 16.10.2015 | 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,...

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 ...