Racial Discrimination

Nicki Minaj: Little More Than a Big Butt?

Gail Dines | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gail Dines

The media is on fire with questions about whether Nicki Minaj went "too far" with the artwork for her next single, Anaconda... Amazingly, what nobody is discussing is the wider issues of the historical roots, cultural resonance and contemporary implications of a mass circulated image that arguably reduces black women to just "big butts" and little more.

Prejudice: Not Just Whom You Know, But Also Where You Live

Miles Hewstone | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Miles Hewstone

It has long been known that positive interaction with members of other groups (ethnic, religious and so on) promotes more positive attitudes to others. Why, then, is it sometimes claimed that diversity poses a challenge to modern society, makes people withdraw from interaction, makes us less trusting of one another?

Finished Dreaming? The Post-Racial Delusion Is Over - Back to Work

Rob Berkeley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Berkeley

'No dogs, No Blacks'. Although many of us would like to believe that we have moved beyond the racism of the of the 1960s, a number of studies have shown that while racial discrimination is less often blatant; it still very much exists, and has shifted into more subtle and insidious forms...

EDL Leader Charged Over London March

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK

The leader of the English Defence League has been charged over a march by his group in London on Saturday. Tommy Robinson was arrested as the far-r...

Two Arrested As EDL And Muslim Community Hold Demonstrations In Tower Hamlets

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

UPDATE: English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was arrested in London on the controversial march that was prevented from going through the centr...

What is Thatcher's Legacy to Black and Ethnic Minority People in the UK?

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

Thatcher's stance in 1978 was to condone, and empathise with public fears around black immigration, warning that people would feel 'swamped', the British character would be lost, and that the white British public would be hostile to those coming in from the Commonwealth and Pakistan.

Spielberg's Tribute to Lincoln: The Iconic Filmmaker Loves Larger Than Life Themes

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

A six-year-old boy on his first visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, could not muster the courage to look at the face of the giant-sized statue of the man who abolished slavery in America. Steven Spielberg's gaze stopped at the hands of Abraham Lincoln. He was quite shaken by the experience.

Could Redheads Really Be Less Attractive To Men?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Startling new psychological research challenges previous thinking that hair colour is merely about personal preference.

Get Your Feet Off My Neck, Bigot

Patrick Howard | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Politics
Patrick Howard

The gay marriage question was back from holiday yesterday as a flock of bishops, blind to the embarrassing irony of their Church's birth in divorce, hurried to the market for a controlling share in the sanctity of marriage.

Ali Dizaei Trial: Timeline

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Ali Dizaei's corruption retrial was the latest chapter in a 26 year police career fraught with drama. 1986 Dizaei joins Thames Valley Police. ...

In Comedy, German Stereotypes Are No Laughing Matter - Or Are They?

John Fleming | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

British-based German comedian Paco Erhard, is taking his 5-Step Guide to Being German show to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comed...

Are We on the Cusp of Kicking Racism Out of Football?

Matthew Handley | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK
Matthew Handley

The ability to see the effects of racism on a very human level makes one more attuned to the seriousness of the issue. This, coupled with a dedication to punish those who breach the rules, can, is and will continue to change perceptions.

How Discrimination Happens in Tech Today

Craig Agranoff | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Tech
Craig Agranoff

Let's take a recent headline from popular tech blog TechCrunch - 'No Boys Allowed: Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator Is Just for Women' - and then switch some of the words around.

Yet Another Video Of Racist Abuse Goes Viral

The Huffngton Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

Police are investigating another racist rant after a video of a woman screaming abuse on a London bus went viral. Filmed on Monday on the number 2...

Dalits Remain 'Untouchables'

Davinder Kumar | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The UN General Assembly sessions, like listings at bookmakers' parlour, have favourites, and on occasions, even clear winners.