UK Racism

Refugees, Terrorists and the Ugly Truthiness

Andrea Mann | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Andrea Mann

It is, incredibly, exactly 10 years since the word 'truthiness' first appeared, courtesy of Stephen Colbert. I know this because I didn't just feel it to be true - I looked it up... And 10 years later, the ugly truthiness is back.

Islamophobia: I Will Not Let It Turn Fear Into the Norm

Mariya Hussain | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mariya Hussain

I woke up this morning, after hitting the snooze button one too many times, to the blaring headline of The Sun newspaper's front page, claiming that 1...

"But Where Are You Really From?"

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

I haven't really spoken to my nearly 4-year-old daughter about race that much yet. She has previously stated that she is "white like mummy". I responded with "No. you're light like mummy, but brown like daddy", which she accepts.

An Open Letter to the Muslim Community

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

I implore the people of the UK to unite in solidarity with the Muslim community and not let the racists and terrorists divide us. In the meantime, to the Muslim community, please accept my apologies. I am sorry.

Labour MP Condemns "Disgusting" Daily Mail Cartoon for Depicting Muslims as Rats

Tom Hinchcliffe | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Hinchcliffe

The Daily Mail today published a cartoon likening Muslim refugees to rats, a move which has been met with wide spread hostility on social media. Richa...

Cambridge University Cuts 'Racist' David Starkey From Fundraising Video

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge University has withdrawn a fundraising video featuring historian David Starkey after staff and students complained about his allegedly racis...

I Went Undercover to Britain First's Conference and It Was Exactly What You'd Expect

Will Morgan | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Will Morgan

We left feeling the solace that this movement, whilst dark and hate-filled, would forever be confined to the top floors of outdated quiet pubs in the middle of who cares, where their spite and malice can only be heard by the spiteful and malicious...

That Time I Was Thrown Out Of A Britain First Conference By Jayda Fransen's Close Protection Team

Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Steven Hopkins

It was shortly after a lunch of egg sandwiches and wedges that I realised I was about to be thrown out of Britain First's annual conference, hosted in a private room, in a castle-like hotel, on the outskirts of Sheffield. I was glad. It was over.

Tim Cook Has Spoken Out About That Racist Apple Store Incident

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Cook has called the racial profiling incident which took place in a Melbourne Apple Store 'unacceptable' in an all-hands email to every Apple empl...

Radicalization Cannot Be Explained by Racism Alone

Robin Sclafani | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK
Robin Sclafani

Explaining the problem of radicalization as a result of discrimination is a total disrespect to the victims of these attacks and to the millions of people who have been affected by racist and discriminatory policies throughout their lifetime and are good-hearted, non-violent, responsible hard-working contributing members of society.

Three Everyday Ways Privileged People Can Help Equality

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Being privileged is tough. My equally liberated friends and I are constantly expected to like, be respectful towards minorities or something. So to help with this massively inconvenient task, I've written up three everyday ways you can challenge prejudice and work towards equality. (Don't worry, it doesn't involve making punny placards and marching to Number 10).

Here's What Being #BlackOnCampus Means To Young American Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Young people across America are using the #BlackOnCampus hashtag to expose racism in their schools and universities, after a string of racist incident...

Why Is It Difficult to Talk About Race?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

When it comes to race issues we have overcome some challenges in this world, but the truth is that we are not living in a colour-blind, post-racial era. Racial inequalities still exist today - in some cases, extreme ones. We live mainly in societies where race is seen as a non-issue.

Facebook and the Far Right

Philip Ellis | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Could it be, with the Armed Forces actively distancing themselves from nationalist propaganda, parody pages like Britain Furst lampooning such fear-mongering, and artists like Waldhauer drawing attention to the omnipresence of racist content, that that the days of casual xenophobia on Facebook may finally be numbered?

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.

Joined at the Hip: Islamophobia and Bigotry

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

The fact is, Islamophobia and antisemitism are joined-at-the-hip.

'Racist' Daily Mail Tom Jones Cartoon Takes Everyone Back To The 1950s

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

A "vile" cartoon published in today's Daily Mail has sparked outrage, amid accusations that the drawing looked as though it should have been published...

Goldsmith University's #KillAllWhiteMen Diversity Officer Has Charges Dropped

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Bahar Mustafa, the student diversity officer who embroiled herself in a race row after tweeting "kill all white men", has had police charges against h...

UN Reports on Racism in Sweden and the Netherlands Highlight the Need to Tackle Afrophobia Across Europe

Claire Fernandez | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Claire Fernandez

Concerns over the increasing ill-treatment and violence targeting asylum seekers and migrants in Europe have confirmed ENAR's worse predictions on dee...

Hulk Homophobe and Victims of Masculinity

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Sport
Anthony Lorenzo

WWE seems bigger and louder than ever. Its reach as a barometer of masculine culture knows no bounds. It was reported recently that Hulk Hogan, who fo...

Me - Good: You - Bad

Ian Watson | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

I have my own set of values, I believe it's driven by the simple principle of fairness, but I'm not naive enough to think they should be set in stone and forced upon the world.

Student Slammed For 'Blacking Up' To Be Nicki Minaj At Homecoming Ball

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student in Florida, US, has been slammed on Twitter for blacking up as singer Nicki Minaj for her homecoming ball. Emma Johns, a student at Hill...

Graduate Job Applications Will Be Anonymous To 'Tackle Racial Bias', Says Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Graduate job applications to some of Britain's biggest firms will be anonymous in order to tackle "racial bias", David Cameron has announced Compan...

These Chelsea Snobs Demonstrate Everything That is Wrong With the London Housing Market

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Banseka Kayembe

Earlier this week, E4 broadcast an interesting programme called "How to Live the Chelsea Life," about an exclusive, high-end house sharing company, which prides itself on only renting to aspirational, young, sociable people. And by interesting, I mean it made me want to pour sulphuric acid directly into my retinas.

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.