UK Racism

There Are Racist Chelsea Fans - Who Knew?

Theo Delaney | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro No one who regularly attends top flight football in London needs mobile phone footage of a bunch of idiots singin...

Pegida Is Not Welcome on the Streets of Great Britain

Akeela Ahmed | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Akeela Ahmed

As a child, I experienced directly the violent consequences of prejudice and hatred, and understand all too well the serious effects of keeping silent in the face of bigotry. So I stand united with the people of Newcastle who are coming together positively to show that there is no place for Pegida on the streets of Great Britain.

7 More 'Racist Chelsea Fans' Identified

PA | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport

Seven men sought by police investigating racist chanting at a mainline station following a Chelsea Champions League football match earlier this month ...

Football Hooligans Definitely Don't Want To Stop This Guy Boarding A Train...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport

In the wake of the Chelsea Paris Metro racism storm, we can thankfully rely on the kind people of the internet to lighten things up a bit. Sticking...

TV Host Giuliana Rancic Aplogises For 'Racist' Dreadlock Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Giuliana Rancic has apologised for making comments about Zendaya's dreadlocks at the Oscars which many on Twitter have labeled as "ignorant" and "raci...

Incidents Like the Paris Metro Are Shocking, but Casual Racism Is Alive and Kicking

Becky Read | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Becky Read

I appreciate the use of 'black' as a descriptive term in some circumstances, for example if you were trying to point out my boyfriend in a room full of Chinese people. I don't appreciate it when used in the context of explaining why people might be more afraid of him than someone who was just big.

Why Exclusionary Racial Preferences are Prejudiced

Neha Shah | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neha Shah

Firstly, a piece of advice: If you have to begin your sentence by clarifying that you are, in fact, not racist, it's a fairly good indicator that you need to reconsider what you're about to say.

I'm a Liverpool Fan... Guess What? Some Liverpool Fans Are Racist

Karl Davis | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Sport
Karl Davis

The shameful scenes from Paris of a handful of Chelsea fans bullying, and racially harassing a black man on the Metro will do little to soothe the caustic image of British football in the eyes of the world...

Most Brits Have A Problem With People Who Have 'Ukip Features'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Most people in Britain have admitted that they have a problem with people who have 'Ukip features'. "There's absolutely no way I'm prejudiced, but ...

No, You Don't Get to Decide What Offends Who

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

It seems we live in a climate where those being oppressed cannot even decide what amounts to oppression against them. We must wait to be told by someone from the oppressing class. That is convenient for the oppressing class, but an odd concept otherwise.

Patricia Arquette's Oscars Speech Was Plagued With Issues

Zahra Wynne | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Arquette massively let herself down when she assumed that women of colour and LGBT+ women did not exist within the definition of 'woman', and she idea that multiple forms of discrimination act and can be seen in isolation from each other is one that is doing damage to these movements. But most of all, it is doing a disservice to the most marginalised people in our societies.

Most Ukip Voters Claim To Be Prejudiced Against Other Races.. But Not Racist

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Politics

Almost half of Ukip's supporters declare themselves to be 'racially prejudiced', yet the majority say they are inherently not racist. Pollster YouG...

Shocking Video Shows West Ham Fans Letting Black Man On A Train

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK

Apologies, by "shocking" we mean "hilarious". The clip was filmed ahead of the West Ham - Tottenham Hotspur derby on Sunday and mocks a genuinely s...

'Racist' Chelsea Fans Questioned By Met Police

PA | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Sport

Police have spoken to three men they were seeking in connection with an alleged racist incident involving Chelsea football fans on a Paris Metro train...

Another Racism Row Engulfs Chelsea Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Sport

The racism row engulfing Chelsea fans has widened as police now say they are seeking a gang of men, believed to be Chelsea supporters, who were heard ...

Stan Collymore Dropped By BT After Sectarianism Twitter Row

PA | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Sport

Football pundit Stan Collymore will not feature as a BT Sport for Friday's Rangers match after an online row about sectarian chanting at games. The ex...

Net Migration: Xenophobia Not Policy

Shreya Paudel | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

Britain is on the cusp of making history in the upcoming general election. It will either look back at May 2015 with regret or with great pride. With immigration one of the major issues debated in this election, I appeal to students in particular to lead British society against xenophobic attitudes and make this general election about fairness and equality of opportunity.

Chelsea Fan In Racism Video 'Pictured With Nigel Farage'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

Nigel Farage has said he "doesn't vet people outside pubs" after being spotted in a picture with a Chelsea fan who was on the Paris train when a black...

Chelsea Metro Incident Part Of A 'National Problem'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Sport

Lord Ouseley called the bigotry displayed in Paris by British soccer fans a "Chelsea problem, a football problem and a national problem”, which is u...

The Shocking Video That Proves Racism In Football Is Far From Dead

PA | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Sport

Chelsea Football Club has said it is prepared to ban fans who prevented a black man getting onto a train in Paris before they declared: "We're racist ...

Bloods and Crips-Themed Edinburgh Club Night Smacks of White Privilege

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Gang violence disproportionately affects underprivileged young black men and is not a suitable subject for spoof.

"You Are Hot, But I Don't Date Monkeys"

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 09.02.2015 | 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.

Why We Protested Against G4S

Zarah Sultana | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Evidently, G4S has an extensive history of scandals and its disregard for human rights is becoming increasingly transparent. To bring that reality a little closer into the public's view, we decided to briefly "shut s**t down" a busy central London road on Tuesday morning.

Being Black and Brown in Britain

Joshua Virasami | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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.

R, Alice and I

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Alice came with the house. She is the maid. An observant, motherly figure in her late fifties, Alice could have been a character in a silent film. It was possible to walk into a room and not know that she was there, levitating through the house like a human hovercraft.