UK Racism

Stop Calling Hate Crime Against White Polish People "Racism"

Rohan Natashka Kon | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Natashka Kon

But the danger that the anonymity of social media brings is that it allows particularly pernicious individuals to spew their hate online without any real-life consequences for themselves. This was illustrated to me at a young age, when someone made a fake Facebook account of my older sister and uploaded pictures of her with swastikas drawn on her face.

Whether You Fled Falling Bombs Or An Abusive Father, Once Your Voice Breaks You Are On Your Own

Martin Barrow | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Barrow

Refugees have fled the wars of Syria and Afghanistan and lived by their wits as they dragged themselves across a continent, hoping to be reunited with relatives in countries like Britain and France. And as they smiled at the cameras for the journalists waiting outside the immigration office in Croydon, they would have little sense of the anger and hatred that would be directed at them here in the fifth richest country on Earth.

Can Love Really Trump Hate?

Ed Shepherd | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Ed Shepherd

It's been reported that hate crime across the UK has increased by over 60% since Brexit, and a recent report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance called out a number of politicians and institutions for inciting the rising xenophobia witnessed in the UK.

When It Comes To Antisemitism, The NUS Just Doesn't Get It

Elliot Miller | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Elliot Miller

There is an age-old cliché that students are the leaders of tomorrow, yet too many student leaders are now part of a problem which has left thousands of Jewish students without any trust in the organisation which is supposed to represent them on a national level. When the seriousness of antisemitism is trivialised in this way by those at the top of a movement, we should worry about the direction in which our society is heading.

Here's How Jo Cox’s Legacy Is Already Uniting People After Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox was for many a watershed moment in the already toxic EU referendum campaign. Yet just four months after her death, some...

Gary Lineker Just Launched The Best Attack Yet On Tommy Robinson For Child Refugee Doubts

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Politics

Sporting legend Gary Lineker today tackled the outrage over child refugees entering Britain with a devastating critique of the situation. Lineker conf...

British Army Accused Of Racism Over 'Blackface' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

The British Army has been accused of racism after posting a picture of a soldier which a number of people complained appeared to reference blackface. ...

It's Official - Racist And Religious Hate Crime Spiked Massively After Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK

Race or religious hate crime jumped by more than two fifths in the wake of the EU referendum, official figures show. The number of racially and reli...

Coffee Shop Responds To Racist Customer In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

A coffee shop in Australia has become the centre of attention on social media after it stood up to a racist customer. Staff at Gloria Jean’s Coffees...

Newspapers Were Nasty And Inflammatory In Lead Up To Brexit Vote - Press Regulator Boss

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics

The head of Britain’s largest press regulator has criticised newspapers for their “nasty” coverage of race and immigration in the lead up to the...

Why Race is Still An Issue In Mental Health

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Lord Victor Adebowale

Mental health care should be equal to treatment for physical health problems- and just as accessible and available. That's what the coalition governm...

American University Holds Retreat For White Students To Examine 'White Privilege'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Vermont is set to hold its second annual retreat for white students to allow them to examine what it means to be white. The three d...

My Immediate, Unplanned, Angry Response To Tory Racist Rhetoric

Ben Moore | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

To discriminate against people on the basis of their place of birth is prejudice and once upon a time it was illegal in this country. Your party shames the memory of our heritage, shames the country it claims to represent and shames me. I hope it shames you too.

Theresa's May Speech: Empty Progressive Platitudes Undermined By Hypocrisy And Far Right Policies

Lee Burkwood | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Lee Burkwood

She also believes that she can prevent resentment and division and make sure that no one in this country lives in fear. This is undermined by far right policies such as making firms list foreign workers and "phasing out" foreign doctors by 2025. Also EU residents that are "cards" in our Brexit negotiations will be fearing their future now.

The Tory Foreign Worker Transparency Plan Makes Sense - And Could Reduce Racism

Colin Cortbus | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

This week's Conservative Party plan to make some companies disclose how many foreign workers they employ may be controversial. But is a positive step forward for transparency, and could take the wind out of the sails of those peddling racist myths about immigration.

Here's A Long, Depressing Breakdown Of The Continuing Post-Brexit Racism

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK

The wake of the EU referendum saw an explosion of reported racist incidents many of which were documented on social media. Fourteen weeks later and a ...

Youngsters Are Being Demonised For Their Differences - So How Can The Focus Be On Educational Attainment?

Shazia Awan | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Shazia Awan

Over the past ten years, Show Racism the Red Card have engaged with over 100,000 young people. However, in the last two years they have witnessed an ...

This Man Wants You To Meet The 7 Kids Killed By Guns Every Day In America

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

“You don’t know where they are going to die, or who they are going to be,” says Gary Younge, referring to the fact that an average of seven chil...

James O'Brien Skewers US Politician's Claim BLM Protesters 'Hate White People'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

A US politician has derided Black Lives Matter protesters, claiming they “hate white people because white people are successful”. Congressman Robe...

Brexit Britain: A Foreign Student's Blues

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

All things considered, I am no longer sure I want to stay. The only consideration keeping me here is last year's £18,000 university fee - it would really be a waste not to graduate. I can only hope that as Britons are confronted by a longer non-EU queue at Charles de-Gaulle's airport and the need to apply for a visa for a weekend break in Stockholm, these attitudes will change.

Brexit Hate Crimes - Shamed By Our Reaction

Harjeet Johal | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Harjeet Johal

'Britain is not a racist country' I used to wail, as I frantically waved my little virtual Union Jack. 'We are a post-modern, post-bigotry, post-post wonderland; this island is just all about Instagram, edamame-beans and enlightenment, now.' But Brexit has changed things.

Is Britain In A State Of Hidden Civil War? Time To Face Facts

Chris Erskine | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Erskine

Voices and ideas from the areas of food, land, travellers, domestic violence, poverty, asylum and debt are all vital to finding grains of truth that allow us to face up to our Hidden Civil War. To face difficult truths in troubled times, we require deep collaboration, reflection and above all, listening.

Specsavers Apologises And Pulls Daily Express Advert On 'Bigoted' Front Page

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

Specsavers has apologised and scrapped an advert it placed in the Daily Express after dozens of customers complained after it appeared alongside a “...

Poland Sending Officers To Harlow After Hate Crime Is A 'Sad Indictment Of Prejudices'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Polish police officers patrolling the streets of Essex after a spike in hate crime is “a very sad indictment of the prejudices that have surfaced re...

‘Racist’ Women Thrown Off Manchester To Ibiza Flight After Threatening To Fight Passengers

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Four women were thrown off a flight from Manchester to Ibiza this week after allegedly shouting racist abuse and threats at their fellow passengers. P...