UK Racism

Video Emerges Of Bouncer Refusing Students Entry To Leicester Nightclub 'Because They're Black'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A video has emerged of a bouncer at a Leicester nightclub seemingly telling a group of students they would not be allowed entry because they were blac...

Petition To Have University's Diversity Officer, Who Tweeted 'Kill All White Men', Sacked Reaches 12,000

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A petition to have the student diversity officer at Goldsmiths University sacked after she tweeted "#killallwhitemen" has reached more than 12,000 sig...

Harmful Or Helpful? University Fights Racism - With Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university is putting up controversial posters around its campus in a bid to fight racism - with racism. University Of Colorado Boulder is hoping...

'I Can't Be Racist Or Sexist Because I'm An Ethnic Minority Woman,' Says University Diversity Officer

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The student diversity officer for Goldsmiths University has said she cannot be racist or sexist because she is an ethnic minority woman. Bahar Must...

ISIS and Identity

Heidy Rehman | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Heidy Rehman

Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.

US Principal Called Out 'All The Black People' Who Left During A Graduation Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A principal of a school in the US has apologised for shouting "look who's leaving, all the black people," during a graduation speech, blaming the devi...

Sorry Chuka but the UK's Not Ready for a Black Prime Minister

Sophia Eribo | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sophia Eribo

No matter what your talents may be Chuka, whatever new dawn for Labour your tenure would represent, unfortunately, I don't think the UK is ready is for you yet.

Cultural Appropriation: What's the Issue?

Neha Shah | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neha Shah

Most people who come from marginalised cultures (myself included) don't have a problem with people wanting to participate in our culture in an appropriate and respectful setting - in fact, we love it! Under the correct circumstances, cultural exchange can be a truly wonderful thing...

Unless the Women's Equality Party Represents All Women, It's Not Really For Equality At All

Tilly Grove | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tilly Grove

If we really care about ending violence against women, we have to listen to all women. I only hope the Women's Equality Party bears that in mind. Realising the limitations and inaccuracies of the phrase 'both sexes' would be a good starting point.

England Football Manager Denies He Was Told To Limit Black Players

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK

The Football Association tried to limit the number of black players an England manager could use, according to a new book - but the then manager, Grah...

UCL Students' Union Backs Excluding Men And White People From 'Anti-Racism' Events

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A students' union at a London university has backed the exclusion of men and white people from anti-racism events, adding it was disappointed "white a...

News Presenter Apologises For 'Racist' Comment To Mixed Race Twins

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK

Australian morning show presenter Samantha Armytage has apologised following outrage caused by an off-the-cuff comment she made on Seven's Sunrise pro...

Twitter Tears Donald Trump Apart After 'Racist' Baltimore Riots Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK

As rioting continues in Baltimore, Donald Trump has taken it upon himself to wade into the debate - and the reaction has NOT been good. The entrepr...

Do We Get the Hate-Filled News We Deserve?

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Mark Hillary

The UK has a problem with immigration. Even those who support migration have to concede that there are practical difficulties, such as a squeeze on school class sizes and GP waiting lists in areas where many new people have settled. This has boosted parties such as UKIP where a withdrawal from the EU - and therefore an end to free migration throughout Europe - is one of their major policies.

Racists on Trains and the Silence of the Bystander

Gabriel Webber | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Gabriel Webber

History's worst acts of evil all happened amidst the silence of the bystander. Ms Nagesh is most unwise to encourage her readers to keep quiet when they witness acts of hatred.

Selective Empathy: You Were Charlie... Why You Are Not Garissa

Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado

Lack of empathy, as history has repeatedly shown, is the breeding ground of every atrocity and indifference.

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

Commuter Defending Woman From Islamophobic Rant Proves There Is Still Some Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK

A commuter has been caught on camera defending a fellow passenger from an Islamophobic tirade on a train in Sydney. In the shocking video, an elder...

An Open Letter to UK Politicians From an Immigrant Woman

Dhanya Nair | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dhanya Nair

This campaign makes me both happy and sad. Happy because, as much as you hate us, immigration and immigrants are the reality of globalisation. Sad because you have systematically vilified us. The fact that we need such a campaign in this day and age speaks volumes about your divisive politics.

Have African Children Finally Found their Dolls?

Michael Mumisa | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Michael Mumisa

Molemo Kgomo says she hopes to solve some of the problems that black parents in the UK and USA face in selecting dolls by expanding her market beyond the African continent.

A Polish Prince Just Challenged Nigel Farage To A Real, Actual Duel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Well, here's one to file under 'This General Election Just Got A WHOLE LOT More Interesting'... Step forward, Prince Janek Żyliński. For you may ...

Why I Challenged Farage on Racism

Barbara Ntumy | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Barbara Ntumy

I took on Farage because I'm sick of the toxic atmosphere, scapegoating those who were not responsible for the economic crisis instead of the economic vandalism of bankers and those in the financial sector. The debate on immigration is fuelled by racism and xenophobia.

Fellow White Gay Men: Let's Stop Misappropriating Black Female Culture

Stephen Donnan | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

Can you imagine, as a white gay man reading this, walking up to a woman of colour in a nightclub or even in the street and clicking our fingers and snapping 'Hey gurrl!' as if we are somehow part of the same post-colonial expression of feminist power?

Disgusting Racist Rant Captured On London Underground

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK

A woman has been caught on camera launching a disgusting racist rant towards two men on the London Underground. Despite being called a "bigot" and ...

Sia and Her Faceless Revolution

Alice Hughes | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Hughes

Is not fame the giving and taking away of faces? Celebrities are defaced and labelled by the media and the public on a daily basis: we've all criticised at least one celebrity for their actions and choices.