UK Racism

BBC Blasted For 'White Supremacist Propoganda' Over Controversial Immigration Show

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK

The BBC is facing a backlash from viewers who complained that a documentary on the evolving communities of London's East End was racist. Many people ...

The EU Theft of Democracy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Our democratic rights are all we have to protect us from tyranny and poor government. We must not sell them for the illusion of a pot of EU gold. People on both sides will try to use scare stories of immigration, risks to the economy, house prices, war and all sorts of other noisy issues, but, at its quiet heart, democracy is the defining issue of this referendum.

For Trayvon

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break." --The Taming of the Shrew I just read the BBC article about ...

College Wars: The American Students Protesting Against Racism

Sam Bright | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bright

The spark: In November 2015, protestors at the University of Missouri forced the resignation of the college President and Chancellor. ©Associated Pre...

This Man Will Make You Question Everything You Know About The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Journalists and politicians are wilfully ignoring the facts about Muslims and migrants, a senior figure in the UN has claimed, leading to a complete m...

The Six-Point Guide To Trevor Phillips' Extraordinary Claims About British Multi-Culturalism

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

The former boss of the equalities watchdog has stunned people with a warning that Britain is "sleepwalking into catastrophe" because of "squeamishness...

Leader Of 'White Britain' Campaign Doesn't Know What A 'White Person' Is

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK

The deputy leader of a group fighting for an all-white Britain was laughed out of a town square in Bath after admitting he didn't know what a white pe...

A Classy Response to The Khan-Hate Campaign.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Although I did not vote for him on Thursday, I have only one thing to say to Sadiq Khan: "Congratulations, Mister Mayor, on a large, clean and classy win!"

Tory 'Dog Whistle Racism' Inquiry Call

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics

Britain's race equalities watchdog should formally investigate Tory "dog whistle" tactics, Unite the union has urged. The country's biggest trade unio...

Defining Racism: What I Say Doesn't Go

Gabriel Webber | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Gabriel Webber

As the scandal of anti-semitism on the British left rumbles on - and in Ken Livingstone's case it's been rumbling for quite some time - we are hearing more and more of the notion that minority groups should have the final say in defining what does and does not constitute a racist attack on them. In other words, this means that if X is a member of racial group Y, and they think that comment Z is a racist attack on racial group Y, it is a racist attack on racial group Y and that's the end of the matter.

Beyoncé, Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea: The Power Struggle Over Defining A Woman's Experience

Wemmy Ogunyankin | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Wemmy Ogunyankin

Asian and black women have a greater list of struggles than white women do. You don't need to tap into that racist bank to make a point, Becky already has a better deal than Ming Lee and Sha Nay Nay combined.

Black Students Blamed For 'White Power' Graffiti At American College

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: The graffiti, pictured below, contains a racial slur Racist graffiti that proclaimed "white power" on the walls of an American university's l...

Beyoncé, Us Black Women Are Toasting You With a Glass of Lemonade

Tasha Okeke | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Why is standing in pride in your own identity and for the people in your community suddenly a controversy? Anyways, Beyoncé, keep doing us black women proud. As you say in Freedom, "Imma keep running cos a winner doesn't quit on themselves".

Woman Receives Death Threats After Standing Up To 'Racist' Skin-Bleaching Remarks

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who fired back at a Tinder match who told her she should use skin-whitening products to look "pretty" says she has received a slew of death th...

Naomi Campbell Refuses To Call Discrimination In Fashion 'Racist'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Naomi Campbell has said she refuses to describe discrimination she’s faced in the fashion industry as “racism”. The supermodel says she instead ...

The New NUS President Addresses Those 'Anti-Semitism' Claims

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The new president of the National Union of Students has responded to claims she is anti-Semitic, saying she will continue to fight racism "in all its ...

Snapchat's Bob Marley Filter Is Stoking A Blazing Row On 4/20

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

The Internet has been set ablaze by Snapchat users, angry at the app for releasing a Bob Marley filter on April 20th - a day celebrated by cannabis sm...

University Students Face Huge Legal Bill Over Alleged Racist Facebook Posts

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Three students at a university in Australia face a legal bill of up to $500,000 AUD (£271,397) after being accused of racism on Facebook. Alex Woods,...

On White Guilt and Social Justice: Put Human Rights First

Roger Dubar | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Roger Dubar

White guilt is understandable: but it should not stop us seeking Human Rights for all. European colonisation killed over a hundred million people. In...

Racist? Me? Course Not!

Frankie Leach | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

As a 19-year-old, white, middle class student, you wouldn't think that racism would really top my personal list of issues I have within the student politics movement. But that couldn't be further from the truth...

The Real Truth About Dutch Racism: Life as a Moroccan

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Mohadesa Najumi

Racism does not go away if you ignore it. It is said that you can learn a lot about a country from how it treats it's minorities and although immigrants are almost non-existent outside of Amsterdam, the country has not overcome racism and its societal, political and legal issues reflect this.

Why Do Dead Old White Men Continue to Dominate Our Curriculum? Universities Need to Do Better for Students of Colour

Mems Ayinla | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mems Ayinla

Whilst some may think that we are moving towards a post-racial society, this assumption is based purely on fairy tales, myths and fantasies. In 2016 racism is still present in all institutions, including higher education.

Young Muslim Woman 'Ignored By Fellow Commuters During Racist Tube Attack'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A young Muslim woman has spoken of her anger at commuters for not stopping her being "abused" in a racist attack at a tube station. The woman, known o...

'Racist' Gap Kids Advert Accused Of Making Black Girl 'A Headrest'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

A picture used in a advert for Gap Kids has divided opinion online, with some claiming it is racist. Gap Kids released their latest ad campaign for it...

Anti-Racism Society Forced To Defend Victim Of Warwick Banana Bigotry

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A University of Warwick society set up to combat bigotry has defended a student who discovered 'vile' racist slurs written on bananas. Faramade Ifatur...