UK Racism

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...

New M&S Pie Sparks Fierce Debate Over Whether It's Racist

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

A woman has sparked a heated social media row, after she accused Marks & Spencer’s of creating a pie that celebrated the deaths of millions in Brita...

The Non-Issue Of White Black Lives Matter Protestors

William Crona | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

I support Black Lives Matter. The ones I stand opposed to are those who think that my 'and' ought to be a 'but'. These things are in no way at odds with each other.

I Hope To Speak For The Dead

Urban Wolf | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Urban Wolf

I chose theatre as my medium because it places the audience in a space where it is difficult to run away from uncomfortable truths. In theatre, in a ritualised way, for a short time we breathe the same air and inhabit the same space as the people who experience these tragedies. My intention is to present work that is provocative and transformative.

Maybe We Aren't All Suddenly Racist And Maybe EU Free Movement Is Racist

Julian Jones | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Jones

Brexit has become a byword for racism and chauvinism. A gross generalisation has been born out of the admittedly undeniable fact that some extreme-right groups advocated an exit from the EU. This unfair generalisation that those who supported Brexit are closet racists has passed into the norm of social thought and may take a while to reverse.

Polish Man Beaten By Gang Of 20 On Same Day Theresa May Apologised For Hate Attacks Post-Brexit

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK

Police are hunting a gang of 20 young men who attacked a Polish man in what is being treated as a “racially-aggravated assault”. The 28-year-old ...

Australian Man Brilliantly Tackles Racism With A Pot Of English Breakfast Tea

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK

A diner who overheard two women engaged in a racist conversation about Aboriginal Australians used an unlikely weapon to teach them a message of toler...

It Was Acceptable In The '80s

Terry-Ann Kibbles | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Terry-Ann Kibbles

When the new Indian family moved in and bought the shop, I was selfishly very happy. As a seven year old, I was over the moon that 'proper' Indians had moved in and my mother and I were no longer the only 'Pakis' in the village. They had two children the around same age as me. They were darker than me, they had Indian names, they were Hindu and they owned a shop.

Survival: From Birth to Marriage

Louise Lawless | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Step 1; Make it out of the Womb. (pre-birth) Admittedly, this step is entirely out of your control. Antiquated, discriminatory traditions may be an ob...

Air China Forced To Apologise Over 'Racist' London Travel Advice

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK

A Chinese airline has been forced to apologise after warning passengers that “precautions” should be taken when visiting areas in London mainly po...

Teaching My Black Son About Racism

Claire Quansah | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Quansah

I have an 8 year old son. He's handsome, funny, smart, caring, with a zest for life that would make most kids' TV presenters jealous. But in recent months I've become increasingly aware of the difficult conversations I'm going to have to have with him. One of them being race.

Black Lives Matter Occupy London City Airport Runway To Ground Flights

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

London City Airport if fully operational after a Black Lives Matter protest occupied the runway and grounded all flights in and out. Police were call...

Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary Could Be Going To Jail For A Long Time

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Anjem Choudary is facing up to 10 years in jail when he is sentenced later today for drumming up support for so-called Islamic State (IS). The Briti...

TV Presenter Praised For Confessing To 'Racist' Moment

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK

An American newsreader has earned praise for penning a heartfelt note encouraging people to recognise and overcome their racial bias. Anchor Frank So...

Stand Up For What You Believe In - But Be Prepared For A Rough Ride

Frederika Roberts | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

In my keynotes and workshops, I always remind my audiences of how important it is for our own wellbeing, happiness and resilience to be part of someth...

Burkini: How A Swimsuit Has Brought The Rule Of Law To Sink On French Beaches

Michael Privot | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Michael Privot

They effectively prevent all Muslim women wearing a burkini - or a headscarf as recent arrests have shown - from going to the beach, a public space. This is a clearly discriminatory measure - both on the grounds of religion and of gender. The bans do nothing to actually empower or "emancipate" women, despite their purported goal according to defenders of the decrees.

Polish Men Attacked Hours After Vigil For Murdered Pole In Same Town

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK

Two Polish man have been attacked in a suspected hate crime in Harlow just hours after a vigil to honour the death of a murdered Pole in the same town...

Revealed: Racist, Anti-Semitic Abuse Of Those Barred From Labour Leader Election

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Politics

The full scale of the racist, anti-semitic, sexist and threatening online abuse of those barred from Labour’s leadership election has been revealed ...