UK Racism

'Game Of Thrones' Creators' Slavery Drama 'Confederate' Gets Frosty Reception On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

The news that the creators of ‘Game Of Thrones’ are working on a new drama based around a fictional America, in which slavery was never criminalis...

Black Students '50% More Likely To Drop Out Of University'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Black students are 50% more likely to drop out of university than their white and Asian classmates, new research has revealed. Social Market Foundati...

The Rise Of Acid Attacks

Rabina Khan | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK
Rabina Khan

Restrictions on the sale of sulphuric acid were introduced in 2015, yet up to 98% concentrated sulphuric acid can be bought on the internet, with no basic checks, so despite the restrictions, it is still possible to obtain it easily and cheaply.

Stormzy And The Individuality Of Black Identity

Danielle Dash | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Dash

The monolithic representation of black men in the media as criminals creates a hysterical fear among white people when witnessing black men in even the most benign of situations and is in part responsible for Stormzy's house being raided in February this year by police because of reports he was a burglar.

What Exactly Do We Mean By 'Far Right'

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Politics
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The political terminology of left, right, extreme left, far right can be a minefield for anybody trying to make sense of their newspaper. Not only are the terms hard to pin down to a precise definition they are also used interchangeably and (often) wrongly, leading to widespread confusion.

Racism Has Become An Accepted Part Of Political Discourse

Rabbil Sikdar | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics
Rabbil Sikdar

If he arrives and they march, I will be there with my placard with thousands of others to remind the white nationalists that we are still here. This is our home and they can never make us go away.

What's There To Be Proud About?

Krishen Samuel | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

Are we proud of the obvious flouting of transgender rights across the globe? In 2017, the radiance of our substantial progress is eclipsed by the darkness of repressive systems that aim to change us, to make us 'normal'. This does not leave me feeling particularly proud.

Barrister Blames Brexit As Racist Who Attacked Woman In Niqab Is Jailed

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK

A man who admitted tearing a niqab off a woman in a shopping centre and yelling: “you are in our country now you stupid fucking Muslim” has been j...

Grenfell - The Myths And Unsung Heros Of Estate Communities

Lou Mensah | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
Lou Mensah

The Grenfell tragedy shows us what happens when we refuse to listen to people, rendering them powerless. We know the residents shared their concerns o...

Grenfell Tower Reveals It's Really The Middle-Class Who're Guilty Of The Politics Of Envy

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Skylar Baker-Jordan

The residents of South Kensington complaining about rehousing Grenfell Tower victims in their neighbourhood need a reality check. Be grateful that nothing like this has happened to you. Not just the fire, but the sheer poverty that comes with living on a council estate. Instead of moaning that these people are getting help you've never needed, try being grateful for the fact that you have, in fact, never needed that help.

Boots Apologises After Skin Chart Slammed For 'Implying Brown And Black Skin Is Abnormal'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A skin chart by Boots has come under fire for “implying brown and black skin is abnormal”. The chart, featuring a list of skin types and the SPF t...

Labelling Criminals As Terrorists Imbues Them With Undeserved Power: They Are Just Isolated, Egotistical Violent Offenders

Dr Mils Hills | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Dr Mils Hills

With the 18th June attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque, we see the latest case of the low-tech murder and maiming of individuals by someone nursing dis...

Racism And Classism Killed The Residents Of Grenfell Tower

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK
Skylar Baker-Jordan

We are talking about some of the most marginalised and oppressed people in our society dying in a hellish inferno, so the very nature of the discourse around what happened at Grenfell Tower is innately political whether we want it to be or not. The fact is, Grenfell Tower - from the residents' years of documented complaints about safety to the fact is lies in the richest borough in London - is a stark reminder of whose voices get listened to in modern Britain, whose don't, and that this dichotomy can have deadly consequences.

How To Get More White Working Class Boys Into University

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics

When she became Prime Minister in July 2016, Theresa May stood on the steps of No.10 Downing Street and set out her own personal mission for changing ...

Why British Muslims Hate Extremism More Than You Do

Aaliyah Hussain | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Aaliyah Hussain

We are the ones who feel the full force of a racist backlash each time a terrorist attack happens. We are the ones who are made to feel guilty, on the defensive, anxious that our children will be picked on in the playground, or that our colleagues are whispering behind our backs. We are the ones who are abused, sworn at, spat at, pushed, punched, kicked, beaten and even killed on British streets. Our homes and places of worship are petrol-bombed and have faeces posted through their doors.

Theresa May's Weak Words Fall Short Of Calling Out Trump's Bigotry Against Our Mayor Sadiq Khan

Shaista Aziz | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Shaista Aziz

Well, we got there in the end. Sort of. It has taken Theresa May two full days to say "I think Donald Trump is wrong in what he said about Sadiq Khan, in relation to the terrorist attacks on London." A meek, one sentence response that typifies May's approach to tackling divisive rhetoric: lacklustre and feeble.

Black Woman's Open Letter To Men Who Fetishise Skin Colour Is Spot On

Caters | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A black woman has written an open letter to demand men stop trying to “tick having sex with a black woman off their bucket list” – as she claim...

What Having My Bump Shamed Taught Me About Pregnancy As A Black Woman

Porsche Thomas | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Porsche Thomas

mumbod The sun was beaming and my body was itching for a staycation moment. Earlier in my pregnancy I was so unhappy with my body, but as my growing ass leveled out with my growing belly, and I began to feel that balance was being restored, I felt pride in my body and the fact that I felt it had held up.

Ukip Suspends Election Candidate Over String Of Racist Tweets

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK

Ukip has suspended one of its General Election candidates over a set of social media posts which prompted allegations of racism. Paddy Singh will cont...

Tory Plan To Fight Gender And Race Pay Gap Isn't Enough, Campaigners Say

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK

The Tories’ policy pledge to fight the “injustice” of the gender and race pay gap doesn’t go far enough, campaigners have said. The party will...

Inspiring The Next Generation

Kirsty Osei-Bempong | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK
Kirsty Osei-Bempong

I remember my careers teacher telling me that I should consider social work - as that was what a lot of black women went into. But I think, the pièce de résistance has to go to my history teacher who predicted me a 'C' at GSCE level. She told my mum and dad at another parent's evening that she did not place much hope in me on this particular subject. She also threw in that most black people ended up working as cleaners.

Tory Councillor Suspended After Posting Offensive Tweet About Ireland

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

A Tory councillor has been suspended after posting a racist and anti-Irish tweet during the Eurovision song contest on Saturday night, and it appears ...

Kelvin MacKenzie Warned Of Police Probe For 'Jeremy Corbyn Knifed To Death' Wish

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK

Labour has warned Kelvin MacKenzie he could expect a police investigation for suggesting his ideal headline would be “Jeremy Corbyn knifed to death ...

The N Word: The Controversy, The Double Standard And Why Katie Price Shouldn't Have Used It

Stacy Francis | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stacy Francis

My argument with Katie Price was she has a huge platform and the ability to teach people to not use such an awful word that has is associated with horrible suppression against a race. Does she care about any of the disparities that black people still face in America and around the world? Her issue which is bullying was suddenly overlooked as she dropped this word in her conversation and caused a big media frenzy.

Social Media Companies Are Finally Held To Account For Their Inaction On Removing Illegal, Extremist And Hate Material

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

The response from social media companies like Google, Twitter and You Tube in particular, has been bluster, public relations spin and media lines that have done nothing to help victims who have suffered so much on their platforms.