UK Racism

Let's Not Make Child Grooming about Ethnicity, But We Can Talk About Race If You'd Like

Assed Baig | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Assed Baig

The fundamental problem is that by making this issue about Asians, Pakistanis or Muslims, the discussion is taken away from the actual victims. It also ignores or marginalises the non-white victims of these predatory criminals.

Wake Up Football And Stop Pretending Racism Doesn't Exist

Grant Feller | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

The deafening silence from fellow football professionals coupled with the absurd comments from the LMA, Redknapp and others are only making a problem that is deeply entrenched in society worse.

Will the Missouri Riots Make a Difference?

Miriam Brown | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

For too long, African Americans, Black and Asian Britons have felt targeted... In the USA, great steps towards racial equality have been made over the decades. In spite of this, time and time again we hear of fatal shootings between the white and the black populations... How many deaths will it take for something to be done? For things to change?

The Terror of Austerity: How the Coalition's Cuts Are Killing Us

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Louisa Ackermann

When people steal from the state through benefit fraud (usually out of desperation), there's public outcry. But when the state steals from the people by failing to provide even a basic standard of living, whilst corruption and tax evasion runs unchecked, we're told it's all part of a necessary strategy for economic recovery.

Samuel Luckhurst

Mackay, Moody And How Tan Exposed Football's Jingoism

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Sport

Koreans, Chinese, Israelis, homosexuals, females and even Welsh women were all, allegedly, ridiculed in a string of derogatory text message exchanges ...

The Ferguson Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Will Never Face Justice, And We All F--king Know It

Adam Jung | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Adam Jung

We don't suspect justice won't be done, we absolutely know it won't. And how do we know? Kelly Thomas. James Boyd. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kimani Gray.

US Vogue Features First Non-White, Non-Celeb Model On September Cover In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bethann Hardison's diversity campaign has highlighted the lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry and it looks like US Vogue may have finally...

US University Sorority Posts Racist Snapchat Celebrating 'No N****s' In Their Group

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student who bragged there were no black women in her sorority group has been kicked out of the club after her snapchat message went viral. The so...

Racism, Racy Images And Other Police Social Media Gaffes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Police officers and civilians made racist and threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter, sent friend requests to victims of crime and uploaded imag...

We All Need to Work to Keep Europe Open and Free

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

When we look at the news and we see incident after incident of discrimination, antisemitism and vigilante justice. Whether that's Jewish shops being targeted in Paris or a woman being assaulted for displaying an Israeli flag in Amsterdam, we are surrounded by acts of baseless hatred.

Ferguson - A Country Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

White and Black Americans have fought in one way or another, side by side in the Union Army, in World War I and II, in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, only to return to their own separate neighborhoods, separate houses of worship and their own separate lives. Black and White Americans, for the most part, simply do not live in the same society and do not see the world around them in the same way.

Is Integration 'Impossible' for Roma in France?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

'Integration is impossible in a country like France which is plagued by debt, the budget deficit, the crisis and mass unemployment!'... Roma generally find themselves in the poorest neighbourhoods of France, which suffer from high levels of unemployment and so are inevitably hostile to newcomers.

Women Against Feminism, Privilege and Feminist Activism

Louise Pennington | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

Nothing irritates me more than the misappropriation of humanism, which is a centuries old intellectual movement based on rationality and science. The term itself predates feminism by nearly a century so how humanism can be the response to feminism is beyond me.

Jessica Elgot

Antisemitic Attacks Soar In Britain Even Before Middle East Conflict Kicked Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK

Anti-Jewish attacks and abuse shot up by 36% in the first six months of 2014, with experts predicting they will climb even further once incidents trig...

Irrelevant Party Leader Stops Leading Irrelevant Party

Chris York | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Chris York

Nick Griffin has stepped down as leader of the British National Party. In fact he stepped down on Saturday but such is the irrelevance of the party, no one actually noticed until two days later. Now he has an even less relevant job...

Why Is it Acceptable to Be Racist Against White People?

Steven Stewart | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK
Steven Stewart

She is freely espousing racist beliefs that black people can have one thing which white people are, in no way, allowed to enjoy or emulate, but what if the situation was the reverse? ... Why is it acceptable for members of ethnic minority groups to do it to poor old whitey?

Acting for a Change

Phina Oruche | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Phina Oruche

I have just left the Young Vic in London where the Act for Change project took place. It's started after actor Danny Lee Wynter watched a trailer from ITV for their impeding TV releases and saw all white characters and decided along with his partners, a group of actors of all colours genders and ages, that enough is enough and something had to be done.

Olympics Poster Girl Police Officer Wins Racist And Sexist Discrimination Claim

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

The Metropolitan Police deleted its records of sexist and racist discrimination against one of its few black, female firearms officers, it has been re...

Half Naked German Princess Arrested Over 'Killing Muslims' Abuse At Posh Uni Party

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A German princess was arrested after stripping off her clothes and racially abusing a first aider at a posh university party - and was even put in leg...

Asa Bennett

'Go Back To Your Own Country," Diner Told At This London Cafe

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

A British woman was left "flabbergasted" after being told by a waiter at the trendy Sông Quê Café in East London to "go back to your own country". ...

Warwick University Students Lead "Inspiring" Rally Against Neo-Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Pavey | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of Warwick University students gathered together on Thursday to protest against a neo-Nazi group that believes “there is no legitimate reas...

Mehdi Hasan

Sadiq Khan On Bold Policies, Lazy MPs And Growing Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

It is difficult to believe Sadiq Khan was once, in his own words, "an angry young man". The MP for Tooting and shadow justice secretary joined the Lab...

"Refugees Welcome -- Bring Your Families"

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

A modern economy needs a constant flow of new labour -- both skilled and unskilled -- and immigration is the only way to get it. Germany, UK and America have built their economies on this and I met a lady from Silicone Valley, the centre of America's IT industry who said her industry's message to the US Government is simple: "give us more Indians."

Blatter Slams 'Racist' British Media

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has dismissed allegations of corruption surrounding the controversial Qatar 2022 World Cup bid, saying British journalists...

'We're Going To Arm For The Upcoming Battle': KKK Trains For 'Race War'

Barcroft | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

A group of Ku Klux Klan members says it is planning military style combat training for the first time in KKK history - exactly 60 years after the birt...