UK Racism

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.

Independent Pulls Bizarre Article Saying White Men Should Be Banned From Student Unions

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Independent was criticised for an article published on its website by an anonymous reporter which advocated for white men to be banned from univer...

Who Am I Anyway?

Joshua Virasami | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Personally I have found that I couldn't even place myself in cultural groups around me. When my hair was short, afro-diasporic people gave me the nod of solidarity, when my hair was long south-Asian diasporic peoples spoke to me in their diversity of languages, yet I remained neither here nor there.

Hate Attack on Ukip Councillor's Home in Farage Constituency Thanet South

Colin Cortbus | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Vile thugs have attacked the home of a UKIP Kent county councillor, smearing obscene political hate slogans all over the walls of his garage last weekend. The attack occured in the Thanet South parliamentary constituency where Nigel Farage is standing, and may be part of a cowardly attempt to intimidate political campaigners in advance of the May elections.

Pretty Shy for a White Guy

Ian Watson | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

It gets trickier when you're offended by racism aimed at others, especially those who aren't there. Bigots will gladly spew all manner of idiocy when they feel safe that there aren't any of their victims around to hear them.

Starbucks Ditches #RaceTogether Cups But Insists It's All Part Of The Plan

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

Starbucks baristas are no longer scrawling the words “Race Together” on coffee cups after a short-lived campaign to engage customers in positive d...

Sorry White People, You Can't Talk About Racism...

Inez Sarkodee-Adoo | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Inez Sarkodee-Adoo

Moving past crippling mistrust and misidentification of the guilty requires recognition of the ways that dominant representations of racial difference legitimise and normalise habitual discrimination, phenomena that everybody ought to be welcome to oppose.

'I Can't Go To Your Birthday Party Because You're Black'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

A father has revealed the shocking RSVP his daughter received to her birthday invite, where a young classmate explained she might not be allowed to at...

The Internet Hates Starbucks' #RaceTogether Campaign

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Starbucks Ditches #RaceTogether But Insists It's All Part Of The Plan A bid by coffee giant Starbucks to engage US customers and baristas i...

Muslim Fashion Designer's Anti-Racism Stance: 'I'm Not A Terror Threat'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Muslim fashion designer Frida Deguise has taken a stand - or, more accurately, a catwalk - against racism in the fashion industry. 'I'm a fashion t...

The English; Do We Have an Identity?

Jake Mills | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Jake Mills

People search their family trees looking for a tenuous connection to a long forgotten Irish heritage. A great grandfather's, friend's dog - born in Ireland and providing the licence to enjoy a guilt free Guinness.

Daily Mail Commenters Have Been Unleashed By Trevor Phillips Race Article

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

Britain's former equality chief stepped into the debate on multiculturalism in spectacular style over the weekend with an article claiming politicians...

US Fraternity Sent Racist Emails Encouraging Students To Rape Females

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A US university's fraternity is under investigation after sending a racist email encouraging its members to rape women, less than a week after a video...