UK Racism

Students' Asylum Seeker Pub Crawl At Australian University Slammed As 'Shocking'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a university in Australia have been slammed for organising an asylum seekers pub crawl where attendees were asked to bring ID to avoid bei...

'The Ku Klux Klan Wants You!'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Racist? Bigoted? A fan of pointy hoods? Then do we have some good news for you. The white supremacy group The Ku Klux Klan has stepped up its camp...

EDL Marchers and Strange Irrational Rituals

Will Black | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

The English Defence League march in Peterborough on Saturday was not the first I've witnessed. In fact, it was tediously familiar. Drunken louts ranting incoherently about how they would like 'their country' to be, while multicultural England looks on - or avoids them - have become a regular spectacle in England.

Skin-deep Differences Don't Matter

Kiran Chug | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

With their Indian mother and white father, my children stand out at the gurdwara. They look different, and although they don't know it yet, I wonder what impact this will have on their lives. As I see them alongside little boys with turbans and young girls in traditional dress, I wonder when they will notice the differences that are skin deep.

Diane Abbott Accuses Ukip Of 'Sinking To Gutter' By Appealing To Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

Diane Abbott has launched a cutting attack on Ukip, accusing the party of "sinking to the gutter" by appealing to anti-immigrant fears to gain votes. ...

Durham Student Union Votes To Campaign Against 'Blacking Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student union has voted to campaign for students to actively stop "blacking up" in fancy dress parties and at other university events. Following...

Ted Terry Victim Thought About Selling Story To Papers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Sport

Former England captain John Terry's father was overheard saying "when the police call, tell them I never said those things" days after allegedly headb...

Students Must Stand Up to Racism and Ukip's Scapegoating

Aaron Kiely | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

If we are to successfully push back the current wave of racism, we will need an unrelenting campaign in the student movement in defence of our multicultural society against those who wish to divide us.

Stop Telling Us to Lighten Up

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Ackermann

Not finding your jokes funny doesn't mean we're lacking in humour - it means your jokes are shit...

Vogue Publishes (Another) Blackface Spread

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although model Saskia de Brauw does not have dark make-up on her face in all of these photos, it's hard not to experience a face-palm 'WTF, Vogue?' mo...

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The New Neo-Nazi Group Which Just Wants To 'Piss People Off'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

"We want to piss people off," says Tom, a member of a new neo-Nazi youth group which has recently emerged from the murky undergrowth of the far right ...

Student Rights Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine as Fifth SU Publicly Condemns 'Anti-Extremism' Group

Hilary Aked | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Aked

Another students union has officially condemned the 'anti-extremism' organisation 'Student Rights'. On Thursday Kingston university became the fifth campus (following motions at LSE, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, and UCL) to join the counter-campaign called 'Real Student Rights' which continues to grow on the back of coverage in the national press.

England Women's Football Player Says Sorry After 'Blacking-Up' For Sister Act Fancy Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Sport

A women's England international footballer has apologised for painting her face black to attend a fancy dress party as Whoopi Goldberg in the film Sis...

Ukip Don't 'Love Britain', They Hate It

Grant Feller | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

In the history of political slogans, there cannot be another more contradictory than UKIP's catchy new phrase, purloined with extraordinary naivety from the British National Party. 'Love Britain, Vote UKIP.'

Prejudice: Not Just Whom You Know, But Also Where You Live

Miles Hewstone | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Miles Hewstone

It has long been known that positive interaction with members of other groups (ethnic, religious and so on) promotes more positive attitudes to others. Why, then, is it sometimes claimed that diversity poses a challenge to modern society, makes people withdraw from interaction, makes us less trusting of one another?

Study Reveals Secret Of Improving Racial Tolerance

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

It may seem like common sense that people can be made less racist by simply moving to live in more ethnically-mixed areas, but now research has proven...

Nazis Now on Campus

Colin Cortbus | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

The far-right, the BNP and the short-lived Liverpool-based National Culturists, have previously attempted to agitate on campuses. But what is new and threatening about National Action as a phenomenon is the group's overt, totally unconcealed admiration for Adolf Hitler, its links to the ideology of violent terrorists, and most significantly the advanced, potentially ground-breaking propaganda tactics the group employs .

London Bar Blames Violence On Black People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

A famous South London nightspot has blamed violence in the capital on black people. An explosive rant on Fridge Bar's Facebook page listed clubs in...

Islamophobia Is Real

Farida Ahmed | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

What is Islamophobia? It is an irrational fear and hatred of Muslims categorized as an identifiable group. Islamophobia is becoming an 'elephant in the room' - it is an actual phenomenon that has gained significant momentum in Europe over the last decade.

Internet Feminism, Call Out Culture, and White Women's Tears

Jeni Harvery | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeni Harvery

Let's support that change without turning it into either a noisy, vindictive, self seeking and other woman bashing performance, or by engaging in unnecessary, overly indulgent self flagellation. Let's support that change whilst supporting each other, so that we can all come together and finally, finally, smash the patriarchy to smithereens.

Barely Racist?

Shweta Kothari | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shweta Kothari

It was an everyday lunch and all classmates were sitting together to discuss an assignment. Suddenly I said something which made all the eyeballs roll towards me and one of my classmates remarked, "Jeez, are we in seventies"? I didn't comprehend the reaction very well. All I had asked was whether a woman being discussed was coloured.

So All Muslims Who Visit Legoland are Terrorists, According to the Daily Mail

Imran Awan | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

The media, including newspapers such as the Daily Mail, must provide a more responsible, objective and proportionate way of reporting on stories, but I suppose that is expecting a lot from the Daily Mail.

Is Immigration the European Union's Death Knell?

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Immigration may well prove to be the death knell of the EU as we know it. But if it is, it will not have been due to immigration itself but rather to Brussels' tone deaf, inflexible, and insensitive response to the issue. The matter is highly emotional and goes to the very heart of people's values, sense of fairness, cultural identity and social cohesion. Trying to counter that either with cold numerical and economic arguments or with dismissive insults of xenophobia is not only futile, it is grist to the mill for the political parties which have successfully made immigration their main platform and that seem on track to form the largest single grouping in the European Parliament after the May elections. But it's worse than that. The Brussels response will be constructed by many as being absolute proof of a type of Union they reject.

UKIP: A Convenient Enemy for British Liberal Democracy

Tom Vine | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Vine

As well as being the new dark horse in British politics, Ukip have become well-known for their radically right-wing politics, unmistakeably expressing racist, sexist, homophobic views - you name it, they've said it. For many they have become a force to be defeated and left to the history books.

Racism: Is It Inherent or Learned?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

Race is a social paradigm. It does not intrinsically draw a parallel with our prototypes of anxiety or distrust or phobia, despite the fact that it can develop into one. Thus it is within our authority to foster a social order whereby race is not a profound construct.