UK Racism

Beyond an Outcry on Islamophobia, It Is Time We 'Catch the Bull by the Horns'

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In the midst of continuous negative portrayal of Muslims, there seems to be genuine fear in wider society that 'Islamist aliens' are taking over this island. Whilst many Muslims feel under siege and tend to think they are probably subject to a 'McCarthyite' witch hunt, others still question Muslims' place in this land and if they are part of a 'Trojan Horse' entryist plot. Both these assertions are wild.

'They Mock Our Face' - My Day at the Anti-Black Pete Protest in the Netherlands

Claire Fernandez | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Claire Fernandez

'Welkom in Gouda', giant letters announced to welcome the thousands of Dutch people who came to welcome the national 'arrival' of Saint Nicholas and his black faced helpers, the Black Petes (Zwarte Pieten in Dutch) on 15 November. The anti-Zwarte Piet protesters, on the other hand, were only welcomed by far-right hatred, biased journalists and police brutality...

The People's Politics - Why It's Time Voters Are Really Represented In Parliament

Becky Hopper | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Becky Hopper

Perhaps we ought to start looking into The Green Party, or even The Animal Welfare Party, or rather than protest voting for the far right, protest vote by destroying our voting slips? Surely anything is better than voting for a party who're no better than the BNP?

For Women's Sake, Don't Ban Sex-Selective Abortion

Alex Porter | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Porter

Feminism, and all movements striving for equality, should aim to empower individuals to make choices free from the arbitrary restrains of gender, race, sexuality or class. Sex-selective abortion is a symptom of inequality, and the only way to rid our society of this practice, or any other form of discrimination, is to attack the virus of bigotry itself.

Harvard Students Sit Notorious 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test. ALL Of Them Failed

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of Harvard students were recently asked to sit the notorious 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test, implemented at the time to stop black people from v...

Black Is the New Green, Part One: Energy Security

David Saddington | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
David Saddington

Energy security is one of the most talked about topics not only in terms of the debates around climate change action but also conventional policy. Energy price and stability have very real economic implications for any nation and there is now more than ever increasing concern to secure the resource by internalising energy generation.

Some Clarity on Dapper Laughs

Lee Kern | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

Dapper Laughs show wasn't banned. His series ran for it's full length on ITV2. The channel decided they won't recommission a second series. That is not a ban and to argue this is a way to reframe the debate and shift things from the true discussion about misogyny that should be taking place.

To Be a Man, My Son

Ian Watson | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Watson

Dad's world was simpler than mine. Those he considered cowards were bullies and wife beaters. His idiots were layabouts, the intentionally uneducated and the spineless. My cowards are racists and homophobes. My idiots are the intolerant and the close-minded. People too scared to even try and understand anything that makes them look at their own lives.

Five Questions for Anyone Who Says 'It's Not Racist to Talk About Immigration'

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

To pretend racism doesn't play a role in generating hostility towards, and anxiety over, immigration is naive, if not disingenuous. Those who piously claim that opposition to immigration in the UK isn't driven by prejudice, bigotry and hysteria, but rather by "legitimate concerns" over rising migrant numbers and a growing pressure on public services, should try answering the following five questions.

'X Factor' Fleur Opens Up About Racist Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘X Factor’ hopeful Fleur East has spoken candidly about the racism she endured at the hands of bullies, during her school days. MORE 'X FACTOR'...

Hating Islam Is Not Similar to Racism, Andrew Brown

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

The Guardian's Andrew Brown should apologise for equating hatred of Islam with hatred of "black people".

Race-baiting in 2014: Let's Send Our Politicians Back to School

Daniel Weeks | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

Rather than leading a race to the bottom of the dungheap, elected leaders like Sen. Sanborn should be setting an example of integrity and respect for our youth. If he cannot meet the standard of student conduct prescribed by the very schools he represents, is he fit to serve in public office?

Nigel Farage, Andrew Lawrence and Ukip - The Biggest Whiners in Society

Lee Kern | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

When people legitimately challenged Andrew's point of view - providing him with logic, evidence and counter-argument - Andrew did what any Ukip-loving coward does - he hid behind a paranoid and imagined claim of persecution to avoid responding to the challenges leveled his way.

It May Be Halloween, But It's No Time For Witch-Hunts

Jemma Wayne | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It is time to wake up. In different ways many of us have done it, uttered sweeping, dangerous slurs - the "don't be gay" type comment is one I have heard unchallenged far too often. But it is the urgent responsibility of each of us, right now, to be precise about what speech we employ...

Andrew Lawrence's Dangerous Ideas About Comedy Need to Be Challenged

Dana Alexander | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Dana Alexander

The last time a nation embraced these kind of ideas, six million Jews ended up dead. The left wing "witch hunt" as Andrew calls it is not about infringing upon the rights of some whining, entitled, right wing, heterosexual, middle class white guy who has enjoyed many a success at the BBC. This is about challenging dangerous ideas.

'I Love Stabbing Black People'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university's hockey team is under investigation after tweets on a private account were exposed revealing racist, sexist and xenophobic messages - in...

Jon Stewart And Bill O'Reilly Debated White Privilege On 'The Daily Show', And It Turned Into A Shouting Match

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Comedy

"I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege," Jon Stewart asked guest-slash-nemesis Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday night's 'The Dai...

Ebola: Is Europe Immune... to Racism?

Michael Privot | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Michael Privot

The spread of Ebola - and its containment - is a collective human responsibility that goes beyond racial, gender and class divides. European States should ensure equal access to health care in order to preserve social cohesion and avoid a deterioration of the situation.

This Teen Thinks Being Drunk Is An Excuse For Shocking Racial Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

The racist rant of a young train passenger abusing a security guard has sparked a police investigation in Australia. The incident has been deemed s...

Why I Wore a Hijab for a Week

Kate Leaney | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Leaney

I stand in solidarity with the Muslim community because some of the greatest examples of love, hospitality and compassion have been modelled to me by good friends who happen to also be Muslim, but unfortunately this is not the view of Islam or its followers that is championed through our media sources of late.

Tom And Jerry Cartoons Now Carry A Racism Warning

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK

Tom and Jerry cartoons now display warnings they may depict ethnic and racist prejudices. Subscribers on Amazon Prime Instant Video can view the c...

Anti-Racist Protestors Manage To Shut Down Anti-Racist Play

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

A critically-acclaimed performance event featuring black actors in a "human zoo" has been cancelled after protests which posed "a serious threat" to t...

Lupita Nyong'o And Elmo Smash Skin Colour Prejudice In One Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We didn't think we could love Lupita Nyong'o anymore than was possible, but her debut on Sesame Street is utterly brilliant. Alongside Elmo, she st...

The Human Zoo and the Masturbation of White Guilt

Akala | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Akala

So as you have probably heard. An 'artist' named Brett Bailey thinks it is creative and innovative to showcase black humans in a mock zoo for the entertainment of white 'liberals' at the Barbican Centre... This 21st Century recreation of the very real human zoos is disgusting, deplorable and aims to do none of the things its supporters claim it does. I'll explain why.

Black Actress Arrested After She Kisses White Husband In Public

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

US actress Daniele Watts says she is angry and frustrated after she was arrested by police because they saw her kissing her husband in public, and app...