UK Racism

Hypocrisy of Free Speech: Made by the Powerful, for the Powerful, against the Powerless

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

There is no justification for murdering journalists or satirists. No degree of offence legitimises the use of violence. The deaths of the journalists should be mourned for that particular reason, but no more so than the two officers or the maintenance man who were also killed in the tragic shootings..

A Muslim's Response to the 25,000 Anti-Islam Protesters in Germany

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

I hear you marched in your thousands against my religion. Last week, and last month. You marched against immigrants, foreigners, and anyone a shade darker. I will not draw comparisons to Nazi Germany. I will not call you bigots, I will not insult you, and I will not label you. But we do have a problem.

Charlie Hebdo: They're Not Racist Just Because You're Offended

Lliana Bird | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Lliana Bird

I don't doubt many people would have found the Charlie Hebdo cartoons extremely offensive, and I'm not here to tell you that's wrong, but the insinuation that insulting/offending people may have invited this horrific tragedy on any level is tantamount in my eyes to the old age adage that a rape victim "asked for it" by wearing a short skirt. It's victim blaming at its very worst, and especially against people who fought in many ways for the rights of those who attacked them. So long as offence remains within the bounds of what is legally acceptable, then it is just that - acceptable - whether you personally like it or not.

QUIZ: Who Said It - Ukip Member Or Fox News Pundit?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Think you know your right-wing talking heads from your right-wing politicians? Take our quiz that straddles the Pond and asks: who said it - a member ...

Celebrity Big Brother - Say What, Ken?

Gill Alexander | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Now one-time Corrie regular Ken Morley has been ejected for his "unacceptable and offensive language". Goodbye, Ken. It is doubtful that anyone other than your agent will mourn your departure.

Why It's a Disgrace Racist Corrie Star Ken Morley Gets to Stay in CBB

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

This year's Celebrity Big Brother has to go down as one of the most shambolic seasons in reality TV history. Just look at last Saturday night's show - an alleged sexual assault and derogatory racial slurs all in one episode.

Horrific Video Shows Schoolgirls Singing Racist Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Disturbing video footage has emerged of girls as young as five singing a racist song while a toddler walks around the room. Three schoolgirls - age...

Nigel Farage Attacked For Failing To Integrate With Rest Of Society

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Comedy

The inability of Nigel Farage and other right-wing politicians to integrate and speak the same language as those working in the NHS has been attacked ...

Racism, Homophobia and Bigotry (No, Not Ukip)

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I'm not claiming other parties to be racist or homophobic... It is pure intellectual dishonesty for members of those parties to claim that Ukip is, because they - like us - have had members who have said and done some unacceptable things.

The Dark Side of Bond

John Watson | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Watson

Would a black Bond fail to convince because he would cut across the preconceptions of the audience? Of course, we are used to that sort of thing at the theatre...

Are Scotland Yard Officers Being Arrested Just for Complaining About Racism?

David Churchill | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
David Churchill

While remembering both officers came from different units, this rings alarm bells of a possible more wide-spread culture where attempts are made to falsely discredit, alienate and drive out officers who dare to criticise - even if they were right to complain.

Labour & Tory Immigration Policies Have Made Britain Racist, Says Ukip Councillor

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics

The Ukip leadership has moved to distance the party from remarks by one of its councillors claiming an "overload" of immigrants had turned Britain int...

Hull's Taxi Drivers and the Luftwaffe - Lessons About the Past and Warnings About the Future..

Karl Davis | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

Recent debates around the whole "local driver" issue involving a local taxi firm are illustrated beautifully by two buildings on Hull's Holderness Road. They are connected by real proximity, but separated by the passage of 70 years. Yards from 35 taxi's bustling taxi office stands the Boyes store, built on the site of what was the Savoy Cinema.

Islamophobia Is Code for Race-Hate and Religious Bigotry - Let's Force Britain First Off Our Streets

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

How much longer are we going to give a platform to thugs in suits struggling to keep a straight face for the cameras as they state they're "not racist, just against radical Islam", while their mates swill Stella and chuck Nazi salutes in the background?

Islamophilia Cannot Be an Effective Answer to Islamophobia

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Karthick Ram Manoharan

Liberals and leftists in the West are right to condemn the bigotry of the majority community, but the fundamentalism of the minority community cannot be spared from criticism. If those identifying as left and liberal fail to criticise the dangerous trends of Islamism, the right will step up for the task. That is a future no one wants and political correctness can do little to fight it.

Nigel Farage's Defence of Kerry Smith Demonstrates that Casual Racism is the Norm

Zahra Wynne | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

It seems that week after week, we're hit with another story of Nigel Farage or one of his UKIP counterparts spouting racist, sexist and homophobic comments left right and centre. It's become worryingly predictable, and it seems that although there is a candidate step down here and there, a half-hearted apology and a tepid reassurance that this is 'not representative of UKIP', they continue to receive support.

Gaffe-Prone Ukip Members Told To Stay Away From Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip have responded to a series of social media gaffes by banning members from using its logo without written consent. The party's chairman, Steve ...

'All I Want This Chanukah is A Giant Sack of Bulls**t'

Dan Glass | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Dan Glass

Life is beautiful, and so during this festive period, I'm going to be eating, drinking, spending time with loved ones, planning more protests ... and hoping that Santa comes down the chimney with plenty of menorahs and sacks of bulls**t.

I'm Dreaming of a Beige Christmas - Why Ukip Can Suck It!

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Politics
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

I hope people just think that Ukip are 'silly' and their increasing bundle of blunders will result in their downfall. But I genuinely fear that this is just the tip of the iceberg, we are on the verge of a major race, class and culture clash.

9 People Who Still Think Casual Racism Is OK In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Warning: this article contains graphic racial slurs, because otherwise it would just be full of stars. When one of Ukip's candidates had to stand d...

Nigel Farage And Alan Partridge Could Be The Same Person

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Nigel Farage has stuck his foot in it again with a brilliant little soundbite. Defending former Ukip candidate Kerry Smith's use of the word "chink...

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

New Warnings Issued Over Drug Side-Effects Following Ukip Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Comedy

A medical warning has been issued after a Ukip candidate blamed his bigoted rant on prescription drugs. Kerry Smith, who was due to stand for elect...

Is Racism the New Black?

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Tracey Agyeman

Despite the progress made in race-related issues including the black freedom and justice movement and, in more recent years, with the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the USA continuously struggles to desegregate itself and grow towards racial equality.

An Open Letter to the Football Community

Chris Deeley | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Another week, another race or sexism in football story. Or two. Or three. Is it getting worse, or are we just better at spotting and punishing it now? These shouldn't be the football stories that we see. Not because we should ignore these issues - entirely the opposite, issues like this should be tackled swiftly and taken seriously every time they raise their ugly heads.