UK Racism

Join Us In Standing Up To Racism And Donald Trump's Divisive Rhetoric

Nahella Ashraf | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Nahella Ashraf

It is crucial we stand up to Trump this Friday and we need people from across the country to play their part in building a mass demonstration against racism on 18 March 2017. The international march will coincide with UN Anti-Racism Day and is backed by the Trade Union Congress. It could prove to be a powerful display of unity against the sustained threat of racism we face.

2017: Anti-racism Education As Important As It Has Ever Been

Ged Grebby | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Ged Grebby

If we regard 2016 as a year when events and circumstances helped create conditions which supported the development and acceptance of racist ideas, attitudes and actions, then in 2017 we must all ensure that we find ways to contribute towards a change in this narrative and shine a light on the many positive contributions of those who would be a target for negativity and hatred.

Anthony Joshua Fans Floor Trolls Who Abused Boxer Over Mosque Picture

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

Fans of Anthony Joshua have sprung to his defence after trolls launched a “sickening” anti-Muslim attack on the boxing world champion for uploadin...

BME Attainment Gap At Uni 'Down To Lack Of Lecturer Diversity'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The success of black and minority ethnic students is being limited by a lack of diversity among lecturers, according to the School of Oriental and Afr...

Teen Who Claims Parents Cut Her Off Over Black Boyfriend Raises £10K For College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An American teenager who claims her parents cut off her off because she has a black boyfriend has raised more than $12,000 (£10,000) to pay her colle...

Banned Neo-Nazi Group Rally Prompts Counter-Terror Police To Arrest One

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

A member of banned terrorist group, National Action, has been arrested by police following a far-right rally. The neo-Nazi group, which was proscri...

Triggering Article 50 Could Be 'A Flashpoint' For Hate Crime, Polish Community Leader Warns

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

A “wave” of hate crimes against European migrants could follow the start of Britain’s exit from the EU, a Polish community leader has warned. Tr...

Integration - A Language Problem?

Michael Abberton | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Just like the Casey report, this report is flawed in that it completely fails to address its own cultural bias, and rather than looking at the whole picture which includes deprivation, education levels, historical ethnic divisions, collapse of industry, austerity and the populist exploitation and creation of mass immigration myths, it points the finger of blame squarely and solely, once again, to migrants - and not just new immigrants, but long established migrant and minority communities.

Lily Allen Threatens Tommy Robinson With Legal Action After Heated Twitter Row

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK

Lily Allen has appeared to threaten English Defence League co-founder Tommy Robinson with legal action after getting into a heated row about immigrati...

Lily Allen And Tommy Robinson Racism Row Leads To Sexual Assault Revelation

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

Lily Allen and Tommy Robinson have engaged in a heated row about immigration which spiralled into a harrowing disclosure from the singer. The row kic...

Katie Hopkins Shares 'Neo-Nazi' Praise After Claiming 'Racism Has Lost All Meaning'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

Say-anything provocateur Katie Hopkins has pulled a retweet of praise from a neo-Nazi Twitter account after prompting outrage. The columnist - who was...

Google Director’s Vow Over Tackling Illegal Content

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech

A Google director has said the internet giant has more to do to tackle illegal content, but urged people to make their own judgments should they encou...

Imagine The UK Without Migrants

Matt Carr | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

It's nearly three months since the idea of a national protest by and in support of migrants in the UK on Feb 20 next year went viral on social media. ...

What Is A Hate Crime And How Can I Report It?

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

What counts as a hate crime? Citizens Advice say hate incidents are where the victim or anyone else believe crimes were motivated by hostility or pre...

Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message: '2016 Could Be A Wake-Up Call That Brings Us Back Together'

Brendan Cox | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Politics
Brendan Cox

This Christmas our family will be remembering Jo in every moment, her energy, her enthusiasm, her love and her example. After all that's happened this year, she would hope that all of us make a resolution to do something in 2017 to bring our communities back together. To reach out to somebody that might disagree with us. Now is not a moment to shout louder into our echo chambers. It's a moment to reach out.

YouTuber Films Outraged Video As He's 'Kicked Off Airplane For Speaking Arabic'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

LATEST: Delta Airlines Says YouTuber Adam Saleh Removed From Flight For ‘Provocative’ Behaviour An American YouTuber has claimed he was kicked off...

British Values? Populism And Cultural Superiority?

Michael Abberton | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

So what British values is the Labour Party now supporting in its move to take the place soon to be vacated by UKIP? What British values would Dame Casey and Sajid Javid make us swear allegiance to? The exploitation of xenophobia and prejudice in order to garner votes? That lack of social cohesion is not the fault of government policy or lack of funding for ESL and community programmes, but the fault of those very minorities as they simply aren't 'British enough' - so they need to swear an oath and be 're-educated'?

A Lesson On Feminism: Courtesy Of The US Election

Kate Delaney | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is when I truly understood intersectionality. It was naively racist of me to be outraged that the election result was down to sexism; it was far more down to racism. So how can I truly be fighting for equality of the sexes, if I do not fight for equality in all other aspects? Bluntly, I cannot.

GBBO's Nadiya Hussain Tells Of Shocking Race Hate Incident On Public Transport

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

Nadiya Hussain has told of a shocking incident of discrimination she experienced whilst travelling on public transport. The Great British Bake Off win...

Optimists: The World Needs You Now

Simon Cohen | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Simon Cohen

It's hard being an optimist in 2016. After 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela said: 'Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward...

Welsh Assembly Form Equates Being Welsh With Being White

Shazia Awan | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

As someone born in Caerphilly, who grew up in Wales, and is learning Welsh, I feel nothing but Welsh. I am a proud Welsh Asian - and yet the Welsh Assembly appear to be telling me and many like me that that's not an option.

Black Students 'At Breaking Point' Walk Out Of Major NUS Meeting Over 'Institutional Racism'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Black students have walked out of one of the National Union of Student’s biggest annual events over claims they face “insufferable” racism withi...

Passport System's 'Racist' Reason For Rejecting This Student's Photo Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Tech

Richard Lee, a New Zealand man of Asian descent, was surprised to find earlier this month that his passport photo had been rejected. The facial recogn...

Five 'Uncomfortable Truths' From The Casey Review Into Racial Segregation

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK

Misogyny, fears of being branded ‘racist’ and a lack of integration are just some of the “uncomfortable truths” the Casey Review has highlight...

Immigrants 'Should Take Oath Of Integration' And Be Taught 'British Values' Government Report Says

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

Britain can no longer hide from the “uncomfortable truth” of ethnic segregation after a major new study found that public institutions sometimes c...