UK Racism

Corbyn Says Counter-Terrorism Strategy Should Not Just Focus On Muslims

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK

The Government’s Prevent strategy should be broadened and focus on all communities to stop Muslims feeling singled out, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested....

We've All Got To Admit Our Prejudices To Overcome Them

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Zaid Al-Zaidy

After all, a lack of diversity and constant discrimination makes our society weaker. Confronting and addressing our prejudices and unconscious bias would make us richer as people - less quick to judge, more ready to embrace and understand others.

I'm Just Like You

Farida Ahmed | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Farida Ahmed

As a British Muslim woman I often fear that the backlash of such terrorist incidents will put me in a hugely vulnerable position, as a target for Islamophobic and racist attacks. I have been subject to many in the past, and it makes me feel very uncomfortable knowing that my choice of wearing the hijab makes me a very visible and obvious target.

7 Reasons Why Nigel Farage's Response To The London Attack Is Verging On Ridiculous

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK

Nigel Farage has busied himself by becoming Fox News’ go-to shock-jock and resident Briton in the aftermath of Wednesday’s terror attack in Westmi...

Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The right to free speech has become a contested and contentious issue in the arena of anti-hate activism. The pro free speech argument rests on the fa...

Nazis Do Not Belong In Modern Times

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

We have learned our history. We do not have the excuse that we are uneducated or uninformed. We have learned the dangers of an extremist far right ideology, we have learned the consequences of Nazism, of radical expansionist Nationalism. We have learned what happens when human beings are dehumanised and abused.

To James Baldwin: On The Occasion Of Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

David McAlmont | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

You've long been my hero because your words found me and you seemed to know of me before I knew of myself. Your words still find me. I am ever open to them. I too, once upon a time, felt a cold, concrete church floor at my back, as I looked up at a congregation of tall saints.

Why Parliament Must Acknowledge The UN International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

Dawn Butler | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

Today is the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and for the first time in history, Parliament will have the important opportunity to acknowledge this day. I am proud to be leading the debate. We have come a long way in the fight against racism and intolerance but we still have a long way to go.

Britain First Hounded After Pro-Trump Chants At March Against Racism

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK

Members of far-right group Britain First were cornered by protestors at Saturday’s March Against Racism in central London after they attempted to ra...

Get Out & Moonlight: Rethinking Wounded Black Men

Marcus Glover | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK
Marcus Glover

A few nights ago I witnessed a filmic and social achievement having attended the movie "Get Out", written and directed by Jordan Peele of the sketch c...

Men Accuse Uni Feminists Of Discrimination Over Gender Pay Gap Bake Sale

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A university feminism society has been accused of discrimination after it charged men more for cakes at a bake sale to highlight the gender pay gap. ...

Ben Carson Incurs The Wrath Of Samuel L Jackson For Calling Slaves 'Immigrants'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

Ben Carson is under fire for saying African slaves brought to America against their will were “immigrants”, with Samuel L Jackson leading the chor...

Corbyn Was Never The Point

Sam Harrison | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Harrison

Plenty has been written about the 'left-behind' voters who have now created Brexit and Trump and are threatening to make a fascist President of France. But they have mostly been regarded - and possibly accurately - as something of a throwback, Luddites who provide little more than a general talking point and a useful demos for a small group of right-wing commentators with populist pretensions. There have been very few attempts to analyse the actual content of left-behindedness.

It's Time To Change The Rhetoric On Immigration

Ged Grebby | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ged Grebby

President Trump has hit the ground running in terms of building 'fortress USA' and in doing so has failed to recognise the undeniably significant history of migration on which his beloved USA was founded and the contribution of migrants in helping to make America 'great'.

Humphrys Sparks Outrage After Suggesting Jo Cox's Murder Was Not An Act Of Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

John Humphrys has sparked outrage by dismissing the death of Jo Cox as murder, rather than an act of terrorism. The BBC Radio 4 presenter was discussi...

Police Protect Far-Right Protesters During Rally Over Jail Term Given To Bacon Mosque Attacker

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

Dozens of far-right campaigners on Saturday staged a protest against the “outrageous” sentence a “loyal patriot” received after raw bacon was ...

The Latest Hate Crime Figures Point To An Uncomfortable Reality- We Can't Ignore It

Shazia Awan | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Shazia Awan

"Nothing to see here; move along now" seems to be the outlook of some people to the announcement of record levels of reported hate crimes in England a...

Racism, Nationalism, Patriotism As The Consequences Of Xenophobia

Karmak Bagisbayev | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Karmak Bagisbayev

Xenophobia as a primordial instinct, arose with the appearance of living beings on Earth as a natural response to the threat posed by other species, a...

Muslim Veterans Offer To Guard Jewish Centres After Spike In Anti-Semitic Attacks

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK

Following a spike in bomb threats against synagogues in the US, Muslim veterans have vowed to help protect Jewish places of worship. In a show of cros...

What You Can Do To Fight Hate

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Whoever you are, whatever your ability, your confidence level or your circumstances you can add your voice to the increasingly vociferous determination of those who want a better world and are willing to put the work in to get it.

Sadiq Khan's Scottish Nationalism Comments Are As Frustrating As They Are Offensive

Jonathan Rimmer | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Rimmer

It's disappointing yet unsurprising. Three years on from the independence referendum, Labour politicians are still painting their lost Scottish voters as gullible sheep beguiled by divisive nationalism.

Why I Wrote The Eastenders 'Poles Go Home' Post-Brexit Storyline

Leo Richardson | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Leo Richardson

Now, more than ever, in a divided world, it is the job of artists, of writers, of TV comedy and drama, not only to entrain us, but to reflect the things happening in our world, on screen. To show us not only what is familiar, but also wildly different.

We Need To Tackle Racism And Misogyny To Move Forward In The LGBT+ Community

Chardine Taylor-Stone | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Chardine Taylor-Stone

In this vlog for HuffPost UK Taylor-Stone discusses the need for all members of the LGBT+ community to tackle racism and misogyny, and stop erasing the history of black women who helped found the movement.

I'm Bored Of Being Told Bigots Should Be Debated

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

We seem sold on the whole idea that freedom of speech means we are obliged to amplify hate and give bigots a platform. We don't owe bigots a platform. You are right, they're free to say what they want but giving them a platform to the detriment and regression of others is irresponsible... The latest scandal has seen alt-right professional troll, Milo Yiannopoulos, immersed in criticism for his latest statement on "cross-generational" sexual relationships between boys and older men. For some people, this has been the last straw, but many people are pointing out that the last straw should have been issued a long time ago. Yiannopoulos has a history of well documented bigoted behaviour that many have chosen to ignore.

It's Not OK To Be Racist

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Lisa Francesca Nand

I can count on two hands the amount of times I've been subject to direct racist insults. It's always a terrible shock. It takes my breath away and stays with me forever. The sense of injustice, of prejudice, the realisation that people judge you as different.