UK Racism

Beyoncé, Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea: The Power Struggle Over Defining A Woman's Experience

Wemmy Ogunyankin | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Wemmy Ogunyankin

Asian and black women have a greater list of struggles than white women do. You don't need to tap into that racist bank to make a point, Becky already has a better deal than Ming Lee and Sha Nay Nay combined.

Black Students Blamed For 'White Power' Graffiti At American College

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: The graffiti, pictured below, contains a racial slur Racist graffiti that proclaimed "white power" on the walls of an American university's l...

Beyoncé, Us Black Women Are Toasting You With a Glass of Lemonade

Tasha Okeke | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

Why is standing in pride in your own identity and for the people in your community suddenly a controversy? Anyways, Beyoncé, keep doing us black women proud. As you say in Freedom, "Imma keep running cos a winner doesn't quit on themselves".

Woman Receives Death Threats After Standing Up To 'Racist' Skin-Bleaching Remarks

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who fired back at a Tinder match who told her she should use skin-whitening products to look "pretty" says she has received a slew of death th...

Naomi Campbell Refuses To Call Discrimination In Fashion 'Racist'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Naomi Campbell has said she refuses to describe discrimination she’s faced in the fashion industry as “racism”. The supermodel says she instead ...

The New NUS President Addresses Those 'Anti-Semitism' Claims

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The new president of the National Union of Students has responded to claims she is anti-Semitic, saying she will continue to fight racism "in all its ...

Snapchat's Bob Marley Filter Is Stoking A Blazing Row On 4/20

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

The Internet has been set ablaze by Snapchat users, angry at the app for releasing a Bob Marley filter on April 20th - a day celebrated by cannabis sm...

University Students Face Huge Legal Bill Over Alleged Racist Facebook Posts

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Three students at a university in Australia face a legal bill of up to $500,000 AUD (£271,397) after being accused of racism on Facebook. Alex Woods,...

On White Guilt and Social Justice: Put Human Rights First

Roger Dubar | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Roger Dubar

White guilt is understandable: but it should not stop us seeking Human Rights for all. European colonisation killed over a hundred million people. In...

Racist? Me? Course Not!

Frankie Leach | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

As a 19-year-old, white, middle class student, you wouldn't think that racism would really top my personal list of issues I have within the student politics movement. But that couldn't be further from the truth...

The Real Truth About Dutch Racism: Life as a Moroccan

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Mohadesa Najumi

Racism does not go away if you ignore it. It is said that you can learn a lot about a country from how it treats it's minorities and although immigrants are almost non-existent outside of Amsterdam, the country has not overcome racism and its societal, political and legal issues reflect this.

Why Do Dead Old White Men Continue to Dominate Our Curriculum? Universities Need to Do Better for Students of Colour

Mems Ayinla | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mems Ayinla

Whilst some may think that we are moving towards a post-racial society, this assumption is based purely on fairy tales, myths and fantasies. In 2016 racism is still present in all institutions, including higher education.

Young Muslim Woman 'Ignored By Fellow Commuters During Racist Tube Attack'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A young Muslim woman has spoken of her anger at commuters for not stopping her being "abused" in a racist attack at a tube station. The woman, known o...

'Racist' Gap Kids Advert Accused Of Making Black Girl 'A Headrest'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

A picture used in a advert for Gap Kids has divided opinion online, with some claiming it is racist. Gap Kids released their latest ad campaign for it...

Anti-Racism Society Forced To Defend Victim Of Warwick Banana Bigotry

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A University of Warwick society set up to combat bigotry has defended a student who discovered 'vile' racist slurs written on bananas. Faramade Ifatur...

Warwick Student Victim Of 'Vile' Racial Slur Graffitied On Bananas

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The University of Warwick has launched an investigation after a student reported bananas in her accommodation had been graffitied with racial slurs. F...

Butlins Apologises For 'Britain First-Style Race Hate' Kids Wrestling Show

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

Butlins has apologised over a 'race hate' wrestling show at one of their holiday camps which has been likened to a Britain First rally. In footage of...

Man Verbally Abuses Muslim Woman In Front Of His Own Crying Children

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK

A Muslim woman has filmed a shocking exchange in which she is verbally abused and mocked for wearing a veil by a man shopping with his children. Durin...

The 6 Most Powerful Stands Against Racism In Sport

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

This week, a group of German footballers responded to what they called a 'racial attack' on two of their team mates by 'blacking up' in solidarity. D...

My Response to La Sha: Is This Where Identity Politics Has Taken Us?

Leo Gibbons-Plowright | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Gibbons-Plowright

Take an argument, take an idea, and follow it to its logical extreme -- and its absurdities, and its contradictions, will be laid bare. La Sha's b...

Has It Become Racist to Condemn FGM?

Sarah Peace | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Peace

FGM, like veiling is not a practice confined to far off lands. FGM continues to be practiced illegally on British born girls, with a case reported in the UK approximately every two hours. If FGM is carried out on a white child in Britain, it will be regarded as criminal - so why does this position shift when a Somali child is violated?

Go On, Keep on Shaming Muslims -That's Exactly What They Want

Tasha Okeke | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

It is not fair to blame someone's religious beliefs, background, ethnicity, etc. for the actions of a selected few who share that when they are completely different people trying to live their own lives just like yourself.

Learning to Be Unapologetic About My Beauty

Tasha Okeke | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

You can still beautiful and feminine when wearing a glamorous ball gown or go for pinks and like Hello Kitty, have a soft and sensitive character just as much if you also have red dreads, an undercut, tattoos and piercings. As long as you do what makes you feel beautiful and is representative of your true, authentic self then remain unapologetic of your beauty. Do what makes you feel beautiful in yourself, for yourself.

Is It Worth it?: Black Women's Voices and the Permission to Speak

Jendella Benson | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jendella Benson

Black women are more vocal than ever. We no longer bat an eyelid at the "angry black woman" cliché that haunted our mothers, or the "aggressive" label that was tacked onto any black schoolgirl who was insolent enough to do anything but sit silently. We say what we want, and we won't suffer fools gladly, and at some point the rest of the world will learn to deal with that.

This Is How London Protested Against Racism Today

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.03.2016 | UK

Thousands of people are marching through London over the government's response to the refugee crisis to mark UN anti-racism day. Campaigners from Stan...