UK Racism

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.

What Would A Dutch PM Geert Wilders Mean For Brexit?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

MEP Geert Wilders is the Dutch politician who believes he can become the next Prime minister of the Netherlands in just a month's time, thanks to his anti-Islam/anti-migrants' stance and thanks to both Brexit and Donald Trump's win in the United States. What would his win mean for Britain's Brexit and for the EU?

In Defence Of Diane Abbott

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

Like so many Black women, it's rarely her performance, but her personhood, which is attacked. For 30 years Diane Abbott has endured misogynoir and unwarranted abuse from all corners. It's time her political opponents to start criticising her record and stances, not her race and sex.

Stoke Candidate Arrested On Suspicion Of Stirring Up Racial Hatred

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK

A pensioner standing as an independent candidate in the Stoke byelection has been arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred. Barbara Fieldin...

BBC Drama The Moorside Failed The Dewsbury Community

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rhammel Afflick

By erasing the Asian community of Dewsbury, the BBC have not only done a disservice to that community but to the wider Asian community in the UK. It's time for the BBC, and other key influencers to take responsibility for the ramifications of their actions, and the real and immediate action they can take to ensure these issues become a thing of the past.

Soaring Brexit Hate Crime Affects Swathes Of Britain Amid Fears It's Just The Beginning

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

Record levels of hate crime were reported by three-quarters of police forces across the UK in the aftermath of last year’s EU referendum, new analys...

Casual Racism Is Not "Bants"

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

As individuals our voices are small but as a collective our communities have very powerful voices. Every comment, every opinion, every belief expressed goes toward weaving the tapestry that will become the community and ultimately the world we live in.

Tory MPs Slam Government For Limiting Number Of Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics

Conservative MPs have hit out at the government’s decision to limit the number of child refugees it will accept from Europe to just 350 - rather tha...

Coping With A Trump Presidency

Payal Dalal | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Payal Dalal

Despite 2016's setbacks, I don't think I was totally wrong - the world isn't full of hateful and selfish people. There are lots of communities and people who share my beliefs and vision of the future. I know now that we are #StrongerTogether, and that in the end, love will trump hate. We just have to fight a little harder to realize the world we want. And that's a fight I am now ready for.

Oxford Uni In Race Row After Students Sent Security Alert About Black Grad On Campus

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An Oxford University college has been accused of racism after it sent an email warning students to be “vigilant” after an unknown black man was se...

It Is 2017, Let's Finally Put Blackface To Bed

Ben Johns | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Obviously, people of colour provide such inspiration that it might seem irresistible to engage with this through a fancy-dress costume, but maybe think again. Go as Ginger Spice instead of a Geisha, Ali G rather than Jay Z and if you are after something more nostalgic, Andy Pandy as an alternative to a golliwog. Just please, for your own sake, don't bring out the face paint.

7 Brilliant Super Bowl Moments All About Taking A Stand Against Hate

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK

The United States has been suffering from division and disunity recently but this year’s Super Bowl featured plenty of moments which showcased the c...

Am I A Feminist?

Sophie Farrow | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Farrow

Do I burn my bras? Nah! Do I go out walking the streets for equal pay for men and women in the work place? Nope! But not through not wanting to, from life swallowing me up. But do I have a voice when I am standing up for what I believe in? Hell, yes, I do!

Five Things You Should Know Before Converting To Islam

Jay Islaam | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Jay Islaam

Joining any religious community is fraught with culture shocks and the danger of committing unforgivable faux pas. As one of the best Muslims in the country - possibly the world - I'm in a strong position to give some pointers about what Lindsay can expect should she officially decide to join the faith.

Fight Trump's Hate And Keep Fighting It

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

As well as protesting we also need to focus on putting good into the world. We need to build bridges between communities. We need to make minority groups feel they do belong in the countries they live in, despite what the hate press and divisive politicians say. This doesn't have to be on a grand scale, even eye contact and a smile can help eradicate the invisible barriers that the far right hate has erected.

Activism, No Longer A Dirty Word

William Crona | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

The term 'activist' should really be stripped of its obnoxious (and in many cases unfair) connotations and begin to be understood exactly as what it really means: acting resolutely in accordance with ones most dearly held principles. The crowds that have been marching in unity throughout the world show that this process is already under way and I urge every one of us to raise their banner alongside them in solidarity.

How Can We Put A Stop To Racism In The Workplace?

Selena Drake | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Selena Drake

We live in a society where racial discrimination occurs routinely, but often subliminally. The discreet element of racism allows it to maintain its grip on society without people being able to fully appreciate its impact on the lives of many. Racism is not only demonstrated through hate crimes and openly racist remarks.

How May's US-To-Turkey Trip Turned Into A Political Firestorm

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Politics

Within seconds of Theresa May’s plane touching down at Heathrow on Saturday night, she and her team knew that she’d flown back into a political st...

This Holocaust Memorial Day, Life Must Go On

Izzy Lenga | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Izzy Lenga

This Holocaust Memorial Day, think about what you can do on your campuses and communities to ensure that life can continue for those who are confronted with hate, discrimination, and intolerance. We are still within living memory of the most inhumane actions of the 21st Century, but the chance to hear from those who learnt to live again is slowly becoming more and more difficult.

The South London Synagogue Offering Shelter To Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK

Today people around the world will pause to remember the six million Jewish people who were murdered during the genocide in Europe in the years leadin...

Threat Towards Jews As High Today As At Any Point Since Second World War

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Moshe Kantor

We must be able to count on the whole of Europe to continue to uphold the commitments it made to the Jewish community after the Holocaust. To ignore the warning signs is not just a grave threat to Jews, and to minority ethnic and religious groups.

The World We Deserve

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Our future lies in all of our hands. If we are able and willing to overcome our differences, find common ground, build bridges between communities and stand united against hate then we will get the world we want. If we are unwilling to put the effort in then, sadly, we will get the world such apathy deserves.

Segregation Revealed At Cardiff University After Student 'Blacks Up' To Impersonate Lecturer

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Segregation, sexism and “rugby culture” are significant issues for students at Cardiff University, an independent report into racism has found. T...

Patriachy Is Political

Shaista Aziz | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Shaista Aziz

For generations women's rights campaigners have been working to create a world where there is greater gender equity and parity. But across the world...

Manchester Unites Against Trump

Julie Ward | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

This is the speech I gave at the Stop Trump rally in Manchester on Friday, January 20th, 2017, joining with local activists and people around the world standing up for women's rights, diversity and peace...