UK Racism

Pub Landlord Ordered To Remove 'Offensive' Union Jack Jacket

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

A pub landlord in Yorkshire says council officers have repeatedly told him to stop wearing his 'Union Jack' jacket in public because it could be consi...

The Apology and Beyond. How We Must Confront Racism in Australia

Kevin Rudd | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK
Kevin Rudd

The secret for our national future in this troubled world is to be the west in the east and the east in the west. Comfortable and conversant with the multiple cultures of our region, and respectful of their diversity. Just as we are comfortable and engaged with the multicultural society we have become at home.

Beyonce Gets Political: Here's Why it Matters

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

Ordinarily, a new Beyoncé track is always an earth shattering, stop-whatever-you're-doing moment. The bass thumping song Formation gives us what we've long become accustomed to from her: brazen female strength, an unapologetic embrace of female sexuality, and an unashamed love for herself and her accomplishments. But Bey reaches new political heights in this song.

This Woman Wrote An Incredibly Moving Response To The Man Who Ridiculed Her With 'Nutella Blackface'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A 24-year-old woman who was racially abused by a man who used "Nutella blackface" to ridicule her has written a moving open letter saying the incident...

Police Hunt Meat Cleaver Men Who Stormed Asian Family's House To 'Kill Isis Scum'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Police are hunting a group of masked men who broke into an Asian family's home and reportedly screamed: "We are going to kill you, Isis scum." Thre...

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.

Oxford University Students Publish Demands - And Say They Want To Be Paid For Their Campaigning

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University students campaigning for the removal of a statue of "racist" British colonialist Cecil Rhodes have published a list of demands, incl...

Abolishing Meat: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

As a society, we have fought against sexism, racism and bigotry. Today it's time for us to acknowledge another "-ism", one that's been around for a long time yet is still largely unrecognised: speciesism. Speciesism is the belief that all other animals are inferior to human beings and therefore humans are justified in exploiting them.

Will Smith Says Oscars Controversy Goes Beyond The Awards

PA | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Will Smith has spoken about the racism controvery currently surrounding this year's Oscars, claiming it's reflective of a bigger problem in American s...

Don't Stand By to Intolerance, Hatred and Genocide

Olivia Marks-Woldman | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Olivia Marks-Woldman

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Today is the day to remember and honour these brave men and other heroes who refused to stand by in the face of evil. And not just during the Second World War.

Universities Should Be Dangerous Places, But Not Yet

Nick Cartwright | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Cartwright

For me the debate about whether the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford should be removed encapsulates the crux of the debate and whilst many recognise that there are things to be commended in the arguments made on both sides I find myself agreeing with both sides, at the same time.

Lupita Nyong'o Weighs In Amid Oscars Diversity Backlash

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Lupita Nyong’o has added her voice to the diversity debate currently surrounding the Academy Awards. Controversy arose earlier this month when, f...

Sam Smith Divides Opinion With 'Racism' Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Sam Smith has divided opinion with a string of tweets about his friend being the victim of racist abuse. The Grammy-winning singer shared a series ...

Previously Undiscovered Martin Luther King Jr London Speech Found

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

A previously undiscovered Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr recording has been recovered, featuring the activist speaking in London just days before he recei...

Data Analysis: How the Academy's Race Problem Is Getting Worse

Peter Yeung | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

For the second year in a row, there are will be no black, Asian or minority ethnic actors that win an Oscar - because the 20-strong list of nominees in 2016 is entirely white.

'Oxford Is Institutionally Racist,' Say Students Who Want Cecil Rhodes Statue To Go

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University is "institutionally racist" and there is "something deeply wrong" with its biases against students, campaigners have said. Sizwe ...

Oxford Chancellor Accuses Rhodes Campaigners Of Trying To Rewrite History To 'Pander to Contemporary Views'

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Devereux | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University's chancellor has slammed calls for the removal of the Cecil Rhodes statue, condemning the proposal as an attempt to rewrite history ...

We Need More Black Media Representation

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Anthony Lorenzo

It is important that the media reflects the diversity of the country. We aren't just complaining because we want jobs. We aren't just angry at being ignored. The point of media is to bridge the gap between 'happenings' and societal understand of those 'happenings'. That requires a breadth of opinion and experience that we simply can't get by being racially homogeneous at the top.

Ivan Massow and the White Gay Male Intersectional Deficit

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

It is abundantly clear from Massow's incoherent musings that he is playing an extremely dangerous yet unfathomably transparent game of divide-and-rule. His assertion that racism in the 1980s can be excused by rampant homophobia perpetrated by BME Brits is utterly ludicrous. It presupposes the kind of 'white gay men were the drivers in gay liberation' nonsense that only Roland Emmerich could possibly make any sense of. It also props up a skewed hierarchy of 'white victims' vs. 'black aggressors' that is completely devoid of fact or truth.

Tony Abbott Thinks 'Racist' Cecil Rhodes Statue Should Stay At Oxford University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has waded into the row between Oxford University and its students over whether a statue of "racist" Afric...

No One Can Agree If This 'Bomb Scare Prank' Is Hilarious Or Just Plain Racist

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

A 'bomb scare' prank featuring a man dressed in Arab clothing dropping a rucksack in various locations, is dividing the internet as people can't decid...

'Racist' Signs Criticised For Banning Muslims From Italian Village

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

An Italian village council sparked fury after erecting large road-signs warning anyone who enters the hamlet to respect its “deep Christian traditio...

Guy Gives A Masterclass In How To Deal With Those Anti-Refugee Facebook Memes

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

The meme - weapon of choice for many an armchair social commentator as they seek to inflict their intolerance on others with pathetically pithy prejud...

When Are We Planning to Stamp Out Rampant Racism in the UK LGBT Community?

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

When over 80% of gay men say they have experienced racism within the LGBT community it's time to we recognised this as an important issue that needs to be dealt with it head on - not least because we have a long shared history of oppression but because at the end of the day its the right thing to do.