UK Racism

Racism And Language

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Language will continue to evolve and, within the next 50 years, we may see the 'N' word enter the common vernacular or we may see it disappear from use altogether. I stand by my view that language is more complicated than "words are just words."

The Online Abuse Of Diane Abbott Is A Damning Indictment Of Racism And Sexism In Our Democracy

Barbara Ntumy | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
Barbara Ntumy

Diane Abbott is an icon for Black women, who challenged the structural barriers and hostility that comes with the double discrimination of racism and sexism in order to reach elected office. The online abuse she faced in the period the report analysed from the first half of this year is larger than the total combined abuse aimed at all women in the Conservative and SNP political parties combined.

When Minorities Criticize Britain It's A Sign Of Integration, Not Disloyalty

Basit Mahmood | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK
Basit Mahmood

Yes, we should celebrate our country's exceptional strengths, whilst being able to accept our country's weaknesses, especially from those whom so many consider the 'other', if we are to ensure Britain reaches it's full potential.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Michelle Chantelle Hopewell | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Michelle Chantelle Hopewell

The police officer asked me what I would say my heritage is and I paused for a moment. Black British I say, but I know they were asking to hear about the dullest extent of my blood line. The nitty gritty dating back hundreds of years, but the truth is this is me now and regardless our blackness connects us all because there is no one way to be black; but yes the truth is that they also want to know if you actually belong.

Theresa May Told To Make Britain's Judiciary More Diverse by 2025

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May must make Britain’s judiciary more ethnically diverse by 2025 to repair “chronic distrust” in the criminal justice system, a landmar...

Could Nazism Get A Following In The UK

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia have shocked not just the US but the world. For many, particularly those who do not use social media, it was a rude awakening to the rise of White Supremacy and to a growing subculture who identify with Fascist and Neo Nazi beliefs.

Piers Morgan Said The Patriarchy Is History. Is He Right?

Molly Willis | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Molly Willis

If patriarchy is, as Bergdorf argued during her interview with Piers, "a structure that puts men at the top of power", isn't he right? After all, if our country is effectively run by women, how can there be gender inequality? Unfortunately, it isn't quite that literal.

Labour MP Diane Abbott Receives Almost Half Of All Abusive Tweets Sent To Female MPs

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK

Labour’s Diane Abbott received almost half of all abusive tweets sent to female MPs in the run up to the General Election, a new report from Amnesty...

Sarah Champion Blasts ‘Floppy Left’ For 'Fear Of Being Branded Racist'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

Labour MP Sarah Champion has warned that the “floppy left” is afraid of speaking out on issues such as sex grooming gangs for fear of being brande...

Trans Model Fired By L’Oréal For Remarks On Racism Defends Them With More Controversial Remarks

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK

L’Oréal has sacked its first transgender model who on Friday attempted to defend her “all white people are racist” comments by explaining that ...

Corbyn Should Consider Sacking MP Who Described Antisemitism Attacks As ‘Bullshit’, Says Jewish Group

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Politics

Britain’s leading Jewish organisation has called on Jeremy Corbyn to consider sacking a shadow minister who dismissed antisemitism allegations again...

The Challenge For Progressives

Rosie Carter | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK
Rosie Carter

Just like the 'immigration debate', if progressives cannot engage with all these concerns around integration and security, these issues are unlikely to result in a rational and balanced conversation and will instead become dominated by those with an interest to make them divisive and toxic.

The Concept Of 'White Pride'

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

You need to understand that the thing that makes Britain great is the ability to share a space with other races, faiths and cultures in harmony and that sharing the country with people who think or look differently to you is not about diluting your culture but about taking the strengths of all cultures to build stronger communities.

This Charity Tours Schools To Cultivate A Generation Free From Racism, Prejudice And Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.08.2017 | UK Parents

Charity workers are going into schools across Britain to answer the questions about hate crime, racism and prejudice that children are often too scare...

'Toxic' Immigration Debate Is Hindering Integration, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Politics

“Toxic” debate around immigration in the UK is preventing newcomers from properly fitting in, according to a Labour MP. Chuka Umunna, who chairs t...

Why We Need To Examine Ourselves, Not Just Charlottesville

Juno Lily Kelly | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Juno Lily Kelly

Video footage of the Charlottesville riots has confirmed fears that Trump's leadership has plunged America into a time warp. Despite a plethora of preventative efforts, America has reverted to a time whereby bigoted and violent white supremacists are excused by the establishment.

The Story Of The Man Who Was Refused Cats Because He Was Gay Takes On A Happy Twist

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK

The story of the writer who was told he couldn’t adopt two cats because he was gay, which appalled Twitter, has had a happy ending. Alex Andreou, wh...

50 Years of Racism and Rom-Coms

Charlie Gearon | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Gearon

So while you may not expect it, romantic-comedies are actually a perfect tool for discussing racial issues and fighting against discrimination. By making us laugh, a well-made rom-com can make us reconsider just how nonsensical some of our prejudices are.

Donald Trump Compared To Nazis By Ex-UK Ambassador To Washington

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s leadership has been compared to the rise of the Nazis by the former British ambassador to the US. Sir Peter Westmacott, who left Wash...

Why Is Twitter Still Failing Women?

Sam Smethers | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK
Sam Smethers

There are over 6,000 tweets per second. What kind of self-regulated reporting system is going to be able to deal with that? But deal with it, it must. Because otherwise the haters win and women are crowded out of online spaces. Yvette Cooper MP, who founded the Reclaim the Internet campaign, and I have written to Twitter asking a series of questions, challenging them on the resources allocated to address online abuse and harassment and demanding a 24-hour turnaround time in response to reported cases. Unreasonable? Not when you consider that a tweet is instantaneous, within seconds it can be retweeted thousands of times, in minutes it can go viral. 24 hours is almost too long.

Donald Trump Is Not A Racist

Leon Spence | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Politics
Leon Spence

You see, Donald Trump is an old, rich, white man with, seemingly, little interest in the welfare of anyone other than Donald Trump. How could race possibly be anything other than a side show to him? No, the most important thing in the world to Donald Trump is his own personal brand.

Mum's Touching Story About Daughter's Reaction When Friend Was Subjected To Racism

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a touching story about how her daughter reacted when her friend was subjected to a racist comment. Rachel Stafford, from the US, who ...

Our Education Systems Must Explore Human Prejudice From The Very Beginning

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

A new academic year! An exciting time ripe with possibilities and promise. It is vital that schools get these all important first days in our educatio...

Charlottesville: How Complicit Are The Rest Of Us?

Daniel Weeks | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

The question I ask myself, and every white American who affirms our country's promise of equality, is this: will we continue to passively accept the evil of systemic racism or will we finally fight for "liberty and justice for all?"

Spotify Removes White Supremacist Bands From Its Platform

HuffPost | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Tech

Spotify says white supremacist bands are not welcome on its platform after being alerted to their presence in a week that has seen a wave of individua...