UK Racism

Black Students 'At Breaking Point' Walk Out Of Major NUS Meeting Over 'Institutional Racism'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Black students have walked out of one of the National Union of Student’s biggest annual events over claims they face “insufferable” racism withi...

Passport System's 'Racist' Reason For Rejecting This Student's Photo Is Terrible

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Tech

Richard Lee, a New Zealand man of Asian descent, was surprised to find earlier this month that his passport photo had been rejected. The facial recogn...

Five 'Uncomfortable Truths' From The Casey Review Into Racial Segregation

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK

Misogyny, fears of being branded ‘racist’ and a lack of integration are just some of the “uncomfortable truths” the Casey Review has highlight...

Immigrants 'Should Take Oath Of Integration' And Be Taught 'British Values' Government Report Says

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

Britain can no longer hide from the “uncomfortable truth” of ethnic segregation after a major new study found that public institutions sometimes c...

This Question Time Spat Basically Summed Up Britain's Entire Immigration Debate

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK

A primary school teacher on BBC Question Time who clashed with writer Laurie Penny over Leave voters being labelled racist, was then himself called ra...

Hate Crimes? I Believe Britain Is Better Than That

Karolina Kołodziej | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Karolina Kołodziej

Post-referendum we have witnessed increased levels of physical and verbal violence as well as acts of vandalism towards EU nationals and other minorities living in the UK. Disturbing as these events are it is important to note that the Polish community also received great support and many acts of kindness from the British community. Politicians, community leaders and ordinary citizens voiced their shock and horror as well as assured us that it Britain is open to all.

Dear Pauline Hanson...

Yianni Agisilaou | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yianni Agisilaou

G'day Pauline, Loved your work here. Yianni Agisilaou here. Long time listener, first time caller. Of Greek origin, you might be able to tell from t...

Everything You Need To Know About The Frightening Rise And Rise Of The Alt-Right

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK

Back in August, Hillary Clinton warned of a “radical fringe” taking over Republican Party politics in the United States. Just a few months later, ...

Interracial Relationships: Have We Really Moved On?

Nicky Brown | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Sport
Nicky Brown

At first sight across a dance floor my boyfriend and I fell innocently and completely in love. We were soul mates - so why did our society, the country of our births, tell us that our love was wrong and worthy of punishment through verbal abuse, physical attacks and rejection? Because we were a mixed race couple.

When Racism Stalks The Streets

John Watson | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Politics
John Watson

We need something similar now. Not just big sentences for really serious crimes. Those are merited in any case. The courts also need to take a few minor offenders and send them down for substantial periods.

Parenting In A New World Of Walls

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

Twenty years later, we are a generation on and we feel lucky to be able to build on our ancestors' hopes of raising children in a better world: freedom of religion, LGBT rights and instant global communication.

How Nazi Propaganda Turned A Loner With Mental Health Issues Into Jo Cox's Terrorist Killer

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

The murder of MP Jo Cox was carried out in the name of white supremacy, the trial judge has said when sentencing her killer to life in prison. Thomas ...

Tory MP David Davies Says Post-Brexit Hate Crimes Must Not Be 'Exaggerated'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP who was one of the leading Brexit campaigners in Wales has criticised people for “exaggerating” the spike in hate crimes reporte...

The Racist World Of Dating - And Why Society Thinks It's Okay

Chris Whiting | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Have you ever said something like "I don't fancy black girls" or "Asian guys aren't my type"? Have you ever smacked "no rice, no spice" on your dating profile? Well, here's a news flash for you - you're being racist. The good news? Society doesn't seem too bothered by it.

Are We Living In A Divided Society?

Edward Adoo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

Many Americans were hoping for a positive election result to improve race and community relations. With Trump elected the future seems uncertain but will the result have any effect on how we deal with community relations across Britain? The new era of right wing politics has not just taken effect across America but it has led to a far right uprising across Europe.

In Our Nightmare Politics Age, We Cannot Afford A Dispirited Or Insular Left

Bradley Allsop | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

If you agitate, agitate. If you sing, dance, paint, petition, campaign, teach or occupy, do it and do it quickly. Whatever you do, do it for love, tolerance, equality and hope: the fight isn't over, we aren't finished and we can have a better world than this, but only if we fight for it.

The Men Are Revolting

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Lorenzo

bmm banner.jpg All Trump had to do to win was to expound a version of brash masculinity that people have been crying out for ever since it suddenly wasn't okay to keep slaves, or rape your wife, or sack someone for being black, or force a trans woman to use a male bathroom.

Remember That You Are Probably Not 100% Any Single Ethnicity

Kimia Etemadi | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Kimia Etemadi

Whether you hate foreigners or not, doesn't mean that your ancestors didn't travel around and reproduce with people from other ethnicities, and thus your ancestors themselves were at one point immigrants too, and you are a mix of many heritages. Rather than looking at this fact with fear, it should be recognised as what it really is: a beautiful thing.

US Mayor Resigns After Racist Michelle Obama 'Ape In Heels' Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK

Two officials in a small West Virginia community have lost their jobs after referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels” Pamela Ram...

300 Students Walk Woman To Class After 'Trump Supporter' Racially Abuses Her

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of students at a university in Texas walked a woman to class after she was allegedly racially abused by a Donald Trump supporter. Natasha Nk...

Why Is The Populist Right Winning The 21st Century?

George Gilbert | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
George Gilbert

Most of all, we must realize the future does not necessarily belong to the right. But increased popular engagement - not just sharing Facebook posts - is needed: this is an age of political realignment, and one must stand up and be counted.

Buffer - Not A Tenable Position!

Husain Akhtar | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Husain Akhtar

In theory, the public representatives and service providers should have the capacity and political responsibility to make choices and respond to all local and national needs and demands.

It Seems That White People Still Think We Are A Priority

Beth Galey | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Galey

White people voted in the EU referendum and the Presidential Election. I'm sure you were aware of that, but it's an important thing to acknowledge because it was white people's voices who were heard the loudest throughout both of these elections. In fact, it's the thing that brings the two together the most; they were two very different elections, but they both heard one loud voice shouting no.

Watch This Heartfelt Speech On Racism At Young Parliament

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics

A member of the UK’s Youth Parliament delivered a heartfelt speech today as the group debated racism and religious discrimination in the chamber. Th...

After Years Of Racist Abuse, I've Learned To Be Proud Of Who I Am

Emma Hedile Al-munshi | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Emma Hedile Al-munshi

Embrace your differences and your unique history because only by doing so, can we overcome a world of hate. Be proud of who you are. We have to love ourselves first before we can love each other.