UK Racism

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff - Step 3

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

It is now well known that BME NHS staff are twice as likely to face disciplinary procedures, and one study found that more than 60% of the midwives in London subject to disciplinary procedures were black, and all ten that were eventually dismissed were from a BME background.

Slavery? What the Hell Were We Thinking? How the (White) British Should Be Angry (and Shamed) About Our Ancestors

Malory Nye | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Malory Nye

Britain too has its social legacy from the slave trade we instigated and benefited from. We live with our own racism and tensions based on that shameful legacy.

Teen Told She Couldn't Work Any More Hours At McDonald's - Because 'Black Staff Are Underperforming'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who wanted to take on extra shifts at McDonald's to save for university says she was told by her boss she would not be able to because "she...

Why This 'Straight Outta Oxford' Meme Is Not OK

Tom Bevan | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bevan

As I ready for an inevitable wave of mutterings about my membership of the student media fun-police, at the very least we as a young academic community should be meanwhile expecting more from those who represent us online...

69 'Sick' People Liked Teen's Bragging Post About Knifing His Teacher

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The 69 people who "liked" a teenager's Facebook post which bragged about knifing his teacher in a racially motivated attack have been condemned by a j...

Teacher Forgives Teen Who Stabbed Him And Bragged About Attack On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who stabbed a supply teacher and bragged about the attack on Facebook has been given six years in detention and five years on licence for t...

Newsreader Defends Migrants And Tears Into 'Racist Little Nobodies' Live On Air

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

A German newsreader has torn into opinion columnists who publish “hate tirades” racially attacking migrants. Anja Reschke said that it was worr...

Maajid Nawaz, Identity Politics, and the Dangerous Search for the "Community Representative"

David Browne | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The treatment of Maajid Nawaz by the Guardian (in contrast to its recently-published interview with the leader of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Britain) reveals a worrying trend in the British Left today, namely its fascination with the search for a Community Representative and the compartmentalising of identity.

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

If you are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, and work in the NHS in the UK, you will already know that survival can be the name of the game. As well as doing the day job, whether you are a consultant, a hospital porter, a chief executive, a nurse or an administrator there are factors you are far more likely to have to negotiate than your white colleagues.

Kelly Insists She's NOT A Racist Following Immigration Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Kelly Osbourne has taken to Facebook to defend herself after she was accused of being a racist following comments she made on the US panel show ‘The...

Police Called After Trio Attend Scottish Wick Gala In Racist Golliwog Costumes

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Police were called after three youths attended a summer gala in Scotland dressed as golliwogs. The trio attended Saturday’s Wick Gala in Caithne...

Beyond Islamophobia: Decolonial Fights From An Islamic Perspective

William Barylo | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
William Barylo

We need to see beyond our wounds. Islam teaches that those who suffer are the best ones to show the way to others. Like Bilal, from victims, we can rise and become guides and teachers.

Why Symbols Matter: The Case for the Rhodes Must Fall Movement in Oxford

Max Harris | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Max Harris

Symbols matter. They matter to individuals and they matter to collectives, including nations. And symbols can matter positively or negatively.

When Race Comes First

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Sarah Kwong

I believe this kind of inclusion is commonplace now. I've heard adults I respect give similar examples in the throes of storytelling. But it's colour, quite literally, that isn't needed or welcome within the perimetres of a tale that doesn't link to race or culture itself.

Graduate Turned Away From Holiday Inn Express Because Staff Thought She Was A Romanian Prostitute

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student was turned away by the Holiday Inn Express because staff thought she was a Romanian prostitute, it has emerged. The hotel chain has apolo...

Florida Gun Shop Owner Declares His Business A 'Muslim-Free' Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

"Effective immediately I'm declaring Florida Gun Supply a Muslim-free zone," Andy Hallinan said in a video on his Facebook page. The business owne...

One Baby in Four Is Born to Migrants and That Is Good for Britain

Mostafa Rajaai | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mostafa Rajaai

Such click-baiting articles no longer come as a surprise, especially from a publication which openly backed Ukip in UK's general election. Given that an EU referendum is on the horizon, we need to make sure we understand all the different aspects of immigration and the effects it has on Britain. So lets unpack what this figure actually means.

FA Racism Ruling Rightly Prompts Devastatingly Sarcastic Responses From Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Sport

The FA has ruled that former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay and the club head of recruitment, Iain Moody, will face no charges over alleged racist, se...

Protesters Greet African-American President With Symbol Of Slavery

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- How best to greet America’s first African-American president? For a group of protesters in Oklahoma, the answer was to form mob and wave...

#CheckYourBeardPrivilege

Joshua Virasami | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Joshua Virasami

Donning a big old beard and getting compared to Beckham, rather than Bin Laden, or leaving your bag unattended without being informed about national security levels by police, is your white entitlement.

You're Not Racist But... : Irreverence, Bigotry and the Politically Incorrect

Dana Alexander | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dana Alexander

I must commend Amy Schumer for apologizing and retiring that particular joke, as I truly believe she meant no harm. What I am disgusted by are the leagues of people kicking off because they believe it is their right to say whatever they want. And it is! Just be prepared for the repercussions.

I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

Shihab S Joi | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Shihab S Joi

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there,...

Oxford Students Call For 'Racist' Statue's Removal

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from Oxford University have called for the removal of a college statue because of its perceived racist and colonial connotations. After th...

Reflections on Returning Home After Studying Abroad

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

While I was catching up on Made in Chelsea (post-study abroad life) an advert for Wilkinson Sword popped up. It showed a girl talking about jumping in...

Kicking Racism out of Football - and East Belfast

Sophie Long | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Sport
Sophie Long

A local football club made headlines this week, following an incident where a Confederate flag was hoisted outside the home of a young, black football...