UK Racism

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...

7/7's Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

The legacy left by these events has however been more far-reaching than might have been expected, having had something of a profound impact on how we live our everyday lives. From more security checks at airports and the increased monitoring of social media through to the new counter-terror measures requiring public sector workers to play a greater role in combating extremism, and schools being required to teach 'British values', 7/7's impact has been significant.

Let's Not Kid Ourselves

Kaitlyn Hatch | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Kaitlyn Hatch

Hate is not something we're born with. It's something we learn. It's something we can unlearn. But first we have to admit that it's there, however light.

The US Confederacy Was the Islamic State of Its Day - Its Flag Is an Affront to Decency

John Wight | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

If ever a cause was unworthy, that cause was the US Confederacy. If ever a cause was righteously defeated in battle, it was the cause of the US Confederacy. And if ever a flag was and is an insult to human decency and dignity, it is the Confederate flag.

In a Post-Charleston World, It's Not Enough to Point Fingers at Racism

Jessica Shortall | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Jessica Shortall

Something has happened in America in the past week. I don't know if it will stick, because a lot of hopeful shifts appear in this country, and then disappear quietly as the next news cycle takes over. But I'm gonna be an optimist for a second.

Former US Governor Solves America's Centuries-Old Problem Of Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Former Arkansas governor and Republican 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee solved America’s centuries–old problem of racism on Tuesday. Aft...

FYI

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

As the truth stands, we must all take responsibility and speak out against injustices in whatever form they may take because we are, to a great extent, accountable for the world's emancipation, empowerment and evolvement.

Internet Cheers Up 3-Year-Old Princess Elsa After Racist Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Rachel Muir took her three-year-old daughter to the shops dressed as Princess Elsa, she never could've imagined that the day would turn so sour. ...

Wife Of Israeli Minister Tweets 'Racist' Joke About Barack Obama

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics

An Israeli TV and radio personality has apologised after she was accused of tweeting a racist joke about President Barack Obama. On Sunday Judy Sh...

Racism? Inequalities? Only a Positive Mindset Can Change the World

William Barylo | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
William Barylo

Changing the world is possible if we think on the long run. Are we seeing further than our own generation? How will the children of the elites - those we like to blame - act towards the people who spent their lives blaming their parents?

Classical Conditioning: Linking 'Blurred Lines', 'Islamaphobia' and 'Cosmo's Race Controversy'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Najite Phoenix

For every well-intentioned soul who takes it upon themselves to point out any controversy in the media regarding sexism, racism or any other divisive ...

Jurassic World Is Accidentally Racist And Everyone Is Hilariously Horrified

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

Racism might just be a prehistoric concept according to comedian Guzzy Bear, who found out the hard way about a dinosaur named Pachycephalosaurus, whi...

Migration - Choosing Freedom Over Xenophobia

Desmond Tutu | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Desmond Tutu

Xenophobia is a prison - a Robben Island of mind and matter - that can never lead to peace or happiness. Of mind, because society is a reflection of the images we create of each other, and it is these perceived images that fight and hate.