UK Racism

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.

'Tis the Season to Don Blackface: How My Friends Celebrate Christmas

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

Despite the warnings, 5 December, and the days and weeks that surrounded it, still proved to be a major challenge for me. Although I was aware that people were going to don blackfaces, I couldn't help but be surprised by the scale of the practice. Children and adults alike wore their afro wigs, red lips and gold earrings with pride...

Eagle Slaps Donald Trump Across The Face

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

Donald Trump has been caught mid-flinch whilst attempting to dodge a vicious looking bald eagle. The footage, released by TIME Magazine, shows the ...

Man Receives 'Racist' Rebuff When He Tries To Return Woman's Dropped Cash

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

A Good Samaritan who tried to return a stranger's money she had dropped on the floor was reportedly told: "Sorry – I'm not into black boys." Joe ...

Misunderstanding the Black Male

Anthony Lorenzo | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Lorenzo

Average black men - by this I mean black men who haven't just won gold medals at the Olympics- only see ourselves portrayed negatively. Media imagery zooms in on gang violence, failure at school, our aggressive masculinity and by corollary misogyny.