UK Racism

What Having My Bump Shamed Taught Me About Pregnancy As A Black Woman

Porsche Thomas | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Porsche Thomas

mumbod The sun was beaming and my body was itching for a staycation moment. Earlier in my pregnancy I was so unhappy with my body, but as my growing ass leveled out with my growing belly, and I began to feel that balance was being restored, I felt pride in my body and the fact that I felt it had held up.

Ukip Suspends Election Candidate Over String Of Racist Tweets

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK

Ukip has suspended one of its General Election candidates over a set of social media posts which prompted allegations of racism. Paddy Singh will cont...

Tory Plan To Fight Gender And Race Pay Gap Isn't Enough, Campaigners Say

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK

The Tories’ policy pledge to fight the “injustice” of the gender and race pay gap doesn’t go far enough, campaigners have said. The party will...

Inspiring The Next Generation

Kirsty Osei-Bempong | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK
Kirsty Osei-Bempong

I remember my careers teacher telling me that I should consider social work - as that was what a lot of black women went into. But I think, the pièce de résistance has to go to my history teacher who predicted me a 'C' at GSCE level. She told my mum and dad at another parent's evening that she did not place much hope in me on this particular subject. She also threw in that most black people ended up working as cleaners.

Tory Councillor Suspended After Posting Offensive Tweet About Ireland

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK

A Tory councillor has been suspended after posting a racist and anti-Irish tweet during the Eurovision song contest on Saturday night, and it appears ...

Kelvin MacKenzie Warned Of Police Probe For 'Jeremy Corbyn Knifed To Death' Wish

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK

Labour has warned Kelvin MacKenzie he could expect a police investigation for suggesting his ideal headline would be “Jeremy Corbyn knifed to death ...

The N Word: The Controversy, The Double Standard And Why Katie Price Shouldn't Have Used It

Stacy Francis | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stacy Francis

My argument with Katie Price was she has a huge platform and the ability to teach people to not use such an awful word that has is associated with horrible suppression against a race. Does she care about any of the disparities that black people still face in America and around the world? Her issue which is bullying was suddenly overlooked as she dropped this word in her conversation and caused a big media frenzy.

Social Media Companies Are Finally Held To Account For Their Inaction On Removing Illegal, Extremist And Hate Material

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

The response from social media companies like Google, Twitter and You Tube in particular, has been bluster, public relations spin and media lines that have done nothing to help victims who have suffered so much on their platforms.

Katie Hopkins Your Hate Has Gone Too Far

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Just when do we draw the line? Just how much hate are we going to watch Katie Hopkins spout before enough is enough? I have reported her to both the police and Twitter. If you agree with me that she is guilty of hate speech then I suggest you report her as well.

I Will Not Stop Challenging Ukip's Racism

Naima Omar | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics
Naima Omar

This call has nothing to do with defending women's rights. It has everything to do with UKIP demonising the Muslim community, just like in France last year when politicians campaigned to ban the Birkini. Why should anyone have the right to tell Muslim women what to wear? UKIP and their kind are constantly targeting people who just want to get on with their lives. It shows the nature of their party, it shows their racism.

Oxford Uni Apologises After It Was Accused Of Calling People With Autism 'Racist'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has apologised after it was accused of suggesting that people with autism are “racist”. The university sparked controversy earl...

Oxford Uni Accused Of Targeting Autistic Students After Calling Lack Of Eye Contact 'Racist'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has been accused of targeting autistic staff and students, after it claimed that avoiding eye contact can be a sign of racism. The u...

Five Things You Can Do To Tackle Racism During The Election

Shaista Aziz | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Politics
Shaista Aziz

The normalisation of xenophobia in our political discourse and media is having a real impact on the lives of real people. If you value equality, respect and human dignity, then this election is the time for you to step up. Your vote is your pledge - your pledge to stand against the bigotry that is being mainstreamed in our politics and public spaces. Here are five ways that you can directly challenge xenophobia in the course of this general election...

I'm A Proud Asian Living in Britain

Tomohisa Yamamoto | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tomohisa Yamamoto

I encourage British medias to turn the spotlight towards us Asians to empowers us and slowly erode away the 'invisible wall of race'.

Chechnya 'Opens First Concentration Camps For Gay Men Since The Nazis'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK

More than 100 gay men are reportedly being held in concentration camps in Chechnya, the first such example since Hitler’s in the 1930s. Prisoners ar...

The Real Face Of Britain

Kevin Bailey | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Kevin Bailey

One of the big stories this week has been that of a young Asian Woman, standing in the face of an EDL leader, smiling calmly. That woman, was Saffiya...

Brendan Cox Warns Of The Rise Of British Fascism

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox has warned of the growing dangers of fascism and extreme right-wing politics. Brendan Cox, whose wife was stabbed an...

Nivea's 'White Is Purity' Campaign Hits A Nerve With Anyone Who's Faced Colour Discrimination In Their Own Communities

Poorna Bell | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Style
Poorna Bell

So when I saw Nivea's 'White is Purity' deodorant ad campaign, it was hard to not loudly proclaim WTF GUYS. Anyone whose synapses are still firing in their brain should realise the terrible history and connotations of the 'white is right, and dark is bad' ideology. You don't need to have a history degree or a module in post-colonial literature to know this.

Analysis: How Ken Livingstone Cheated Political Death Again

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

He found 1980s fame as “Red Ken” and scored a Millennial resurrection as “Citizen Ken”. If he’d been expelled from the Labour party (for a s...

Tackling Our Own Inner Prejudice

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Sometimes there is a danger we can be so passionate about eradicating prejudice that it actually leads to us developing prejudices of our own. We fight so hard for the rights of some that we start to develop preconceptions about others whom we wrongly perceive to be aggressors.

Hate Beyond Mainstream Prejudice

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The best way to eradicate hate is to educate our next generation. Parents and Teachers - your role in this will be invaluable. Teach our children that kindness, not hate, must form the backbone of the world we want to live in.

A Message To The Landlord Who Banned "Coloured's" From His Rentals

Vivien Edwards | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Vivien Edwards

When I first read the article about Fergus Wilson, the buy to let tycoon who has banned coloured people from renting his properties, I was initially a...

Time Out Accused Of 'Disrespecting Chinese Culture' For Comparing Traditional Dumplings To Spots

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Time Out London has been accused of “disrespecting Chinese culture” by comparing Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) to spots in a new video. In the c...

Day To End Racial Discrimination: 'Covert Racism' As A Hurdle

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Binna Kandola

There has been, over the last half-century, a revolution in attitudes towards a range of social groups. Fifty years ago, 80% of people thought Africa...

Kent Landlord Fergus Wilson Unrepentant For 'Coloureds' Comment In New Video

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

A landlord who sparked a racism row after refusing to rent properties to “coloured” tenants has given a video interview in which he appears comple...