UK Racism

9 People Who Still Think Casual Racism Is OK In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Warning: this article contains graphic racial slurs, because otherwise it would just be full of stars. When one of Ukip's candidates had to stand d...

Nigel Farage And Alan Partridge Could Be The Same Person

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Nigel Farage has stuck his foot in it again with a brilliant little soundbite. Defending former Ukip candidate Kerry Smith's use of the word "chink...

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

New Warnings Issued Over Drug Side-Effects Following Ukip Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Comedy

A medical warning has been issued after a Ukip candidate blamed his bigoted rant on prescription drugs. Kerry Smith, who was due to stand for elect...

Is Racism the New Black?

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Tracey Agyeman

Despite the progress made in race-related issues including the black freedom and justice movement and, in more recent years, with the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the USA continuously struggles to desegregate itself and grow towards racial equality.

An Open Letter to the Football Community

Chris Deeley | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Another week, another race or sexism in football story. Or two. Or three. Is it getting worse, or are we just better at spotting and punishing it now? These shouldn't be the football stories that we see. Not because we should ignore these issues - entirely the opposite, issues like this should be tackled swiftly and taken seriously every time they raise their ugly heads.

Putting God in a Box

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

By blindly insisting the creation myth of the Semitic tribes who became the Jewish people is fact - and telling children it is a valid alternative to the Big Bang - evangelical Christians are attributing to God the lack of imagination that cripples their own view of both humanity and the wider universe.

Street Harassment Isn't Just About Sexism, It's Also an Issue of Racism

Zahra Wynne | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Street harassment: a frequent occurrence for many people, yet always it's always as just as nasty as the last time. Many women experience street harassment on a regular basis, and more and more discussions regarding it are debunking the tired excuse that catcalling is a 'compliment'.

Moving Forward After Ferguson and Staten Island

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Let's focus on finding some solutions that can move us forward. If we cannot do this, we will have no choice but to dig deeper into our ideological trenches, if only to make room for more bodies.

The 'Race Card' Is Not a Privilege

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

Recently I've noticed an overwhelming increase in the use of statements such as 'here we go the race card again' and 'you can't just use the race card'. Sadly you're wrong, and I will continue to talk about racism and the extremely deep rooted affects it has on the black community in the UK and many other places across the world.

Band Aid, Culture and the White Saviour Complex

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Alexander Leivesley

When self-congratulating do-gooder Bob Geldof announced in November that super group Band Aid was getting back together to release a single to raise money for the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the response from most was a collective shrug. And rightly so...

What Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' Says About the Film and Television Industry

Zahra Wynne | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Now, it's hardly a controversial view that people residing in North Africa and the Middle East during the era of the Old Testament weren't white. They were likely to be of an Arab or Black complexion. So imagine my disappointment upon watching this trailer, to see that pretty much every single character, other than a few background thieves and slaves, were white.

Dave Whelan Should Probably Stop Talking. Now.

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Sport

Wigan boss Dave Whelan has again apologised for any offence caused by alleged anti-Semitic remarks attributed to him - but caused further outrage by ...

Race Inequality Is Real, Whether We Choose to Recognise It or Not

Dr Omar Khan | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
Dr Omar Khan

The first step in ensuring that a third generation of British-born ethnic minorities doesn't experience the same imbalance is recognising the extent of these inequalities. It's no good to argue that race doesn't matter anymore, when all the evidence shows that BME people still experience disadvantage over every significant measurement of quality of life in Britain.

Why We Need to Remember Srebrenica

Zarah Sultana | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The British government is funding 750 young Britons to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn lessons from the Bosnian war and recognise the dangers of what can manifest when racism, religious-hatred and discrimination go unchallenged and ethnic divisions are exploited by political leaders...

Why Does It Matter If Muhammad Is the Most Popular Name in the UK?

Zarah Sultana | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Is it too much to ask that we stop singling out Muslims, feeding into racist narratives and instead start to focus and invest our energy into more important issues?

On World AIDS Day, We Won't Take Any More of UKIP's Crap

Dan Glass | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Glass

Despite the outsized media platform given to them, we know that UKIP's poisonous views are not in line with the majority of the British people. We are part of a growing coalition of community groups opposed to UKIP's right-wing rhetoric and ready to challenge them all the way to the general election..

Rupert Murdoch Defends Exodus Casting, Claiming 'All Egyptians I Know Are White'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has defended the decision to cast white actors in the lead roles of Ridley Scott’s new film Exodus: Gods and Kings. The film, whi...

Beyond an Outcry on Islamophobia, It Is Time We 'Catch the Bull by the Horns'

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In the midst of continuous negative portrayal of Muslims, there seems to be genuine fear in wider society that 'Islamist aliens' are taking over this island. Whilst many Muslims feel under siege and tend to think they are probably subject to a 'McCarthyite' witch hunt, others still question Muslims' place in this land and if they are part of a 'Trojan Horse' entryist plot. Both these assertions are wild.

'They Mock Our Face' - My Day at the Anti-Black Pete Protest in the Netherlands

Claire Fernandez | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Claire Fernandez

'Welkom in Gouda', giant letters announced to welcome the thousands of Dutch people who came to welcome the national 'arrival' of Saint Nicholas and his black faced helpers, the Black Petes (Zwarte Pieten in Dutch) on 15 November. The anti-Zwarte Piet protesters, on the other hand, were only welcomed by far-right hatred, biased journalists and police brutality...

The People's Politics - Why It's Time Voters Are Really Represented In Parliament

Becky Hopper | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Becky Hopper

Perhaps we ought to start looking into The Green Party, or even The Animal Welfare Party, or rather than protest voting for the far right, protest vote by destroying our voting slips? Surely anything is better than voting for a party who're no better than the BNP?

For Women's Sake, Don't Ban Sex-Selective Abortion

Alex Porter | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Porter

Feminism, and all movements striving for equality, should aim to empower individuals to make choices free from the arbitrary restrains of gender, race, sexuality or class. Sex-selective abortion is a symptom of inequality, and the only way to rid our society of this practice, or any other form of discrimination, is to attack the virus of bigotry itself.

Harvard Students Sit Notorious 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test. ALL Of Them Failed

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of Harvard students were recently asked to sit the notorious 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test, implemented at the time to stop black people from v...

Black Is the New Green, Part One: Energy Security

David Saddington | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
David Saddington

Energy security is one of the most talked about topics not only in terms of the debates around climate change action but also conventional policy. Energy price and stability have very real economic implications for any nation and there is now more than ever increasing concern to secure the resource by internalising energy generation.

Some Clarity on Dapper Laughs

Lee Kern | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

Dapper Laughs show wasn't banned. His series ran for it's full length on ITV2. The channel decided they won't recommission a second series. That is not a ban and to argue this is a way to reframe the debate and shift things from the true discussion about misogyny that should be taking place.