UK Racism

Black Firefighter 'Abused' By Police Calls Racism A 'Disease' Within The Force

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK

A black firefighter who claims he was violently attacked and shot with a taser by police officers has claimed racism is “a disease” within the Met...

Why Are We Tolerating This Language From An MP? Sorry Will Not Do.

Shazia Awan | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

At a time when I have personally been urging members of the public to report unpleasant and offensive post-Brexit rhetoric to the police - with the racial hatred and xenophobia spreading across the UK, hearing these words normalised by a elected Member of Parliament is truly is a disaster for community cohesion in all parts of Britain.

Black Lives Matter: Racism Will Be Remedied When All Hands Are Up, Waving Goodbye To Discrimination

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Anastasia Kyriacou

As humans, we must raise our hands and accept that we all have a responsibility to look out for one another, regardless of skin colour, sexuality, faith or gender. For it is only when we fundamentally refuse to tolerate discrimination in its every form, can we wave goodbye to racism and embrace the fair and equal society humanity needs in order for it to truly prosper. Solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Trump Is a Psychopath: American Democracy or Twilight Zone?

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

I don't blame Americans for feeling that their elections are rigged. Pundits say that Trump is fuelled by anger, but it worries me even more that no one like Trump has ever got this far.

St George and The Last Resort

Simon Sapper | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Simon Sapper

(Lyme Regis, 2016. Photocredit: Richard Bridges) This photo caught my eye. "So crowded" was my first thought. I looked again. Felt uneasy. Felt guilt...

Woman Filmed Racially Abusing And Spitting At Bouncer In Liverpool

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK

A woman has been filmed launching a racist tirade against a doorman in Liverpool. At one point she even kicks and spits at him. She can be heard calli...

Big Jump In Number Of Hate Crimes, New Figures Show

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK

More than 3,000 hate crimes and incidents were reported to police in the first half of July - a jump of a fifth compared to last year. It takes the ...

On Leslie Jones and Racism as Usual: Another Chapter of Twitter Depravity

Julian Vigo | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julian Vigo

It is hardly surprising that Black Lives Matter is a cultural and social imperative after the slew of media reports of black men and women being gunne...

Conservative Pundit Milo Banned From Twitter After Amid Racist Trolling Of Leslie Jones

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

Controversial conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos has been permanently suspended from Twitter following the racist trolling of actress, Leslie Jones...

A Black Man Is Getting Racists To Fund His Dream Holiday 'Back To Africa'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK
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A black American man has set up a crowdfunding page where racists can pay for him to “go back to Africa”. Larry Mitchell, 41, from Kokomo, Indiana...

Bianca Jagger Begs Forgiveness After Promoting Racist And Homophobic List Of MPs

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK

Human rights advocate Bianca Jagger has been forced to apologise after tweeting a link to a list of MPs that voted for the Iraq War in which some are ...

Dear White People

Anais Mutumba | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Anais Mutumba

As my birthday approaches on the 11th, I'm reminded how blessed I am. I'm burdened to be the change, not just write about it. I'm reminded of the many times I may not have made it this far through some of my life experiences - but thankful that I'm still alive. Some of our fellow brothers and sisters - Black, White, Middle Eastern & Asian - were not so lucky.

Young People Demand Hope Over Fear

Ruth Ibegbuna | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ruth Ibegbuna

Like many others, I have been left reeling since switching on the news that Friday morning. Whether you voted Leave or Remain the ramifications of that decision were instantly felt and the collective sense of anxiety and unease has increased daily.

White Powder Scares At Three Mosques Prompt Counter-Terrorism Probe

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

Counter-terrorism police are investigating after multiple mosques were sent envelopes containing white powder. Security alerts were sparked after the ...

When Will Black Lives Actually Start To Matter?

Tasha Okeke | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I've sat and struggled for the last few days on how to write this piece. On my blog here, I like to highlight social issues that I feel need to be spoken about in society. And this one is no different, apart from the fact for the first time I don't know where to start...

Neo-Nazi Stickers Distress Cardiff Residents

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I, personally, am the descendant of Jewish Polish immigrants who escaped the Nazis in the Second World War. To see Neo-Nazi propaganda in my hometown of Cardiff is devastating.

A Tale of Two Mosques

Richard Reoch | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

As a Buddhist, I have spent the last month - to the surprise of many - visiting the morning and evening prayers at my local mosque during this holy month of Ramadan. In brutal contrast, this morning I woke up to the news that my fellow Buddhists in Southeast Asia had just razed a local mosque to the ground.

Brexit Has Revealed Britain's Racist Underbelly

Matty Edwards | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matty Edwards

As I went to France in the aftermath of Brexit, I've never felt so proud to be European. As French people expressed how sad they were that Britain had voted to leave, we desperately tried to make it clear that we had voted to remain along with the vast majority of young people.

Londoners Have Been Quite Literally Handing Out Love After Brexit Racism Spike

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

"Love and solidarity" protests have been taking place at London Tube stations this morning after a spike in hate crime following the vote to leave the...

This Powerful Immigration Poem From 2013 Has Even More Resonance Post-Referendum

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK

A poem about immigration on the UK first performed in in 2013 is being shared again online in the wake of the EU referendum. "Mathematics" By Hollie M...

Expert Explains The Spike Of Post-Brexit Racism And It's Quite Scary

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK

The UK is seeing a surge of "celebratory racism" after the vote to leave the European Union, as some white Brits feel they have "finally got something...

We've Updated Our Massive, Depressing List Of All he Post-Brexit Racism So Far

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK

Last week the Huffington Post UK compiled a list of racist incidents reported on social media in the wake of the EU referendum result. Since it was pu...

Why Amnesty Has Launched an Emergency Campaign on Racism

Kate Allen | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Kate Allen

The last century has taught us just how achievable change is, especially when it comes at both a national and individual local level - from people's perceptions about the morality of drink-driving, to the drastic reduction in the ubiquitous habit of smoking everywhere, and of course racism. But it takes a huge coming together of determined people. It takes showing that this is not what we are prepared for the United Kingdom to head towards, that this is not the new normal.

Why I'll Be Leaving Post-Brexit Britain

Laura Hicks | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Hicks

It may seem drastic to some to move country entirely. It may even seem cowardly to 'bail' on a country that has given so much over the years. But sometimes a break up should come when a relationship is no longer helping you grow as a person. And unfortunately, I don't think the UK is an environment that will help my children grow up as stable and tolerant people as long as their mother is getting racial abuse shouted at her.

Brexit - Time to Get Serious About Compassion

Izzy McRae | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

So last week I wrote about how to cope with other people's negative emotions. The following day, the Brexit result was announced. The result packed such a big emotional punch that even though I normally try to keep out of politics, I felt I had to write about it. Brexit shows how difficult it can be to remain compassionate and balanced in response to a slew of anger and hatred.