UK Racism

Is 'Nude' Racist?

Tallulah Bullock | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Style
Tallulah Bullock

Out of all the hyperbole and sartorial superlatives there's one adjective that really irks me. Nude... Search on any major fashion e-tailor and you will be met with pages upon pages of apparel and accessories in a pinkish to beige colour palette. Nude perhaps, if you're white.

A Panicked Britain First Have Attacked The BBC Over 'Hatchet Job' Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Are Britain First racist? The verdict is... A panicked and obviously riled Britain First are pleading with their followers not to believe a...

Twitter Isn't Impressed With 'Suffragette' Film Promotion Being 'Whitewashed'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Producers of a new film celebrating the fight for universal suffrage at the turn of the twentieth century have been slammed by social media users for ...

Recolouring Pakistan

Hiba Khan | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hiba Khan

If one day I am blessed with a child, I will teach them that there is unique inherent beauty in every single skin colour. That beauty is not confined to complexion, just as their worth is never confined to their physicalities, nor their race or gender.

Shocking Video Shows Man Spitting And Hurling Racist Abuse At Cabbie

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

CCTV footage of a man we would like to speak to after a black cab driver was racially abused in #Chelsea— Metropolitan Poli...

Sensitive Content - The State of Racial Slurs on Twitter

Josh Smith | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Tech
Josh Smith

Now, every social platform has its own internal universe of slang terms, in-jokes, unreadable acronyms and memes, and the rules of discourse on Twitter are not those of general conversation. This doesn't, however, mean that discussions on social media exist in an online bubble, isolated from the world, and language, at large.

Channel 4 Presenter Labelled 'Absolute Moron' Over Racist Obama Slur

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

Channel 4 presenter Matt Frei has apologised after using a racial slur he claims he "simply wasn't aware of" to describe Barack Obama. The Europe e...

We Must Reject the Demand to Try Charlie Hebdo, and the Narrative That Spawned It

David Browne | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Last week, Charlie Hebdo magazine contained cartoons featuring Aylan Kurdi's death. The cartoons mocked the atmosphere which had preceded, and indeed ...

WWII RAF Veteran Continues Fight Against 'Racist' Moaning About Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

The World War II veteran who took on a 'racist' tweeter in a heated exchange has continued his spat with the troll, by rubbishing claims that those wh...

WWII RAF Veteran Epically Shoots Down 'Racist' Moaning About Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

A WWII RAF veteran has made an epic stand against a 'racist' tweeter moaning about refugees coming into the UK. After Jeremy Corbyn's refused to si...

This Is What One Student Was Told After Enquiring For A Bar Job..

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left in shock after she asked a bar if they had any job vacancies and was told "yes but we need less Afro Caribbean staff". Leeta Lee...

Nightclub Tells Black Job Applicant ‘We Need Less Afro-Caribbean Staff'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

A student who asked for a job at a nightclub was this week told by staff the venue needed "less Afro Caribbean" employees. Leeta Lee, who contacted...

This Teen Made A Dictionary Change Its 'Racist' Definition Of 'Nude'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who was fed up with a dictionary which defined nude as "having the colour of a white person's skin" has successfully campaigned to have the...

University Professors To Mark Students Down If They Use The Term 'Illegal Immigrants' To Describe Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a university in the US have been told they will be marked down if they use the term "illegal immigrants" when speaking about migrants, whi...

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff - Step 3

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

It is now well known that BME NHS staff are twice as likely to face disciplinary procedures, and one study found that more than 60% of the midwives in London subject to disciplinary procedures were black, and all ten that were eventually dismissed were from a BME background.

Slavery? What the Hell Were We Thinking? How the (White) British Should Be Angry (and Shamed) About Our Ancestors

Malory Nye | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Malory Nye

Britain too has its social legacy from the slave trade we instigated and benefited from. We live with our own racism and tensions based on that shameful legacy.

Teen Told She Couldn't Work Any More Hours At McDonald's - Because 'Black Staff Are Underperforming'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who wanted to take on extra shifts at McDonald's to save for university says she was told by her boss she would not be able to because "she...

Why This 'Straight Outta Oxford' Meme Is Not OK

Tom Bevan | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bevan

As I ready for an inevitable wave of mutterings about my membership of the student media fun-police, at the very least we as a young academic community should be meanwhile expecting more from those who represent us online...

69 'Sick' People Liked Teen's Bragging Post About Knifing His Teacher

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The 69 people who "liked" a teenager's Facebook post which bragged about knifing his teacher in a racially motivated attack have been condemned by a j...

Teacher Forgives Teen Who Stabbed Him And Bragged About Attack On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who stabbed a supply teacher and bragged about the attack on Facebook has been given six years in detention and five years on licence for t...

Newsreader Defends Migrants And Tears Into 'Racist Little Nobodies' Live On Air

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

A German newsreader has torn into opinion columnists who publish “hate tirades” racially attacking migrants. Anja Reschke said that it was worr...

Maajid Nawaz, Identity Politics, and the Dangerous Search for the "Community Representative"

David Browne | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The treatment of Maajid Nawaz by the Guardian (in contrast to its recently-published interview with the leader of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Britain) reveals a worrying trend in the British Left today, namely its fascination with the search for a Community Representative and the compartmentalising of identity.

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

If you are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, and work in the NHS in the UK, you will already know that survival can be the name of the game. As well as doing the day job, whether you are a consultant, a hospital porter, a chief executive, a nurse or an administrator there are factors you are far more likely to have to negotiate than your white colleagues.

Kelly Insists She's NOT A Racist Following Immigration Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Kelly Osbourne has taken to Facebook to defend herself after she was accused of being a racist following comments she made on the US panel show ‘The...

Police Called After Trio Attend Scottish Wick Gala In Racist Golliwog Costumes

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Police were called after three youths attended a summer gala in Scotland dressed as golliwogs. The trio attended Saturday’s Wick Gala in Caithne...