Xenophobia

Is Integration 'Impossible' for Roma in France?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

'Integration is impossible in a country like France which is plagued by debt, the budget deficit, the crisis and mass unemployment!'... Roma generally find themselves in the poorest neighbourhoods of France, which suffer from high levels of unemployment and so are inevitably hostile to newcomers.

Xenophobes Flop in EU Elections in the Netherlands, Denting Far-Right's Parliament Hopes

Philippe Legrain | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Philippe Legrain

With Wilders apparently crashing and UKIP so far refusing to pitch in with them, the far-right's hope of forming a group rest even more on the shoulders of Le Pen, who is widely expected to top the French poll. Is it too much to hope that she might flop too?

UK: Divisive Narratives Around Migration Can Fuel Tensions in Communities

Barry Navarro | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

According a YouGov poll published for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, the economy no longer tops the list of issues the British public is most concerned about: immigration is now on a par with the economy, with 52% or respondents saying it's the main issue facing the UK today.

PICTURE QUIZ: Can You Guess The Nationality Of These People?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy

According to Nigel Farage, 'you know what the difference is' between Romanians and Germans. But can you spot the difference between people from a ...

Racism and Xenophobia in Our Age

Barry Navarro | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Barry Navarro

In times of austerity and economic crisis, the most vulnerable members of society are often scapegoated. Inflammatory and divisive rhetoric about issues such as migration is increasing, which can fuel tensions between communities.

The Sun's Halal Meat 'Scandal' Is Worse Than a Non-Story, It Risks Validating Fears of Muslim Influence

Megan Hughes | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Megan Hughes

The debate surrounding both regulations upon halal slaughter and the sale of halal meat in commercial outlets is an important one. There are the legitimate concerns of various groups in the debate surrounding Halal meat in the UK, but these concerns were likely not at the root of The Sun and The Daily Mail's decision to report on the issue.

Students Must Stand Up to Racism and Ukip's Scapegoating

Aaron Kiely | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

If we are to successfully push back the current wave of racism, we will need an unrelenting campaign in the student movement in defence of our multicultural society against those who wish to divide us.

A Tryst With the West

Shweta Kothari | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shweta Kothari

It's been a few months in Britain now and I have had my own share of experiences. The freedom, equality, civility and tranquility has enthralled me beyond words. Never before have I seen a culture so vibrant. I have come to revere the spirit of the Englishmen and developed a deep fascination for the English heritage.

When It Rains

Jacob Greaves | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jacob Greaves

Russian independent broadcaster TV Dozhd, meaning TV Rain, is under fire after publishing a poll asking whether Leningrad- now St Petersburg- should have been allowed to fall into Nazi hands.

Gay Russian Artist's Furious Response To Dasha's Zhukova's 'Racist Chair' (NSFW PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

A gay artist has accused Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova of “glamourising” racism after she was photographed posing on a chair shaped like a half-...

Meet Ionut, He's Coming To Work In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK

As the UK prepares to open its borders to Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants in the New Year, the HuffPost follows one hopeful who plans to start a new...

Last Night's Panorama Wasn't Balanced, It Was Racist

Steve Rose | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

This edition of Panorama is merely a symptom of the wider discourse around immigration. A debate so toxic that facts are shouted down in a wave of popular fascism. But it also threatens our relationship with Europe and our right to free movement. On both fronts, we should all be worried about where this debate is heading in 2015.

Before Attacking Foreign Workers Look at Your Christmas List

Will Black | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

Debates about globalisation examine impacts on all concerned - whether importers of labour, food and goods or those countries losing key workers, giving up their food or being turned into polluted assembly lines. Debates about the EU and migration which lack that level of empathy - and concentrate purely on what Britain is supposedly losing - simply miss the point.

The Daily Express's Latest Campaign Flirts With Fascism

Steve Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Steve Rose

The most recent front-pages from the Daily Express demonstrates their retreat from reality into the realm of myth... There is a very real danger of the Express co-opting and channelling a real and legitimate frustration and sense of betrayal against vulnerable migrants.

Bonga Bonga Land Attitudes Are More Prevalent Than Many of Us Would Care to Admit

John Wight | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

We shouldn't kid ourselves. While reference to 'Bonga Bonga Land' by UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom in a recent speech he gave was predictably and rightly panned across the political spectrum, disowned by the leadership of his own party, and drew the ire of the liberal commentariat, it will not have been greeted with the same disdain in many homes up and down the country.

In Britain We Are Being Flooded By Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Romanian Rhetoric - Who Is it Helping?

Tessa Dunlop | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tessa Dunlop

So-called liberal multi-cultural Britain is bullying one of the poorest countries in Europe. We have conveniently forgotten how far Romania has come in the last 23 years - from communist hell-hole to fledgling democracy.

Nationalism: The Way Backwards

Alistair Barbour | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics
Alistair Barbour

In 2014 Nick Griffin MEP is due for re-election to the European Parliament. Shamefully I'm one of the people who helped him get elected in the first place.

A Snapshot of Migrant Reality: What the Romanian Migrants Really Think

Oana Romocea | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Oana Romocea

Behind the political discourses, the media headlines, the highly-frantic speeches and the amusing campaign, it is easy to forget that we are dealing with human beings whose lived experiences cannot be reduced to mere statistics or neat caricatures.

Manners Please! Romania Is a Country Worth Staying Friends With

Tessa Dunlop | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tessa Dunlop

Romanians are used to coming bottom of the European pile. I know, I'm married to one. He lives in Britain, and is often told he 'sounds English' - lucky chap.

What Mary Did Next? Shut Down Abusive Trolls

Zrinka Bralo | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Zrinka Bralo

Being an academic and a broadcaster, Professor Beard came to Question Time well prepared: she actually read the local authority report about the impact of migration.

The Black Man, the Asperger, the NHS and its Bigots...

James Christie | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

In case you think the atrocious treatment of learning-disabled patients at Winterbourne View care home was a one-off blip, or if you think that organi...

The Beginning of the End for the EDL

Dr. Leon Moosavi | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Dr. Leon Moosavi

Welcoming Tommy Robinson into the political process also means that his Islamophobic rhetoric can be challenged head-on. On the streets, Tommy Robinson is heard and applauded. In political chambers, he will be undone.

So What if George Galloway is a Muslim?

Dr. Leon Moosavi | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Politics
Dr. Leon Moosavi

It shouldn't matter whether Galloway is a Muslim or not. As a politician, he should be judged by his policies, his pledges and his achievements, not by his religious beliefs.

Norwegian Psycho

Eirik Bergesen | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK
Eirik Bergesen

Almost ritually, the UN's Development Program ranks Norway as nothing less than the best country in the world to live in. Still, one man found life in our country so unbearable he chose to stage one of the most brutal terrorist attacks in modern history. A week into Anders Behring Breivik's trial, this paradox is continuing to baffle not only Norwegians, but the world.

In Comedy, German Stereotypes Are No Laughing Matter - Or Are They?

John Fleming | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

British-based German comedian Paco Erhard, is taking his 5-Step Guide to Being German show to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comed...