Facebook and the Far Right

Philip Ellis | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Could it be, with the Armed Forces actively distancing themselves from nationalist propaganda, parody pages like Britain Furst lampooning such fear-mongering, and artists like Waldhauer drawing attention to the omnipresence of racist content, that that the days of casual xenophobia on Facebook may finally be numbered?

Joined at the Hip: Islamophobia and Bigotry

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

The fact is, Islamophobia and antisemitism are joined-at-the-hip.

How Do I Prepare My Children for the Fact That Some People May Never Accept Them?

Sumbel Gilani | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sumbel Gilani

As a mother I want to prepare my children for any obstacles they may encounter. I want to encourage them to work hard, treat others with respect and kindness, be good citizens and contribute to society in a positive manner. But how do I prepare their innocent young minds for possible racism when they see everyone as the same as them?

Xenophobia - It's About Choice

Sofie Sandell | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Sofie Sandell

Sometimes in life we have a choice. Not always, but sometimes. You and I both have a choice about how we react to and act towards other people, people...

One Long Minute: Europe's Immigration Crisis

Jo Simmons | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

And what's missing in this moment: the meaningful and moral response of European leaders ready to acknowledge that the influx of refugees is, in large measure, the consequence of Europe's own policy and foreign intervention failures.

Philip Hammond's Comments on Migrants Risk Legitimising Xenophobia in the UK

Megan Hughes | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

On Sunday, the UK's foreign secretary Philip Hammond spoke candidly on the Calais situation, and more generally Europe's 'migrant crisis'. In a series of comments made in Singapore, he decried a situation where "Europe can't protect itself, preserve its standard of living and social infrastructure if it has to absorb millions of migrants from Africa."

One Baby in Four Is Born to Migrants and That Is Good for Britain

Mostafa Rajaai | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mostafa Rajaai

Such click-baiting articles no longer come as a surprise, especially from a publication which openly backed Ukip in UK's general election. Given that an EU referendum is on the horizon, we need to make sure we understand all the different aspects of immigration and the effects it has on Britain. So lets unpack what this figure actually means.

Migration - Choosing Freedom Over Xenophobia

Desmond Tutu | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Desmond Tutu

Xenophobia is a prison - a Robben Island of mind and matter - that can never lead to peace or happiness. Of mind, because society is a reflection of the images we create of each other, and it is these perceived images that fight and hate.

Selective Empathy: You Were Charlie... Why You Are Not Garissa

Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado

Lack of empathy, as history has repeatedly shown, is the breeding ground of every atrocity and indifference.

It is Time to Rid the Beautiful Game of Its Uglier Side

Samuel Eto'o | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Sport
Samuel Eto'o

Racism, xenophobia and anti-semitism have returned to the streets of Europe with a vengeance. Tolerance is in short supply. In times like this, we look for havens that provide shelter from the hate and intolerance, havens that provide opportunity. Football, as the great sporting and social leveler, should be that safe haven.

Britain's Problem With Islam

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

Modern Britain has a problem with Islam. This may not come as much of a surprise to some readers. For many in Britain, Islam is considered an isolating force, and its followers are somehow externalised from British identity, regardless of their birthplace or what passport they hold...

Net Migration: Xenophobia Not Policy

Shreya Paudel | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

Britain is on the cusp of making history in the upcoming general election. It will either look back at May 2015 with regret or with great pride. With immigration one of the major issues debated in this election, I appeal to students in particular to lead British society against xenophobic attitudes and make this general election about fairness and equality of opportunity.

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Britain Must Not Give Terrorists This Victory

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

Detaining foreigners without trial was thus held to be incompatible with fundamental human rights. As a result, section 23 was later repealed. 11 years on, we once more face a threat to the life of our nation..

Life as a Foreigner in Germany in Times of Pegida

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sandhya Matthes

Germany has a way to go before a 'multi-culti' side-by-side living is taken as a given, but I don't believe it to be impossible. Which is why I sometimes can't help thinking: pull yourself together! Show the world what a big nation you are!

Useful Idiots Nigel Farage and Russell Brand Are Helping Pave the Way for the Victory of the New/Old Tory Right

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

It is difficult to know whether novelty sock puppet Nigel Farage thinks he and his squinty-eyed troop of yokels have really become a force in UK politics or if he is in fact a fully paid-up stooge of a vast conspiracy of right-wing Tories who communicate via secret messages in the weave of their tweed that only they can understand.

Ebola: Is Europe Immune... to Racism?

Michael Privot | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Michael Privot

The spread of Ebola - and its containment - is a collective human responsibility that goes beyond racial, gender and class divides. European States should ensure equal access to health care in order to preserve social cohesion and avoid a deterioration of the situation.

Is Integration 'Impossible' for Roma in France?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 28.09.2014 | 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.