Xenophobia

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

Samuel Eto'o | Posted 09.03.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 19.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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 As a result, section 23 was later repealed. 11 years on, we once more face a threat to the life of our nation..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.

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.