Tell MAMA, the anti-racism campaign group, said the pandemic has led to a ‘significant’ rise in race hate online
People from Muslim backgrounds have become targets during the pandemic due to the “rabbit holes” of online conspiracies, campaigners have said as a barrister spoke out about a hate crime.
New data has revealed a shocking rise in recorded hate crimes on London buses following the first lockdown last year.
Despite the number of bus journeys remaining relatively low following the easing of restrictions, the number of recorded hate crimes on London buses jumped from 43 in May to 115 in June.
Though representation has increased, Islam on TV is still largely centred around terrorists and oppressed women. What we need is more complexity – and fewer dangerous cliches
Pure Gym social media post sparks outrage after comparing workout to slavery during Black History Month
A branch of a nationwide health club chain has sparked outrage after comparing a workout to slavery on its social media platforms.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, conspiracy theorists have advanced a number of falsehoods to explain the virus and what’s causing its spread, from 5G towers being responsible to claiming it was planned by Bill Gates.
Zulfi Karim likes to claim there is no prouder Yorkshireman than him. As deputy lieutenant of West Yorkshire, he is the Queen’s representative in God’s Own County.
A Conservative MP has been condemned for saying the ‘vast majority’ of those breaking lockdown rules are from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, without offering any evidence.
Scapegoating narratives may pose additional dangers to public health, warn experts.
Counter-terrorism police in the UK are investigating far-right groups accused of trying to use the coronavirus crisis to stoke anti-Muslim sentiment.
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