Posts Tagged: Racism

Why Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is terrifying

On Friday 27th January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order which bans the citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from applying for a visa to enter the United States. The seven countries are: Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. The worldwide reaction to this unprecedented policy has been shock and disbelief. Online, the hashtag …

New Racist Codewords Emerge Online: How to Stay Vigilant

Internet slang and codewords morph almost constantly. That’s why it’s important that we stay as up to date as possible with changes. Knowledge of popular platforms and apps helps us stay connected with our children in a positive way. But it also enables us to monitor what they’re up to online and be vigilant against …

Stop and Search in the UK

‘Stop and search’ is a police tactic used as a preventative measure for dealing with crime. Stop and search gives the police the power to stop individuals and search them if they believe the suspect to be holding any drugs, weapons, stolen property or something which could be used to commit a crime (eg a …

Don’t Tolerate Hate

You are getting of the bus, and as you are leaving the bus another passenger proclaims at the top of his voice ‘this is my f****ing country, I can do what I want’. Like me, at first you may be confused. Is this verbal abuse directed at you or someone else? What happened to cause …

Islamophobic Hate Crimes in Britain

Through our work at JAN Trust we have dealt with many Muslim women over the twenty years who have suffered from Islamophobia. It has included verbal and physical abuse, their children being bullied and damage to their property. The portrayal of Muslims and Islam in wide parts of the media is likely to be a contributing factor. An increasing awareness …