Defending The Right To A Faith

As someone who believes in the importance of standing up for the rights of religions to observe and practise their different faiths I often get asked when I am planning to convert to a religion different to my own. It rather amuses me how many people (my oldest friend included) secretly expect me to convert […]

Why We Could Never Have Voted Brexit

It is rare to find our pro diversity group agreeing unanimously on anything. The strength of our group lies not in conforming our views to fit a party line but in respecting the different views and beliefs held by our members. This defines tolerance as opposed to conformity which pretty much encapsulates the ethos of […]

Twitter is Not Tackling Hate Crime

Warning – some extremely offensive Tweets quoted in this article As anybody involved in online anti hate activism knows from bitter experience, the backing of social media platforms (and Twitter in particular) is sadly lacking when it comes to tackling the racist, sexist, Islamophobic, Anti Semitic and downright offensive behaviours exhibited on the platform on […]

Leap In Hate Crime Post Brexit

In order to understand and ultimately prevent the behaviours that cause divisions in our society it is sometimes necessary to look at how those behaviours evolved and why some people in our communities behave the way they do. The trigger for the recent revival of racism, Islamophobia and prejudice in the UK was the Brexit […]

Why Resisting Hate Don’t Take Sides

Quite a lot of things frustrate me about running an anti hate group – the venomous people we interact with day in day out, the pitiful logic employed by the far right and the inability of racists to express themselves beyond memes and the block button to name just a few. However, nothing frustrates me […]

Take The Hate Tags Down Twitter

If I drew you a graph of my faith in humanity you would see during the last twenty four hours a nose dive broadly comparable to the crash of the pound a few hours after Brexit. Just when as co founder of an anti hate group I had started to think I had seen it […]

Owning The Anti Hate Buzz Words

My mobile phone has now got to the stage where if I type the letter d it comes up with the auto suggestion that I want to use the word diversity. Such is perhaps the eventual lexical fate of anyone involved in an anti-hate group. However, although I am gratified my Android device is so […]

Why Casual Racism Isn’t “Bants”

Britain is recognised worldwide for having a unique sense of humour and the ability to laugh in the face of gritty reality. This stood us in good stead through two World Wars and continues to serve the people of the country well through hardship, economic instability and remarkably even a Conservative government. However, no matter […]

Why I Stand Up To Hate

Listen as a Podcast The past few weeks and months have been a challenging time to be an anti hate activist. The battle for hearts and minds has never been harder to fight or harder to win. In the wake of the Brexit referendum hate speech both on and offline has soared – with the […]