People from various ethnicities reside in the United Kingdom. Intermittent migration from Northern Europe has been happening for millennia, with other groups such as British Jews also well established. Since World War II, substantial immigration from the New Commonwealth, Europe, and the rest of the world has altered the demography of many cities in the United Kingdom. History Historically, British people were believed to be descended from the varied ethnic stocks that settled there before the 11th century; the pre-Celts, Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Norse and the Normans. Some recent genetic analysis has suggested that the majority of the traceable ancestors of the modern British population arrived between 15,000 and 7,600 years ago and that the British broadly share a common ancestry with the Basque people, although there is no consensus amongst geneticists. The first Jews in Britain were brought to England in 1070 by King William the Conqueror, while Roma in Britain … [Read more...] about Ethnic groups in the United Kingdom
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First-ever exhibition of Warhol works at a Ukrainian American institution NEW YORK – Andy Warhol came to The Ukrainian Museum on October 6, and so did some 200 admirers. The occasion was the opening of “Andy Warhol: Endangered Species,” the first exhibition of Warhol works ever shown at a Ukrainian American institution. Timed to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the exhibition features an exceptional if lesser-known series of silkscreens depicting 10 of the world’s endangered animals, which Warhol (1928-1987) created in 1983 at the behest of New York City art gallery owners Ronald and Frayda Feldman, along with a companion piece created two years later. The Ukrainian Museum Prof. Jaroslaw Leshko The large (38 x 38 in.), brilliantly colored “Endangered Species” works are not just drawings of animals – they are “portraits” of these beautiful, majestic creatures, rendered in the same Pop Art style as … [Read more...] about Andy Warhol at New York’s Ukrainian Museum
The New York Yankees are known for standing out from the rest of the league. But this time, the 27-time World Series champions are taking some heat for it. They could soon become the only Major League Baseball team not to hold an LGBTQ Pride Night event. Twenty-four of the MLB's 30 teams are set to hold gay pride celebrations this season and a total of 28 teams have held such events at some point. This week, Forbes reported the Los Angeles Angels will join the ranks by holding a Pride Night in June 2019. That would leave the Yankees as the lone holdout. "Pride Nights are really important to show the LGBTQ community that they are just as welcome as anyone else," New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, the first openly gay man to hold that job and noted Red Sox fan, told CBS News in a statement. "The Yankees are one of the most famous sporting teams in the world. They should be leading by example." "Let's be honest — for a long time the world of sports felt closed off to … [Read more...] about New York Yankees are set to become only MLB team not to host LGBTQ Pride Night
A New York man has sparked outrage by assailing restaurant workers who were speaking Spanish with customers. In a video posted to Facebook, the man can be heard chastising an employee at a fast-food chain in Manhattan, telling him: “Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers!” “He spoke it, he spoke it, she’s speaking it,” the man says, pointing to individual employees. “It’s America!” Read more This barista refused to serve a man ‘being really racist’ to a Muslim “Yeah, this is America,” someone responds. Others call him ignorant and say he shouldn’t be allowed in the store. The man then appears poised to leave, but turns to issue a final threat to the employees. “My guess is they’re not documented, so my next call is to [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to have each one of them kicked out of my country,” he says, waving his cell phone. “If they have the balls to come … [Read more...] about New York man caught on camera threatening to get Spanish-speaking restaurant workers deported
Spotify has introduced a new policy that pledges to remove content that “expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics, including, race, religion, gender, identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability”. The company, which was valued at $26.5bn after an initial public offering last month, cited two artists as it introduced the policy – singer R Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion – who it said had been removed from all of its official playlists and “recommended” features. “We don’t censor content because of an artist’s or creator’s behaviour, but we want our editorial decisions – what we choose to program – to reflect our values,” Spotify said in a statement. “When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful, it may affect the ways we work with … [Read more...] about What does Spotify’s new ‘hate content’ policy mean for artists, the music industry, and Time’s Up?