Racism

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August 22, 2017

'Colour prejudice isn't all about black and white'

As a mixed-race woman, I understand why our Black communities would prefer to ignore the colour prejudice that exists among us. Some say that we have bigger problems to deal with.However, colourism...

'Far-right racist terror surging through Europe'

Persistent economic crisis and unpopular austerity measures that gut social spending, in conjunction with the mass influx of refugees, have given rise to ultra-nationalist and even neo-fascist movements in Europe.Racist, right-wing terror is exploding on ...

Why Asian mayoral hopeful is being tightlipped about ‘race’

Just back from what was billed as the last campaign speech of the Labour frontrunner for the job of mayor of the UK's capital city.It was a ruthlessly stage-managed affair in the Royal Festival Hall’s Weston Roof Pavilion, a long, narrow penthou ...

'Authorities in denial about racism in Russian football'

Russian football officials need to do more to combat racism and have so far failed to fully grasp what it means, according to a United Nations official.Racism in the 2018 World Cup host nation was thrown back into the spotlight on Wednesday when the Russi ...

Shooters of colour are ‘terrorists’, but not the white gunmen

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as a hate crime committed by a white man. Unfortunately, it’s not a unique event in American history. Black churches ...

Ku Klux Klan recruitment drive reignites fears in US

Sunday afternoon after church, youth pastor Demond Dawson was rounding up a van load of kids dressed in their Sunday best. The group had stopped at the Dollar General in Abbeville for snacks and cold drinks.As the kids teased each other on the sidewalk ou ...

Community outrage at 'perverse' Mark Duggan killing verdict

Heart-rending cries of grief and disbelief greeted the UK jury verdict tonight that a 29-year-old unarmed Black man was "lawfully" killed by police who shot him dead.Family and supporters of Mark Duggan shouted "rubbish", "the pol ...

Davuluri: 'Too Indian for America, too dark for India'

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit the US for a little bit - or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, 24, and an aspiring medical student, performed a Bollywood dance, charmed the judges’ hearts, and ...

'Colour prejudice isn't all about black and white'

As a mixed-race woman, I understand why our Black communities would prefer to ignore the colour prejudice that exists among us. Some say that we have bigger problems to deal with.However, colourism is something that continues to affect us negatively and h ...

'Myth of racial democracy in Brazil'

Former Brazilian national football midfielder Arouca, playing for Pelé’s old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months ago when opposing fans began to chant “monkey, monkey, monkey".Those taunting hit him with anoth ...