WATCH: Ex-Chelsea player opens up on race abuse suffered at club

Thursday, 22 March 2018

A former Chelsea footballer has told Sky News he suffered `life-changing racial abuse` as a teenager with the club in the 1980s. The player claims his football career was ruined by traumatic abuse which he says "'destroyed me as a person". Emma Birchley's report identifies the man only as 'John', in order to protect his anonymity.  

Arson attacks hit Turkish community sites in Germany

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Arsonists on Monday struck a Turkish community center in Germany, the latest in a string of attacks which Turkey has sometimes blamed on Kurdish militants amid its military offensive in northern Syria.Unknown attackers hurled incendiary devices in the center of the town of Ahlen, police said, also telling national news agency DPA they were not ruling out a political motive.At the weekend Molotov cocktails were thrown at Turkish community mosques in Berlin and the town of Lauffen, a cultural ...

Britain jails far-right leaders even as neo-fascist groups want ‘war against Islam’

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Leaders of a far-right extremist group called Britain First have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes. Paul Golding, the leader of Britain First and his deputy Jayda Fransen have been found guilty on several counts of “religiously-aggravated harassment” by Folkstone Magistrates’ Court in South England.Judge Justin Barron, when handing down the sentence said they both “demonstrated hostility” toward Muslims and Islam. Fransen was sentenced to 36 weeks of ...

VIDEO: Fearing mass shootings, some US schools turn to armored equipment

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Linda Bragg wrote a "quote of the day" on the small whiteboard in her classroom, a teaching aid that can double as a bullet-resistant shield in the event of a school shooting. The tablets, made of polyethylene fiber and weighing just three pounds (1.5 kilograms), have been in the classrooms of Worcester Preparatory School in historic Berlin, Maryland since 2013. Berlin, which features a population of 5,000 and is located just miles from some popular Atlantic beaches, calls itself " ...

UEFA finds no evidence to support Brewster’s racism case

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

UEFA have found no evidence to corroborate Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster’s racism allegations against Spartak Moscow defender Leonid Mironov, European soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday after completing their investigation.Brewster, 17, alleged that he was racially abused by Mironov during Liverpool’s 2-0 UEFA Youth League win against the Russian side in December and UEFA appointed an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct a thorough independent probe.“The ...

French carnival under fire over ‘blackface’ night

Monday, 12 February 2018

A carnival in the northern French port of Dunkirk opened Sunday clouded by a controversy over the use of blackface after criticism from anti-racism campaigners.The weeks-long event, usually attended by tens of thousands of people, sees locals dress up and parade through the streets in costumes, with some choosing to wear black make-up and clothing to resemble African tribal figures.It is under particular scrutiny this year over the “Night of the Blacks”, a fundraising tradition ...

Newly elected Miss Belgium faces racist abuse on social media

Friday, 26 January 2018

Angeline Flor Pua faced racist comments on social media as soon as she was elected Miss Belgium last Saturday.The 22-year-old, born in Antwerp and daughter to Filipino parents said that “it hurts to read all those things about myself”.A few hours after her win, hundreds of racist and negative comments were flooding the social media with some calling her “the new Miss Philippines” while others asked that “hopefully it’s not a Miss lady boy”.Flor Pua ...

After ‘monkey hoodie’ scandal, H&M hires diversity leader

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having been accused of racism over an ad showing a black child dressed in a hoodie reading “coolest monkey in the jungle.”H&M said late Tuesday on its Facebook page that the group’s “commitment to addressing diversity and inclusiveness is genuine, therefore we have appointed a global leader, in this area, to drive our work forward.”The Stockholm-based company reiterated that ...

Racism clouds Moroccan football game after Amazigh fans face slurs

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Racism has swept Morocco’s football stadiums this week after fans of the Hassania Agadir team were subject to racist slogans and cheers during their game against Raja Casablanca, which prompted them to file a complaint with the International Federation of Football in order to intervene and put an end to such hostile behaviors.During the game played on Monday at Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, fans of the Moroccan Raja Casablanca received the Hassania Agadir team and their crowd with ...

Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist’s speech

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.Rallies by neo-Nazis and white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August led to violent street clashes with counter-protesters. After the melee, as counter-protesters were dispersing, a 20-year-old man who is said by law enforcement to have harbored Nazi ...

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