Everyday racism in China
BY WILLEM OFFENBERG
From the early eighties, when African students could still study for free at the Beida University in Beijing, discrimination against Africans in China was reported in the international media. Since then, the story has been regularly repeated.
Just before the Beijing Olympics, racism was front page news again. In the bars of Sanlitun, the downtown area for foreigners, they were systematically denied entrance, just as in the discos of the capital.
In May and October last year, the police held a large-scale raid among Africans in Guangzhou. In the local media they were depicted as drug-dealers and pimps. Also many Chinese youngsters distrust Africans.
"You know what they are doing here. They trade in drugs and girls. In their neighbourhood Dengfeng you can't go out in the street at night. Too dangerous",
says Mi Mi (24). She is a receptionist in an apartment block that carries the suitable name World Peace Hotel.
"Could I marry an African? Have you gone mad? No, interracial marriages between Chinese and Africans happen hardly ever or never. With Europeans, that's a different story."
Has she ever been in the African neighbourhood? She shyly shrugs her shoulders. 魚拓
The Scots pilot suing for racism after being told: 'Your country's a welfare state paid for by the English middle classes'
By RYAN KISIEL
Last updated at 1:55 PM on 18th March 2009
'Can you translate that' remark to Scottish activist
By SIMON WALTERS
Last updated at 2:29 PM on 15th March 2009
The most senior Labour Party official in Britain was caught up in a bizarre racism row last night after he was accused of insulting people who speak with a Scottish accent.
Mrs Fee, a Glasgow-based shop steward with shop workers’ union USDAW, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I heard Mr Collins’s remarks clearly. I was upset by what he said and considered it to be racist. The man had a normal Scottish accent and most people could understand him perfectly well.’ Several delegates were said to have complained that Mr Collins’s conduct was ‘anti-Scottish’.
Controversial Police Flier Racist or Fair?
Seeking to gain public support in its fight with the City Council over proposed compensation cuts, the labor union representing Escondido police officers mailed a provocative flier this past weekend claiming that "gang members outnumber police officers by almost 6 to 1," reported the North County Times.
Vermont Student Charged with Hate Crime WCAX News
March 18, 2009 at 4:24 AM seattletimes
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. —
A Twin Valley High School student has been charged with a hate-motivated crime for allegedly attacking a black student in the school cafeteria.
Police say 18-year-old Nicholas Dow, of East Dover, punched a student, pulled his hair and threatened him with a box cutter, saying he hated black people.
The incident occurred Feb. 19, but police say Vice Principal Vicky Lynde didn't learn of it until March 16, when the victim told her and she called the Wilmington Police Department.
Dow is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a dangerous weapon in a school building and hate-motivated crime.
by Nathan Gonzalez - Mar. 18, 2009 11:39 AM
The Arizona RepublicMar. 18, 2009魚拓
Over eight years, the nation's hate groups have grown 54 percent since 2000, according to a report published by the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center.
In Mesa, the study identified the Nationalist Coalition, a neo-Nazi group, and the Vinlanders Social Club, a group labeled racist skinhead.
Baltimore officers accused of forcing colleague to view racist material may face suspension （ March 18, 2009 at 8:04 AM The seattle times)
Losing the battle against anti-black hate crime
Blacks are the third-largest visible minority in Canada, exceeded only by the Chinese and South Asian communities. And yet 48 per cent of the victims of racially motivated hate crime are black. By comparison, at a distant 13 per cent, South Asians are the second most frequent victims of such crime.
What's worse, anti-black hate crime is on the rise, according to Statistics Canada data.魚拓
Police officers in abuse case accused of 60 other assaults
Met reveals four were subject of dozens of allegations by black or Asian men
Housing Bias Seen as Persistent
By MARCELLE S. FISCHLER
Published: March 20, 2009
The report is based on a study that Erase Racism commissioned from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, which rated the experiences and perceptions of 256 African-Americans and 238 Latinos, finding that 40 percent of the former and 21 percent of the latter said they had experienced housing discrimination by real estate agents, white landlords or homeowners.魚拓
Racism A Real Everyday Threat
Created: 3/21/2009 6:44:58 AM
There are at least 10 Native American victims in a spree of b-b gun shootings. And while many Native Americans are relieved police have taken action, there is still an overwhelming sense of fear and anger. Racism remains a real and terrifying part of their everyday lives, with much of it going unreported.
Princess Plainsbull Martin and her mother Karmelita won’t soon forget how an afternoon stroll on Sunday turned into a traumatic event….
From there the two ran to a safe place and called for help.
Police say the teens responsible also threw urine and shot at nine other native americans on East Boulevard.
These aren’t isolated incidents however. Princess and her mother say even before the shooting they took back roads on their walk home to avoid harassment.
Native American advocate Laurette Pourier says she takes racial reports on a regular basis… 魚拓
University 'failed to tackle racism'
Published Date: 21 March 2009
By John Roberts Education Correspondent
A YORKSHIRE university suffered from a "systemic and institutional failure" to confront racism, bullying and harassment of staff over six years, an independent review panel has found.
A woman has been treated in hospital after being subjected to a racially motivated attack in Aberdeen.
The 23-year-old was assaulted and racially abused by three women near the St Machar roundabout in King Street at about 1030 GMT on Monday
Grampian (Roinn a' Mhonaidh in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996
Mar 21, 2009 23:56 | Updated Mar 22, 2009 1:16
Changes to 'Durban II' anti-racism text not enough
The United States, Israel, Canada and Italy had all planned to boycott the World Conference Against Racism to be held in Geneva next month because the document contained language singling out Israel and perceived as anti-Semitic.
The US was also concerned about language prohibiting the defamation of religion, which it believed violates free speech rights.
Blacks buying from blacks
The Andersons, blacks who rose from humble means, are attempting to spend their money for one year exclusively with black-owned businesses and are encouraging other blacks to do the same.
The year 2008 saw a sharp rise in racist incidents against Arabs in Israel, the Mossawa Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel reported Saturday, estimating the increase at tenfold those recorded in 2007.魚拓
The Last Word: Racist fans and bitter spats as love is floored
British bigots taunt Amir, boo boys target DeGale and Cesc is spitting mad – why is hate all around us?>
By Alan Hubbard
French plan to break taboo on ethnic data causes uproar
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
The Guardian, Monday 23 March 2009
Meanwhile, race campaigners describe a society plagued by discrimination, where non-white French citizens with "foreign-sounding" names are routinely discriminated against in education and employment, or targeted by police stop and searches. Even state housing authorities have been found guilty of denying flats on the grounds of race
Sabeg has warned that discrimination in France is so acute that the nation was becoming "an apartheid state".
'Shopping While Black'魚拓
In a 2007 Gallup survey, 47 percent of black people surveyed said they are not treated equally by retailers. More than one-quarter of those surveyed felt they were targeted because of their race while shopping in the last 30 days.
Racial profiling lawsuits against major retailers have made headlines across the country. In 2005, Macy's paid New York state a settlement of $600,000 after the attorney general found that the majority of people detained at a sampling of Macy's stores were black and Latino -- a disproportionately high number compared with the percentage of minorities shopping at the stores.
A few years earlier, store employees at a national retail chain admitted that they were instructed to follow black customers around the store and avoid giving them large shopping bags.
David Jason apologises for racist radio joke
Wednesday, March 25 2009, 22:30 GMT
Appearing on Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show yesterday, the veteran actor was asked to leave a question for the next guest, as part of the programme's 'Who's Calling Christian?' feature.
The 69-year-old responded by saying: "What do you call a Pakistani cloakroom attendant? Me hat, me coat."
KKK flag flies in an Oquawka backyard
March 25, 2009
As the state's attorney says it's not a crime to have that flag flying and people in town tell me they're not bothered by it and stopping by the sheriff's office they say there's been no formal complaints.魚拓
Race still matters for poor blacks
By Clarence Page, Tribune columnist
March 29, 2009
Blacks were twice as likely to be unemployed, three times more likely to live in poverty and more than six times as likely to be imprisoned compared with whites, the study said. Blacks also lost their homes due to foreclosure at a greater rate than other ethnic groups. This is partly because many blacks had been targeted for subprime loans during the economic boom, civil rights groups charge, even when their credit was good enough to get them into conventional loans
Rugby club faces racist joke probe
Thursday, March 26, 2009, 21:09
A CORNISH rugby team is facing disciplinary charges relating to allegedly racist language in its match programme.The charges, brought by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) against Liskeard-Looe RFC threaten to spoil the "biggest moment in the history of the club."
It is understood the charges relate to jokes in the programme of last Saturday's EDF Energy Junior Vase semi-final, which allegedly included a racial swear word as well as jokes about sexual orientation. The club, who won the match to claim a place in the vase final at Twickenham, have been summoned to appear before an RFU disciplinary panel on two charges of conduct prejudicial to the interests of the union or the game.
Parents Allege Racial Discrimination Against JA Students
Parents hope to file civil rights lawsuit against Fall River Joint Unified School District
By Sheila Sanchez 魚拓
Are Sweden Democrats racists?
Politics | 2009-03-29 |魚拓
Here are some examples from the programme:
"Did you know that an immigrant, coming to Sweden from countries like Afganistan and Africa sometimes has 2000 parasites in their body. Our dogs do not have that many, but they are put in quarrantine."
"The people who come from these countries are real barbarians. They have it in their blood."
"One wonders why they do not eat pork. Then someone said it was because they had them as mistresses and then they could not eat them later, he thought."
Another example was when a man said that his son wanted to bring home his friend which has Somalian origins. He did not allow that. If the son had done it, he would have to change the whole floor.
Dallas police chief apologizes for conduct of officer who drew gun on NFL player outside hospital
06:13 AM CDT on Friday, March 27, 2009
WHAT THEY SAID: The traffic stop
Excerpts from Officer Robert Powell and Ryan Moats:
Moats: You really want to go through this right now? My mother-in-law is dying. Right now! ... I got seconds before she's dying, man!
Powell: If my mom was dying I'd probably be a little upset too, but when I saw flashing red and blues, I would stop.
Moats: Did I not stop at the red light?
Powell: You stopped, then you drove through the red light.
Moats: I stopped, I checked the traffic, I waved the traffic off, then I turned.
Powell: This is not an emergency vehicle. You do not have the right to control the traffic.
Moats: OK. All right ... just go ahead and check my insurance so I can go ahead and go. If you're gonna give me a ticket, give me a ticket. I really don't care, just ...
Powell: Your attitude says that you need one.
Moats: I don't have an attitude. All I'm asking you is just to hurry up. Cause you're standing here talking to me...
Powell: Shut your mouth and listen.
Moats: Shut my mouth? Is that how you talk to me, too?
Powell: Shut your mouth and listen. If you want to keep this going, I'll just put you in handcuffs, and I'll take you to jail for running a red light.
Moats: OK. All right.
Powell: I can do that.
Powell: State law says I can.
Moats: Yes, sir. Go ahead.
Powell: If you don't settle down that's what I'm gonna do.
Moats: Yes, sir.
Powell: All right, If you don't settle down, your truck's illegally parked – I'll tow that as well.
Moats: Yes, sir.
Powell: OK, I can screw you over. I'd rather not do that. Your attitude will dictate everything that happens, and right now, your attitude sucks.
Moats: Yes, sir.
Powell: OK, I turned my red and blues on as you were going over the bridge ...
Moats: You think I'm gonna stop when my wife's mother is dying?
Powell: You are required to stop. What you're doing does not matter. Red and blues, you have to stop. I can charge you with fleeing right now.
Moats: Yes, sir. ...
Powell: I can take you to jail. I can tow your truck. I can charge you with fleeing.
Moats: Yes, sir, you can. I understand.
Powell: I can make your night very difficult.
Moats: I hope you'll be a great person and not do that.