OCTOBER 30, 2011 · 9:24 AM
Minnesota Man Gets 8-Plus Years In Racially Motivated Assault
Eastwood and another man, 29-year-old Travis Campbell, were involved in a fight at Yesterday’s Gone Bar in February where a 58-year-old black man was assaulted.
According to a criminal complaint, Eastwood said he wanted to “beat up the black guy,” who was later identified as Willie Navy.
The two men punched and kicked Navy in the head. Navy needed multiple surgeries after the incident and could ultimately lose vision in one eye.
The complaint states Navy was jumped because he is black and staff at the bar knew he was being targeted.
Stockton Fire Department settles discrimination suit
By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer
October 29, 2011 12:00 AM
STOCKTON - The city paid a firefighter $30,203 for settling a lawsuit that claimed the former chief didn't promote him because of racial discrimination.
Women of Color Seen As Always Sexually Available
By Jaclyn Friedman
WeNews guest author
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The stereotypes of women of color as always being sexually available show how undervalued they are, says Jaclyn Friedman in her new book "What You Really Really Want." In this excerpt, she explores the overlap of race and sexuality.
Consider, for example, the image of the "innocent virgin." Picture her in your mind's eye. Maybe take a moment now to draw a picture of her, or write down a description of what she looks like.
What did you draw or describe? Was it a white girl with long hair? Maybe blond, blue-eyed, or freckle-faced? If it was, it's not an accident. Because we live in a racist society that values white girls more than girls of color, we tend to imagine that purity is pale.
That assumption has a terrible flip side: Girls of color are often viewed as always sexually available, simply because of their race. Just look at the specific stereotypes: Latina women are "spicy," Middle Eastern and South Asian women are simultaneously "exotic" and "repressed," Asian women are "submissive," black women are "wild" or "animalistic"--it doesn't matter what disgusting stereotype you choose, it boils down to the same thing: Women of color are assumed to be always available for sex.
Czech Television: Right-wing extremist membership increasing among youth
Praha/Plzeň, 30.10.2011 13:26, (ROMEA)
The number of young people involved in neo-Nazism in the Czech Republic is growing. Experts on extremism say people are also joining the ultra-right at younger and younger ages. The primary influence on this shift is said to be the internet and social networking. Despite the fact that the prevention of extremism is ostensibly a priority for Czech ministries, Czech Television reports that no obligation to educate schoolchildren about the risks of extremism has been established yet.
OCTOBER 31, 2011 · 4:14 PM
Palm Springs Man Sentenced To Death For Racially Motivated Murde
OCTOBER 31, 2011 · 4:14 PM
Study: Life In U.S. Not Always A Plus For Hispanic Immigrants’ Health
The longer they live in the United States, the more likely it is that Hispanic immigrants will develop health problems, a new study says.
OCTOBER 31, 2011 · 6:47 AM
African Jobseekers In Australia Shunned By Employers
A Carlton program helping African men find work says its progress has been “depressingly slow” because of racial discrimination from employers.“So what’s the fence between the two (the jobseekers and employers)?”
Omar Farah (pictured), the administrator of the Horn Afrik project established by the Carlton Local Agency Network, has spent five years encouraging companies to give immigrants from the Horn of Africa a fair go.
But he said men from Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia were being offered jobs as taxi drivers, child minders or cleaners – despite many having Masters and PhD qualifications from Australian universities.
“These people are here, they are Australian, they are qualified, they are educated by Australian institutions and the jobs they are looking for are available in Australia,” Mr Farah said.
OCTOBER 31, 2011 · 6:47 AM
Seattle Police Say Attack On Cab Driver Was Racially Motivated
Seattle police are investigating what they call a racially motivated attack on a taxi driver.
Police say around 3:30a.m. on Sunday, a drunk white man got into a cab after leaving a Cafe. The man asked the taxi driver what race he was and when the driver told him he was Indian, police say the man punched the driver in the face.
The driver was cut above his eye. At the time, the driver told police the suspect had a Swiss Army Knife in his hand but he didn’t know if the knife was used during the attack.
Men attacked during night out in Brighton
2:00pm Sunday 30th October 2011
Two men were attacked after confronting a group about their racist taunts.
The 18 and 22-year-old from Saudi Arabia were walking along South Street in Brighton when a group of four men started shouting racist abuse at them.
The pair confronted the group but ended up being physically attacked.
PC Leonie White from Brighton and Hove Response Investigation Team said: “The victims, who were out enjoying the Brighton night life are very shaken by this whole experience. Racist incidents like this are taken very seriously by Sussex Police and will not be tolerated.”
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011
Native Hawaiian Bill is Radical, Racially Divisive
BY BRIAN DARLING - The Senate Appropriations Committee released a draft of its appropriations bill for the Interior Department earlier this month.
Section 420 contains a provision allowing the secretary of the Interior Department to recognize "Native Hawaiians" as a federally recognized Indian tribe.
David Whelan sparks outrage saying players 'out of order' to complain about race reference
Oct 29 2011 By Dave Kidd
WIGAN chairman Dave Whelan sparked outrage last night by insisting that players are ‘out of order’ to complain about being referred to by their race.
England skipper John Terry is currently under investigation by the FA for allegedly calling QPR defender Anton Ferdinand a ‘black c***’ during last Sunday’s west London derby.
But Whelan controversially said it would not be a major issue if a black player abused a white opponent in the same way, and claims that Terry should not be in trouble for using the term.
Revelations of real Racism
[ October 31, 2011 by Kamtona7 ]
The sage of Orrell, Dave Whelan has come out to add his voice to the ongoing debate focusing on racism within football, and its affects on black players and the image of the sport.
Over the past few weeks Wenger, Whelan, Sir Alex and Daglish have all waded into the mire to suggest that issues regarding racism and football are not as severe as the press would have us believe. They are all men who perhaps recall the seventies and eighties, where the visceral manifestation of racism was apparent within the stands, where abuse was accepted and common place. John Barnes and the banana immediately springs to mind, and acts as another marker to compare just how far we have come within England, not just in the stands, but also in society as a whole.
But football for me still retains its racist agenda, but it now presents itself in far more complex ways, than just through the lips of a footballer.
Whether on not Evra was the target of abuse, or if John Terry did mouth reprehensible words that has children crying at night and nuns locking themselves in basements is irrelevant. This level of verbal abuse, although not condoned, actually is the least of the sins we are being exposed to. For all of Cesc Fabregas’ protestations, and Fredi Kanoute’s reaction, we are avoiding the bigger picture when it comes to racism.
Report: Cain accused of inappropriate behavior in 1990s
By the CNN Wire Staff
October 31, 2011
The safety standards concerning radioactive materials in food products will be tightened. Since the devastating accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant broke out in March, provisional standards have been used. The government has finally started taking steps to revise them. During an Oct. 31 meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's Pharmaceutical Affairs and Food Sanitation Council, the ministry proposed lowering the permitted limit on radiation exposure due to radioactive cesium contained in food products to 1 millisievert per year from the current 5 millisieverts. The current standards set exposure limits for five categories of food products--drinking water, milk and dairy products, vegetables, cereals and meat. For each type of food, the permissible amount of radiation contained in 1 kilogram has been determined in consideration of the average annual consumption of the food. Fortunately, the levels of radiation detected in farm products have been declining. The new radiation standards for the food categories will be introduced next spring, according to the government. The government should take all possible measures, including providing adequate information about the new standards to the public, to ensure the revised guidelines will protect the health of the people and allay concerns about radiation among consumers. Is the new upper limit of 1 millisievert per year reasonable? Last week, the Cabinet Office's Food Safety Commission announced its recommendations of safety standards concerning radiation in food, which say a cumulative dose of 100 millisieverts or more over a lifetime could affect human health. There is clear scientific evidence that exposure to 100 millisieverts or more of radiation raises the risk of developing cancer. It has been estimated that exposure to 100 millisieverts increases the cancer risk by 0.5 percent. Assuming that a baby born now lives to be 100, the cumulative lifetime dose of 100 millisieverts translates into an average annual dose of 1 millisievert for the person. It is generally believed that even for the same cumulative dose the health risk is smaller if the amount of each exposure is smaller. The proposed new exposure limit can be described as based on the principle that it would be better to err on the side of safety.