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Review: Second City’s latest is big on physical humour, short on politics Special

Toronto - Second City’s “Walking on Bombshells” immediately grabs your attention with its bold set: a realistic replica of the subway walls at Osgoode Station. Not only is it familiar, it also pumps you up to expect some savage satire of the TTC.

Christchurch attack 'shows blind spot on white nationalism'

Fpo - The carnage unleashed in Christchurch by a white supremacist has highlighted what analysts say is the global problem of a far-right threat that frequently flies beneath the intelligence radar.

Anti-racist map seeks to expose Athens' 'topography of violence'

Atenas - Racist hate crimes come under fresh scrutiny at an Athens exhibition seeking to map out the "topography of violence" targeting migrants and refugees.

White nationalist movement spreads, pushing lone-wolf attacks

Washington - The massacre of Muslims at New Zealand mosques on Friday demonstrated the global reach of a white nationalist movement that preaches an imagined "European" ideal, rejects immigration and shares often vicious threats over the internet.

Tired of racism charge, Belgian 'Blackies' change colours

Apo - The "Noirauds" or "Blackies" -- a group that marks Belgium's annual carnival season by charitable fund-raising in black face paint -- have changed their colours.

White farmers jailed for murder of black teen in South Africa

Mafikeng - A South African court on Wednesday handed jail terms of 23 and 18 years to two white farmers who murdered a black teenager suspected of stealing sunflowers in a remote farming community.

Polish anti-Semitism festers on the internet

Warsaw - Graffiti of a swastika and the words "Jude Raus" (Jew, get out) recently appeared overnight on the headquarters of a liberal opposition movement in the Polish capital Warsaw.

Israeli Holocaust survivors fear for French Jews

Jerusalem - Like other Holocaust survivors who left France for Israel, Samy Gryn has watched with a sorrow a resurgence of anti-Semitism in the country where he was born."The situation in France reminds me of the 1930s.

Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse by 'yellow vest' protestors

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron condemned anti-Semitic abuse of a leading intellectual by "yellow vest" protestors and said it would not be tolerated.

A black prince evoking migrant suffering at the ballet

Apo - Fernando Montano was once a migrant who fled poverty, prejudice and the daily threat of violence from Colombia's drugs gangs before becoming a star at the Royal Ballet in London.

Virginia Democrats in crisis over new blackface scandal

Washington - A political crisis deepened in Virginia on Wednesday after the attorney general of the eastern US state admitted he wore blackface to a 1980 college party to impersonate a rapper.

Liam Neeson reveals hunting for 'black bastard' to kill

London - Veteran actor Liam Neeson revealed on Monday that he once walked the streets hunting for a "black bastard" to kill in retaliation for the rape of a friend.

Anti-Semitic killings in 2018 'highest' in decades: Israel

Jerusalem - The number of Jews murdered in anti-Semitic attacks around the world in 2018 reached its "highest" level in decades after a mass shooting at a US synagogue, an Israeli government report said Sunday.

Japan firm apologises to Naomi Osaka ad after 'whitewash' spat

Apo - Japanese noodle-maker Nissin apologised Thursday for an "anime" advert featuring Naomi Osaka, the tennis star said Thursday, after the firm's portrayal of the half-Haitian player with pale skin sparked accusations of "whitewashing".

Far-right 'street patrol' in German town after migrant violence

Berlin - A German far-right group has launched a vigilante street patrol in a Bavarian town where four Afghan and Iranian asylum seekers allegedly attacked passers-by last weekend, local authorities said Thursday.

Race row after guards clear Cape Town beach

Cape Town - A fresh race row has erupted in South Africa after a private security company allegedly ordered black beachgoers to vacate a fashionable Cape Town over the Christmas holiday.

Race row after guards clear Cape Town beach

Cape Town - Authorities in Cape Town have criticised a private security company that allegedly ordered black beachgoers to leave a fashionable South African beach over the Christmas holiday.

For Charlottesville survivors, fight against racism continues

Charlottesville - As the jury delivered its guilty verdict against a neo-Nazi accused of murder for ramming his car into a group of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally last year, Wednesday "Al" Bowie burst into tears of joy.

Neo-Nazi suspect in Charlottesville rampage will argue self-defense: lawyer

Charlottesville - An American neo-Nazi on trial for murder will argue he was trying to defend himself when he rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Austrian councillor sent to learn online manners after hate posts

Vienna - A far-right councillor in Austria will have to attend a course to learn good behaviour online after posting hateful comments on social media, a court decided on Monday.

Neo-Nazi on trial over deadly Charlottesville car rampage

Charlottesville - An American neo-Nazi went on trial for murder Monday for allegedly ramming his car into counter-protesters at a 2017 white supremacist rally that made the city of Charlottesville a byword for rising racial tensions under President Donald Trump.

Dolce & Gabbana say sorry, in Chinese, after race row

Bejing - The founders of Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana apologised to Chinese customers on Friday as a row over racially offensive posts snowballed, with its products pulled from lucrative Chinese e-commerce platforms.

Dutch activists lose bid to ban blackface Christmas character

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday slapped down a bid by an anti-discrimination group to ban the "racist characteristics" of a traditional Christmas-time blackface character, whose appearance sparks a yearly controversy.

Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

Sydney - Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia's conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring "it is okay to be white", blaming the decision on an "administrative process failure".

Australian ministers under fire for backing 'okay to be white' vote

Sydney - Australia's indigenous affairs minister and several of his colleagues faced calls to resign Monday, after they backed a failed parliamentary motion tabled by a controversial senator that declared: "It is okay to be white.

'Overdue' statue for Aussie 'Black Power' sprinter

Melbourne - Australia will erect a statue of a homegrown sprinter who backed two Americans in their famed Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics, with authorities describing the honour as "seriously overdue".

German far-right AfD sparks outcry with new Jewish group

Berlin - Germany's far-right party AfD on Sunday launched a "Jewish" group within its ranks which it says will battle against mass immigration of Muslim men with anti-Semitic views, sparking an outcry.

Italian who shot at Africans jailed for 12 years: reports

Rome - A far-right sympathiser who went on a shooting spree against Africans in a revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata was Wednesday jailed for 12 years, media reports said.

Dutch TV says no more blackface for 'Black Pete'

Den Haag - The Dutch public broadcaster said Wednesday it had decided to change the appearance of the traditional Christmas-time character Black Pete whose blackface outfit sparks an annual controversy.

Italian who shot at Africans in racist attack jailed for 12 years: reports

Rome - A far-right sympathiser who injured six Africans during a violent revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 years in jail, media reports said.
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Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
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Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
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A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fleet on 26th Jan 1788 since when Britain’s undesirables had been sent to a new land on a regular basis, and Captain J.Cook reached this continent on 19th April 1770-so, what is a link between “231 years” and 2012 as stated on a wall in Brunswick, the inner Melbourne suburb?
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File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a "cross lighting" outside Tupelo, Miss.
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Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging "wholesale racism" in Israel.
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Two of the four stools at the woolworths whites only counter originally in Greensboro, N Carolina. Displayed in the National Museum of American History, Washington DC
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