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China firm apologises for racist detergent advert

Bejing - A Chinese detergent maker has apologised for an advertisement which shows a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian, just a day after dismissing critics as too sensitive.

Chinese firm behind racist detergent ad tells critics to lighten up

Bejing - A Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian provoked outrage this week, but the company behind the clip says it is foreign critics who need to lighten up.

Charleston church shooter faces death penalty in federal trial

Washington - The man accused of gunning down nine African American churchgoers in South Carolina last year will face two death penalty trials, after federal prosecutors announced they would seek capital punishment.

Baltimore officer cleared over Freddie Gray custody death

Baltimore - A Baltimore police officer involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, an African American man who later died in custody, was acquitted of assault and other charges, raising questions about whether anyone will be held accountable for his death.

U.S. killer's gun sells for $250,000: auctioneers

New York - A Florida neighborhood watchman has sold for $250,000 the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, auctioneers said.

French groups file suit against Twitter over racism, homophobia

Paris - Two French groups say they have filed a suit against Twitter, YouTube and Facebook for allegedly failing to uphold requirements to delete content deemed racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic or defending terrorism.

Rapper Azealia Banks apologizes for racist rant on Zayn

New York - Rapper Azealia Banks has apologized for a stream of racist and Islamophobic invective against former One Direction heartthrob Zayn Malik that led Twitter to suspend her.

Pig's head found outside Merkel's constituency office

Berlin - German police said Saturday they found a pig's head bearing an "insulting inscription" outside Chancellor Angela Merkel's constituency office in the country's northeast.

Prank bids drive US killer's gun auction to $65mn

Washington - Bidding for the gun used by a Florida neighborhood watchman to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin hit $65 million Friday, as hoax buyers appeared to jack the controversial sale to astronomical levels.

George Zimmerman to auction gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

Washington - George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood-watch volunteer who shot and killed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, said he would sell the gun he used in the shooting at auction on Thursday.Zimmerman listed the gun on GunBroker.

Ferguson, Missouri gets black police chief after Michael Brown case

Washington - An African American officer took the helm of the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, less than two years after police there killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

White South African judge in Facebook 'racism' row

Johanesburg - A white South African judge was at the centre of a social media storm on Monday after Facebook comments emerged in which she suggested rape was part of black culture.

Senior sheriff official in U.S. resigns over racist e-mails

Los Angeles - A senior official at the Los Angeles County sheriff's department has resigned following criticism over e-mails he sent disparaging blacks, Muslims, Latinos and women, the department said in a statement.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologises for racial slur

London - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologised Monday for using a racial slur on Twitter while seeking to compare the treatment of African Americans with Catholics in Northern Ireland.

London ex-mayor Livingstone defends Hitler comments

London - Former London mayor Ken Livingstone said on Saturday he regretted a row over anti-Semitism that has rocked Britain's opposition Labour party, but refused to withdraw comments linking Hitler to Zionism.

Britain's Labour under pressure in anti-Semitism row

London - Britain's Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday faced intense pressure over alleged anti-Semitism in his party less than a week before his leadership is tested by local elections.

'Unfinished business' 20 years after S.Africa's truth commission

Johanesburg - South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was meant to be the healing balm for a nation traumatised by the horrors of apartheid.

Race and the death penalty in U.S. spotlight

Washington - Advocates for two African Americans on death row for murder are seeking a reprieve for both men on the grounds their trials were tainted by racial bias, taking their campaigns all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Op-Ed: Anti-Israel RFE/RL Facebook message may inspire terrorists

U.S. taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) posted an anti-Israel Facebook message which may inspire terrorists to violence against innocent civilians.

Dutch lawmaker Wilders in court on hate speech charges

Schiphol - Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders remained unrepentant Friday over statements made which prosecutors say incited racial hatred in the Netherlands, saying "I will not take back what I said".

German anti-Islam PEGIDA leader summoned on hate speech charges

Berlin - The founder of Germany's xenophobic and anti-Islam group PEGIDA has been summoned to court on hate speech charges for describing refugees as "cattle" and "scum", a court in Dresden said.

German-Congolese priest quits parish over race slurs, death threats

Berlin - A German-Congolese Catholic priest who has spoken up for refugees is leaving his Bavarian parish after being targeted with racist slurs and death threats, the Munich archdiocese said Monday.

Three stabbed, 13 arrested at KKK rally in California

Los Angeles - Three people were stabbed, one of them critically, and 13 others were arrested in California when a Ku Klux Klan rally erupted into clashes with counter-protesters, witnesses and police said.

South African universities close after violent protests

Johanesburg - At least three South African universities closed Thursday after a new wave of student protests that have seen buildings torched over high tuition fees and allegations of racism.

Op-Ed: How the racist and regressive left has increased racial tension

Washington - One of the biggest lies in American political discourse is the argument progressives have a monopoly on tolerance. History and the present state of political discourse show exactly how tolerant the far left is.

Germany fears xenophobia taking hold in ex-communist east

Berlin - Germany fears xenophobia is taking root in its former communist east, where Islamophobic movement PEGIDA was born and where two recent incidents involving anti-migrant mobs shocked the country.

Racism allegations over high school's blacks-only gang assembly

Maumelle - An Arkansas high school is being accused of racism after it held an assembly on drugs and gang violence and instructed only black students to attend.

Killing of 2 black farm workers exposes S.Africa faultlines

Parys - Two black men are beaten to death in the middle of a cattle pasture in South Africa after white farmers hunt them down to avenge an attack on an elderly landowner.

Clinton to confront racism in major speech

Hillary Clinton is bringing the issue of systemic racism to the agenda on Tuesday in a high-profile speech in Harlem, New York. She is set to identify her solutions to racism and discrimination as individual problems to be tackled.

Op-Ed: Racism flourishes in Israel

Institutionalised racism in Israeli society is becoming a particularly worrying trend as Israel's relations with old allies worsen. The past few weeks have seen numerous examples of racist acts committed by Israeli authorities.
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 We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
"We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
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2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin
Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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Grand Wizard Steven Howard
ABC "Nightline"
File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a  cross lighting  outside Tupelo  Miss.
File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a "cross lighting" outside Tupelo, Miss.
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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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Young women, from the Nu Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Penn State, in hot water for this racially insensitive photo.
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This Nov. 7  2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of th...
This Nov. 7, 2012 photo shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the taping of the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory in New York City.
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The New Faces of Racism
The New Faces of Racism
Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging  wholesale racism  in Israel.
RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging "wholesale racism" in Israel.
RFE/L
Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
Racist lynching of blacks was common throughout the South during the Jim Crow era.
wikipedia
Robert Borden  who attended the school from 1966 to 1984  hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
Robert Borden, who attended the school from 1966 to 1984, hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
Nova Scotia Government
Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Ai...
Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Airmen - Circa May 1942 to Aug 1943 Location unknown, likely Southern Italy or North Africa. Contrary to negative predictions from some quarters, a combination of pre-war experience and the personal drive of those accepted for training, far from failing, had resulted in some of the best pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Nevertheless, the Tuskegee Airmen continued to have to fight racism.
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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
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Screenshot shows a picture of R.C, the 79 year-old African American man who prosecutors say was attacked by Conrad Alvin Barrett for a "knockout game" assault.
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Capture from The Sun's leaked John Galliano video.

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