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Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

Berlin - Germany's government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks.

Review: McCraney’s ‘Brothers Size’ rocks the stage with spectacle, heart Special

Toronto - Director Barry Jenkins received much of the credit for the brilliance of the Oscar-winning 2016 film “Moonlight”. But Tarell Alvin McCraney, on whose unpublished 2003 play the movie was based, is himself a distinctive creative voice to behold.

Pope 'suffers' with Roma, Sinti people amid tensions in Rome

Vatican City - Pope Francis said Thursday he "suffers" when he reads about threats made against Roma and Sinti people, following tensions in Rome over the allocation of social housing to Bosnian Roma.

Asylum seekers acquitted over Greek island camp protest

More than 100 asylum seekers were acquitted by a court on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday for protesting against overcrowded camp conditions.

Racism 'rare' in Brazil, says far right Bolsonaro

Rio De Janeiro - Racism is an insignificant problem in Brazil, according to President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been accused of not just racist but also homophobic and sexist comments in the past.

Trieste half-marathon chiefs back down over controversial African ban

Rome - Trieste half-marathon organisers, who were accused of racism when they refused to allow African runners to take part in their May 5 race, backed down on Saturday after a barrage of criticism over their contentious decision.

Brazil ad promoting diversity pulled after Bolsonaro request

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian bank commercial highlighting the country's diversity was pulled following a request by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, the bank confirmed Friday.

In new S. Africa, some in 'Coloured' community nostalgic for apartheid

Kempton Park - "It is all about the blacks. The 'Rainbow Nation' is a big lie!" complained Dalene Raiters, a South African mother from the "Coloured" community. "We are not black enough," added her sister who has also been unemployed for years.

Interracial couples stand out in post-apartheid S.Africa

Johanesburg - Less than 40 years ago, Mpho Mojapelo and his wife Cheryl might have gone to jail.

Endgame in 'historic' 4-year Greek neo-Nazi party trial

Atenas - A four-year-old bid to jail members of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn accused of murder, billed as one of the most important trials in modern Greek history, could be nearing its conclusion.

French court jails brother of jihadist killer for 30 years

Paris - A Paris appeal court on Thursday handed a 30-year jail term to Abdelkader Merah, brother of a French jihadist who shot dead seven people, finding him guilty of being an accomplice in the 2012 murders.

Austria's far-right under fresh scrutiny ahead of key EU poll

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party has again found itself in hot water over possible links to extremists just as it gears up for crucial European elections in May.

New Zealand PM says Facebook curbs not enough

Christchurch - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday welcomed Facebook's move to curb support for white nationalism on its platforms but said more needed to be done in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Anti-Semitism 'deeply rooted' in German society: prosecutor

Berlin - More than 70 years after the end of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism remains entrenched in German society, Berlin's top legal expert on the matter says, admitting victims sometimes struggle to obtain justice.

Pompeo says British Labour record on anti-Semitism 'disgrace'

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday attacked the British Labour Party's record on anti-Semitism as a "national disgrace" in unusually strong criticism of the close ally's opposition.

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.
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Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
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Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham  Alabama  USA  on 3 May 1963  being attacked by poli...
Protest observer (Walter Gadsden) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. See Birmingham campaign.
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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.
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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.
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson  Missouri  over the police shooting of...
Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made th...
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made them illegal. www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/
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A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fle...
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?
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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2010 Carnival of Culture  Berlin
2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin
A real sad state of an Australian education: the Australia Day commemorates arrival of the First Fle...
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?
Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry s American Music Awards performance of her ...
Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
Screenshot via YouTube
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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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.
Screengrab via ABC "Nightline"
The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House  even as the...
The pro-slavery Confederate flag flies high and proud at the South Carolina State House, even as the United States flag was lowered to half-staff in the wake of Wednesday's racist massacre of nine black church worshippers in Charleston.
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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.
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