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New Dutch party seeks to root out racism

Den Haag - The Dutch have long had a reputation for being tolerant, open and laid-back. But the leader of the country's newest political party Sylvana Simons believes if you scratch the surface, you'll expose deep-seated racism.

Ben Carson: 'immigrant' slaves affirm the 'American Dream'

Newly-confirmed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made his agency debut by calling slaves "immigrants" whose hard work and aspirations for freedom proved that the United States really is "a land of dreams and opportunity."

Threats against US Jewish groups stoke fears of rising anti-Semitism

Washington - More than 100 bomb threats against US Jewish organizations and the desecration of three Jewish cemeteries are stoking fears of a rise of anti-Semitism, with some analysts blaming the politics of the Trump era.

Third Jewish cemetery damaged in surge of US anti-Semitic acts

Washington - Vandals tumbled and defaced headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Rochester, New York, local officials confirmed Friday, the third such cemetery in the United States to suffer damage in a surge in apparent anti-Semitic acts.

Jean-Marie Le Pen fined for Roma comment

Aix-en-provence - The father of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was ordered Monday to pay 5,000 euros ($5,300) after losing his appeal against a conviction for describing people from the Roma minority as smelly.

India's top diplomat to visit US after Kansas killing

New Delhi - New Delhi's top diplomat will travel to Washington this week for talks with US officials as anger grows over the death of an Indian expatriate in a suspected hate crime.

US city holds vigil after shooting death of Indian engineer

Washington - Hundreds of people marched and prayed in the Midwestern US city where an Indian expatriate was killed and another wounded in a suspected hate crime that has prompted calls for action.

Citing racist defense, Supreme Court stops execution of Texas man

The United States Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a black Texas prisoner on Wednesday, citing racist testimony presented by his own legal defense team during his sentencing hearing.

Russian Jews horrified by MP's 'shameful' slur

Sanktpeterburg - A pro-Kremlin lawmaker came under fire Monday after saying the ancestors of local Jewish opposition figures in Saint-Petersburg "boiled Christians in cauldrons", sparking indignation from Russia's Jewish community.

Germany arrests man over 2000 train station bombing

Berlin - German police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of planting a bomb at a Duesseldorf train station 16 years ago that injured 10 emigres from the former Soviet Union.

LePage: John Lewis should 'thank white Republicans' for freedom

Augusta - Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican known for making racist and other inflammatory statements, ripped Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) for criticizing President-elect Donald Trump, saying the civil rights icon should thank white Republicans for ending slavery.

Op-Ed: Arizona again attacks Martin Luther King's legacy with new bill

Phoenix - Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in a state that refused to recognize the holiday until 1992, comes yet another attack on the civil rights icon's teachings and legacy as Arizona Republicans push a bill that would ban social justice education.

US jury condemns Charleston church shooter to death

Charleston - A US jury on Tuesday condemned self-described white supremacist Dylann Roof to death over the massacre of nine black worshippers in a South Carolina church in June 2015 -- a crime that shocked the nation.

NAACP leaders arrested at Alabama protest against Jeff Sessions

The president of the nation's most prominent civil rights group was one of six activists arrested during a Tuesday sit-in at the Mobile, Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-elect Donald Trump's controversial attorney general pick.

Facing death or prison, Dylann Roof squares off with his fate

Charleston - Jurors begin considering Wednesday whether to sentence self-described white supremacist Dylann Roof to death or life in prison for the racially motivated slaying of nine African Americans in a South Carolina church.

Prosecutor seeks suspended jail terms for 'race assault' Chelsea fans

Paris - A French prosecutor called Tuesday for suspended jail terms of between six months and one year for four Chelsea fans accused of racist violence in the Paris metro before a Champions League match in February 2015.

Chelsea fans face jail terms for racist violence

Paris - Four Chelsea football fans, including an ex-policeman, battled charges of racist violence in a Paris court on Tuesday for which they could face prison terms.

Charleston church shooter found competent to stand trial again

Charleston - Convicted church killer Dylann Roof was found competent to stand trial for a second time Monday, allowing jurors to consider whether he should be imprisoned for life or put to death.

Prosecutors to appeal Dutch populist Wilders' sentence

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they would appeal a local court verdict earlier this month which found anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders guilty of discrimination but did not give him a prison sentence.

US church shooter found guilty, could face death penalty

Charleston - Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist who gunned down nine African American parishioners at a historic church in Charleston last year, was found guilty of all charges Thursday and could now face the death penalty.

Dylann Roof scouted black church for months before shooting

Washington - Dylann Roof traveled half a dozen times to a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina in the months before he gunned down nine parishioners there, an FBI agent said Tuesday during his death penalty trial.

N.African name still hurts job chances in France: survey

Paris - Jobseekers of north African origin still face widespread discrimination in France, with a survey released on Monday showing 30 percent of big businesses preferred candidates with French-sounding names.

Dutch firebrand Geert Wilders found guilty of discrimination

Schiphol - Populist anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders was found guilty on Friday of discrimination against Moroccans, but acquitted of hate speech in a closely-watched trial ahead of next year's key elections.

Wilders faces verdict in Dutch hate speech trial

Den Haag - Populist Dutch MP Geert Wilders will learn his fate Friday when judges hand down their verdict in his closely watched hate speech trial, just over three months ahead of crucial parliamentary elections.

Firebrand Dutch MP Wilders faces verdict in hate speech trial

Den Haag - Dutch judges on Friday hand down their verdict in the closely-watched hate speech trial of populist MP Geert Wilders, with experts saying a conviction will simply embolden the anti-Islam politician ahead of elections next year.

Wilders unapologetic as Dutch hate speech trial ends

Den Haag - Populist Dutch MP Geert Wilders remained unapologetic as his hate speech trial drew to a close on Wednesday, saying "millions of Dutch citizens will be convicted with me" if he is found guilty.

Dutch prosecutors seek 5,000-euro fine for Geert Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors demanded a 5,000-euro fine for controversial anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders in his hate-speech trial Thursday, saying he "insulted Moroccans" and sowed discord among citizens.

Dutch MP Wilders questioned Moroccans' 'right to exist'

Schiphol - Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders insulted Moroccans by questioning their very right to exist with hate-filled comments at a rally, his trial heard on Wednesday.

S.African farmers in court for shoving black man into coffin

- Two white South African farmers briefly appeared in court on Wednesday on assault charges after an online video emerged showing them pushing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.

US mayor resigns after racist Michelle Obama post

Washington - A mayor from West Virginia has resigned amid a furor over a racist Facebook post that described First Lady Michelle Obama as an "ape in heels," US media said.
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Harmony Science Academy NW in Houston is being sued for racism.
Harmony Science Academy NW in Houston is being sued for racism.
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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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Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
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.
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 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?
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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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2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin
Grand Wizard Steven Howard
Grand Wizard Steven Howard
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Young women  from the Nu Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Penn State  in hot water for this racially in...
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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 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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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads  Skinheads - White and proud
Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
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Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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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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A U.S. district court judge in Houston  Texas  denied bail for Conrad Alvin Barrett   charged with a...
A U.S. district court judge in Houston, Texas, denied bail for Conrad Alvin Barrett, charged with a federal hate crime in connection with a "knockout" assault against an elderly black man (12/27/2013)
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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."
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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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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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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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