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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.

White pair charged with shoving black S.African into coffin

Johanesburg - Two white men in South Africa have been charged with assault after an online video emerged showing them pushing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive, a court official said Tuesday.

Five arrests, two injured at neo-Nazi rally in Sweden

Stockholm - Five people were arrested and two were injured in Stockholm on Saturday in clashes between police and anti-fascists at a rally by Swedish neo-Nazis, police said.

Dutch police arrest nearly 200 protesting 'Black Pete'

Den Haag - Dutch police said Saturday they had arrested nearly 200 people protesting against Black Pete, the sidekick of Dutch Saint Nicholas accused of being a racist stereotype.

German police probe Facebook Jewish list post

Berlin - German police launched an investigation Thursday after the addresses of Jewish institutions were published on Facebook by neo-Nazis on the anniversary of the 1938 pogroms against Jews.

Op-Ed: From first black president to a president endorsed by the KKK

San Francisco - Martin Luther King once said that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." This, like so much of what King said, is true, but sometimes it bends the other way too.

German prosecutors probe Facebook hate incitement claim

Berlin - German prosecutors said Monday they have launched a probe after receiving a complaint alleging that top Facebook bosses including founder Mark Zuckerberg are condoning hate speech, as pressure grows on the social network to clamp down on racist content...

Dutch court rejects bid to dump judge in MP's hate trial

Den Haag - Dutch judges on Friday threw out a bid by lawyers for anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders to replace one of the judges in his hate speech trial after the defence accused her of bias.

Dutch MP hate speech trial 'far-reaching', court hears

Schiphol - The hate speech trial of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders is a "political process" which could have a lasting impact on the Netherlands, a court heard on Thursday.

Dutch anti-Islam MP Wilders goes on trial for hate speech

Schiphol - Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders went on trial Monday in a landmark case on hate speech as a high-security court heard how children had been scared by inflammatory calls that fewer Moroccans should live in the country.

Athlete activists make voices heard

Los Angeles - From Colin Kaepernick's boycott of the US national anthem to LeBron James wearing a t-shirt to protest the death of a black man at the hands of police, US athletes are increasingly ready to make their voices heard after years of relative silence.
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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?
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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Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
Photo: Rachel Wells
SAPS watches an illegal immigrant  set alight by locals  burn
SAPS watches an illegal immigrant, set alight by locals, burn
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Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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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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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
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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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"
Two of the four stools at the woolworths  whites only counter  originally in Greensboro  N Carolina....
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
Ed Siasoco (aka SC Fiasco)
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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The New Faces of Racism
The New Faces of Racism
RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging  wholesale racism  in Israel.
RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging "wholesale racism" in Israel.
RFE/L
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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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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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.
Bill Hudson
Grand Wizard Steven Howard
Grand Wizard Steven Howard
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