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Op-Ed: How social justice warriors are ruining universities

Toronto - While students educate themselves in majors that will not give them jobs, another worrisome issue has risen. The infestation of social justice warriors are turning our young people into whiny, gutless cowards.

French comic Dieudonne fined for anti-Semitic comments

Paris - A French court on Thursday fined Dieudonne 22,500 euros ($24,000) for anti-Semitic comments, the second time in two days the French comic has been convicted for his controversial remarks.

Man charged in Ferguson police shooting

Ferguson - Police charged a young African-American man Sunday in connection with the shooting in Ferguson last week that wounded two police officers and rekindled tension in the racially troubled Missouri city.

Two arrested as Ferguson protests move to St Louis

Saint Louis - Police arrested at least two people as nightly protests in the racially troubled US suburb of Ferguson over the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown shifted into the heart of St Louis.

Ferguson cop shootings were 'ambush': police

Ferguson - Two police officers shot overnight in the troubled Missouri city of Ferguson -- which for months has battled racial tensions -- were victims of an "ambush," police said Thursday.

Ferguson police chief quits after racism report

Washington - The embattled police chief in Ferguson, Missouri resigned Wednesday, a week after a scathing US Justice Department report into the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by one of his officers.

Op-Ed: Is something wrong with the WWE?

Does WWE have an issue with discrimination, and if so, will it effect their bottom line? On the surface, no. But there appears to be more below the shiny veneer.

Greek neo-Nazi party trial to begin April 20

Atenas - The trial of 72 people linked to Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and accused of crimes including murder and participation in a criminal organization will begin April 20, a court source said Monday.

US university expels fraternity over race chant video

Washington - The University of Oklahoma banned a major fraternity from its campus Monday over a YouTube video that shows some of its members singing a racist chant.

Obama in Selma: 'Our march is not over'

Selma - US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle on Saturday, warning their march for freedom "is not yet finished.

Holder 'prepared' to disband Ferguson police

Washington - Attorney General Eric Holder warned Friday that he was prepared to dismantle the Ferguson police department after an official report unearthed damning evidence that officers in the St. Louis suburb targeted African Americans.

Selma: A major step for African American voting rights

Washington - The march from Selma to Montgomery, which US President Barack Obama will commemorate Saturday in the southern state of Alabama, was part of the fight to end voting discrimination against African Americans a half century ago.

Policeman cleared in US town that 'targeted blacks'

Washington - The US Justice Department said it will not prosecute the white policeman who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, but in a damning report found the local force systematically targeted African Americans.

Greece may free jailed Golden Dawn leaders

Atenas - Prosecutors said Tuesday that the jailed leader of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and his deputy may have to be freed after 18 months in custody.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's militant attacks in Paris.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

Paris - French President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Op-Ed: Mic condemns Beyonce snub by playing the race card

New York - If the very sight of your white skin makes you die a little more each day you look in the mirror, you'd love what Mic published in the wake of Beyonce losing a Grammy to Beck, as the story is nothing but race baiting garbage.

Swedish anti-racists swamp first PEGIDA anti-Islam rally

Stockholm - Sweden's first rally by the German-inspired "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA in the city of Malmoe was dwarfed Monday by a counter-demonstration about a hundred times larger, according to police estimates.

Race relations at crossroads in Mandela's S.Africa

Johanesburg - As a country that emerged from years of racial segregation, South Africa is often lauded for its reconciliation efforts, but cracks in the foundation of Nelson Mandela's "Rainbow Nation" are starting to show.

Dozens of Greece's Golden Dawn neo-Nazis to face trial

Atenas - Seventy-two people with links to Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, including its leaders, will face trial for crimes including murder and participation in a criminal organisation, a judicial source said Wednesday.

U.S. civil rights activists cleared — 50 years on

Washington - A group of black civil rights activists was exonerated in the United States, more than 50 years after being condemned to hard labor for sitting in a white-only area.

Anti-Semitic acts in France doubled in 2014: Jewish group

Paris - The number of anti-Semitic acts doubled in France during 2014, with acts involving physical violence leading the increase, the country's main Jewish group said on Tuesday.

McDonald's workers say franchise called staff 'too dark'

Nearly a dozen workers are suing McDonald's, alleging "rampant" racism, sexual harassment and name-calling, as well as illegal terminations.

Unbowed by jail, Greek neo-Nazi party vows to hit back at ballot

Patras - Over a year after its leadership was placed in pre-trial detention, facing a barrage of criminal charges including murder, Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is vowing to bounce back in Sunday's general election."The people are with us.

Op-Ed: In 2014, many steps were taken to eradicate racism in sport

On the surface, it may appear that 2014 was a step back for the testy and tenuous correlation between sport and racism, both in the United States and in the international community.

France calls for crackdown on condoning terror, hate crimes

Paris - French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira urged prosecutors to take tough action against those who condone terrorism and carry out racist or anti-Semitic acts, in comments made public on Wednesday.

Roma baby case highlights community's plight in France

Paris - The tragic case of a dead Roma baby refused burial in a Paris suburb has underscored the plight of the community in France, where supporters say they are a scapegoat for the country's ills.

Op-Ed: Police chief posts anti-racism tweet, gets called a racist

Pittsburgh - Why do so many white Americans reflexively accuse those who dare acknowledge the existence of white racism of being racists? It's a question I find myself asking more and more these days, and today's headlines provided yet another fresh example.

France probes uproar over Roma baby burial

Paris - The French human rights ombudsman launched an investigation Sunday into an uproar over a mayor's alleged refusal -- which he later emphatically denied -- to allow burial of a Roma migrant's baby.

Autopsy shows US police shot black man in back

Los Angeles - An unarmed black man killed by Los Angeles police officers was shot three times, including once in the back at close range, according to his autopsy report.
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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?
SAPS watches an illegal immigrant  set alight by locals  burn
SAPS watches an illegal immigrant, set alight by locals, burn
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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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The New Faces of Racism
The New Faces of Racism
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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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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)
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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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
A pastor friend of Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver at a Halloween party dressed in  black fa...
A pastor friend of Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver at a Halloween party dressed in "black face"
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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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See? Their very own movie theater!
See? Their very own movie theater!
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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Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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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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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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