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Op-Ed: Why whites are so riled by AG Holder's assertions of racism

Attorney General Eric Holder has courted controversially by asserting, and defending his assertions, that racism is partly to blame for the vitriol frequently aimed at president Barack Obama and himself. Conservatives claim he is playing the "race card."
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Rob Ford: Toronto's first black mayor

Toronto - An opinion piece in defense of Toronto's most divisive and infamous mayor Rob Ford, and the city's brutal treatment towards him.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 2 comments

YouTube more popular than live TV Special

Mountain View - A new report by Noah Sterling on Mashable says YouTube is now more popular than broadcast TV. The Google-owned video hosting site continues to grow in popularity, but increasing numbers of channels controlled by hate groups are raising red flags.
Digital Journal Report by Chikako Uchinami - 3 comments

Greek police fire tear gas at Golden Dawn protesters

Athens - Greek police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of Golden Dawn supporters protesting outside an Athens court where the neo-Nazi party's leader was appearing on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

KKK increasing recruitment efforts in several states

Montgomery - Residents in Tallahassee were horrified when they woke up to leaflets left on their property overnight by a faction of the Ku Klux Klan.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Is the U.S. Army racist for naming helicopters after Native tribes?

Washington, D. C. - In the wake of the recent flap over the name of a US sports team, some have questioned the cultural sensitivity of the US Army’s practice of naming its helicopters after Native American tribes, leaders, and terms.
In the Media by Justin King - 5 comments

Review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ remains powerful in flawed Toronto production Special

Toronto - A stinging, gripping defence of presumption of innocence, “Twelve Angry Men” hasn’t lost any of its guts after nearly 60 years. It’s a credit to Reginald Rose’s sharp writing that the play overcomes the flaws of Soulpepper’s production.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Washington Redskins stripped of their trademarks

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a final order to shut down the name Redskins, ruling that the term "Redskins" was disparaging to "a substantial composite" of American Indians.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 13 comments

Brazil enacts 20 percent quotas for blacks in federal jobs

Bras - Brazil approved a law Monday creating 20 percent quotas for mixed race and black Brazilians in government jobs, in a country where more than half of the population has African roots.
In the Media by AFP

Clouds over French far-right party as father and daughter row

Paris - The unity of France's far-right National Front has cracked as founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and his daughter and party leader Marine engaged in an unprecedented public war of words, just as she is struggling to create a new EU eurosceptic group.
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux (AFP)

Pun by French far-right party founder slammed as anti-Semitic

Paris - Anti-racism campaigners reacted with outrage on Sunday to an apparent anti-Semitic pun by France's former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen that even his own party and daughter were quick to criticise.
In the Media by AFP

Tennessee cotton gin boss threatens to lynch black workers

A supervisor at a Tennessee cotton gin has been fired after he was secretly recorded making racist death threats and racially abusing black workers.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

French court defers decision on handover of Brussels shooting suspect

Paris - A French court said it would rule next Thursday on whether a French Islamist arrested on suspicion of a triple murder at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, can be handed over to Belgium.
In the Media by AFP

Europe's Jews grapple with 'new anti-Semitism'

Paris - From his kosher store in Paris, David Slama has watched the rise of a violent "new anti-Semitism" for more than a decade. Last month's bloodshed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, he says, was only a question of time. "Anti-Semitism?
In the Media by Charlotte Plantive (AFP) - 1 comment

Brussels shooting suspect to fight French handover to Belgium

Paris - Mehdi Nemmouche, the French Islamist arrested on suspicion of a triple murder at the Brussels Jewish Museum, is to contest being handed over by France to Belgium, his lawyer said Wednesday.Nemmouche was arrested in Marseille on Friday.
In the Media by Nathalie Alonso (AFP) - 1 comment

Is Europe safe? Questions after arrest of Brussels shooting suspect

Paris - Has Europe under-estimated the security threat posed by battle-hardened homegrown Islamic militants returning from Syria?
In the Media by Angus MacKinnon (AFP)

Brussels shooting suspect's journey from troubled childhood to jihad

Tourcoing - Born in one of the poorest towns in France, Brussels shooting suspect Mehdi Nemmouche was abandoned by his mother, shunted from one foster home to another and evolved from a petty criminal to a hardened jihadist.
In the Media by Anne-Sophie Lassere (AFP)

Teacher suspended for accusations of racism

Monroe - Two weeks before he retires, a middle school teacher is struck with a large dose of political correctness when he teaches a history lesson on racism in the United States and shows a video with blackface on it.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video

Paris - A Frenchman who spent over a year in Syria has claimed responsibility for last week's deadly shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in a video recording, prosecutors said Sunday.
In the Media by Pauline Talagrand, Andrea Bambino (AFP)

Mississippi judge accused of racist assault on disabled man

Canton - A white Mississippi judge stands accused of striking a mentally disabled black man at a flea market, yelling "run, nigger run" during the assault.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Greek neo-Nazis hold position, aim for Europe

Athens - Less than a year ago, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had vowed to "eradicate" neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn as an investigation began into the party's allegedly criminal activities.
In the Media by Odile Duperry (AFP)

Kim Kardashian aware of racism more than ever after having North

Kim Kardashian said in a post that her discovery of motherhood changed her as a person, but at the same time it also changed her views of the world and society.
In the Media by Armando Tamayo

Israel hate crimes 'poison atmosphere' for pope visit

Haifa - The head of the Roman Catholic church in the Holy Land said Sunday that Israeli hate crimes against local Muslims and Christians are souring relations ahead of a papal visit.
In the Media by Daphne Rousseau (AFP)

Clippers owner denies being racist, may fight to keep team

Los Angeles - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling denied being a racist Tuesday in a new recording obtained by a celebrity gossip website.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 12 comments

Is John Boehner a racist for not liking Mexican food?

Americans react to a fake report that House Speaker John Boehner doesn't like Mexican food in this hilarious yet slightly disturbing man on the street interview video.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 2 comments

Bolivia military backtracks on sackings over protests

La Paz - Bolivia's military command moved Saturday to try to defuse unrest in the ranks, announcing it would not go ahead with the planned firing of more than 400 non-commissioned officers.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Why Donald Sterling won't sell Clippers franchise to Mayweather

Unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather loves to talk about his plan to succeed Donald Sterling, the longtime owner of L.A.Clippers, who was recently banned and fined by the NBA for alleged racist comments against minorities.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Op-Ed: V. Stiviano/ Vanessa Maria Perez — Imitation of life redux

We know all about Donald Tokowitz Sterling’s disgusting remarks. As much as we are mortified and sickened by him, we have encountered this toxic mindset before. Here’s the real question: What the hell is wrong with his girlfriend?
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Op-Ed: Will the Sterling mob rule the day? Special

The decision was swift, decisive, and severe. At a press conference in New York, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling would be banned for life from the NBA, and fined $2.5 million dollars.
Digital Journal Report by Kiara Ashanti

Op-Ed: After Sterling will NBA address the immorality of its players?

The NBA has taken the splinter that was Donald Sterling out of the collective eyes of its owners, but a log remains in the eyes of the players union.
In the Media by Eric Morales
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Capture from The Sun's leaked John Galliano video.
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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
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"We Are One’ says message on Clippers website after NBA bans Donald Sterling
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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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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow - these signs were common throughout the south even after laws made th...
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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?
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2010 Carnival of Culture  Berlin
2010 Carnival of Culture, Berlin
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File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a  cross lighting  outside Tupelo  Miss.
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File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a "cross lighting" outside Tupelo, Miss.
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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads  Skinheads - White and proud
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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.
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Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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Eight members of the elite Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of a P-40 fighter aircraft. Tuskegee Ai...
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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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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
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 att...
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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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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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Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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A pastor friend of Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver at a Halloween party dressed in "black face"
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