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Canada police probe anti-Muslim incident at Quebec mosque

Montr - Quebec police are investigating who sent a a desecrated Koran to a Quebec mosque where a white supremacist killed six people in a shooting in January, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

S. Korea's first black model faces widespread racism

Seoul - Teenage male model Han Hyun-Min's long legs and powerful strut have made him a rising star on South Korean catwalks, but his agent knew there would be a problem in the ethnically homogenous country: he is half black.

Czech leader under fire over pig farm at ex-Nazi camp

Prague - Anti-racism campaigners reacted with indignation Friday after Czech President Milos Zeman said he backed keeping open a pig farm on the site of a former Nazi camp for Roma people.

Belgian court upholds French comic's jail term for racism: agency

Brussels - Belgium's top court Wednesday upheld a two-month jail term imposed on French comedian Dieudonne over racist and anti-Semitic remarks, Belga news agency said.

Dutch reject Austrian request to prosecute MP Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors have rejected an Austrian request to prosecute MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam during a visit to Vienna two years ago, officials said Wednesday.

Dutch firebrand MP Wilders probed on remarks in Austria

Den Haag - Dutch investigators are probing firebrand MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam made in a speech in Austria two years ago, prosecutors said on Friday.

Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

Los Angeles - A murder suspect accused of killing two men during an anti-Muslim rant against two girls on board a train in Oregon appeared in court, shouting slogans and defending his act as "patriotism.

Paris black feminist festival 'prohibited' to whites sparks outrage

Paris - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned, saying it was "prohibited to white people.

American Airlines accused of racism in woman's seat downgrade

A black woman, who was travelling with her white friend, is accusing American Airlines of racial discrimination after she was bumped from first-class. The airline has apologized but said the decision to downgrade her seat was not based on her race.

US Supreme Court deals blow to 'discriminatory' voting law

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday dealt a severe blow to a North Carolina voting law widely seen as discriminating against African Americans.

Huge Rio slave cemetery faces crisis after cuts

Rio De Janeiro - When Merced Guimaraes found piles of human bones under the floor of her Rio de Janeiro house during a refurbishment, she thought she'd stumbled upon evidence of a serial killer.Guimaraes even worried that police would "think I killed them.

Huge Rio slave cemetery faces crisis after cuts

Rio De Janeiro - When Merced Guimaraes found piles of human bones under the floor of her Rio de Janeiro house during a refurbishment, she thought she'd stumbled upon evidence of a serial killer.Guimaraes even worried that police would "think I killed them.

Huge Rio slave cemetery faces crisis after cuts

Rio De Janeiro - When Merced Guimaraes found piles of human bones under the floor of her Rio de Janeiro house during a refurbishment, she thought she'd stumbled upon evidence of a serial killer.Guimaraes even worried that police would "think I killed them.

Meet Germany's forgotten 'guest workers', from Africa

Dresden - Long overshadowed by the more numerous and vocal Turkish "guest worker" community, Mozambicans who arrived in Germany decades ago still struggle to assert their rights in their adopted homeland.

Meet Germany's forgotten 'guest workers', from Africa

Dresden - Long overshadowed by the more numerous and vocal Turkish "guest worker" community, Mozambicans who arrived in Germany decades ago still struggle to assert their rights in their adopted homeland.

Britain's Labour in turmoil over Hitler row

London - Britain's main opposition Labour Party was in turmoil Thursday just weeks before local elections, after deciding not to expel a senior party member who made comments about Adolf Hitler and Zionism.

Attacks against Austrian migrant shelters soar

Vienna - Austria recorded a sharp rise in attacks against migrant shelters last year, with 49 cases that mostly went unsolved compared to 25 in 2015, authorities said Friday.

US veteran gets terror, racism charges over black man's murder

New York - A white US Army veteran faced terror and racism charges as he was indicted for fatally stabbing a 66-year-old black man.

After neo-Nazi youth, Swede teaches the value of tolerance

Kristinehamn - Kimmie Ahlen was once seduced by the violent underpinnings of National Socialist ideology, but today, alarmed by the spread of populism, he has a new mission -- teaching tolerance to young Swedes.

Jews, Israelis fear fallout from bomb hoax arrest

Jerusalem - Israel's arrest of a Jewish teenager accused of masterminding dozens of anti-Semitic threats could encourage racism and ease pressure on US President Donald Trump to tackle anti-Semitism, Jewish groups have warned.

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.
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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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Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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The New Faces of Racism
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File photo: Ku Klux Klan members burn a cross during a "cross lighting" outside Tupelo, Miss.
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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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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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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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RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging "wholesale racism" in Israel.
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Grand Wizard Steven Howard
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See? Their very own movie theater!
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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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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Robert Borden, who attended the school from 1966 to 1984, hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
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Capture from The Sun's leaked John Galliano video.
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