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Far-right 'street patrol' in German town after migrant violence

Berlin - A German far-right group has launched a vigilante street patrol in a Bavarian town where four Afghan and Iranian asylum seekers allegedly attacked passers-by last weekend, local authorities said Thursday.

Race row after guards clear Cape Town beach

Cape Town - A fresh race row has erupted in South Africa after a private security company allegedly ordered black beachgoers to vacate a fashionable Cape Town over the Christmas holiday.

Race row after guards clear Cape Town beach

Cape Town - Authorities in Cape Town have criticised a private security company that allegedly ordered black beachgoers to leave a fashionable South African beach over the Christmas holiday.

For Charlottesville survivors, fight against racism continues

Charlottesville - As the jury delivered its guilty verdict against a neo-Nazi accused of murder for ramming his car into a group of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally last year, Wednesday "Al" Bowie burst into tears of joy.

Neo-Nazi suspect in Charlottesville rampage will argue self-defense: lawyer

Charlottesville - An American neo-Nazi on trial for murder will argue he was trying to defend himself when he rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Austrian councillor sent to learn online manners after hate posts

Vienna - A far-right councillor in Austria will have to attend a course to learn good behaviour online after posting hateful comments on social media, a court decided on Monday.

Neo-Nazi on trial over deadly Charlottesville car rampage

Charlottesville - An American neo-Nazi went on trial for murder Monday for allegedly ramming his car into counter-protesters at a 2017 white supremacist rally that made the city of Charlottesville a byword for rising racial tensions under President Donald Trump.

Dolce & Gabbana say sorry, in Chinese, after race row

Bejing - The founders of Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana apologised to Chinese customers on Friday as a row over racially offensive posts snowballed, with its products pulled from lucrative Chinese e-commerce platforms.

Dutch activists lose bid to ban blackface Christmas character

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday slapped down a bid by an anti-discrimination group to ban the "racist characteristics" of a traditional Christmas-time blackface character, whose appearance sparks a yearly controversy.

Aussie government blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

Sydney - Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia's conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring "it is okay to be white", blaming the decision on an "administrative process failure".

Australian ministers under fire for backing 'okay to be white' vote

Sydney - Australia's indigenous affairs minister and several of his colleagues faced calls to resign Monday, after they backed a failed parliamentary motion tabled by a controversial senator that declared: "It is okay to be white.

'Overdue' statue for Aussie 'Black Power' sprinter

Melbourne - Australia will erect a statue of a homegrown sprinter who backed two Americans in their famed Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics, with authorities describing the honour as "seriously overdue".

German far-right AfD sparks outcry with new Jewish group

Berlin - Germany's far-right party AfD on Sunday launched a "Jewish" group within its ranks which it says will battle against mass immigration of Muslim men with anti-Semitic views, sparking an outcry.

Italian who shot at Africans jailed for 12 years: reports

Rome - A far-right sympathiser who went on a shooting spree against Africans in a revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata was Wednesday jailed for 12 years, media reports said.

Dutch TV says no more blackface for 'Black Pete'

Den Haag - The Dutch public broadcaster said Wednesday it had decided to change the appearance of the traditional Christmas-time character Black Pete whose blackface outfit sparks an annual controversy.

Italian who shot at Africans in racist attack jailed for 12 years: reports

Rome - A far-right sympathiser who injured six Africans during a violent revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 years in jail, media reports said.

Four charged over deadly 2017 'Unite the Right' rally in US

Washington - US authorities charged four members of a white supremacist movement Tuesday with inciting violence over the deadly "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro's most controversial quotes

Rio De Janeiro - Right-wing ex-army captain and presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro is a controversial figure in Brazil, not least for a series of comments about torture, rape, homosexuals and women.

A social media network mobilizing black voters ahead of Brazil elections

Rio De Janeiro - As Brazil's general elections approach, a new social network is gaining traction aimed at giving greater visibility to black candidates while highlighting anti-racism initiatives in the country tainted by racial prejudice.

State Department defends itself against 'racism' allegations

Washington - The US State Department is on the defensive after Democratic lawmakers said the agency was remaining silent over xenophobia and racism, and an ex-diplomat said white males were the overwhelming majority in senior official recruits.

Serena cartoon fuels debate about 'racist' Australia

Sydney - Australia is by most measures one of the world's most successful multicultural societies, but a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams has rekindled accusations it is also inveterately racist.

Six months on, slain black activist still symbol of hope in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Six months ago, the slaying of black rights activist Marielle Franco shocked Brazil and prompted major demonstrations against the surging violence in Rio de Janeiro, where she served on the city council.

Swedish Liberal leader auctions shirt off his back to fight racism

Stockholm - The leader of Sweden's Liberal party put a blue shirt he wore throughout the campaign up for auction on election day Sunday, vowing to donate the money to an anti-racist magazine as the far-right was tipped to win record votes.

Belgium presenter's tearful plea on racist attacks goes viral

Apo - A black woman who presents the weather forecast on a Belgium public broadcaster posted an emotional video Thursday which quickly went viral calling out the torrent of racist abuse she has received since appearing on television.

UK Labour party decides on anti-Semitism definition

London - Leaders of Britain's main opposition Labour party met Tuesday to decide whether to adopt in full an international definition of anti-Semitism, after internal strife on the issue and souring ties with the Jewish community.

Germany's Chemnitz on edge after anti-migrant violence

Chemnitz - Chemnitz is on edge after a wave of racist violence following the deadly stabbing of a local man, allegedly by two migrants, stoking tension and tarnishing the eastern German city's image."We aren't all Nazis," sighs 60-year old pharmacist Rita Thal.

Veteran UK Labour MP quits over anti-Semitism row

London - A veteran British MP quit the main opposition Labour Party group in parliament on Thursday over mounting anti-Semitism allegations that have dogged Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

Germany's far-right demos 'shocking': UN rights chief

Geneva - Images of far-right protestors delivering Nazi salutes in Germany this week were "really shocking", the UN rights chief said Wednesday, warning against growing "amnesia" for the horrors of past European wars.

Neo-Nazi rally draws counterprotests in Stockholm

Stockholm - Around 300 neo-Nazi activists demonstrated in central Stockholm on Saturday, drawing boos from protesters and politicians seeking to ban their movement.

S.African man using racial slur sparks backlash

Johanesburg - A South African man who used a racial slur in a holiday video he posted online faced a backlash from across the political spectrum on Wednesday.
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Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
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Capture from The Sun's leaked John Galliano video.
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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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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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Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
Joel Ward of Washington subjected to racists tweets (CRPT)
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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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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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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging  wholesale racism  in Israel.
RFE/RL Facebook post with introduction alleging "wholesale racism" in Israel.
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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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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"
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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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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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 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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Neo-nazi skinhead with a patch in German that reads "Skinheads - White and proud"
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