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Senior sheriff official in U.S. resigns over racist e-mails

Los Angeles - A senior official at the Los Angeles County sheriff's department has resigned following criticism over e-mails he sent disparaging blacks, Muslims, Latinos and women, the department said in a statement.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologises for racial slur

London - Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams apologised Monday for using a racial slur on Twitter while seeking to compare the treatment of African Americans with Catholics in Northern Ireland.

London ex-mayor Livingstone defends Hitler comments

London - Former London mayor Ken Livingstone said on Saturday he regretted a row over anti-Semitism that has rocked Britain's opposition Labour party, but refused to withdraw comments linking Hitler to Zionism.

Britain's Labour under pressure in anti-Semitism row

London - Britain's Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday faced intense pressure over alleged anti-Semitism in his party less than a week before his leadership is tested by local elections.

'Unfinished business' 20 years after S.Africa's truth commission

Johanesburg - South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was meant to be the healing balm for a nation traumatised by the horrors of apartheid.

Race and the death penalty in U.S. spotlight

Washington - Advocates for two African Americans on death row for murder are seeking a reprieve for both men on the grounds their trials were tainted by racial bias, taking their campaigns all the way to the US Supreme Court.

Op-Ed: Anti-Israel RFE/RL Facebook message may inspire terrorists

U.S. taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) posted an anti-Israel Facebook message which may inspire terrorists to violence against innocent civilians.

Dutch lawmaker Wilders in court on hate speech charges

Schiphol - Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders remained unrepentant Friday over statements made which prosecutors say incited racial hatred in the Netherlands, saying "I will not take back what I said".

German anti-Islam PEGIDA leader summoned on hate speech charges

Berlin - The founder of Germany's xenophobic and anti-Islam group PEGIDA has been summoned to court on hate speech charges for describing refugees as "cattle" and "scum", a court in Dresden said.

German-Congolese priest quits parish over race slurs, death threats

Berlin - A German-Congolese Catholic priest who has spoken up for refugees is leaving his Bavarian parish after being targeted with racist slurs and death threats, the Munich archdiocese said Monday.

Three stabbed, 13 arrested at KKK rally in California

Los Angeles - Three people were stabbed, one of them critically, and 13 others were arrested in California when a Ku Klux Klan rally erupted into clashes with counter-protesters, witnesses and police said.

South African universities close after violent protests

Johanesburg - At least three South African universities closed Thursday after a new wave of student protests that have seen buildings torched over high tuition fees and allegations of racism.

Op-Ed: How the racist and regressive left has increased racial tension

Washington - One of the biggest lies in American political discourse is the argument progressives have a monopoly on tolerance. History and the present state of political discourse show exactly how tolerant the far left is.

Germany fears xenophobia taking hold in ex-communist east

Berlin - Germany fears xenophobia is taking root in its former communist east, where Islamophobic movement PEGIDA was born and where two recent incidents involving anti-migrant mobs shocked the country.

Racism allegations over high school's blacks-only gang assembly

Maumelle - An Arkansas high school is being accused of racism after it held an assembly on drugs and gang violence and instructed only black students to attend.

Killing of 2 black farm workers exposes S.Africa faultlines

Parys - Two black men are beaten to death in the middle of a cattle pasture in South Africa after white farmers hunt them down to avenge an attack on an elderly landowner.

Clinton to confront racism in major speech

Hillary Clinton is bringing the issue of systemic racism to the agenda on Tuesday in a high-profile speech in Harlem, New York. She is set to identify her solutions to racism and discrimination as individual problems to be tackled.

Op-Ed: Racism flourishes in Israel

Institutionalised racism in Israeli society is becoming a particularly worrying trend as Israel's relations with old allies worsen. The past few weeks have seen numerous examples of racist acts committed by Israeli authorities.

NY cop found guilty in 2014 fatal shooting of unarmed black man

New York - A jury has found a rookie New York police officer guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed black man -- an incident that fueled US protests against police tactics.

Finland's 'Soldiers of Odin' face off against huggy ladies

Kemi - Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they've been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs....

White cop to sue estate of black teen he killed

Chicago - A white police officer plans to sue the estate of a black teenager he shot dead because he was traumatized by the fact that he accidentally killed the teen's neighbor in the incident, his lawyer said.

French comedian Dieudonne 'likely to be deported' from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Controversial French comedian Dieudonne was being held at Hong Kong airport Thursday after flying in to give performances in the city, with his production company saying he was likely to be deported.

Video released in police shooting of black Chicago teen

Chicago - The embattled US city of Chicago released a video Thursday in yet another controversial case of a black teenager shot dead by a white police officer.

Austrian bar bans asylum-seekers after alleged harassment

Vienna - A bar owner in Austria said Wednesday she had banned "all asylum-seekers" after the alleged harrassment of guests, sparking strong criticism from human rights groups.

Teen jihadist 'proud' of France attack on Jewish teacher

Marseille - A 15-year-old supporter of the Islamic State group who slashed a Jewish teacher with a machete in southern France has said he was "proud" of his attack, ahead of a court appearance Wednesday.

Jewish teacher felt teen wanted to 'decapitate' him in France attack

Paris - A Jewish teacher stabbed by a 15-year-old in the southern French city of Marseille believes the teen, an ethnic Kurd, wanted to decapitate him, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Turkish teenager stabs Jewish teacher in Marseille

Paris - A Turkish teenager who stabbed a Jewish teacher with a machete on Monday in the southern French city of Marseille told police he had acted in the name of the Islamic State group, a prosecutor said.

Review: New Evan Linder play a timely drama about race, family, love Special

Toronto - How can a poor white couple cope in a small-minded Mississippi town when their new baby turns out to be African American? That’s the dilemma of Chicago playwright Evan Linder’s explosive new play, “Byhalia, Mississippi”, which opened on Friday.

S.Africa's Zuma denounces 'demon of racism' over online insults

Rustenburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday denounced what he called the "demon of racism" following a slew of discriminatory insults on social media.

S. Africa race storm over black 'monkey' Facebook slur

Johanesburg - South Africa's ruling ANC party on Tuesday launched legal action over a white estate agent's Facebook comments that compared black beachgoers to monkeys in a growing row about post-apartheid racism.
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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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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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 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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See? Their very own movie theater!
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Screenshot shows a picture of  R.C  the 79 year-old African American man who prosecutors say was att...
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 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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Grand Wizard Steven Howard
Grand Wizard Steven Howard
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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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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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Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
Polish and Ukrainian stadiums without racism
Robert Borden  who attended the school from 1966 to 1984  hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
Robert Borden, who attended the school from 1966 to 1984, hugs Premier McNeil following the apology.
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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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Listing showing thumbnail from the YouTube of Katy Perry's American Music Awards performance of her new song "Unconditionally."
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Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
Evan Solomon hosts Power & Politics on CBC-TV.
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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)
Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
Six African Australian schoolkids kicked out of Apple Melbourne store.
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The New Faces of Racism
The New Faces of Racism