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Bob Moses obituary

American civil rights activist who brought intellectual rigour and courage to his political campaigningOne afternoon in June 1964, the African-American civil rights campaigner Bob Moses was teaching a group of white students how to survive as voter registration activists in the rancorously hostile atmosphere of Mississippi, when he got a phone call. Three of his team had disappeared. Moses feared the worst, and he was right.James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman had been murdered by ...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Race, US news, Harvard University, Civil rights movement, Moses, Ku Klux Klan, Andrew Goodman, Bob Moses, James Chaney Michael Schwerner


Racists told ‘stay away’ from Ben Nevis after banner unfurling

Members of far-right group in Scotland displayed ‘white lives matter’ sign atop UK’s highest peakRacists have been warned to stay away from Ben Nevis after a far-right group unfurled a “white lives matter” banner at the top of Scotland’s highest mountain peak on Sunday.Politicians, anti-racism campaigners and mountain rescue experts united to condemn the action by Patriotic Alternative, a UK white-nationalist group founded by Mark Collett, the British National party’s former director of publicit...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, Race, UK News, The far right, Far Right, Ben Nevis, British National Party, Mark Collett


Black barrister to lead independent police oversight board

Scrutiny board headed by Abimbola Johnson among initiatives that show police accept they need to changePolice chiefs hoping to pull themselves out of a race crisis have appointed a new tsar who has previously said black people fear calling on officers for help.Barrister Abimbola Johnson will chair a new independent scrutiny and oversight board as part of a promised suite of changes to policing meant to boost confidence among minority ethnic groups. Continue reading...
Tags: Police, Race, UK News, Abimbola Johnson


Scottish health secretary claims nursery discriminated against daughter

SNP’s Humza Yousaf alleges school refused to offer places to three children with Muslim namesOne of Scotland’s most senior Muslim politicians has lodged a complaint against a nursery over suspicions it discriminated against his two-year-old daughter.Humza Yousaf, the Scottish health secretary, alleges a preschool nursery in Broughty Ferry near Dundee refused to offer places to three children with Muslim names, including his daughter Amal, yet found space for children with western-sounding names....
Tags: Politics, Children, Scotland, Religion, Race, Society, UK News, Childcare, Islam, Dundee, SNP, Muslim, Scottish politics, Humza Yousaf, Broughty Ferry, Scottish National party (SNP


A ‘safe space for racists’: antisemitism report criticises social media giants

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok failing to act on most reported anti-Jewish posts, says studyThere has been a serious and systemic failure to tackle antisemitism across the five biggest social media platforms, resulting in a “safe space for racists”, according to a new report.Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok failed to act on 84% of posts spreading anti-Jewish hatred and propaganda reported via the platforms’ official complaints system. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Youtube, Race, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Holocaust, Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube, Antisemitism, Tiktok


Tulsa race massacre: 19 bodies reinterred as protesters demand criminal investigation

Bullet found with one set of remains that showed traumaAnthropologist tells crowd: ‘We are not done’The bodies of 19 people exhumed from an Oklahoma cemetery during a search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre were reburied in a closed ceremony on Friday, despite objections from protesters outside the cemetery. Related: ‘I work with the dead. But this can help the living’: the anthropologist investigating the Tulsa race massacre Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Race, World news, US news, Anthropology, Archaeology, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Tulsa Race Massacre


MPs rebuke police for ‘systemic failure’ to improve record on race

Failings have led to ‘unjustified inequalities’, says landmark report that finds little progress in 22 years since MacphersonPolice and governments have done too little to stamp out racial injustice in the ranks, with the failings being systemic and leading to “unjustified inequalities”, a report by an all-party committee of MPs has found.The report by the home affairs committee was heavily critical of the progress made in the 22 years since into why the white killers of Stephen Lawrence were ...
Tags: Law, Police, Race, UK News, UK criminal justice, Stephen Lawrence, Stop and search


A failure at the top of police, and at the top of governments both Tory and Labour

Analysis: we have been here before with damning reports on race and policing, and we will almost certainly be here again• MPs rebuke police for systemic failure to improve record on race Race issues for the police – after the Macpherson report in 1999 – were seen as a problem mainly affecting the rank and file, which was dominated by the white working class. It was clear that policing would radically change only if government pressured it to do so. Promises were made and very basic targets for t...
Tags: Police, Race, UK News, World news, Labour, Stephen Lawrence, MacPherson


A time for collective grief: Reflections on the Phoenix Massacre

Protecting our loved ones from harm and destruction is brave and noble but the insistence on framing the brutality in Phoenix in terms of the protection narrative is disingenuous The post A time for collective grief: Reflections on the Phoenix Massacre appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Race, Racism, South Africa, Violence, Racial Profiling, Phoenix, Openaccess, KwaZulu-Natal, PhoenixMassacre, Phoenix Massacre


Manchester police chief rejects claim of institutional racism

Officers are five times more likely to stop and search black people than white, race equality report findsThe head of one of England’s biggest police forces has rejected the claim it is “institutionally racist” despite findings that its officers are five times more likely to stop and search Black people than their white counterparts.The Achieving Race Equality report by Greater Manchester police (GMP) also found that Black people were four times more likely to have force used against them in the...
Tags: England, Crime, Police, Race, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, GMP


Home Office failing Windrush generation again, spending watchdog finds

Despite ‘promise to learn lessons’, Priti Patel’s department set up process that is too complex for victims, with inadequate capacityThe Windrush generation is being failed by the Home Office “all over again” because of fundamental problems in the compensation scheme for UK citizens misclassified as illegal immigrants, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded.Despite a “promise to learn lessons”, Priti Patel’s department has set up a process that is too complex and difficult for victims to e...
Tags: Politics, UK, Race, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Priti Patel, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal


Robert Parris Moses, civil rights activist, dies aged 86

Moses was beaten and jailed in Mississippi in mid-1960s‘Second chapter’ saw foundation of Algebra Project in 1982Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail time while leading Black voter registration drives in the American south during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. He was 86. Related: Matt Herron, chronicler of the US civil rights movement – in pictures Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Mississippi, Race, US, World news, US news, US politics, US constitution and civil liberties, Civil rights movement, Moses, US voting rights, Law (US, Matt Herron, Robert Parris Moses


Sha’Carri Richardson’s look is over the top – that’s why it matters

She’s out of the Olympics, but the US sprinting star’s ‘extra’ style makes an important statement about black womanhoodDespite not being part of Team USA after a failed drugs test, Sha’Carri Richardson made a reappearance yesterday in an advert for Beats by Dre soundtracked by a new song from Kanye West. With her trademark long nails, long lashes and fire-cracker hair, Richardson has underlined the point that, Olympian or not, she is one of 2021’s most electrifying style icons. Continue reading....
Tags: Fashion, Race, US, Sport, Olympic Games, Team USA, Richardson, Dre, Kanye West With, Sha'Carri Richardson


‘Fashion can be very exploitative’ – Halima Aden on why she quit modelling

The industry’s first hijab-wearing model speaks about the ‘internal conflict’ that made her quit the catwalkHalima Aden, the Muslim model who became a trailblazer for wearing her hijab on the catwalk and in photoshoots, has hit out at the fashion industry and its exploitation of young models.Aden quit the industry in November 2020, citing compromised beliefs and feeling like a “minority within a minority”. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Race, Life and style, World news, Models, Aden, Halima Aden


Revealed: assistant attorney general in Alaska posted racist and antisemitic tweets

Revelations trigger investigation at Alaska department of lawMatthias Cicotte a supporter of Deseret nationalist groupThe Guardian has identified an Alaska assistant attorney general as a supporter of the Mormon-derived extremist group the Deseret nationalists who has posted a series of racist, antisemitic and homophobic messages on social media.The Guardian’s investigation has triggered a review in the Alaska department of law, where the lawyer works. Continue reading...
Tags: Race, World news, US news, Alaska, The Guardian, The far right, Deseret, Cicotte


African nations boycott Montreal Olympics – archive, 19 July 1976

19 July 1976: More than 20 African and Arab countries withdraw from the Games in protest at New Zealand’s sporting links with apartheid South AfricaThe United Nations secretary-general, Dr Waldheim and the Commonwealth secretary-general, Mr Shridath Ramphal, last night urged African nations to end their boycott of the Olympic Games in Montreal.In separate statements issued after a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, they also called for efforts by the International Olympic Committee and ...
Tags: New York, Africa, Race, Sport, Canada, United Nations, New Zealand, Un, Montreal, Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee, Commonwealth, Waldheim, Shridath Ramphal, Ramphal


Guto Harri quits GB News as Nigel Farage is given prime-time show

Former BBC journalist vents anger at rightwing channel for suspending him after taking a knee on airGuto Harri has quit GB News after he was suspended for taking the knee during a discussion about racism towards black footballers.The former BBC news journalist had been taken off air by the rightwing news channel, but there was talk of him returning at some point. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Race, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Nigel Farage, Black Lives Matter Movement, Guto Harri, Harri, GB News


‘I’m not Jeff Koons!’ – the endurance crawls, weird texts and guerrilla brilliance of Pope.L

Pope.L started out doing performance art because it was cheap, once crawling through a city in a Superman outfit. Now all the big museums want his often racially charged work. As a rare show opens in Britain, he looks backFor a long time, if anyone ever asked for his contact details, Pope.L would produce a business card proclaiming him to be “The Friendliest Black Artist in America”. Sure enough, when he pops up on a video call from his ramshackle studio in Chicago, the performance artist and pa...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Race, America, US news, Chicago, Humour, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Pope, Museum of Modern Art, Performance art, Jeff Koons, Whitney Museum


GB News turns to Nigel Farage as its saviour after ratings freefall

TV station also hit by internal dispute over its direction after Guto Harri dropped for ‘taking the knee’Nigel Farage is to take centre stage at GB News in a victory for the rightwing faction at the beleaguered television channel. The former leader of Ukip is to host a nightly primetime show from Monday as part of a reboot of programming designed to attract more viewers.The new channel is facing plummeting viewing figures and a split in management between those angling to keep broader-based regi...
Tags: Politics, Media, Race, UK News, Television & radio, Nigel Farage, Television industry, Ukip, Black Lives Matter Movement, Guto Harri, Andrew Neil, GB News


Ofcom chief slams social media giants over Euro 2020 racist messages

Melanie Dawes vows to weed out online abuse and enforce new powers to fine platforms for slow responseThe head of Britain’s communications regulator will vow to take on social media firms over their failure to weed out online abuse this week, as she condemns their lack of success in dealing with the racism aimed at three England footballers.The abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after they missed penalties in England’s Euro 2020 final loss has led to a huge outpouring o...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, England, Instagram, Race, Football, Social Media, UK News, Britain, Ofcom, Marcus Rashford, Online Abuse, Bukayo Saka, Melanie Dawes, Marcus Rashford Jadon Sancho


How a new generation is setting the record straight on black US history

Recent traumas in the US have energised a fresh wave of academic studies that are finally telling the full story of centuries-long abuse and forgotten resistanceIbram X Kendi dubs this time the “black renaissance”. Owing to activism on the ground, he says, “there’s been a growing awareness of racism itself, and a recognition that folks don’t understand the lives that black people have lived and are living today. And that awareness has led to a growing demand that is being supplied by this incred...
Tags: Race, US, Higher Education, Slavery, Colonialism, Black Lives Matter Movement, Ibram X Kendi, History books, Keisha N Blain, African America Continue


Pregnant man and multiracial handshake emojis unveiled before launch

Additional emojis aim to complete Unicode’s drive to offer more variety and gender-neutral optionsA pregnant man, a multiracial handshake and a face that cannot bear to watch are some of the emojis that will hit devices over the next year, according to a draft list published by the Unicode Consortium, which approves icons for use. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Technology, Race, World news, Smartphones, Emojis, Unicode, Unicode Consortium


Marcus Rashford mural damage ‘not believed to be of racial nature’, say police

Officers investigating damage to Manchester artwork keeping open mind over motiveThe vandalism of a mural of England footballer Marcus Rashford was “not believed to be of a racial nature”, police have said as they appealed for witnesses.The artwork was attacked hours after England’s European Championship final defeat on Sunday as Rashford and fellow players Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, suffered racist abuse on social media. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, England, Police, Race, Football, Sport, UK News, World news, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Football violence, Rashford, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka


Covid’s racial impact in US clouded by failure to collect race and ethnicity data

Glaring absences in US data despite disproportionate effect on Black, Latino and Native American communitiesThe full picture of the racial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is clouded by systemic failures to collect race and ethnicity data, even in states that are leaders in promoting health equity.In California, for example, a key benchmark for reopening and allocating vaccines doesn’t fully incorporate race and ethnicity data. Meanwhile, nationally there remain glaring absences in testing and ho...
Tags: California, Race, US, US news, Inequality, Coronavirus, COVID


Pregnant man and multiracial-handshake emojis approved for launch

Additional emojis will complete Unicode’s drive to offer more variety and gender-neutral optionsA pregnant men, a multiracial handshake and a face that can’t bear to watch are some of the emojis that will hit devices over the next year, according to a draft list published by the Unicode Consortium, which approves icons for use. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Technology, Race, World news, Emojis, Unicode, Unicode Consortium


Dee Rees on her debut film Pariah: ‘My favourite scene is the dildo scene, honestly!’

The film-maker’s first movie, about a Black lesbian teenager, has made it to the Criterion Collection, a catalogue of canonical films. She discusses her characters and the pleasure of this successWhen Dee Rees was first approached by highbrow home entertainment company Criterion, it was Mudbound, her 2017 film, it wanted to discuss. Inclusion in the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, with some titles streamed, is widely seen as confirmation of a film’s classic status. Mudbound is Rees’s mo...
Tags: Film, Race, Women, US news, Netflix, Culture, LGBT rights, Harlem, Dee Rees, Rees, Rachel Morrison, Pariah, Mudbound


KwaZulu-Natal communities hold the line against looting

As the looting continues in some parts of KwaZulu Natal, other parts are fighting back and yet others have been left with nothing The post KwaZulu-Natal communities hold the line against looting appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Security, Police, Race, South Africa, National, Musgrave, Kwazulu Natal, Suburbia, Top Six, Sihle Zikalala, Looting, Barricades, Subs-only, ZumaUnrest


London casino let rich patrons racially abuse staff, tribunal hears

Ex-employee is suing Aspinalls in Mayfair for discrimination, alleging a ‘hostile and demeaning environment’An exclusive London casino allowed wealthy patrons to racially abuse staff with impunity and “segregated” black employees from gamblers who insisted on white dealers, a tribunal has heard.Semhar Tesfagiorgis, 41, is suing Crown London Aspinalls, in Mayfair, for race and sex discrimination, alleging there was a “hostile and demeaning environment” when she worked there. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Gambling, Race, Society, UK News, Mayfair, Employment tribunals, London Aspinalls


The New Theatre Hero for the #MeToo/BLM Era

Meet high schooler Shellie Shelby, a biracial young woman who faces her fears, summons her powers, and ends up the lead in the school musical -- in a role traditionally cast with a white actor.I've been wanting for a long time to create a book about theatre in the style of Dr. Seuss. A couple years ago, I talked about it to Zak Farmer, one of our New Line actors, but also a really talented visual artist. He agreed to illustrate the book for me. The result was , and Zak and I could not be proud...
Tags: Facebook, Gender, Leadership, Musicals, Obama, Race, Women, Theatre, Performing Arts, Broadway, Theater, Girls, BLM, HARRIS, New World, Shellie


Social networks’ anti-racism policies belied by users’ experience

Analysis: Twitter, Facebook and others condemn hateful speech, so why is it so easy to find on their sites?The world’s biggest social networks say racism isn’t welcome on their platforms, but a combination of poor enforcement and weak rules have allowed hate to flourish.In the hours after England’s loss to Italy in the European Football Championship, both Twitter and Facebook, which owns Instagram, issued statements condemning the swelling racist abuse. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, England, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Race, Football, Sport, Italy, Twitter Facebook, Tiktok