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Christchurch changes the dynamics of the next Australian election irrevocably | Peter Lewis

The mosque attack demands a level of collective empathy that renders a divisive medevac fear campaign counterproductiveIt was two nights before the massacre of 50 worshippers in a Christchurch mosque, and the focus group of swinging voters in suburban Brisbane I conducted was scratching its collective head.Asked to identify which politicians were responsible for a series of incendiary public comments around recently passed medical evacuation (medevac) laws, they were sure they had been asked a t...
Tags: Race, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, New Zealand, Brisbane, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Peter Lewis, One Nation, Essential poll, Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch shooting


What is the Japanese blood type theory of personality?

In Japan and South Korea, there is a common belief that blood types determine character much in the same way Western countries believe in the zodiac.While there's little scientific evidence to back up the claim, the blood type theory of personality remains wildly popular.However, how this theory came to be has its roots in a dark history. None If you were to ask a stranger at a bar what their blood type was, the best-case scenario in most of the world would be that you'd receive some very strang...
Tags: Work, South Korea, Japan, Relationships, Race, Personality, Innovation, Der Spiegel, Nomi, Karl Landsteiner, Furukawa, Takeji Furukawa, Masahiko Nomi Nomi, Toshitaka Nomi, Kengo Nawata


French masterpieces renamed after black subjects in new exhibition

Curators at Paris exhibition tracked down names of models used by likes of Manet, Picasso and CézanneFrench art masterpieces have been renamed after their long-overlooked black subjects in a ground-breaking new Paris show on the representation of people of colour in art.Edouard Manet’s Olympia, the scandalous painting of a naked reclining prostitute that marks the birth of modern art, has been renamed Laure after the woman who posed as her black maid. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, Africa, Race, Painting, Art and design, Paris, édouard Manet, Laure, Manet Picasso


The B-Team: are Beto, Biden and Bernie the best Democrats can offer?

The party is diverse but it has a problem – beating Trump – and it may be that a straight white man is best placed to helpIt was the kind of welcome of which some presidential candidates, campaigning for months, might have been jealous. Related: Who anointed Beto O'Rourke to be our political saviour? He did | Moira Donegan Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Race, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Bernie, Beto O'Rourke, Moira Donegan, US elections 2020, Beto Biden


Pittsburgh: shots fired into office of lawyer who defended acquitted white officer

Police officer Michael Rosfeld found not guilty of homicide Antwon Rose, 17, killed by Rosfeld during traffic stop last yearGunshots were fired through the window of the office of an attorney who defended a white Pittsburgh police officer acquitted on Friday in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.Police said there were otherwise no reports of arrests or property damage following the verdict that left Antwon Rose’s family distraught but not surprised. Continue reading...
Tags: US policing, US crime, US news, Pennsylvania, World news, Race, Protest


SPLC chief resigns to give turmoil-hit rights group 'best chance to heal'

Richard Cohen steps down amid allegations that founder Morris Dees, who was fired last week, mistreated and harassed staffThe president of the Southern Poverty Law Center will step down, becoming the latest high-profile departure from a watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups. Related: Pittsburgh braced for protests after acquittal of officer who shot black teen Continue reading...
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Pittsburgh braced for protests after acquittal of officer who shot black teen

Michael Rosfeld found not guilty of homicide Antwon Rose II, 17, ran from unlicensed taxiThe family of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer expressed anger and sadness over a jury’s decision to acquit, as Pittsburgh braced for protests.Former East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for shooting Antwon Rose II in the back as the 17-year-old ran away from a traffic stop last June. But Rosfeld walked out of the courtroom a free man on Fr...
Tags: US policing, US crime, US news, Pennsylvania, World news, Race, Protest


Slavery reparations: where do Democratic 2020 candidates stand?

Bernie Sanders is opposed, while Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker hesitate to voice outright supportThe renewed Democratic debate over how to heal the legacy of slaveryShould the US pay reparations to the descendants of slaves? The issue has been debated for years, but has now become a matter of discussion among the candidates vying for the Democratic party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election. Here’s where they stand on the matter, so far: Continue reading...
Tags: Race, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, US elections 2020, Kamala Harris Elizabeth Warren


Yale: White liberals dumb down speech when talking to minorities

The study examined how Democratic and Republican presidential candidates used language when speaking to black and white audiences.A second study focused on how white people use language in emails to strangers with stereotypically white or black names.The lead researcher called the findings "kind of an unpleasant surprise." None White liberals are more likely to use dumbed-down language in conversations with racial minorities, suggests a study recently published in the Journal of Personality and ...
Tags: Psychology, Race, Society, Yale, Sociology, Innovation, Princeton University, Yale School of Management, Emily, DuPree, Susan Fiske, Yale Insights, Cydney Dupree, Yale Insights Dupree


Facebook cracks down on discriminatory ads after years of backlash

ACLU hails ‘sweeping changes’ after company criticized over ad targeting based on race, gender and ageFacebook is taking steps to block discriminatory ads for housing, employment and credit by preventing advertisers from targeting users based on race, gender, age and zip code.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other rights groups, which sued Facebook for with its ad practices, announced the “historic settlement” on Tuesday, saying “sweeping changes” would restrict illegal and discri...
Tags: Facebook, Gender, Technology, Race, US news, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU


Facebook agrees to ban discriminatory ads in civil rights settlement

ACLU hails ‘sweeping changes’ after company criticized over race-, gender-, and age-based ad targetingFacebook is taking steps to block discriminatory ads for housing, employment and credit by preventing advertisers from targeting users based on race, gender, age and zip code.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other rights groups, which sued Facebook for with its ad practices, announced the “historic settlement” on Tuesday, saying “sweeping changes” would restrict illegal and discri...
Tags: Facebook, Gender, Technology, Race, US news, Aclu, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU


Anning comments 'attack Australian way of life', race commissioner says

Chin Tan backs calls for a code of conduct to crack down on hate speech in parliamentThe race discrimination commissioner, Chin Tan, has backed calls from Labor and the Greens for a code of conduct to crack down on hate speech in parliament.Tan said the Australian Human Rights Commission will give “in principle” support for parliamentary standards on speech about race and religion, a break from the Coalition government which has not endorsed either idea. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Race, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Greens, Tan, Pauline Hanson, Anning, One Nation, Australian Human Rights Commission, Fraser Anning, Chin Tan




Michael Daley claims Asian workers taking young people's jobs in Sydney

NSW Labor leader says ‘no offence’ meant after video surfaces of him saying ‘our kids are moving out and foreigners are moving in’The New South Wales opposition leader, Michael Daley has been forced to defend a video from 2018 in which he said young Sydneysiders were leaving and being replaced by workers from Asia.The footage shows comments made in September during a Politics in the Pub session in Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, the Daily Telegraph reports. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Race, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, NSW Labor, Wentworth Falls, Michael Daley, New South Wales election 2019, Blue Mountains the Daily Telegraph


UK media tokenistic in its attitude to diversity, says Trevor Phillips

Former broadcaster and politician says TV in particular is ‘self-congratulating’Trevor Phillips has said diversity in the British media can be generously described as “tokenistic” and that its failures have affected the knife crime debate.The former broadcaster and politician, who also headed the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said television in particular was “self-congratulating” regarding its diversity drive, while efforts lagged way behind what was being done in the US to tackle the p...
Tags: UK, Television, Media, Race, US, UK News, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Media business, News Corporation, Trevor Phillips, Equality And Human Rights Commission


'The racism hasn't gone away': Rochdale reflects after Christchurch

Hate crimes arrests were made in the Greater Manchester town following New Zealand attacksOn a rainy Monday afternoon outside Neeli mosque in Rochdale, the crowd heading to daily prayers is smaller than usual, and has been for the past few days. “The older generation have been too scared to come recently,” Mohammad Khalid, a worshipper leaving the mosque, says. “I’m 50 and I’ve lived in Rochdale my whole life – I’ve seen it go from a white area to now being mixed with a large community of Muslim...
Tags: UK, Race, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Greater Manchester, New Zealand, Islamophobia, Christchurch, Oldham, Rochdale, Christchurch Continue, Christchurch New Zealand, Mohammad Khalid, Christchurch shooting, Neeli


Australians are asking how did we get here? Well, Islamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy | Jason Wilson

Any 28-year-old Australian has grown up in a time racism was quickly ratcheting up in the country’s public cultureThe worst terror attack in New Zealand’s modern history took place on Friday, and the alleged perpetrator is an Australian.Appropriately, this calamity has started a process of deep reflection in the man’s home country. Everywhere, decent Australians are asking, how did we get here? Do we own him? There has been extensive, international discussion about the role of the online subcult...
Tags: Race, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, New Zealand, The far right, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Far Right, Jonathan Freedland, Jason Wilson, Fraser Anning, Christchurch shooting


A letter to our leaders: as Australian Muslims we live in fear, please remember our pain

How is it right that in our parliament it is OK to call Islam a ‘disease’, it is OK to refer to a ‘final solution’, it is OK to ridicule our religious attire?Mosques around world showered with flowers after massacreDear Mr Morrison and Mr Shorten,I am an Australian Muslim woman. I am highly educated and hold a professional job. In fact, I spend a great deal of my working life with the Australian legal system. I am a wife. I am a mother. And tonight I am frightened, anxious and so very sad.The tr...
Tags: Race, Australia news, Australian politics, Islam, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Scott Morrison, Islamophobia, Christchurch, Far Right, Morrison, Christchurch shooting


'It's a small group of people': Trump again denies white nationalism is rising threat

President downplays hate surge after white supremacist, who mentioned Trump in a manifesto, attacked New Zealand mosques Donald Trump said he did not view white nationalism as a rising threat around the world, as New Zealand is reeling from a white supremacist attack on two mosques that killed 49 people.Asked by a reporter on Friday if he saw an increase globally in the threat of white nationalism, the US president responded: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, ...
Tags: Race, US, US news, New Zealand, The far right, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Trump, Christchurch shooting


A history of recent attacks linked to white supremacism

Christchurch appears to be the latest in a global series of rightwing assaultsMosques. Synagogues. Black churches. Leftwing politicians.In the past eight years, across continents, white supremacists have repeatedly chosen the same targets for shootings, stabbings, bombings and car attacks. Continue reading...
Tags: Race, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, Christchurch shooting, Leftwing


A history of recent attacks linked to white supremacy

Christchurch appears to be the latest in a global series of rightwing assaultsMosques. Synagogues. Black churches. Leftwing politicians.In the past eight years, across continents, white supremacists have repeatedly chosen the same targets for shootings, stabbings, bombings and car attacks. Continue reading...
Tags: Race, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, Christchurch shooting, Leftwing


'It's a small group of people': Trump again denies white nationalism is a threat

President downplays hate surge after white supremacist, who mentioned Trump in a manifesto, attacked New Zealand mosquesDonald Trump said he does not view white nationalism as a rising threat around the world, as New Zealand is reeling from a white supremacist attack on two mosques that killed 49 people.Asked by a reporter on Friday if he sees an increase globally in the threat of white nationalism, the US president responded: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very,...
Tags: Race, US, US news, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Trump, Christchurch shooting


Fraser Anning will soon leave our parliament – but his xenophobic message will not | Amy Remeikis

His comments about the Christchurch victims are reprehensible – but in our country there will always be another waiting to push discourse to its limitWhen Fraser Anning was attempting to justify his appearance at a far-right rally attended by Nazis, his media adviser saw a room filled with journalists and could barely contain his glee.After a hostile news conference, where nonsense filled the void logic and rationality had left, the adviser turned back to the room and attempted to give a high-fi...
Tags: Race, Australia news, Australian politics, New Zealand, Christchurch, Far Right, One Nation, Fraser Anning, Amy Remeikis, Christchurch shooting


Farewell to Influential Curator and Art Historian, Okwui Enwezor

An incredibly influential figure in the contemporary art world, Okwui Enwezor has passed away at just 55 years old. Not only a curator and art historian, Enwezor was a poet and critic whose astute way of thinking pushed for a more global view of art. Born in Awkuzu, Nigeria, he moved to the Bronx as a teenager, and over his career he was the artistic …
Tags: Art, Design, Race, Culture, Rip, Bronx, Galleries, Social Change, Art History, Curators, Okwui Enwezor, Enwezor, Awkuzu Nigeria


Red Nose Day will raise millions, but ‘white saviours’ don’t help Africa | Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

As a leader in the aid sector I accept it has perpetuated problematic myths. Celebrity hugs won’t solve global inequalityTonight will see Comic Relief raise millions, which will go towards poverty alleviation around the world. As the chief executive of Christian Aid, there aren’t many people more in favour of helping the world’s most marginalised groups than me. But as a black African woman, I regularly have to face up to the challenges highlighted in the recent exchange between TV presenter Sta...
Tags: Politics, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Charities, Voluntary sector, David Lammy, Comic Relief, Stacey Dooley, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi


Comedian Joel Kim Booster on the pressures of being a gay Asian man with a “great and gorgeous” body

"Sometimes you interact with someone whose entire view of your self-worth is wrapped up in f*ckability."
Tags: Comedy, Life, Race, Lifestyle, Gay, Asian, Racism, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Comedian, Joel Kim Booster


China is 'in a league of its own' on human rights violations, Pompeo says

Pompeo singled out Beijing for detaining members of Muslim minority groups as he unveiled annual human rights reportChina is “in a league of its own” when it comes to human rights violations, the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday as he unveiled the state department’s annual report on human rights around the world. Related: 'If you enter a camp, you never come out': inside China's war on Islam Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, China, Race, US, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Global development, Muslim, Islam Continue, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


The racism of technology - and why driverless cars could be the most dangerous example yet

‘Machine vision’ is struggling to recognise darker-skinned pedestrians, and cost pressures could make things worseThere is a rule for dealing with computers: garbage in, garbage out. Put the wrong number of zeroes in your Excel spreadsheet and it will unthinkingly pay your staff pennies on the pound; train a self-driving car to recognise human figures by showing it millions of pictures of white people, and it might struggle to identify pedestrians of other races.That was the finding of researche...
Tags: Technology, Race, Motoring, Georgia Tech


Anish Kapoor: 'If I was a young Muslim, would I feel angry enough to join Isis? I would at least think about it'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, Isis, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture


Anish Kapoor: 'If I was an angry young Muslim, I would think about joining Isis'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Islam