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'Structural racism': UN urges reforms in Brazil after deadly beating of black man

Days of protests erupted after video showed Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, who later died, being attacked by white security guardThe UN has said that the deadly beating of a black man by white guards in Brazil exemplified “structural racism”, and called for an independent investigation and urgent reforms in the country.Several days of protest erupted in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, after video footage last week showed 40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas being punched in the face a...
Tags: Race, Americas, World news, United Nations, Brazil, Un, Freitas, Porto Alegre, João Alberto Silveira Freitas


UN: Brazil needs urgent reforms to combat racism after beating of black man

Days of protests erupted after video last week showed a black man being punched in the face and head by a white security guardThe UN has said that the deadly beating of a black man by white guards in Brazil exemplified “structural racism”, and called for an independent investigation and urgent reforms in the country.Several days of protest erupted in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, after video footage last week showed 40-year-old welder Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas being punched in the face and ...
Tags: Race, Americas, World news, United Nations, Brazil, Un, Porto Alegre, João Alberto Silveira Freitas, guardThe UN


The neo-Nazi symbol posted by Pete Evans has a dark and very strange history | Jason Wilson

The sonnenrad is associated with a grab bag of esoteric racist nonsense, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful as a symbol of hatred and murderIf you weren’t aware that the symbol posted by Pete Evans is functionally equivalent to a swastika, that’s because part of its attraction to contemporary neo-Nazis is its slight obfuscation of the true nature of their movement.It’s also because it has been more widely adopted as a symbol for the racist politics of fascism as the focus of that movemen...
Tags: Nazis, Race, Australia news, Australian media, The far right, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Jason Wilson, Pete Evans, Christchurch shooting


The neo-Nazi symbol posted by Pete Evans has a strange and dark history | Jason Wilson

The sonnenrad is associated with a grab bag of esoteric racist nonsense, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful as a symbol of hatred and murderIf you weren’t aware that the symbol posted by Pete Evans is functionally equivalent to a swastika, that’s because part of its attraction to contemporary neo-Nazis is its slight obfuscation of the true nature of their movement.It’s also because it has been more widely adopted as a symbol for the racist politics of fascism as the focus of that movemen...
Tags: Nazis, Race, Australia news, Australian media, The far right, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Jason Wilson, Pete Evans, Christchurch shooting


Pope says anti-maskers stuck in 'their own little world of interests'

Francis contrasts opposition to Covid measures with ‘healthy indignation’ over racismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePope Francis has taken aim at protests against coronavirus restrictions, contrasting them with the “healthy indignation” seen in demonstrations against racism after the death of George Floyd.“Some groups protested, refusing to keep their distance, marching against travel restrictions – as if measures that governments must impose for the good of their pe...
Tags: Race, World news, Pope Francis, The papacy, Pope, Francis, Coronavirus, George Floyd


Gary Younge on minority voters and the future of the Republican party - podcast

A look as the history of US voting rights and what the changing demographics of the country mean for RepublicansBlack and Latino voters overwhelmingly favoured the Democrats in the 2020 US election. Without their huge margins in key states, Joe Biden could not have won, the journalist Gary Younge tells Anushka Asthana. By 2045, white voters will be in the minority. These changing demographics are a concern for the Republican party. In 2013, just a year after turnout rates for black voters surpas...
Tags: Republicans, Race, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Gary, Black Lives Matter Movement, Anushka, Gary Younge, Anushka Asthana, Stacey Abrams, US elections 2020


Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


How 'woke' became the word of our era

An alertness to racial injustice, a weaponised word in the culture wars, a reflection of our times ... Kenya Hunt explores how the world woke upAs I write this, I’m staring at a fashion magazine with the coverline “Woke bespoke”. Next to it, a newspaper supplement features a dating diary of the search for “Mr Woke”. On my desktop is a guide to a “woke Christmas”, and in the adjacent tab is an internet rant in response to said guide demanding people and publishers leave all writing about wokeness...
Tags: Books, Music, Film, Race, Society, Culture, Harry, Black Lives Matter Movement, Meghan, Society books, Kenya Hunt


We Need to Talk About Franklin

Way back at the very beginning of Marvel’s Dawn of X, the Fantastic Four and members of the newly founded mutant nation of Krakoa crossed paths in a fateful, chance encounter that underlined just what it is about this new mutant age that scares the rest of the world so much. That subsequent tension between the…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Race, Fantastic Four, Marvel, Disney, Racism, Cultural Appropriation, Marvel Comics, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Franklin, Reed Richards, Dan Slott, X Men, Mutants, CB Cebulski


An anti-racist's dictionary: 19 words on race, gender, and diversity you should know

Nationwide protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd have ushered in a new era in corporate America. AP Photo/John Minchillo Conversations on race, power, and privilege are happening in homes and offices around the US. As a reporter who covers diversity and inclusion, I thought it would be helpful to compile and define some of the most common words and phrases I hear when speaking with my sources. Here are 19 terms you should know, from "allyship" to "intersectionality" to "white...
Tags: Gender, UK, Congress, Washington Post, Race, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Transgender, Racism, Oxford, Catalyst, Inequality, Jim Crow, Bustle


COVID-19 amplified America’s devastating health gap. Can we bridge it?

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated America's health disparities, widening the divide between the haves and have nots.Studies show disparities in wealth, race, and online access have disproportionately harmed underserved U.S. communities during the pandemic.To begin curing this social aliment, health systems like Northwell Health are establishing relationships of trust in these communities so that the post-COVID world looks different than the pre-COVID one. In the last 100 years, we've made i...
Tags: Health, Usa, New York, Race, US, America, Poverty, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Health Care, OECD, Inequality, Stanford University, American Medical Association


Gladys West: the hidden figure who helped invent GPS

Growing up on a farm in Virginia during segregation, West knew education would be her means of escape. But she didn’t know her quiet work on a naval base would change lives around the worldGladys West knew from a young age that she didn’t want to be a farmer. But the mathematician, born in 1930 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, still had to help harvest crops on her family’s small farm. The hard work started before daybreak and lasted well into the blistering heat of the afternoon. She hated the di...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Virginia, Race, Women, Society, World news, Computing, Gps, Dinwiddie County Virginia, Gladys West


Black official quit 'racist' Windrush compensation scheme

Former senior Home Office employee Alexandra Ankrah says some colleagues showed ‘complete lack of humanity’Complaints of racism and discrimination within Home Office teams set up to address the Windrush scandal prompted the launch of an internal investigation and the resignation of a senior official, the Guardian has learned.The most senior black Home Office employee in the team responsible for the Windrush compensation scheme resigned earlier this year, describing the scheme as systemically rac...
Tags: Politics, Race, UK News, Civil Service, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Guardian, Windrush, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Alexandra Ankrah


Lewis Hamilton: 'Watching George Floyd brought up so much suppressed emotion'

Hamilton has just equalled the record of seven F1 world championships – many believe he is the greatest driver of all time. And this year, more than ever, he has been leading the fight against racismAt the end of 2019, Lewis Hamilton had a realisation about Formula One. “I was looking at pictures of all the teams – they do these team photos in front of the garage or on the track – and they’ve posted all these pictures and I’m like, there are no people of colour in any of these teams.”Hamilton sa...
Tags: Race, Sport, UK News, World news, Formula One, Lewis Hamilton, Motor sport, Anthony, Hamilton, Black Lives Matter Movement, Nicolas, George Floyd


Counted out: Trump's desperate fight to stop the minority vote

How Republicans applied old school racism to new demographics, and lostIn March 1965, ABC interrupted a showing of its Sunday-night movie – Judgment at Nuremberg, a courtroom drama about Nazi war crimes – to show shocking footage from Selma, Alabama, where mostly Black protesters were being beaten bloody by mounted police with billy clubs as they tried to cross Edmund Pettus bridge into the city, demanding the right to vote.John Lewis, then just 25 years old, led the way. “I can’t count the numb...
Tags: John Lewis, Abc, Race, Joe Biden, American Civil War, Nuremberg, Donald Trump, Civil rights movement, Trump, Selma Alabama, Edmund Pettus, US voting rights, US elections 2020


Lewis Hamilton named most influential black person in UK

Racing driver tops Powerlist 2021 after record-breaking year in F1 and campaigning for racial justiceLewis Hamilton has been named as the most influential black person in Britain after a year in which he combined record-breaking achievements on the track with raising awareness of racial injustice.The Formula One driver tops the Powerlist 2021 ahead of Prof Kevin Fenton, Public Health England’s regional director for London, and the grime MC and philanthropist Stormzy. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Race, Sport, UK News, Culture, Britain, Lewis Hamilton, Hamilton, Black Lives Matter Movement, Stormzy, David Olusoga, Michaela Coel, Prof Kevin Fenton Public Health England


Generation next: the rising stars of Steve McQueen's Small Axe

The director and members of his brilliant young cast talk about his new BBC films, each one set in London’s West Indian community before most of these actors were bornPortraits by Danika MagdelenaJohn Boyega: ‘It’s important to voice your truth’Amarah-Jae St Aubyn plays Martha, a churchgoing girl who sneaks out of her bedroom window into the endless possibilities of the night in Lovers Rock, the second episode of Small Axe. It’s a coming-of-age tale inspired by the blues parties of the late 1970...
Tags: London, Television, Drama, Film, Race, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Steve McQueen, Martha, Drama films, Amarah Jae St Aubyn, Danika MagdelenaJohn Boyega


Will Dutch library ban on 'Black Pete' books spell end for 'racist' festive tradition?

The portrayal of Santa’s Moor servant ‘Zwarte Piet’ is widely seen as offensive. Protesters applaud the decision to remove the character from children’s books Public libraries across the Netherlands are removing from the shelves children’s books depicting a black-faced Zwarte Piet, a side-kick to Sinterklaas, in the latest sign that the country is turning the page on a festive figure widely seen as being racist.For at least a decade, there have been protests against the practice of white people ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Publishing, Race, Christmas, World news, Culture, Netherlands, Libraries, Santa, Pete, Zwarte Piet, Saint Nicholas Continue


Will Dutch library ban on 'Black Pete' books spell end for 'racist' Christmas tradition?

The portrayal of Santa’s Moor servant ‘Zwarte Piet’ is widely seen as offensive. Protesters applaud the decision to remove the character from children’s books Public libraries across the Netherlands are removing from the shelves children’s books depicting a black-faced Zwarte Piet, a side-kick to Sinterklaas, in the latest sign that the country is turning the page on a festive figure widely seen as being racist.For at least a decade, there have been protests against the practice of white people ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Publishing, Race, Christmas, World news, Culture, Netherlands, Libraries, Santa, Pete, Zwarte Piet, Saint Nicholas Continue


Religious intolerance is 'bigger cause of prejudice than race', says report

Attitudes to faith said to drive negative perceptions more than ethnicity or nationalityReligion is the “final frontier” of personal prejudice, with attitudes to faith driving negative perceptions more than ethnicity or nationality, a report to be published tomorrow will say.How We Get Along, a two-year study of diversity by the Woolf Institute, is due to conclude that most people are tolerant of those from different ethnic or national backgrounds, but many have negative attitudes based on relig...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Religion, Race, Society, UK News, World news, Christianity, Islam, Woolf Institute


Philadelphia city council apologises for deadly 1985 Move bombing

Resolution apologises for ‘enduring harm’ caused by bombing of house occupied by members of black liberation groupPhiladelphia’s governing council has formally apologised for one of the worst atrocities in the long history of racial strife in the city – the aerial bombing on 13 May 1985 of a house occupied by members of the black liberation group Move that left 11 people dead, including five children. Related: The day police bombed a city street: can scars of 1985 Move atrocity be healed? Con...
Tags: Race, US news, Pennsylvania, US policing, Philadelphia


Miles Morales Reforms Spider-Man's Relationship With the Police When It Needs to Be Abolished

Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales follows the fledgling webhead as he steps out from under Peter Parker’s shadow. He’s defending New York City on his own for the first time just as a bitter ground war breaks out between the nefarious Roxxon Corporation and the tech-powered Underground movement. New as Miles is to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Video Games, Police, New York City, Race, Marvel, Racism, Sony, Police Brutality, Nypd, Marvel Comics, Black Lives Matter, Spider Man, Peter Parker, Insomniac


Europe's Muslims are European. Stop outsourcing their plight to foreign leaders | Shada Islam

For EU leaders to seek solutions abroad to end prejudice against millions of their own citizens is insulting and meaninglessTerror attacks in France and Austria have put Europe’s 25 million Muslims back in the spotlight. The unwanted attention is familiar. Discussing Muslims as a security risk invariably reaches fever pitch after an Islamist-inspired terrorist act. This time the attackers came from Chechnya, Tunisia and North Macedonia. But never mind: anxiety over the Muslim “enemy within” goes...
Tags: Europe, France, Religion, Race, Eu, European Union, World news, Austria, Islam, North Macedonia, Shada Islam, Chechnya Tunisia


Met police told 40% of recruits must be from BAME backgrounds

London mayor Sadiq Khan and police force agree target as part of major race action planBritain’s biggest police force must hire 40% of new recruits from ethnic minority backgrounds, while officers will have to justify stop and search to community panels under new plans designed to quell the race crisis engulfing Scotland Yard.The Guardian has learned details of the new initiative on race and policing hammered out by London’s mayor and the Metropolitan police after months of negotiations. Continu...
Tags: London, Scotland, Police, Race, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Sadiq Khan, BAME


Black people are twice as likely to get COVID-19 as white people, according to the largest analysis of its kind

Medical workers take in patients at a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on April 06 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Black people are twice as likely to contract COVID-19 as white people, according to the largest analysis of its kind including more than 18 million people in the US and UK.  Asian people are about 1.5 times as likely to get the illness, and may be more likely to be admitted to the ICU and die, the study also found.  The results undersco...
Tags: UK, Science, New York City, Race, US, Trends, Alaska, Nottingham, Leicester, Anthony Fauci, Black, Maimonides Medical Center, NIHR, Disparities, Racial Disparity, NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre


Billie review – a truer, historical spin on the great Billie Holiday

Exploitation and harassment, not ‘inner demons’, brought down the singer, argues this documentary that showcases her superb voiceThere’s a structural oddity in this very fascinating if slightly flawed documentary about the life and times of the great singer Billie Holiday, who died at the age of 44 in 1959 after a lifetime of abuse from exploitative lovers and husbands, condescension and hypocrisy from the entertainment industry and a history of drug addiction and harassment from law enforcement...
Tags: Music, Film, Race, Women, Billie, US news, Culture, Jazz, Music Documentary, James Erskine, Billie Holiday, Documentary films


Kimberlé Crenshaw: the woman who revolutionised feminism – and landed at the heart of the culture wars

From police brutality to sexual harassment, the lawyer fights to ensure black women’s experiences are not ignored. So why are her ideas being denounced?It was October 1991 and Anita Hill was testifying against Clarence Thomas. At the judge’s US supreme court confirmation hearing, Hill, his former aide, claimed he had sexually harassed her. Kimberlé Crenshaw was assisting Hill’s legal team and felt dejected and exhausted. As she left the capitol building in Washington DC that day, she saw a group...
Tags: Race, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Feminism, Washington Dc, Thomas, Anita Hill, Hill, CRENSHAW, Clarence Thomas, Kimberle Crenshaw, US voting rights


Joan Armatrading: 'I want to make a heavy metal album – with lots of guitar shredding'

At the age of seven, she flew to Birmingham from Saint Kitts on her own – and became the first globally successful female songwriter. As she wins the award she once gave to Margaret Thatcher, Joan Armatrading looks back‘It’s very nice to be honoured,” says Joan Armatrading, down the phone from her home in Surrey. The 69-year-old is talking about receiving this year’s Women of the Year lifetime achievement award, which sees her honoured alongside the likes of child burns survivor Sylvia Mac and A...
Tags: Music, Race, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Sexuality, Surrey, Birmingham, British identity and society, Gaming awards, Joan Armatrading, Saint Kitts


How to Acknowledge Black Women for Their Role in the 2020 Election

If the presidential election went in your favor, you’re probably enjoying the memes, tweets, and posts pouring in about Stacey Abrams and the ways Black women showed up for our country. It’s as if Black women in Georgia rolled up their sleeves and said, “Dang, I gotta do everything?” And that’s partially true. The…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Race, Women, Georgia, Lifehacks, Black, Dang, Stacey Abrams


Can Joe Biden and Kamala Harris unite America after Trump – video explainer

When Joe Biden formally takes over the presidency in January he will face some of the greatest crises to hit the US in recent history: a pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, a devastated economy, a rapidly overheating climate and a deeply fractured nation.The Guardian's Lauren Gambino looks at how Biden and the vice-president-elect, Kamala Harris, plan to 'heal' the country after four years of Trumpism – and the challenges they will face with the prospect of having to navigate t...
Tags: Republicans, Climate Change, Environment, Race, US, America, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US economy, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Lauren Gambino