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Live Action Yakusoku no Neverland Movie’s Non-Black Krone Accrues Criticism

The live action movie that is coming for Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) has generated a fair bit of criticism online as black character Sister Krone is being played by a Japanese actress, an outcome that some are suggesting might be due to a shortage of black actors in Japan. The official Yakusoku no […]
Tags: Japan, Movies, Internet, Racism, Anime, Comparison, Live Action, Krone, Adaptations, Yakusoku no Neverland, Neverland The Promised Neverland

Partners aim to build a new society

Nelson Mandela University and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are collaborating to realise Madiba’s dream of building a new society The post Partners aim to build a new society appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Article, Racism, Nelson Mandela, Colonialism, Columbia University, Inequality, Apartheid, Madiba, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Nelson Mandela University, Victor Verster Prison, South Africa (country, Decolonisation

Second University of Oklahoma Professor Uses N-Word in Class, School Confirms

(NORMAN, Okla.) — Another University of Oklahoma professor used a racial slur in class, the school’s interim president said, marking the second time in less than two weeks that a faculty member used offensive language in the classroom. Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr. said Monday a history professor, whom he didn’t name, read from a historical document that used the N-word repeatedly. Harroz said the professor gave a “trigger warning” letting students know what she was about to say, but ...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Racism, Oklahoma, Onetime, Joseph Harroz Jr, Harroz, Second University of Oklahoma, NORMAN Okla Another University of Oklahoma

Hidden Figures Hero Katherine Johnson Reminded Us That Space Was Never Safe From America’s Worst Impulses

Katherine Johnson performed what might have been the most important job of her life backwards—because backwards was exactly the right way to do it. The job was figuring out how to ensure that John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, would splash down in the Atlantic as close as possible to the recovery team that would be awaiting him. So Johnson—the legendary NASA “computer,” or mathematician, who was made famous by the book and movie Hidden Figures and who died at 101 on Monday—s...
Tags: Space, News, Obama, Washington, Race, Uncategorized, America, History, Nasa, Earth, Racism, Atlantic, Smithsonian, John F Kennedy, Pentagon, Johnson

Why Can’t I Make it as an Exchange Student?

From a young man in France: I have turned out from being a social butterfly to antisocial. I avoid going out. I am always busy with my work and other classmates are not happy with what I do. I also went through racism recently and felt hurt after being targeted and yelled at by group members for not doing my work properly. I have lost all confidence and I am always worried of What others are thinking of me. It is killing me inside. I have started to do more religious stuff that I never did in my...
Tags: School, General, Education, College, France, Relationships, Anxiety, Racism, Exchange Student, International Student, Moving to Another Country

Kotaku Claims 10 Comments Accuse Pokemon Anime of “Whitewashing Bea”

Kotaku has once again hastily tried to pass off a few angry comments as a mob as a few valiant keyboard warriors on Twitter operating under the guise of being “defenders of minorities” have claimed that the well-built Bea (also know as Saitou) was whitewashed in the Pokemon: Hakumei no Tsubasa anime. Kotaku picked the […]
Tags: Politics, Internet, Racism, Artists, Pokemon, Anime, Comparison, Kotaku, Tan, BEA, Character Design, Saitou

'We are desperate — we need more immigrants.' Mick Mulvaney, Trump's Office of Management and Budget chief

“We are desperate — desperate — for more people,” Donald Trump cabinet member Mick Mulvaney said in a recording obtained by The Washington Post. “We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we’ve had in our nation over the last four years. We need more immigrants.” More from the Washington Post: “We are desperate — desperate — for more people,” Mulvaney said. “We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we’ve had in our nation over the last four years. We n...
Tags: Post, Business, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Immigration, US news, Economy, Racism, Donald Trump, Trump, Office of Management and Budget, Stephen Miller, Mick Mulvaney, Hypocrites

China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over ‘racist’ headline

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Journal op-ed — titled China is the Real Sick Man of Asia — had a "racially discriminatory" and "sensational" headline The post China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over ‘racist’ headline appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Asia, China, World, Article, Racism, Xi Jinping, Wall Street Journal, Ursula Gauthier, BuzzFeed News, Megha Rajagopalan, Sinophobia, Top Six, Geng Shuang, Uighurs, Coronavirus, Chun Han Wong

New York fashion school apologizes for racist catwalk face mask

The Fashion Institute of Technology has apologized for a "clearly racist" show where a black model was asked to wear giant red lips and black plastic ears. The model refused, but white colleages were photographed on the catwalk wearing the bizarre prostheses. The college's president is not sure if there was an explicitly racial comment being made, but is looking into it, reports the BBC: "Currently," its president Joyce F Brown said in a statement, "it does not appear that the original intent of...
Tags: Post, Fashion, New York Post, News, China, Bbc, Racism, Mistakes, Fashion Institute of Technology, Junkai Huang, Joyce F Brown, New York fashion school, Amy Lefevre, Richard Thornn

Groundhog day for a black man

By living a rough day over and over again, a black motorist learns that the cops will find their reasons: "I'm stopping everyone with broad noses. See if you match the description." Writer/Director: Cynthia Kao Cast (in order of appearance)t: Eric: Burl Moseley Officer 1: Ryan Stanger Female Officer: Celia Finkelstein Officer 2: Matt Cordova Officer 3: Marshall Givens
Tags: Video, News, Racism, Humor, Eric, Matt Cordova, Cynthia Kao Cast, Burl Moseley, Ryan Stanger, Celia Finkelstein

Watch the Oscar-Winning 'Hair Love' With Your Kids

You can now watch the Oscar-winning animated short film Hair Love on YouTube—and you should. With your kids. Because ignorance and/or racism about the hair and hairstyles of people of color still abounds and this sweet film is the perspective we need.Read more...
Tags: Racism, Animation, Oscars, Lifehacks

Racist Word Written On Visiting Basketball Coach Ralph Lewis’ Car At Colfax High School

COLFAX (CBS13) – The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged hate crime after a local high school coach found his vehicle vandalized with the “n-word” written on the rear window. Bear River High School boys basketball coach Ralph Lewis. Bear River High School boys basketball coach Ralph Lewis has just finished coaching his team to a 67-64 win at Colfax High School when he walked out of the gym and found the racist word written on his window. Lewis told CBS13 in an email e...
Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Racism, Roseville, Lundberg, Rogers, Lewis, Placer County Sheriff s Office, Bear River High School, Nicole Rogers, Colfax News, Colfax High School, Colfax High Principal, Paul Lundberg

Racist Word Written On Visiting Basketball Coach’s Car At Colfax High School

COLFAX (CBS13) – Detectives say they’re investigating a possible hate crime after a visiting basketball coach found his car was vandalized with racist writing after a game at Colfax High School. The incident happened Friday night. Bear River High was visiting Colfax High for a game and narrowly etched out a 67-64 victory. After the game, the visiting boys’ varsity coach found that a racist and derogatory term had been written on the back window of his car. Exactly what was written is not clear, ...
Tags: News, Local, Racism, Lundberg, Placer County Sheriff 's Office, Colfax News, Colfax High School, Bear River High, Colfax High, Colfax High Principal, Paul Lundberg, Placer Union High School District

Don't Let Coronavirus Fears Keep You From Supporting Chinese Restaurants

Outbreaks are scary things, and fear can cause people to make bad decisions. Fear can make people buy a bunch of masks they don’t need, engage in casual racism, or avoid delicious Chinese food. These are all bad things, and that last one is causing a lot of problems in Chinatowns and Chinese restaurants across the…Read more...
Tags: Racism, Lifehacks, Chinese Food, Coronavirus

In leaked audio, Michael Bloomberg defends racial profiling: "throw them up against the wall"

This audio recording shows that Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, remained an advocate of racial profiling long after a federal judge ruled that his use of it in office amounted to unconstitutional racial harassment. Bloomberg has attempted to prevent the leak of his 2015 speech at the Aspen Institute, somehow preventing them from releasing official video of him explaining why blacks need to be policed harder than whites. But it turns out at...
Tags: Post, Video, Politics, Elections, New York, News, New York City, Bloomberg, Racism, 2020, Xerox, Michael Bloomberg, Sanders, Mike Bloomberg, Aspen Institute, Picks

Black Youth Matter: Stopping the Cycle of Racial Inequality in Our Ranks

As we joined the rest of America in celebrating Black History Month and commemorating the legacy of the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., with tweets, infographics, and sharing famous quotes, racism and colorism continue to plague the Muslim community.   When we hear of a weekend course about the illustrious muadhin of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Bilal Ibn Raba’ah, may Allah be pleased with him, or a whitewashed cartoon movie based loosely on his life, we flock to the l...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Children, Religion, America, Society, Racism, Islam, Muslim, Prejudice, Mecca, Tamir Rice, Baltimore, Social Justice, Martin Luther King Jr, Muslims

Podcast: Lessons from the Life of Malcolm X | Abdul-Malik Ryan

One of the things that happens with historical figures who continue to remain well-known and influential years after they can continue to speak for themselves is that others seek to speak for them.  Attempts are made to co-opt their legacy, either in sincere efforts for good or in selfish efforts for ideological or even commercial gain.  This is especially true of Malcolm X, who is not only a historical and political icon but in many ways a “celebrity” remembered by many primarily for his sty...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Racism, Civil Rights, Malcolm X, Inspiration and Spirituality, Abdul Malik Ryan

FBI elevates risk from neo-Nazis to same level as ISIS

“Not only is the terror threat diverse, it’s unrelenting." --FBI director Chris Wray. The FBI has elevated the risk from neo-Nazis in America to the same level with which it regards ISIS. Violent racist extremism is now a “national threat priority,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Excerpt from Vice News: [Wray] outlined several concrete steps the agency had taken to combat violent far-right extremists, explaining that the “na...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, Isis, Crime, News, Virginia, Nazis, America, US news, Intelligence, Fbi, Racism, Terrorism, Threat Level, Nazi

Facebook refused to remove racist and anti-Semitic group page until it got a letter from New Jersey Attorney General

Ten months ago the director of New Jersey's Division on Civil Rights alerted Facebook about a racist and anti-Semitic group page it was hosting, but Facebook took no action, reports Ars Technica. It took a letter from the state's attorney general to convince Facebook to remove the group page. On Wednesday New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued a joint statement, which read: "We just learned that Facebook has decided to take down the public page on th...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Ars Technica, Racism, New Jersey, Gurbir Grewal, Phil Murphy, Ocean County, Murphy Administration, New Jersey s Division on Civil Rights, Rachel Wainer Apter, Alex Haney

Arizona CEO who calls black Uber driver the N-- word is banned from app, suspended from job

After the CEO of Agroplasma, an Arizona fertilizer company, is told to sit in the back seat by a black driver, the CEO is greatly offended and argues relentlessly. The driver, an Arizona State University student, remains calm and polite and also firm about his no-front-seat-passengers policy. The CEO, Hans Berglund, 72, asks, "Is that because I'm white?" And then, finally calls him the N-- word. (Watch the exchange below.) Agroplasma has suspended Berglund while they investigate what happened, a...
Tags: Uber, Post, News, Nbc, Racism, Arizona, Arizona State University, Berglund, KPNX, Uber Passengers, Hans Berglund, Agroplasma

Judge reassigned after complaint he called black juror "Aunt Jemima"

Allegheny County Common Pleas judge Mark Tranquilli was reassigned this week after uttering what CBS euphemistically describes as "racially charged remarks": referring to a black juror as "Aunt Jemima" and speculating about her "baby daddy ... slinging heroin". He will not preside over criminal trials until an investigation is complete. Tranquilly made the remarks to a prosecutor, according to a complaint, in private conference after a not-guilty verdict that displeased him: "you weren't out ...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Law, Racism, Cbs, Kim, Jemima, Mark Tranquilli, Kim Berkeley Clark

University gift shop displayed black leader dolls by hanging them from a model tree

A Michigan State University gift shop displayed a collection of miniature dolls of black leaders like Michelle Obama and Harriet Tubman by hanging them from a small tree. Upset by this extreme insensitivity, grad student Krystal Rose Davis-Dunn says she asked the staff if they noticed anything wrong with the display but they apparently did not. After Davis-Dunn posted a photo of the display to Facebook, the university apologized. From CNN: "We were made aware of an inappropriate and i...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Race, Cnn, Racism, Michelle Obama, Ignorance, Michigan State University, Wharton Center, Harriet Tubman, Emily Gerkin Guerrant, Insensitivity, Krystal Rose Davis Dunn, Davis Dunn

Death In A Valley Town, Part 4 – The Psychology of Forgiveness

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day.  2. The Black Jesus. 3. A Fighter and a Thief. Jinx The hot tea stung Yahya’s bruised mouth and swollen lip, but he did his best to drink as he sat in Imam Saleh’s living room, sipping from a small ornate glass, and eating a bit of baklawa. It had been two days since his release from the hospital. The Imam tried to refill his glass from an old-fashioned looking Moroccan teapot...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Fiction, Religion, Fresno, Walmart, Culture, Racism, Islam, Chad, Fgm, Prophet, Muslims, Maya Angelou, Ames, Hatred

How Coronavirus Fears Tap Into the Deep History of Xenophobia in Public Health

The novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China continues to ripple around the world. More than 20,000 cases have been confirmed across Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia, and the official death toll of 425 has surpassed that of the 2002-03 SARS outbreak. Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, Racism, Wuhan China, Xenophobia, Asia Europe North America, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, Deep History of Xenophobia in Public Health