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Black U.S. State Dept official quits after Trump race response

Jun 19, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The Washington Post says, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, submits her resignation

RESIGNS. File photo of Mary Elizabeth Taylor, assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs. Wiki Commons

'Bon Appetit' top editor resigns amid discrimination scandal

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:32 AM

Adam Rapoport is stepping down as editor-in-chief after an image of him wearing brownface circulated online, followed by criticisms over his treatment of employees of color

North American sports stars march to protest racial injustice

Jun 08, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Sports stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Steph Curry have joined peaceful protests asking for justice

FOR THE FUTURE. Giannis Antetokounmpo says he does not want his children to grow up and be scared walking in the streets. Photo from Instagram/@bucks

'Endemic racial discrimination' exposed in U.S. – U.N. rights chief

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:03 PM

'This virus is exposing endemic inequalities that have too long been ignored,' says Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Muslims rally to defend privileges in multi-ethnic Malaysia

Dec 09, 2018 - 5:00 AM

The rally is originally intended as a protest against a plan by the government to ratify a UN convention which aims to eliminate racial discrimination

PROTEST. Protesters display placards reading "No To Icerd" during a rally organized by Muslim politicians against the signing of the UN anti-discrimination convention (ICERD) at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur on December 8, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

U.S. criticizes treatment of Uighurs in latest China row

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:27 AM

The Trump administration also faces criticism at home and abroad for barring entry to citizens of several Muslim-majority countries

CONDEMNATION. US Secretary Mike Pompeo says millions of Uighurs may be 'held against their will' in so-called re-education camps subject to political indoctrination and abuses. File photo by Emmanuel DUNAND/AFP

Starbucks to educate U.S. staff against racial bias, set example

May 27, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The coffee giant will conduct training for around 175,000 employees in the United States, after a recent incident involving two black men sparked outrage

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018 The sign for a Starbucks Coffee shop is seen in Washington, DC, April 17, 2018, following the company's announcement that they will close more than 8,000 US stores on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education" following the arrest of two black men in one of its cafes. Can you teach employees not to be racist? Coffee giant Starbucks will shut stores around the US on May 29, 2018, to conduct an unprecedented training exercise at its more than 8,000 US outlets. The initiative, which is expected to last four hours and reach 175,000 employees, was announced by Starbucks management on April 17, as it sought to contain outrage over the arrest of two young black men at one of its cafes in Philadelphia.  / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Catherine Triomphe, US-politics-racism-education-Starbucks

India demands 'strongest action' from U.S. after Kansas killing

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu says incidents involving racial discrimination will dent the image of the United States

Jason Derulo calls out American Airlines for 'racial discrimination'

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:36 PM

Jason Derulo says he was met by 15 police officers after he asked to deplane due to having to pay 6000 for excess baggage

Serena Williams vows no 'silence' on social injustice

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:27 PM

I realized we must stride on – for it s not how far we have come but how much further still we have to go says the tennis superstar

Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during their 2016 US Open Women???s Singles semifinal match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY

Obama opens new African American Museum amid racial strife

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:50 PM

African American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story It is central to the American story says US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama speaks during the opening ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

As South Carolina readies to vote, tensions ferment

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:37 PM

The hearts of the people have not changed says the brother of a black man shot by a white police officer

LAURENS, SC - FEBRUARY 14: A memorial to the Civil War sits on a town green along Route 176 in rural South Carolina on February 14, 2016 in Laurens, South Carolina. South Carolinians, who will vote in the Republican presidential primary this coming Saturday, are being inundated with signs, candidate appearances and newspaper and television advertising. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:23 PM

A passenger named Samson tells public broadcaster Sveriges Television how the bus driver had pointed at him and ordered him off the vehicle apparently because he was black

UN issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'

Aug 30, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says that by failing to treat the aging survivors properly Japan had let their suffering drag on for decades

UN watchdog tells US to curb police racism

Aug 30, 2014 - 9:53 AM

Although street protests have subsided the debate over racial discrimination and distrust between African Americans and the police rages on

CURB POLICE RACISM. Protesters stand outside the US Embassy in Central London, Britain, August 27, 2014, to protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA. File photo by Will Oliver/EPA

Obama slams Supreme Court voting decision

Jun 26, 2013 - 12:42 AM

US President Barack Obama said he was deeply disappointed by a Supreme Court decision to strike down a key section of an election law designed to guard against racial discrimination

US President Barack Obama speaks in an online message posted at the White House official website June 22, 2013. Frame grab courtesy of the White House