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UNGA Adopts Political Declaration On Fight Against Racism

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday adopted a political declaration on the fight against racism at a high-level meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

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Indian Fan Complains Of Racism At SCG

Sydney: Even as authorities at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) are investigating reports from the Indian team that pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were subjected to racist comments, they have received another complaint from an Indian fan who alleged that a security officer on duty at the SCG told him to “go back […]

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Darren Sammy Says He Faced Racism While Playing In IPL

Kingston: Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has alleged that he was subjected to racist comments during his stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. Sammy’s allegation came after his vociferous support to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign around the world after the killing of African-American George Floyd in the US. “I just […]

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US states clamp down on protests against George Floyd's death

Washington: Some 5,000 US National Guard troops were deployed in major states amid the ongoing protests against the death of the unarmed African-American man, George Floyd in police custody on May 25 in the city of Minneapolis, while also demanding an end to racism and police violence. The troopers would assist law enforcement officers in […]

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Facebook Says Sorry After 12 Staffers Complain About Racism

San Francisco: Facebook has apologized after current and former employees went on to social media and detailed several racist incidents against black, Hispanic and female Asian employees at the social networking company. Facebook tendered it’s apology after an after an anonymous post from 12 employees under the group name “FB Blind” on online publishing platform […]

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FIFA President Vows To Take Tough Measures Against Racism

Dhaka: FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reaffirmed his organisation’s commitment to eliminate racism, saying it has no place in football. “We need to send strong messages, that if there are racists that abuse the soccer players we have to stop the game… We cannot let the racists win,” Efe news quoted Infantino as saying in […]

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Column: Racism Should Not Be Allowed to Mar the Beautiful Game

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Racist abuse aimed at England players during Monday’s Euro qualifier against Bulgaria has received massive coverage in the British newspapers. The match that the visiting team won 6-0 was marred by uncharitable comments from Bulgarian fans directed against England’s black players. The naked display of racism by the white-skinned Bulgarian chauvinists […]

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Obama shares African Americans' letter slamming Trump for racism

Washington: In an unexpected endorsement, former US president Barack Obama has shared on his Twitter handle a letter by former members of his administration that rebuked racism in American politics and called out President Donald Trump for his racist comments made against four Congresswomen of colour. The letter, co-signed by 149 African Americans, appeared as […]

Trump and Democrats clash over racism

Washington: The Democratic party, which has a majority in the House of Representatives, introduced a resolution on Monday condemning the tweets of US President Donald Trump against four of their women lawmakers as “racist”. The opposition leaders and the president continued to clash over the issue that has caught the national attention for the past […]

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Shilpa Shetty faces racism at Sydney airport

Sydney: Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Sunday alleged that she faced an unpleasant experience for being “brown” at the Sydney airport over her cabin luggage. Upset by an official who was curt, she says people’s tone must not change with preference to colour. Shilpa, who dealt with racism in 2007 when she was a contestant […]

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Richa Chadha alleges racism in Georgia

Tbilisi: Indian actress Richa Chadha on Thursday took to Twitter to share her experience of meeting a “racist officer” at passport control while exiting Georgia. “Met a racist AF officer at the passport control, while exiting Georgia. Slammed my passport on the desk, twice…muttered under her breath in Georgian, yelled and asked me to hurry. […]

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Trump pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. amid racism accusations

Washington: Donald Trump paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr, one of the principal advocates of the civil rights movement, at a time when the US President is facing accusations of racism for his alleged insult of Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries. Trump refused to answer questions about the controversy during an event […]

Justin Bieber vows to shine light on racism

Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber has vowed to “shine a light on racism”, and says he will do his part to stand up and make sure everyone is equal. Bieber, 23, took to his Instagram account to share his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. He says though he doesn’t know what it’s like […]