racism

Alarm in Germany and Israel as U.S. White Supremacists Ride Trump Wave

By Noah Barkin and Luke Baker BERLIN/JERUSALEM, Nov 23 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is concerned that white supremacists in the United States are being emboldened by the election of Donald Trump and is watching developments closely, senior officials told Reuters. The Berlin government declined to give an official reaction to a video circulating

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UK Courts More Likely to Jail Black Than White People for Same Crimes

LONDON, Nov 16 – Britain’s courts are more likely to send people from ethnic minorities to prison for certain types of crime than white people convicted of the same offences, a government-commissioned review into race and the criminal justice system has found. Lawmaker David Lammy, who is heading the review, wrote in an open letter

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German Prosecutors Investigate Facebook Over Hate Postings

BERLIN, Nov 5 – German prosecutors are investigating Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives, a spokesman for the Munich prosecutor’s office said on Friday, following a complaint alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition by failing to remove racist postings. The spokesman declined to provide further details. German attorney Chan-jo Jun

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Ex-U.S. Marine Kills 3 Policemen in Racially Tense Baton Rouge

By Sam Karlin BATON ROUGE, L.A, July 17 – A decorated ex-U.S. Marine sergeant opened fire on police in Baton Rouge on Sunday, killing three officers, nearly two weeks after the fatal police shooting of a black man there sparked nationwide protests, one of them shattered by the massacre of five Dallas policemen. The Baton

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Two Muslim Teens Beaten Outside New York Mosque: Rights Group

July 5 – Two Muslim teenagers were beaten outside a New York City mosque by an attacker who shouted slurs at them, a rights group said on Monday, calling for police to investigate the incident as a bias crime. The attack early on Sunday was at least the third involving Muslims in the United States

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Muslim Doctor Shot Near Houston Mosque on Way to Prayer

By Barbara Goldberg July 4 – A Muslim doctor headed for morning prayers on Sunday at a Houston mosque was shot in an attacked by three men, police said. The motive for the attack was unclear, but comes a day after another Muslim man was beaten outside a Florida mosque. The victim of the Texas

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Islamophobia on the Rise in Germany, Study Shows

BERLIN, June 15 – Islamophobia has risen markedly in Germany, a study published on Wednesday showed, underscoring the tensions simmering in German society after more than one million migrants, mostly Muslims, arrived last year. Every second respondent in the study of 2,420 people said they sometimes felt like a foreigner in their own country due

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Muslim Boxing Champion and Cultural Symbol Muhammad Ali Dead at Age 74

By Ricardo Arduengo SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 5 – The death of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion known as much for his political activism as his boxing brilliance, triggered a worldwide outpouring of affection and admiration for one of the best-known figures of the 20th century. Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome which impaired

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