racism

Miss World Australia Says Alot is “Misconstrued” About Islam

DUBAI: Bosnian Muslim Esma Voloder, who fled her warn-torn roots has been named Miss World Australia 2017. Voloder, 25, spent time in a refugee camp before her parents fled their native Bosnia during the war that raged on from 1992-1995. She came to Australia as a 5-month-old baby and has come a long way since

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An Egyptian-Canadian Has Been Cast for Disney’s Remake of Aladdin

By Arfa Shahid Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud has been cast in the leading role for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, a feat many view as progress in Hollywood with regards to casting actors of color. It was in that moment, as he looked into her eyes, that he saw a soul so beautfully captivating that

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Van Rams Worshippers Leaving London Mosque, Killing At Least One

LONDON, June 19 – A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. The incident was being treated as a potential terrorist attack said Prime Minister Theresa May, which if confirmed would make it

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Student Named ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’

A highschool teacher in Texas named Lizeth Villanueva, an honors student for the last two years, “most likely to become a terrorist award” on Tuesday, May 23. The award was part of a joke, as a mock end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Texas, near Houston, where a group of teachers handed out

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Discrimination Against Latinos in United States has Risen, Study Says

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Dec 7  Most Latinos in the United States say they have suffered discrimination, more than twice as many who said so a decade earlier, according to research released on Tuesday. A study published in online journal Social Science & Medicine – Population Health found 68 percent of Latino men and

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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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