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Racism

2018

22

May

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Royal wedding: German broadcaster ZDF accused of racism in its coverage

German public broadcaster ZDF was heavily criticized on Saturday for its sometimes questionable coverage of the royal wedding. Social media users and news commentators found its coverage revealed deep-set racism among German media. The broadcaster responded that it takes viewer concerns seriously. Some of the comments that caused controversy Repeatedly describing Meghan Markle and black guests […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

16

Apr

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Two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks for doing nothing

Two black men were arrested and escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday after staff called the police to report they refused to leave; the men hadn’t ordered anything and were reportedly waiting for a business associate to arrive. The staff reportedly called 911 because Starbucks does “not allow nonpaying people from the public […]

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Country: United States
Source: Vox , BBC Türkçe

12

Apr

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Senior Polish politician in anti-Semitic rant: ‘The Jews are not humans, they are animals!’

The growing trend of anti-Semitic outbursts among leading Polish politicians and public figures reached new heights this week, when a close ally of the country’s deputy prime minister took to social media to denounce Jews as “animals.” “Żydzi to nie ludzie to zwierzęta!” – “The Jews are not humans, they are animals!” – an enraged Kazimierz […]

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Country: Poland
Source: Algemeiner , ABC Gazetesi

22

Mar

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20,000 Republicans just voted for an actual Nazi

A neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier garnered more than 20,000 votes and won the Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois on Tuesday night after running uncontested. Arthur Jones, 70, announced his congressional candidacy earlier this year, prompting the Republican Party to disavow him. Jones’ Nazi-sympathies were not a secret going into election day. His campaign […]

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Country: United States
Source: Al Jazeera , Think Progress

22

Mar

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Netherlands: Anti-Muslim group not to be put on trial

n Islamophobic far-right group that planted crosses on a construction site for a mosque in the eastern Netherlands will not be prosecuted, Dutch prosecutors announced. The prosecutors said that PEGIDA, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, will not be prosecuted as “the words and the actions they used were shocking but did not contain any insult […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Al Jazeera

15

Mar

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British Army soldier Mikko Vehvilainen ‘was preparing to fight race war’ and had Anders Breivik manifesto

A British Army soldier who became a member of a banned neo-Nazi group stockpiled daggers and machetes to prepare for a “race war”, a court heard. Lance Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen, 33, is accused of belonging to National Action and being “personally committed to the use of violence in pursuit of the organisation’s aims”. Birmingham crown […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Times

12

Mar

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Golden Dawn MP verbally attacks Muslim lawmaker

High-ranking Golden Dawn member Ilias Kasidiaris on Tuesday launched a verbal attack against  Muslim SYRIZA MP Mustafa Mustafa, during a closed session of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Kasidiaris demanded the removal of the Muslim lawmaker and used “unacceptable” language, according to a parliament source, calling the Muslim MP a “Turk”. The Golden Dawn MP […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Greek Reporter

12

Mar

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Dutch police arrest three members of Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) attempting to block the anti-Islam demonstration

A rally organized on Sunday by a far-right, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant group in Amsterdam did not gather the interest it hoped to receive. Only 50 people participated in the rally by a little-known group, Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA). The participants marched under police escort, holding racist banners. A group of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anadolu Agency

05

Mar

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German teacher only cautioned for ‘Hitler salute’ in class

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany confirmed that a professor from the public institute of Hannover was cautioned for ordering the Nazi salute in his lessons to ask for the floor. The local newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported today that the incident occurred several months ago and since then the educator was […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Plengish

28

Feb

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Spain resists calls for creating independent anti-racism body

The Council of Europe is calling on Spain to “urgently” create an independent equality body. Spain and the micro-state of San Marino are the only members of the 47-strong Council that still lack an organization specifically designed to tackle racism. The report by the Council’s European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), which was published on Tuesday, […]

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Country: Spain
Source: El Pais