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Racism

2018

15

Feb

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Far-right German politician calls Turkish community ‘camel herders’

Germany’s Turkish community is considering whether to launch a legal complaint against a far-right politician for dubbing them “camel herders” and “caraway traders.” The insults made by Andre Poggenburg, the head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, “show the level of the AfD,” Gökay Sofuoğlu, the chair of the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah

15

Feb

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Israeli Justice Minister: Israel must safeguard Jewish majority at expense of human rights

“Israel must safeguard Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights.” the country’s justice minister Ayelet Shaked has said. On Monday, Shaked proposed this in a speech defending a bill that would legally define Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people” for the first time, according to Days of Palestine. Shaked said that Israel […]

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Country: Israel
Source: International Middle East Media Center

14

Feb

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Germany averaged four anti-Semitic crimes per day in 2017, report says

The volume of anti-Semitic crimes is not decreasing. According to a police report seen by the Tagespiegel newspaper, there were 1,453 crimes against Jewish people in 2017, around the same as in 2016, and up from the 1,366 in 2015. That’s an average of four per day. Police said that right-wing extremists were behind the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: QUARTZ

31

Jan

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Netherlands – Temporary employment agencies found to be participating in discriminatory behaviour

Dutch television program Radar called a number of temporary employment agencies in the Netherlands, presenting themselves as clients who were looking for staff. Their research, which phoned 78 temp agencies, showed that nearly half, or 47%, responded to a discriminatory request. In the conversations, Radar’s editors said that the office recently had an unpleasant experience with […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Staffing Industry Analysts

18

Jan

A makeshift memorial of flowers and a photo of the victim of the car attack is on display at the attack site  in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Murders by white supremacists in US more than doubled in 2017

Murders committed by white supremacists more than doubled in the US last year, accounting for the majority of extremist killings, according to a report. Far-right radicals were responsible for 20 of the 34 extremist murders in 2017, said the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Eighteen of those were carried out by white supremacists, who killed twice as many people […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent

12

Jan

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Trump calls Haiti and African countries ‘shithole’ nations

In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. should permit immigrants from “shithole countries” as he rejected a plan by a bipartisan group of senators that would have changed rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people briefed on the conversation. The White House did not […]

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Country: United States
Source: WFLA

09

Jan

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US: Supreme Court cites juror’s racism in death penalty reprieve

The Supreme Court gave a death row prisoner in Georgia hope for a different fate Monday because of a juror’s racist comments. The court ruled 6-3 that convicted murderer Keith Tharpe deserved another chance in federal court to prove that his death sentence was tainted by the white juror’s reference to Tharpe as a “n—–” and other […]

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Country: United States
Source: USA Today

04

Jan

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Uproar follows German politician’s racial slur against Boris Becker’s son

A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party became the target of a social media onslaught over a racial tweet which described tennis legend Boris Becker’s son as “half-n****r.” Twenty-three-year-old artist and DJ Noah Becker, who is mixed-race, had commented in a recent interview with Emotion magazine that he had been attacked in Germany because […]

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Country: Germany
Source: RT

2017

20

Dec

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Refugees should be sent home even if they have jobs, says Danish immigration official

A Danish MP has called for all refugees, even those with jobs, to be deported from the country once their home nations are deemed “safe”. Marcus Knuth, an immigration spokesman for the governing Liberal (Venstre) party, said all people who have been granted asylum in Denmark should be made to go back to their country of origin regardless […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: The Independent

05

Dec

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Flag used by neo-Nazis spotted in Italian police barracks prompts investigation

A German Imperial war flag, appropriated by German neo-Nazis, has been spotted hanging in a Carabinieri dormitory in Florence, triggering an investigation into “a shameful act.” The black-white-and-red flag of the German empire could be seen hanging in the Baldissera barracks of the 6th Battalion ‘Tuscany’ for several days, according to the Ruptly video agency. Alongside […]

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Country: Italy
Source: RT