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Racism

2020

21

Feb

Map in widely used U.S. history textbook refers to enslaved Africans as “immigrants,”

A two-month-long CBS News investigation and analysis of how black history is being taught in U.S. public schools found what students learn often depends on where they live and the textbooks they are using. The analysis, published during Black History Month, also found major problems in the way students are being taught topics like slavery. […]

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Country: United States
Source: Time Turk , CBS

19

Feb

AfD accused of ‘racist’ coloring book

Investigators are probing an event held by regional parliamentarians from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, at which xenophobic coloring books were allegedly handed out, German media reported on Tuesday. The AfD event took place in Krefeld, 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of Dusseldorf, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In response to a tweet, local police said: […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

18

Feb

Boris Johnson aide said black people are mentally inferior

Andrew Sabisky, 27, answered Downing Street’s calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to advise Boris Johnson’s government, but his extreme views have sparked outrage online. The self-titled ‘superforecaster’ made comments about the IQs of black people on a blog post published in 2014, which is now being circulated on social media. He wrote: ‘If the mean […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: EN , Metro

06

Feb

Far-right backing for regional politician shocks Germany

The small state of Thuringia broke a German political taboo on Wednesday after a candidate for the regional premiership was heaved into office with help from the far right for the first time, sending shockwaves to Berlin. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party immediately called for fresh regional elections as a way out of the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AJ

03

Feb

The Far-Right Is Going Global

In October 2019, 23 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) visited Kashmir, just two months after the Indian government removed the region’s special autonomous status. The trip sparked controversy when it was revealed that most of the MEPs belonged to far-right political parties, including France’s National Rally (formerly National Front) and Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland […]

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Source: FP

31

Jan

Municipality of Vienna fires Turkish bus drivers signing ‘Bozkurt’

The work of 4 Turkish bus drivers working in the city lines of the City of Vienna was terminated due to the images recorded while making the “Bozkurt” sign. Vienna City Lines (Wiener Linien) Spokesperson Christoph Heshmatpour said in a statement to the press that 4 employees who made the “Bozkurt” sign in the images […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Sputnik , Mbs News

28

Jan

Iranian students recount harrowing ordeal at US airports

The New York Times has published interviews with some of them, many of whom had secured admission to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. According to the paper, at least 16 Iranian students have been turned back since August, despite having valid visas which they had obtained after a notoriously grueling, months-long vetting process. When the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , Press

27

Jan

Germany fears ‘mass exit’ of Jews if hatred persists

Writing in Der Spiegel weekly on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, Maas said anti-Jewish insults and attacks, in real life and online, had become “a daily occurrence”. Almost one in two Jews has considered leaving Germany, he said, a country that has long taken pains to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Haberler , The Local

20

Jan

Neo-Nazi accused of killing German politician blames accomplice

The killing of local politician Walter Lübcke, who was shot in the head at his home on June 2nd, sent shockwaves through Germany and raised questions about the country’s response to the rising threat of neo-Nazis. Stephan Ernst, 45, a far-right militant with previous convictions, initially confessed to the murder, but later retracted his confession. On […]

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Country: Germany
Source: NTV , The Local

20

Jan

Matteo Salvini vows to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital if he becomes Italian Prime Minister

In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said he would recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital if he becomes prime minister. “Yes, absolutely”, Salvini said, answering a reporter’s question. On 6 December 2017, US President Donald Trump reversed decades of foreign policy and announced that Washington would recognise […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Sputnik , Sputnik