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Racism

2020

16

Sep

29 German police suspended over far-right chat groups

Authorities in western Germany have suspended 29 police officers suspected of sharing far-right propaganda in WhatsApp groups, at least two of which were active for several years, a top security official said Wednesday. Investigators searched 34 locations, including police stations and private apartments in the Ruhr industrial region, said Herbert Reul, the interior minister of […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , ANJ

03

Aug

Racist Incident From Bronx Zoo’s Past Draws Apology

The Wildlife Conservation Society apologized for an incident from 1906 when a Central African man was placed on exhibit at the zoo, and for its association with two eugenicists. The Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates the Bronx Zoo, three other zoos and an aquarium in New York, apologized Wednesday for two aspects of its history […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , NYT

28

Jul

Racist torture in Paris prison cells

More than 200 French the police officers are accused with torture and ill-treatment at the Paris Court, with the complaint of Police Commissioner Amar Benmohamed, who was on duty at the judicial law enforcement agency. It was stated that the police officers under the investigation made racist insults to the detainees, deprived detainees of food […]

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Country: France
Source: SP , SP

22

Jul

NSU 2.0 Hessen – Interior Minister Peter Beuth now speaks of 69 threatening letters

The investigators of the Hessian LKA have information on 69 right-wing extremist threatening letters, with the abbreviation “NSU 2.0” have been sent. These were aimed at 27 people and institutions in a total of eight federal states, said Interior Minister of Hesse, Peter Beuth (CDU), on Tuesday in the interior committee of the Hessian state parliament in Wiesbaden. Nine people lived […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DE24

21

Jul

Austria to launch Muslim profiling scheme

The center-right People’s Party (OVP) and Green Party government in Austria is preparing to institute a controversial surveillance program on Muslims in the country in a supposed bid to fight against so-called “political Islam.” In the initiative announced by the government in January, various groups continued to push back against the continued pursuit of anti-Muslim […]

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Country: Austria
Source: AA , AA

16

Jul

German police chief resigns amid far-right scandal

The police chief in the central German state of Hesse quit on Tuesday amid a growing scandal fueling suspicions that a neo-Nazi network is still active within the police. Peter Beuth, Hesse’s interior minister, told a news conference in Wiesbaden that he had accepted the resignation of Udo Muench, who has served as the state […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , AA

23

Jun

There is racism in Denmark: lawmaker

Racism exists in Denmark, where foreigners are exposed to inequality, a lawmaker said Monday. Pernille Skipper, who is also the spokesperson for the left-wing Red-Green Alliance, spoke in parliament about racism and Islamophobia in the country. “There is something to be said at this lectern. Yes, there is racism in Denmark,” she said, adding non-white […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: AA , AA

05

Jun

35-year-old inmate found dead inside Brooklyn prison after he was pepper-sprayed

An investigation is underway after an inmate died Wednesday morning at a Brooklyn prison after he was pepper sprayed. According to officials, at approximately 10 a.m., staff responded to an incident at the Metropolitan Detention Center, in which an inmate was being disruptive. Staff say they saw 35-year-old Jamel Floyd barricaded inside his cell and […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , EYEWITNESS

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