Racism

Racism

USA

Ex-policeman found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

The jury deliberated less than 11 hours before finding 45-year-old Chauvin guilty of all three charges against him: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter

George Floyd's casket is seen on display during a memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis.

‘Blind’ France bears responsibility in Rwanda genocide: Report

Macron has ruled out an official apology for torture and other abuses carried out by French troops in Algeria

‘Blind’ France bears responsibility in Rwanda genocide: Report

Racism in the US

Biden deplores rising anti-Asian violence

Asian-American voters constitute one of the fastest growing racial and ethnic groups in the country and turned out in record numbers in presidential battleground states in the 2020 election, ...

US president Joe Biden delivers remarks after a meeting with Asian-American leaders to discuss "the ongoing attacks and threats against the community," during a stop at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on 19 March 2021

A Myanmar doctor’s journey from a remote village to leading a revolution

Sasa, who goes by one name, has become a face of Myanmar’s ‘Spring Revolution’ and a key figure in the resistance to army rule, as the international envoy for the civilian government

A Myanmar doctor’s journey from a remote village to leading a revolution

Racism, or misogyny? How the Atlanta shootings can be both

A white man kills eight people in the US city of Atlanta, including six Asian women. Police say he told them he was not driven by race, but was eliminating “temptation” for a “sex addiction.” So what ...

People hold flags of the Karen National Union during the "Asian Solidarity March" rally against anti-Asian hate in response to recent anti-Asian crime on 18 March 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dark truths: Colourism in society begins with prejudice at home

Colourism is a prejudice based on skin tone, usually within a racial or ethnic group, with a marked preference for lighter-skinned people and discrimination towards darker-skinned people. Today it is ...

Colourism is often accepted in society

USA

Minneapolis reaches $27m settlement with Floyd family

Lawyers for the Floyd family said it is the “largest pre-trial settlement in a civil rights wrongful death case in US history”

George Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd (C) kneels, flanked by family members, at a memorial at the site where his brother died while being arrested, after attending a press conference on 12 March 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hate Crimes

Asian-Americans organise against hate

Documented incidents range from looting Asian-owned businesses, to vandalising homes and cars with slurs, to violent and sometimes fatal attacks in the street

Flowers, placards and images of George Floyd are seen during a rally the day before jury selection is scheduled to begin for the trial of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, who is accused of killing George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US on 7 March 2021

Meghan says British royals worried about her son's dark skin

Meghan, the wife of prince Harry, said there were concerns about how dark her son Archie's skin would be before his birth and that such worries explained why he was not given the title of prince.

Britain's prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout phot

Amazon accused of race-gender bias in workplace

A lawsuit filed in US federal court on Monday accused Amazon of keeping women and Black employees down while publicly talking up the need for diversity and social justice

Amazon accused of race-gender bias in workplace
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