Racism

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'Ellen Degeneres Show' under internal investigation over toxic, racist claims

28 Jul 2020

'Ellen Degeneres Show' under internal investigation over toxic, racist claims

American comedian Ellen Degeneres' talk show will now face an internal investigation after allegations of a toxic and racist workplace surfaced.

Ashwell Prince breaks silence on racism row

11 Jul 2020

Ashwell Prince breaks silence on racism row

Former South African batsman Ashwell Prince has claimed that many players received racist slurs during the 2005 Australian tour, and were urged to play regardless.

What is '#CancelYale'? Here's all you need to know

02 Jul 2020

What is '#CancelYale'? Here's all you need to know

Over the past few weeks, there have been calls to "cancel" Yale University over its ties to slavery.

After online petition, matrimonial website removes skin color filter

24 Jun 2020

After online petition, matrimonial website removes skin color filter

A matrimonial website has removed a skin color filter from its platform after facing criticism online.

Premier League: 'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts

13 Jun 2020

Premier League: 'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts

Premier League will see players' names be replaced on the back of their shirts with 'Black Lives Matter' for the first 12 matches of the resumed 2019-20 season.

On Missouri woman's suggestion, Merriam-Webster agrees to relook 'racism' definition

10 Jun 2020

On Missouri woman's suggestion, Merriam-Webster agrees to relook 'racism' definition

As conversations around racism against the Black community have grown after the death of George Floyd in the United States, the Merriam-Webster dictionary has agreed to change the definition of 'racism'.

'We demand equality', Dwayne Bravo opens up on racism

10 Jun 2020

'We demand equality', Dwayne Bravo opens up on racism

West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is the latest cricketer to voice opinion on the racism row.

Ishant Sharma's old post sparks fresh debate on racism row

09 Jun 2020

Ishant Sharma's old post sparks fresh debate on racism row

Former West Indian captain Darren Sammy has been vocal about racism of late.

Darren Sammy alleges racist abuse in IPL

07 Jun 2020

Darren Sammy alleges racist abuse in IPL

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy alleged that he has been a victim of racial abuse in the Indian Premier League.

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million towards racial equality

06 Jun 2020

Michael Jordan pledges $100 million towards racial equality

NBA legend Michael Jordan announced a donation of $100 million towards groups who have been fighting for racial equality and social justice.

Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle

02 Jun 2020

Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle

West Indian opener Chris Gayle voiced his opinion on the 'racism' row as protests continue to escalate in United States, following George Floyd's death.

Bryan Adams apologizes for racist coronavirus rant

13 May 2020

Bryan Adams apologizes for racist coronavirus rant

Bryan Adams has apologized for a racist post that he put on social media a couple of days before.

England's Archer hopes nobody has to deal with racism regularly

17 Mar 2020

England's Archer hopes nobody has to deal with racism regularly

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has condemned racist abuse on social media after posting a series of messages he went on to receive.

Cricket: A look at the worst moments this year

28 Dec 2019

Cricket: A look at the worst moments this year

The year 2019 in cricket had a packed schedule that included some major tournaments.

Football: A look at the worst moments this year

27 Dec 2019

Football: A look at the worst moments this year

2019 was a year that had its share of some poor moments in football especially in Europe.

Englishman behind Archer's racial abuse? Kiwi fans say so

28 Nov 2019

Englishman behind Archer's racial abuse? Kiwi fans say so

Last week, England's star fast bowler Jofra Archer was racially abused by a spectator in the first Test match against New Zealand.

Black Facebook employees allege racial discrimination; company issues apology

09 Nov 2019

Black Facebook employees allege racial discrimination; company issues apology

On Friday, social media giant Facebook issued an apology after black employees at the company anonymously shared their experiences of racism.

Mario Balotelli kicks ball at fans following racial abuse

04 Nov 2019

Mario Balotelli kicks ball at fans following racial abuse

The football fraternity has been rocked by a number of racial abuse incidents perpetrated by fans.

FA Cup tie abandoned following racial abuse by fans

20 Oct 2019

FA Cup tie abandoned following racial abuse by fans

A qualifying tie of FA Cup between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was abandoned on Saturday after the fans of Yeovil racially abused footballers.

Has UEFA failed to control racism? Kick It Out opines

15 Oct 2019

Has UEFA failed to control racism? Kick It Out opines

England were the victims of racial abuse from Bulgarian fans during their Euro 2020 Qualifiers clash against Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski National Stadium on Monday.

Frank Lampard disgusted at racist abuse against Tammy Abraham

17 Aug 2019

Frank Lampard disgusted at racist abuse against Tammy Abraham

Chelsea endured a setback when they suffered a loss at the hands of rivals Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup this week.

Texas shooting: Trump criticized for thumbs up photo with orphan

10 Aug 2019

Texas shooting: Trump criticized for thumbs up photo with orphan

Recently, United States President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people in a reported hate crime against immigrants on Saturday.

'Racist' rag dolls, designed to be abused, removed from stores

31 Jul 2019

'Racist' rag dolls, designed to be abused, removed from stores

Imagine being so affectless to the prevailing racism in your country, that you design a rag doll, meant to be abused, and specifically make it the color black.

American Airlines staff makes woman 'cover up' before boarding flight

10 Jul 2019

American Airlines staff makes woman 'cover up' before boarding flight

A US woman was temporarily removed from an American Airlines flight for wearing "inappropriate" clothing. Tisha Rowe (37), a resident of Houston (Texas), said she and her 8-year-old son weren't allowed to board the flight until she "covered up."

Writer, who lost book deal over a tweet, sues publisher

09 Jun 2019

Writer, who lost book deal over a tweet, sues publisher

About a month after her book deal was canceled as she shamed a Black Metro worker on Twitter, Jordanian-American journalist and writer Natasha Tynes is suing her publisher, Rare Bird Lit. Inc.

Tanishaa Mukerji faces racism in NY, calls it 'traumatic experience'

11 Mar 2019

Tanishaa Mukerji faces racism in NY, calls it 'traumatic experience'

Neal 'n' Nikki actor Tanishaa Mukerji claims to have a brush with racism during her recent New York trip.

Five controversies of the Immortal Hulk Hogan

07 Feb 2019

Five controversies of the Immortal Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan might be the one who made pro-wrestling into a booming entertainment business. He was its first mainstream star.

Actor Liam Neeson once wanted to kill a 'black bastard'

06 Feb 2019

Actor Liam Neeson once wanted to kill a 'black bastard'

Liam Neeson is a Hollywood veteran who is famous for revenge movies like Taken.

Tainted Sarfraz Ahmed terms Shoaib Akhtar's criticism as personal

30 Jan 2019

Tainted Sarfraz Ahmed terms Shoaib Akhtar's criticism as personal

Pakistan cricket team skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has lashed out at former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for making personal attacks on him, after he was suspended by the ICC.

'Kaabil' director Sanjay Gupta faces racism, shares incident on Twitter

27 Jan 2019

'Kaabil' director Sanjay Gupta faces racism, shares incident on Twitter

Kaabil director Sanjay Gupta recently took to Twitter to reveal a disturbing incident.

Sarfraz Ahmed apologizes for racist comments, may face disciplinary action

24 Jan 2019

Sarfraz Ahmed apologizes for racist comments, may face disciplinary action

Pakistan cricket team captain, Sarfraz Ahmed took to Twitter to apologize for his controversial comments aimed at South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo.

Women sexually assaulted on train by Chelsea fans, police investigate

08 Jan 2019

Women sexually assaulted on train by Chelsea fans, police investigate

It has been revealed that a few fans of Premier League side Chelsea sexually assaulted women on a train recently, and even sang racist songs while traveling from London's Paddington station to Worcester.

Posing with people in blackface lands Andres Iniesta in trouble

07 Jan 2019

Posing with people in blackface lands Andres Iniesta in trouble

Barcelona and Spain legend Andres Iniesta has been subjected to harsh criticism from all fronts after he was found posing with people in blackface makeup for the Three Kings Day celebration.

#SayNoToRacism: Investigations against claim of racial abuse at Chelsea academy

18 Dec 2018

#SayNoToRacism: Investigations against claim of racial abuse at Chelsea academy

The ghost of racist discrimination does not seem to leave Chelsea behind, as new reports have surfaced of racially-aggravated assault within the club's academy from the 1970s-90s.

Ghana: Government removes 'racist' Gandhi statue from university grounds

14 Dec 2018

Ghana: Government removes 'racist' Gandhi statue from university grounds

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, which had been unveiled in 2016 by President Pranab Mukherjee at the University of Ghana, has been removed from the university grounds on account of Gandhi's "racist" outlook towards Africans.

Racist chants hurled by Chelsea fans at Europa League clash

14 Dec 2018

Racist chants hurled by Chelsea fans at Europa League clash

Further problems have arisen for Chelsea as their fans have again been accused of hurling racist and anti-Semitic chants during their Europa League match against Hungarian football club Vidi.

Tottenham fan arrested for throwing a banana peel at Aubameyang

03 Dec 2018

Tottenham fan arrested for throwing a banana peel at Aubameyang

Arsenal and Tottenham faced off on Sunday for an intense North London derby which saw the Gunners grab the win with a scoreline of 4-2.

Australia: Sikh council nominee racially targeted in social media video

23 Oct 2018

Australia: Sikh council nominee racially targeted in social media video

A Sikh man running for the city council in Australia has been racially targeted by a man in a truck shouting racial slurs at a life-sized cut-out made from one of his election placards.

UK: Sikh woman jailed for harassing Hindu ex-boyfriend

27 Sep 2018

UK: Sikh woman jailed for harassing Hindu ex-boyfriend

A British Sikh woman was jailed for two years by a UK court for racially abusing and harassing her Hindu ex-boyfriend and his family for five years, including attacking their religion by posting beef through their door.

Sweden TV says 'Chinese poop in the open'; triggers outrage

25 Sep 2018

Sweden TV says 'Chinese poop in the open'; triggers outrage

It is an ugly world we live in. It is filled with bigots, racists, and despicable people.