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# Racism

Last month
August 2023
Florida community mourns after three black people shot dead in racist killing
At least one of the shooter’s guns had hand-drawn swastikas on it.
This year
Taoiseach: Hate crimes are 'matter of real concern' and dismissing them as ‘wokeism’ is wrong
Leo Varadkar claimed there has been a rise in racism in Ireland.
Analysis: 'Terrifying' LGBTQ+ event in Tralee aims to drag us back to the past
Aoife Gallagher charts the rise of anger and misinformation around a lighthearted LGBTQ+ family storytime event in Tralee recently.
Roald Dahl museum condemns author's ‘undeniable racism’
The museum issued a statement saying its staff had received training to prevent antisemitism.
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs sues Diageo, saying it neglected his drinks brands due to racism
The lawsuit claims the drinks giant starved Combs’ Ciroc vodka and DeLeon tequila of resources.
Four detained for hanging effigy of Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior
Three youths have also bee arrested for racist insults against the Brazilian forward.
Top Australian broadcaster quits show over online racism
A news director for Australia’s national broadcaster issued a statement backing Grant, saying he had faced ‘grotesque racial abuse, including threats to his safety’ online.
Senator Eileen Flynn describes racism against Travellers after taxi driver refused to take her home
Senator Flynn said that she felt the discrimination “to the gut of my stomach” yesterday.
UK Labour's Diane Abbot loses party whip after suggesting Jewish, Irish and Traveller people do not face racism
Abbott made the remarks in a letter published in the Observer.
'No matter who you are, you always have a right to play for this country'
Ireland’s Adam Idah on his own experiences with racist abuse in the wake of recent controversies.
FAI condemns racist abuse of Ireland underage players
It came following the U15 side’s back-to-back 6-0 wins over Latvia.
FAI condemns racist abuse of Ireland underage players
It came following the U15 side’s back-to-back 6-0 wins over Latvia.
26% year-on-year increase in number of hate crimes and hate-related incidents recorded by gardaí
There were 582 hate crimes and hate-related (non-crime) incidents recorded last year, with 448 recorded in 2021.
National action plan which aims to eliminate racism 'in all its forms in Ireland' launched
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the plan is about ensuring that everyone “gets a fair go”.
Man faces prison in UK over racist tweet about Irish player Michael Obafemi
Josh Phillips admitted sending a grossly offensive message on Twitter.
Man faces prison in UK over racist tweet about Irish international footballer Michael Obafemi
Josh Phillips admitted sending a grossly offensive message on Twitter.
‘It’s endemic’: Prevalence of racism in Irish workplaces at record levels
A report by
Joseph Okoh
Incidents of discrimination at work quadrupled last year, according to latest figures from the Irish Network Against Racism.
‘I felt so disrespected’: People share their experiences of racism by employers and colleagues
Expert: ‘Often, what we see in the workplace is microaggressions, reprimanding people unfairly’
‘Plans are on course’ to launch the National Action Plan Against Racism this month
Paul Murphy: Anti-refugee protests a far cry from grassroots 'no to water charges' campaigns
‘You’d have to have your head in the sand not to notice that Ireland’s emerging far-right is playing a crucial role here,’ writes the Dublin TD.
Varadkar condemns racism 'of any form' in the Dáil amid anti-refugee protests
The Government plans to unveil an action plan against racism in March.
UK study finds minority defendants ‘more likely to be charged than white British people’
Carribean suspects were 12% more likely than white British suspects to be charged for a comparable crime.
'Only a matter of time before someone is killed': Hundreds attend anti-racism event in Ashtown
Ruth Coppinger helped organise an anti-racist demonstration in Ashtown in Dublin yesterday evening.
Non-Irish workers face a 'significant' wage gap, ESRI report finds
Eastern Europeans particularly affected, earning 40% less per hour than Irish counterparts.
Lazio fans hurl racist abuse at tearful Umtiti and teammate Banda in Italy
Umtiti’s club Lecce, who won 2-1, afterwards praised their fans for responding to the abuse by chanting the France World Cup winner’s name.
Last year
Paris shooting suspect to appear before judge
The shooting at a Kurdish cultural centre and a nearby hairdressing salon killed three and left three injured.
Italy prop calls out racist 'rotten banana' Secret Santa gift from Benetton team-mate
‘I have decided not to stay silent this time,’ Cherif Traore said.
Sexist and racist abuse seen as ‘banter’ at London Fire Brigade, review says
A review into the brigade found that female, black and Asian firefighters had to contend with abuse from colleagues.
French far-right MP suspended for 15 days after racist comment
Carlos Martens Bilongo said he was ‘deeply hurt’ by the remark.
Uproar in French parliament after MP accused of racially abusing colleague during migration debate
In French the pronouns ‘he’ and ‘they’ are pronounced the same, suggesting that de Fournas might have been targeting Bilongo directly
Richarlison: Racist abuse will continue ‘every day and everywhere’ if unpunished
A banana was thrown at the 25-year-old after he scored Brazil’s second goal in a 5-1 friendly win over Tunisia in Paris.
Mixed-raced people had 'childhood stolen' in Irish institutions & redress must be extended, UN says
Conrad Bryan believes he was subjected to a vaccine trial, and not placed for adoption, because of the colour of his skin.
UN human rights experts have criticised the Government's response to the "systemic racism" faced by people who passed through State and religious-run institutions
The experts say the Government's planned redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes is inadequate
Conrad Bryan believes he was subjected to a vaccine trial, and not placed for adoption, because of the colour of his skin, Órla Ryan reports
'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended
Atletico Madrid condemned over Vinicius racism incident
The club later released a statement saying the abuse was ‘unacceptable’.
RFU apologise after ex-England centre Burrell says racism is 'rife' in rugby
Burrell opened up about receiving comments about bananas, fried chicken and slavery and being greeted with a racial slur.
Kylian Mbappe accuses French federation boss of ignoring racist abuse
The Paris Saint-Germain star’s decisive spot-kick against Switzerland was saved in a last-16 shootout, resulting in the world champions exiting Euro 2020.
Kyrgios receives apology from tournament organisers over racial incident during Murray loss
The Stuttgart ATP has issued a statement about the matter.
US mourn victims of racist mass shooting at store
10 people were shot and killed by an alleged teenage white supremacist in an act one official described as “domestic terrorism, pure and simple”.
Crawley Town part company with manager John Yems after racism allegations
The 62-year-old had been suspended by the League Two club since 23 April.
Police investigate racist language allegedly aimed at Ireland international Obafemi
The matter has also been discussed with the anti-discrimination group Kick it Out.
Post-George Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police
State investigators have been reviewing a decade’s worth of information, including data on traffic stops, searches, arrests and uses of force.
Teenager jailed for racist abuse of Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 final
He directed a slur at the striker after England’s defeat in a penalty shoot-out against Italy last summer.
Demonstrators protest over 'barbaric' strip-search of black schoolgirl in London
A review found that Met Police officers searched the girl without another adult present and in the knowledge that she was menstruating.