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# racism - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

'It's like someone is watching my every move': Children in Direct Provision face lack of privacy, discrimination

A 100-page report by The Ombudsman For Children’s Office contains interviews with children living in Direct Provision.

# racism - Monday 6 July, 2020

From The42 'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton Speaking Out

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton

The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.

# racism - Friday 3 July, 2020

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery British Empire This post contains videos

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

# racism - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Police converge on Seattle’s protest zone after mayor orders clearance

Two people have been killed and three others seriously injured since protests started on 8 June.

Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag

Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.

# racism - Saturday 27 June, 2020

The Simpsons ends using white actors to voice characters of colour

Characters including Apu and Dr Hibbert are voiced by white actors.

# racism - Friday 26 June, 2020

From The42 ‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League Interview

‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League

Former Ireland international Curtis Fleming on emerging from a challenging upbringing to carve out a career across the water.

# racism - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

From The42 Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse Kick It Out

Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse

‘Online discriminatory abuse is unacceptable in any walk of life.’

# racism - Friday 19 June, 2020

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

# racism - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college

A statement by Oriel College yesterday said the governing body had voted in favour of launching an independent inquiry into controversy surrounding the monument of the British imperialist.

# racism - Monday 15 June, 2020

From The42 'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA Speaking Out

'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA

Jason Sherlock and Boidu Sayeh both discussed the issue on The Sunday Game last night.

# racism - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.

Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’

Chokeholds have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it'

Although this might seem like a “trending” topic, racism is a part of my everyday reality and with your voices we can drown out the racists, writes Tobi Lawal.

# racism - Friday 12 June, 2020

Sean Gallen says it's 'disappointing' Eamon Ryan used the n-word, but he had 'good intentions'

The Green Party leader was quoting from an article Gallen wrote about his experience of racism in Ireland.

From The42 NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism Black Lives Matter

NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism

Kaepernick’s ‘doing real impactful work,’ a league source said. ‘Getting him in some way would be amazing for us.’

Episode of Fawlty Towers pulled from BBC-owned UKTV streaming service over racial slurs

The episode The Germans features Major Gowen using offensive language about the West Indies cricket team.

# racism - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'I repeated a racial slur. I was completely wrong to do so': Eamon Ryan apologises for using the n-word during Dáil debate on racism

Eamon Ryan said the word while quoting a newspaper article about a young man’s experience of growing up black in Ireland.

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’ Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

# racism - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

From The42 NFL team remove statue of former owner Different Times

NFL team remove statue of former owner

The move came two years after Jerry Richardson sold the Carolina Panthers in disgrace following allegations of racism.

Poll: Should the Christopher Columbus memorial in Galway be removed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Christopher Columbus memorial in Galway be removed?

People Before Profit wants the memorial removed in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

'And that hurts': Varadkar says people of colour who grew up in Ireland can be made to feel they're not 'fully Irish'

The Taoiseach said he is considering an anti-racism public awareness campaign.

# racism - Monday 8 June, 2020

Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country

The Prime Minister also condemned what he described as “thuggery” during Black Lives Matters protests at the weekend.

From The42 'Go back to your cotton fields' - Kerry An Ghaeltacht footballer on experience with racism Speak Out This post contains videos

'Go back to your cotton fields' - Kerry An Ghaeltacht footballer on experience with racism

Franz Sauerland is the latest athlete to speak out.

From The42 Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players Frustration

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players

The athlete added she gets treated differently by security personnel at tournaments.

From The42 Raheem Sterling: The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting Speaking Out

Raheem Sterling: The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting

The Manchester City and England forward has given his backing to anti-racism protests.

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department

The move comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.

# racism - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US

Demonstrations also reached four other continents, ending in clashes in two European cities.

# racism - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

# racism - Friday 5 June, 2020

From The42 'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field' Stefan Okunbor

'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field'

Kerry All-Ireland winner and current Australian Rules player Stefan Okunbor on his experiences of racism in Ireland.

# racism - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism' Dáil This post contains videos

Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'

The Taoiseach today spoke at length about racism at home and abroad in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19

A series of demonstrations are expected to take place across the country on Saturday.

# racism - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

From The42 German FA takes no action against Jadon Sancho over George Floyd protest Reaction

German FA takes no action against Jadon Sancho over George Floyd protest

In a statement, the Bundesliga confirmed it would take ‘no proceedings’ against the player.

'Large gatherings are dangerous': Harris says planned anti-racism march should be cancelled

A garda investigation into Monday’s protest is underway.

# racism - Monday 1 June, 2020

'No justice, no peace': Thousands march in Dublin against racism and US police brutality Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

'No justice, no peace': Thousands march in Dublin against racism and US police brutality

Protesters marched to the US Embassy in solidarity with protesters in the US.

# racism - Saturday 30 May, 2020

How a meme about 'Karen' has become part of the fight against racism

Karen has been used to refer to the type of woman who would summon a manager over a minor inconvenience.

# racism - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job US

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job

A clip posted on Twitter showing the incident has been viewed millions of times.

# racism - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video

A video showed George Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

# racism - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Bryan Adams accused of 'anti-Chinese racism' over 'bat-eating' comments Covid-19 This post contains videos

Bryan Adams accused of 'anti-Chinese racism' over 'bat-eating' comments

The Canadian rock star went on a rant about the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of his London shows this week.

# racism - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade

Morgan Bullock said she was accused of cultural appropriation because she is a black Irish dancer.

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