RACISM

  • Harvard University sued over 'racial profiling' 5 days ago

    New York: A nonprofit group filed a lawsuit on Monday against Harvard University, accusing the world-famous Ivy League institution of racial profiling in its admissions policies. Students for Fair Admissions says Harvard limits the number of Asian Americans it admits while giving preference to other races, according to the Project on...
  • NHRC directs Delhi government to pay Rs 25,000 each to African women victims of racial prejudice by Somnath Bharti October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Delhi Government to pay Rs 25,000 each to 12 African women who were "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by the then Law Minister Somnath Bharti during his controversial midnight raid in South Delhi's Khirki Extension area in January this...
  • Africans in New York complain of Ebola stigma October 30, 2014

    New York: Members of the west African community in New York have complained that their children were being bullied at school and businesses were losing money because of hysteria over Ebola. Panic has gripped many Americans since a Liberian citizen brought the killer virus into the country and died on October...
  • Government will soon enforce Bezbaruah panel's proposals: Rijiju October 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: Assuring that no stone will be left unturned to stop racist attacks against people from Northeast, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said the Centre will soon implement recommendations of Bezbaruah committee formed to look into the issue. The Minister also said an exclusive helpline will be...
  • Delhi: Kiren Rijiju meets members of Northeast groups; promises to book all culprits of hate crime October 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju met representatives from Northeast groups on Saturday. There has been a huge outcry from the community for being targeted. Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with the attack on two young men from Nagaland in Gurgaon. Police have called...
  • People from mainland India more ignorant than those from the Northeast: Ninong Ering October 17, 2014

    Ering was reacting to the assault on two men from the Northeast in Gurgaon on Wednesday night. The duo was beaten up by seven locals with cricket bats. They are both recuperating at a hospital. ...
  • Assault on 2 Northeast Indians in Gurgaon was racial attack: Police October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Gurgaon Police on Friday confirmed that the attack on two youths from the Northeast on Wednesday night was a racial attack. "It's a case of discrimination and hooliganism. It's a case of ethnic discrimination," DCP Gurgaon East Nazneen Bhasin said at a press conference. Bhasin denied reports that...
  • Attack on Manipuri student just a scuffle, not a racial crime: Bangalore DCP October 16, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore city police has clarified that the attack on the Manipuri boy was not a racial attack but was just a scuffle. Vikas Kumar Vikas, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North East district, Bangalore said that the culprit's attacked the boys in a fit of rage as they...
  • Attack on Manipuri student raises more questions on the safety of Northeast Indians in Bangalore October 16, 2014

    Bangalore: A suspected hate crime was reported in Bangalore where a Manipuri student alleged that he was beaten up by people who demanded he speaks in Kannada. Three people have been arrested in connection with the case. Speak in Kannada, else flee - this was the kind of threat 22-year-old...
  • Bangalore: Manipuri student beaten up by mob demanding him to speak in Kannada October 15, 2014

    Bangalore: In a suspected hate crime incident in Bangalore, a Manipuri student was beaten up by people for ignoring their demand that he speak in Kannada. The 26-year-old student - T Michael Lamjathang Haokip sustained injuries on his head and back but is now out of danger. Michael claims that...
  • Harvard students receive racially charged death threat emails October 4, 2014

    New York: American law enforcement officials are investigating a "racially charged" death threat emailed to several hundred students of Harvard University that claimed an individual would come to the Ivy League institution and "shoot all of you" and "kill you individually". Harvard University police are investigating the death threat and plan...
  • US: Police officer shot in area around troubled city of Ferguson September 28, 2014

    Ferguson: A police officer was shot on Saturday in the area around the strife-hit US city of Ferguson, Missouri, but his injuries were not life-threatening, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said. "A search is under way for the suspect in the shooting of the officer," it said, adding the incident...
  • Ashwell Prince plays down talk of 'racist' abuse September 20, 2014

    London: South Africa's Ashwell Prince indicated on Friday he did not feel there had been a racist element to the verbal abuse he had received from Yorkshire's Andrew Gale. Yorkshire captain Gale was banned for two matches after being reported by the umpires for verbally abusing Prince, playing for archrivals Lancashire,...
  • Two Manipuri youths attacked in Delhi, three held September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Two Manipuri students were attacked with a scissor, stones and iron rods by three people, two of them juveniles, when the northeastern youths objected to racist remarks against them, police said on Sunday. The attackers have been apprehended. The incident took place around 9 PM on Saturday at Babulal...
  • Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air September 13, 2014

    St. Louis (USA): Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18yearold by a white police officer in Missouri appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that the young man was surrendering when he was shot,...
  • South Asians face increasingly hostile climate in US: Report September 10, 2014

    Washington: South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities face an increasingly hostile climate in the US, according to a new report by an umbrella community organisation. The report "Under Suspicion, Under Attack" by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) was released at a briefing on Capitol Hill, seat...
  • NSUI, AISA aim to garner northeast students' votes using racism as issue for upcoming DU polls September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Students organisations are trying hard to garner votes of northeast students in the upcoming Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) polls, with "ending racial discrimination" becoming an important issue in their manifestos. In their manifestos, the Congress' student wing National Students' Union of India (NSUI) and Leftwing All India Students'...
  • Hiphop moves as force in Missouri for slain unarmed Michael Brown August 30, 2014

    New York: Rappers are making their voices heard in Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hiphop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. "It's really important to see hiphop's role of being some...
  • UN watchdog tells US to curb police racism August 30, 2014

    Geneva: The United States must stem police racism and brutality, a UN watchdog said on Saturday, as debate rages over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer in Missouri. "The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing...
  • Goa government in racism row again, refers to African national as 'negro' August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Goa government is in the news once again for using a racial offensive term while referring to Africans. In an annexure submitted to the state assembly, the term 'unknown African Negro' was was used while referring to an African national who was arrested from the beach village...
  • A Sikh guy had the perfect comeback to a yearold tweet from a man who said he wasn't OK with a man wearing a turban on a plane August 7, 2014

    A Sikh guy had the perfect comeback to a yearold tweet from a man who tweeted from the handle @HardRCarr that he was uncomfortable about a man wearing a turban on a plane because "it wasn't ok" with him. @HardRCarr asked tweeters if his reaction was racist. Ashishpal Singh, tweeting...
  • US: Protesting against racial slur, Sikh man hit, dragged by a truck for 30 feet August 4, 2014

    New York: A shocking case of alleged racial abuse in New York has left a 29yearold Sikh man in critical condition. Sandeep Singh was allegedly hit by a truck and dragged for nearly 30 feet after an argument with the driver of a pick up truck driver who allegedly hurled...
  • Watch: Is India a racist country? This video shows the ugly truth of how northeast Indians face racism in India July 24, 2014

    The rising crimes against students from northeast India in Delhi are shocking. Nido Tania, a young student from Arunachal Pradesh, was brutally attacked and killed by a mob in Lajpat Nagar in January this year. His only fault was that he had a different hairstyle. This week another man from...
  • Indianorigin leader quits British party alleging racism May 14, 2014

    An Indianorigin member has quit a political party in Britain, branding it 'racist' and 'terrifying'. Sanyajeet Thandi, 20, who had been introduced at a Independence Party meeting as a future leader, said it had abandoned its core supporters and now appealed to the "stupidity of ignorant antiimmigrant voters for electoral gains",...
  • Atalanta fined 40,000 euros over banana incident May 13, 2014

    Serie A club Atalanta were fined 40,000 euros ($55,000) on Monday after a banana was thrown onto the pitch during Sunday's 21 win at home to AC Milan. Serie A's disciplinary tribunal also ordered that their Curva Nord stand be closed for one game but suspended the sanction for one year....
  • Atalanta fans hurl bananas at AC Milan players during a Serie A match May 12, 2014

    Milan: Atalanta fans hurled bananas at AC Milan's Guinean defender Kevin Constant on Sunday in the latest racist storm to hit European football. Two bananas were thrown at Constant and near Nigel de Jong near the end of Milan's 21 defeat at Atalanta. The insult came two weeks after a banana...
  • Papakouly Diop complains of racist abuse from Atletico Madrid fans May 5, 2014

    Madrid: Levante's Senegal midfielder Papakouly Diop has complained of racist abuse from a section of the Atletico Madrid supporters during Sunday's La Liga game. Diop was by the corner flag in front of several thousand travelling Atletico fans at the end of Levante's 20 win in Valencia and said he had...
  • No house for Indians in Singapore, situation may get worse May 2, 2014

    Singapore: If you are an Indian in Singapore and looking for a house on rent, it is highly likely that you won't get one. Most Singaporean landlords don't rent their house to Indians and people from mainland China. According to local media reports, many landlords are open about it. The...
  • Footballers go 'bananas' on social media in support of Dani Alves April 29, 2014

    Barcelona have defended Dani Alves for his response to a racist taunt when a banana was thrown at him in Sunday's 32 win at Villarreal, and he responded by picking it up and eating. Soon after the incident, Alves' Barca teammate Neymar posted a photo of himself with a peeled...
  • Watch: Barcelona defender Dani Alves picks up, peels, coolly eats a banana thrown at him by racist heckler before taking corner kick April 28, 2014

    Barcelona defender Dani Alves showed the world how to deal with racial abuse on Sunday night. Alves, who has had bad experiences in the past, nonchalantly picked up a banana thrown at him by someone in the crowd, peeled and ate it before taking his position for a corner kick...