RACISM

  • South Africa: Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced by a group of people amid racist taunts 6 days ago

    Johannesburg: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been defaced by a group of people who threw buckets of white paint on it amid racist taunts. The incident occurred on Sunday when the group came in a car at about noon and threw buckets of white paint on the statue and surrounding...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC acquits man who 'criticised' wife for being dark March 29, 2015

    Madurai: A man cannot be convicted on charges of instigating his wife to commit suicide just because he criticised her for being dark, ruled the Madras High Court on Sunday. Justice M Sathyanarayanan of Madurai, allowing a petition filed by Paramasivam against a lower court order, said "criticising the wife...
  • Five men to face court over Chelsea fans' incident in Paris March 11, 2015

    London: British police will ask a court to ban five men accused of being involved in a racist incident from traveling to football matches. Chelsea supporters were filmed singing a racist song and refusing to let a black man on a Paris subway train ahead of a Champions League match against...
  • Young Sikh boy racially abused in US, video goes viral March 2, 2015

    New York: In a shocking case of racism, a young Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet. In the video posted on Inquisitr, the bespectacled Sikh boy...
  • Sikh boy gets tired of being called a terrorist and records it on his phone March 2, 2015

    Racism is bad and it should be nipped in the bud, otherwise the results turn out to be something like this. Watch this Sikh boy named Harsukh Singh getting heckled by a bus full of students no older than 13.These kids, in their ignorance call Harsukh an Afghani Terrorist, while...
  • Protesters gather at America's biggest shopping mall December 21, 2014

    Washington: Hundreds of demonstrators filed into America's largest shopping mall as part of an ongoing wave of protests against racially charged police violence, interrupting one of the holidays' busiest shopping days. Protesters gathered at the Mall of America in Bloomington in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, and held up signs with...
  • US President Barack Obama's job rating for handling race relations declines December 9, 2014

    Washington: The approval rating of US President Barack Obama on his handling of race relations has declined by 8 percentage points in the wake of controversial killings of two black men in the country, according to a new opinion poll. Currently, 40 per cent approve of Obama's handling of race relations,...
  • US protesters force closure of mall near Ferguson November 29, 2014

    St Louis (US): US protesters forced a crowded St Louis mall to close, marching through the complex demanding a boycott to post-Thanksgiving shopping and justice for an unarmed black teenager killed by police. Scores of demonstrators, including young children, shouted "No justice, no peace," and "Stop shopping and join the movement"...
  • Michael Brown case highlights alarming pattern: Rights panel November 27, 2014

    Miami: The grand jury decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, spotlights "an alarming pattern of law enforcement use of excessive force against people of colour", the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has said. "America must be...
  • Harvard University sued over 'racial profiling' November 18, 2014

    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...