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US racism


A racial slur, a viral video, and a reckoning

December 27, 2020 1:56 pm

A white high school student withdrew from her chosen college after a three-second video caused an uproar online. The classmate who shared it publicly has no regrets.

'It's fashionable to say America is racist. That's a lie': Nikki Haley

August 25, 2020 6:24 pm

Twice elected as the Governor of South Carolina, Haley said, “In much of the Democratic Party, it's now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country."

EPL resumes with powerful anti-racism message, technical glitch

June 18, 2020 2:31 pm

The first match back after the suspension finished 0-0 and even though it was marred by an extraordinary technology glitch, it was the opening sequence that was the most memorable moment.

Video shows prison guard mocking George Floyd killing

June 10, 2020 9:44 am

Video filmed by someone marching shows a man kneeling on the neck of another man shouting unintelligibly back at protesters.

Behind virus and protests: A chronic US economic racial gap

June 09, 2020 9:59 am

The coronavirus recession is especially disheartening because African Americans finally seemed to be making headway in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2007-2009.

'If you think I'm a racist, go f*** yourself': Anthony Joshua hits back at critics of his protest speech

June 08, 2020 12:07 pm

Anthony Joshua joined a march through the streets of his home town of Watford before gathering in a park where he recited a poem written by a friend.

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling backs anti-racism protests

June 08, 2020 8:53 am

Asked whether speaking out makes his job as a footballer more difficult, Sterling, 25, said: “First and foremost, I don’t really think about my job when things like this happen. I think about what is right.

World boxing champion Anthony Joshua attends march, says racism is a pandemic

June 07, 2020 8:46 am

Anthony Joshua, one of Britain’s highest-profile sportsmen, joined a march through the streets of his home town of Watford before gathering in a park where he recited a poem written by a friend.

Before Colin Kaepernick, there was Craig Hodges

June 08, 2020 10:11 am

A sharpshooter in the winning Chicago Bulls line-up alongside Michael Jordan, Hodges spoke openly of racial oppression and was subsequently ostracised. Three decades later, he shares the travails and turmoils of his time and connects it with the present context in the US.

LA Galaxy part with midfielder Aleksandar Katai after wife's racist posts

June 06, 2020 9:33 am

In Instagram posts that have since been deleted, Tea Katai referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “disgusting cattle” and urged violence against them according to media reports.