Tesco accused of racism with Romanian anti-shoplifting posters

Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, has drawn accusations of racial profiling and fuelling discrimination after displaying anti-shoplifting signs in Romanian, the development came to light this week after a Romanian woman in the UK shared an image of the posters in a Tesco supermarket on social media, her post was subsequently picked up by Romanian media. The signs at Tesco’s Telford branch, in the English Midlands, warned would-be Romanian thieves of prosecution, they were used in 2019 and produced by the local West Mercia police department. “Hoții din magazine prinși for fi urmăriți penal” (Shoplifters caught will be prosecuted) said … Continue reading Tesco accused of racism with Romanian anti-shoplifting posters

Pete Evans: Australian celebrity chef’s books pulled over neo-Nazi symbol

Books by an Australian celebrity chef have been pulled by major retailers after he posted a cartoon featuring a neo-Nazi symbol on social media, Pete Evans’ Instagram post showed a “black sun” – a symbol associated with Nazi Germany and used by the far-right including the Christchurch gunman. The chef has previously stoked controversy for posting debunked conspiracy theories about Covid-19, after a public outcry Woolworths, Kmart and Target have removed his books. Mr Evans posted on Sunday a now-deleted cartoon of a caterpillar wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat speaking to a black butterfly with the black sun … Continue reading Pete Evans: Australian celebrity chef’s books pulled over neo-Nazi symbol

US hate crime highest in more than a decade – FBI

Hate crimes in the US rose to the highest level in more than a decade last year, according to an FBI report. Hate-motivated murders also rose to a record high in 2019, with 51 deaths – more than double the 2018 total, last August, 22 people were killed in a shooting targeting Mexicans at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Hate crimes have been increasing in the US almost every year since 2014, campaign groups warn this comes amid rising bigotry and racist rhetoric. “The latest rise in hate crime signals a new brutal landscape, where targeted attacks against rotating … Continue reading US hate crime highest in more than a decade – FBI

Greg Clarke resigns as Football Association chairman after racist remarks

Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has resigned over the unacceptable language he used when referring to black players. Clarke said he was “deeply saddened” for the offence he had caused by using the term “coloured footballers”. The comments came as he was talking about the racist abuse of players by trolls on social media to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee via video link. Clark said his words were a disservice to our game, he prompted further criticism when referring to gay players making a “life choice” and a coach telling him young female players … Continue reading Greg Clarke resigns as Football Association chairman after racist remarks

The Central Park Racist: Amy Cooper ‘made second racist call’ against the same black man

A white woman who called police on a black man ‘bird watching’ in New York’s Central Park made a second call accusing him of attempted assault, prosecutors say, Amy Cooper appeared in court on Wednesday charged with falsely reporting an incident, a viral video showed Ms Cooper threatening Christian Cooper, no relation, with the police when he asked her to put her dog on a lead, this happened on 25 May, Memorial Day. This was also the day that unarmed black man George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, triggering weeks of national and global anti-racism protests. Ms Cooper … Continue reading The Central Park Racist: Amy Cooper ‘made second racist call’ against the same black man

Japanese jazz pianist recovering from surgery after New York subway attack

Tadataka Unno performing at a July 2017 concert in Paris, France. A Japanese jazz pianist was beaten in a New York City subway station, requiring him to be hospitalized, according to the New York City Police Department and the man’s family, during the attack on September 27, Tadataka Unno was exiting the West 135th Street station in Harlem when he was confronted by a group of young people blocking the turnstiles, according to a police report. Police said that after Unno tried to avoid them, he was pushed from behind and two people began yelling at him, one male began … Continue reading Japanese jazz pianist recovering from surgery after New York subway attack

BREAKING NEWS: Greek court finds fascist Golden Dawn group guilty

The Golden Dawn group, a self-proclaimed fascist entity with its origins in the 1980s, has been found guilty in several crimes by a court in Athens, including running a criminal organization. A panel of three judges at a court of appeals in the Greek capital delivered their verdicts on Wednesday, the conclusion of a five-and-a-half year trial. Thousands of anti-racist protesters outside the courthouse celebrated as the verdict was announced. A total of 68 people had been on trial, including the entire Golden Dawn leadership, accused of four crimes. More details soon… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Greek court finds fascist Golden Dawn group guilty

Jewish man seriously hurt in an attack outside a synagogue in Germany

A 26-year-old man has been seriously wounded after being attacked outside a synagogue in the northern German city of Hamburg, a police spokesperson said on Sunday the 29-year-old perpetrator struck his victim, who is expected to survive on the head with a shovel. The victim was given first aid at the scene by passers-by, then taken to a hospital with wounds that were described as “significant” but not life-threatening. German police arrested the attacker, and a police spokesman said he was accused of causing grievous bodily harm. The attacker seemed to have acted alone so there was no further threat. … Continue reading Jewish man seriously hurt in an attack outside a synagogue in Germany

Fred Perry stops sales of shirt adopted by far-right Proud Boys

British clothing label Fred Perry has decided to stop selling a black-and-yellow polo shirt in North America after the far-right Proud Boys group adopted it as a uniform. The Proud Boys, a self-described “Western chauvinist” group that gained notoriety following the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, also used the laurel wreath logo on flyers advertising a rally in Portland, Oregon during the weekend. Fred Perry said in a September 24 statement: “If you see any Proud Boys materials or products featuring our Laurel Wreath or any Black/Yellow/Yellow related items, they have absolutely nothing to do with us.” The Proud Boys rally, held … Continue reading Fred Perry stops sales of shirt adopted by far-right Proud Boys

AfD official said migrants ‘could be shot or gassed’ German media reports

Christian Lueth has been fired by Alternative for Germany for comments he allegedly made. An official from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has been fired after he was reportedly caught saying migrants coming to the country “could still be shot later on…or gassed.” On Monday the party confirmed Christian Lueth’s contract had been terminated. Lueth was already suspended from his post as parliamentary spokesman in April after allegedly describing himself as a “fascist”. The comments were captured by undercover journalists while Lueth was talking to a young blogger in February. The meeting was secretly filmed by broadcaster ProSieben … Continue reading AfD official said migrants ‘could be shot or gassed’ German media reports

New York woman charged with hate crime for allegedly throwing bottle at jogger, using racial epithet

The woman, Lorena Delaguna A 53-year-old Queens woman has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly throwing a glass bottle at a passing jogger and using a racial epithet last month, the Queens County district attorney announced Tuesday. Lorena Delaguna appeared in court Tuesday on charges of attempted assault in the second degree as a hate crime and aggravated harassment in the second degree. If convicted, she could be sentenced to seven years in prison. An African American woman was out for an afternoon jog August 17 in Woodside, a Queens neighborhood, when Delaguna allegedly threw a glass bottle at … Continue reading New York woman charged with hate crime for allegedly throwing bottle at jogger, using racial epithet

Suspended US professor sparks debate over a Chinese word

The suspension of a US university professor has ignited a debate over the use of a seemingly innocuous Chinese word. Professor Greg Patton at the University of Southern California (USC) was telling students in a communications lecture last month about filler, or pause words, such as ‘err’, ‘umm’ or ‘you know’ in English. Footage of his lecture, which has now gone viral, shows Prof Patton saying: “In China, the common pause word is ‘that, that, that’. So in China it might be na-ge, na-ge na-ge. Annunciated, na-ge sounds like the N-word, which led several of the professor’s students to complain to … Continue reading Suspended US professor sparks debate over a Chinese word