Ex-England cricket captain Vaughan cleared of racism chargeMarch 31, 2023 GMT
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan was cleared by a disciplinary panel Friday of making a racist remark toward a group of Yorkshire teammates of Asian ethnicity in 2009, the latest stage of a scandal that has left a cloud over the English game.
Piquet fined for racist, homophobic comments about HamiltonMarch 25, 2023 GMT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Retired Formula One champion Nelson Piquet has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay $950,000 in “moral damages” for making racist and homophobic comments about Lewis Hamilton.
Latest Vinícius racist abuse prompts 8th complaint of seasonMarch 23, 2023 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Racist insults at Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior by spectators during the game at Barcelona last weekend prompted the Spanish league to file another complaint to judicial authorities.
Tunisia offers new measures for migrants after racist abuseMarch 6, 2023 GMT
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s government is seeking to allay growing international concerns about a surge of discrimination against sub-Saharan Africans, as the EU warned Monday against hate speech targeting people fleeing conflict and poverty.
Cartoonists criticize ‘Dilbert’ creator over racist remarksMarch 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Cartoonists are pushing back against racist remarks made by “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams, with one artist even using his own strip this week to lampoon the disgraced cartoon now dropped by newspapers nationwide.
Vaughan gives evidence in English cricket racism hearingMarch 3, 2023 GMT
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan was made to confront his historic racially aggravated tweets while giving evidence at a hearing where he denied using a racist phrase toward teammates when playing for Yorkshire.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 60 years after he was first recommended for the nation’s highest award for bravery during the Vietnam War, retired Col. Paris Davis, one of the first Black officers to lead a Special Forces team in combat, will receive the prestigious Medal of Honor on Friday.
Transgender pastor claims bias, sues Lutheran denominationMarch 3, 2023 GMT
The Rev. Megan Rohrer, who was elected as the first openly transgender bishop of one of the largest Christian denominations in the country in May 2021, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was forced out from his post after enduring several months of discrimination and harassment.
England bowler Rashid gives evidence in cricket racism caseMarch 2, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — England cricketer Adil Rashid broke from his national team duties during a limited-overs tour of Bangladesh to give evidence at a hearing examining racism allegations which have shamed storied county team Yorkshire and involve the country’s former captain, Michael Vaughan.
English cricket confronts racism scandal as hearing beginsMarch 1, 2023 GMT
A long-awaited hearing examining racism allegations which brought shame on English cricket’s most successful county team started Wednesday, with past and present internationals set to give evidence to a disciplinary panel over the next week.
White supremacist serving life, fined for prison misconductFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A white supremacist who killed a woman when he rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville has been fined for allegedly threatening a correctional officer and brandishing what an inmate disciplinary record called a “dangerous weapon” at the prison where he is serving a life sentence.
Media drop Dilbert after creator’s Black ‘hate group’ remarkFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
The creator of the Dilbert comic strip faced a backlash of cancellations Saturday while defending remarks describing people who are Black as members of “a hate group” from which white people should “get away.”
Hundreds of protesters denounce racism in TunisiaFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Tunisia's capital took to the streets on Saturday to denounce racism and express solidarity towards migrants after the country's increasingly authoritarian leader claimed there’s a plot to erase his country’s identity by bringing in sub-Saharan Africans.
Brazilian team suffers racist abuse before match in CaracasFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
SAO PAULO (AP) — South American soccer body CONMEBOL condemned racist incidents that took place in Venezuela's capital before a Copa Libertadores qualifying match between Carabobo and Brazil's Atletico Mineiro.
Scott speaks of ‘new American sunrise’ as he mulls WH bidFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Sen. Tim Scott weighs mounting a 2024 presidential candidacy, the Republican was in Iowa on Wednesday delivering a message of “a new American sunrise,” articulating a positive vision that sets him apart from some possible rivals who have focused more on railing against cultural divides.
Spanish league files new complaints for racist insultsFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league filed three more complaints for racist insults during matches on Wednesday, including two aimed at Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior.
The league said one Mallorca fan was identified for twice insulting players — once against Vinícius and another against Villarreal midfielder Samu Chukwueze.
Tottenham’s Son subjected to online racist abuseFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Son Heung-min was subjected to “utterly reprehensible” online racist abuse, Tottenham said Sunday.
The Premier League club called for social media companies to take action after Son was targeted during the 2-0 win against West Ham.
White supremacist gets life in prison for Buffalo massacreFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A white supremacist who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday after relatives of his victims confronted him with pain and rage caused by his racist attack.
German party moves to expel former spy chief as memberFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main opposition party on Monday launched an effort to expel from its ranks a former head of the country's intelligence agency, weeks after he complained of what he said was a move toward “eliminatory racism against whites.”
Vermont investigating report of racism by state troopersFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — State police officials are investigating reports that off-duty troopers made racist and misogynistic comments while playing an online game, said the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety.
Danielle Deadwyler cites racism, misogynoir in Oscar snubFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Danielle Deadwyler says racism and misogynoir played a role in this year's Academy Awards nominations, where she and Viola Davis were overlooked in the best actress category.
Valladolid suspends 12 season ticket holders for racismFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish soccer club Valladolid has suspended 12 season ticket holders while it and authorities investigate their alleged use of verbal racist attacks against Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior.
Black lawmakers cite racism as Missouri House OKs crime billFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Racial tensions in Mississippi echoed in Missouri Thursday, as Black Democratic lawmakers accused the state's Republican House leadership of racism for shutting down a Black lawmaker's speech and passing a bill that could strip power from the Black woman elected as prosecutor in St.
Family: Suspect in power grid plot embraced racist ideologyFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) — A woman accused of plotting an attack on Baltimore’s power grid wanted to draw attention to the white supremacist ideology she embraced during years spent in prison, where she acquired a Swastika tattoo and increasingly radical, racist views, family said.
Missouri Senate OKs limits on race education in schoolsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri K-12 public school teachers would face limits on how they talk about race and history under a bill approved Wednesday in the state Senate.
The GOP-led Senate gave the measure initial approval in a voice vote.
Advocates: Black cops not exempt from anti-Black policingFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — That the death of Tyre Nichols — young, Black, just trying to get home — came at the hands of Memphis police officers was a familiar refrain in the nation's seemingly endless lamentation of racism and police brutality aimed at Black people.
Anti-Asian hate ‘runs the gamut,’ racist Yelp reviews showFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As if running a restaurant during a pandemic wasn't tough enough, Christopher Wong also had to contend with a racist troll.
“I will not have my dog eat in this place because they might cook him,” read the Yelp review of Wong's eatery, the Curry Up Cafe in suburban Los Angeles.
Welsh choir won’t sing ‘Delilah’ amid rugby sexism claimsFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A popular song by Tom Jones that has been a regular feature at Welsh sporting events will not be performed at the Six Nations tournament amid allegations of sexism, bullying and racism at the Welsh Rugby Union.
French prime minister unveils plans to tackle racismJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Name it, act on it, sanction it.
That is the focus of a new drive against racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds that was announced Monday by French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne.
German opposition party seeks to oust ex-intel agency chiefJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main opposition party is trying to get a rid of a member and former head of the country's domestic intelligence agency after he complained about what he said was a move toward “eliminatory racism against whites.”
Welsh Rugby Union CEO quits amid discrimination allegationsJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union quit Sunday amid allegations of a toxic culture at the organization.
Steve Phillips had resisted calls for his resignation, which came after a documentary aired allegations of misogyny, sexism, racism and homophobia at the governing body in Wales.
White supremacists who attacked Black DJ at bar sentencedJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Four white men with white supremacist ties were sentenced in federal court in Seattle Friday for a 2018 assault on a Black DJ at a bar in the suburb of Lynnwood.
Judge Richard Jones sentenced the men to varying prison terms, the Daily Herald reported.
Welsh rugby chief to review practices after bullying claimsJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The head of the Welsh Rugby Union expressed his dismay Tuesday at allegations of racist, homophobic and sexist bullying within his organization, saying there will be a review of practices and immediate changes.
English FA launches appeal, wants longer ban for coachJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The governing body of English soccer appealed Monday against the sanction imposed by an independent panel on a lower-league manager banned for 15 months for using discriminatory language toward his players.
English FA unhappy with panel’s verdict on banned coachJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — English soccer's governing body criticized Wednesday the findings of an independent panel which concluded that a lower-league coach banned for 15 months for using discriminatory language toward his players was “not a conscious racist."
LA Council again struggles with fallout from racism scandalJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council struggled again Wednesday with a still-unfolding racism scandal that led to the resignation of its former president and left behind a quandary about how to deal with a disgraced member who has resisted calls from President Joe Biden to step down.
Florida teachers move to block DeSantis questions on CRTJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of Florida college professors on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block Gov. Ron DeSantis from requesting spending data on diversity, equity and inclusion and critical race theory programs in state universities.
W.Va. GOP-controlled Senate fast-tracks race, health billsJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Republican-dominated Senate in West Virginia fast-tracked two monumental health proposals and another bill that would restrict how subjects like race are taught in the classroom during the first day of its legislative session Wednesday.
US law based on anti-Latino racism fuels immigration fightJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As thousands of children were taken from their parents at the southern border during a Trump administration crackdown on illegal crossings, a federal public defender in San Diego set out to find new strategies to go after the longstanding deportation law fueling the family separations.
Judge slashes damages awarded in deadly Charlotteville rallyJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has slashed millions of dollars from the damages a jury ordered white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay for their role in the violence that erupted during the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.
Spanish league files complaint over racist Vinícius insultsJanuary 3, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league on Tuesday filed criminal complaints against Valladolid fans who aimed racist insults against Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior.
The league said it presented audiovisual evidence of the insults in filing a complaint of hate crimes to local courts.
3 men in South Africa charged for racist attack at swim poolDecember 29, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three white men in South Africa have been charged with crimes including attempted murder after an alleged racist attack on two Black boys that has sparked public outrage.
The men were caught on video assaulting the Black teenagers who were using a swimming pool at the Maselspoort resort in the Free State province.
High school football incidents spark racism talks, programsDecember 22, 2022 GMT
Superintendent Torie Gibson felt she had no choice but to make the unpopular decision. When learning Amador High's football team had a group chat titled, “Kill the Blacks,” filled with derogatory language and racial slurs, she ended the Northern California school’s varsity season.
Oberlin College finishes paying $25M judgment in libel suitDecember 16, 2022 GMT
OBERLIN. Ohio (AP) — Oberlin College has completed paying out a $25 million judgment to an Ohio bakery that won a libel lawsuit against the school after a shoplifting incident involving three Black students.
UK royal aide says sorry to charity boss over race commentDecember 16, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A royal aide who resigned after asking a Black British charity director where she was “really” from at a palace reception apologized in person Friday and promised to educate herself about racism.
Schools ask judge to nix bullying lawsuit over racist remarkDecember 15, 2022 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former assistant principal who says she was harassed and humiliated after she raised concerns about a mandatory anti-racism teacher training program.
LA racism scandal prompts new round of city council protestsDecember 14, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council was disrupted Tuesday by another round of boisterous, foul-mouthed protests after a councilman facing widespread calls to resign for his involvement in a racism scandal defiantly returned to the chamber and took his seat.
Report uncovers widespread racism at Dutch foreign ministryDecember 12, 2022 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top civil servant at the Dutch foreign ministry apologized Monday after an independent investigation found widespread racism at the government department in the Netherlands and at its diplomatic outposts around the world.
Fallout from LA racism scandal keeps shaking City CouncilDecember 12, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after becoming entangled in a racism scandal that shook public trust in Los Angeles government, disgraced City Councilman Kevin de Leon has refused calls to resign and is attempting to rehabilitate his reputation as he faces a politically uncertain future.
Peru’s ex-president faced bigotry for impoverished pastDecember 10, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Pedro Castillo won Peru’s presidency last year, it was celebrated as a victory by the country’s poor — the peasants and Indigenous people who live deep in the Andes and whose struggles had long been ignored.
US asks appeals court to reverse deportation law rulingDecember 9, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday conceded that a 1929 law criminalizing entrance to the U.S. after deportation was motivated by racism but said subsequent revisions made it constitutional, as it urged an appellate court to overturn a Nevada judge’s landmark decision striking it down.
Harry and Meghan slam British tabloids in new Netflix seriesDecember 8, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, stick to a familiar script in a new Netflix series that chronicles the couple’s estrangement from the royal family, chastising Britain’s media and the societal racism they believe has fueled coverage of their relationship.
St. Louis mayor appoints commission to consider reparationsDecember 8, 2022 GMT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones is appointing a reparations commission that will “recommend a proposal to begin repairing the harms that have been inflicted” by slavery, segregation and racism.
Ex-Idaho cop tied to white supremacy alleges discriminationDecember 8, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A retired longtime police captain whose ties to a white supremacist group have prompted an in-depth investigation of potential racism at the Boise Police Department filed a discrimination complaint against the city in November.