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# Race

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2022
# Vaccine Trials
Mixed-raced people had 'childhood stolen' in Irish institutions & redress must be extended, UN says
Conrad Bryan believes he was subjected to a vaccine trial, and not placed for adoption, because of the colour of his skin.
UN human rights experts have criticised the Government's response to the "systemic racism" faced by people who passed through State and religious-run institutions
The experts say the Government's planned redress scheme for survivors of mother and baby homes is inadequate
Conrad Bryan believes he was subjected to a vaccine trial, and not placed for adoption, because of the colour of his skin, Órla Ryan reports
'100 years of injustice': Survivors call for mother and baby home redress scheme to be extended
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# Change of Plans
Canada 2021 Grand Prix cancelled, race moved to Turkey
It follows China in becoming the second race to be axed from F1’s original calendar.
# history repeating itself
'My foster father wiped down everything I touched': Call to tackle racism in social care
Ireland is repeating the mistakes of mother and baby homes, social workers have warned.
# AMRI
UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
The Association of Mixed Race Irish has asked the United Nations to visit Ireland and investigate institutional racism here.
# Racism
Sean Gallen says it's 'disappointing' Eamon Ryan used the n-word, but he had 'good intentions'
The Green Party leader was quoting from an article Gallen wrote about his experience of racism in Ireland.
# George Floyd
Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video
A video showed George Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.
# Race
'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes
An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.
# Andrew Sabisky
Boris Johnson faces calls to sack adviser who made controversial remarks about contraception and race
Andrew Sabisky once suggested enforcing the uptake of contraception to stop unplanned pregnancies “creating a permanent underclass”.
# evidence
Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial
A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.
# Race
Brescia president Cellino in hot water over 'black' Balotelli comment
The Serie A club has released a statement insisting it was a joke that has been misunderstood.
# Viral Video
Man who racially abused woman on Ryanair flight 'to be prosecuted by Spanish authorities'
Footage of the incident, which occurred on a flight from Barcelona to London, went viral in October.
# compensation
Boots pharmacy which questioned man about hydrogen peroxide 'discriminated on grounds of race'
The man said he was seen as suspicious “because of the colour of his skin and his beard”.
# roy oliver
Texas police officer found guilty of murdering unarmed black teenager
Roy Oliver could face between five to 99 years in prison.
# d day
Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.
# a matter of complexion
Skin bleaching in Africa: Teens are using injectables as the trend sees worrying growth
For many Nigerians, it is seen as a “standard procedure”.
# john lockley
'I am Irish, I am English, I am a sangoma and I am a human being with a mystical gift'
Lockley has written a book about his experience – Leopard Warrior – which aims to answer people’s questions about how a white man occupies such a role.
# Life Of Pu
The actor who plays Apu on The Simpsons says he's willing to step aside
“It just feels like the right thing to do to me.”
# Apology
National Geographic admits past coverage was racist
The magazine used to portray brown-skinned tribesmen as unsophisticated and unintelligent.
# column
How the US could become the Dublin GAA of the soccer world
Pay-for-play’s negative impact on the sport is obvious, writes Tommy Martin.
# Racial Tensions
'You could hear the bones breaking' - South Africa haunted by racially charged murders
Robert Turner was one of the latest victims of a long campaign of violence against the country’s farmers who are largely white.
# off form
Cristiano Ronaldo's slow start to the season sparks Ballon d'Or race
The Portuguese star remains the strong favourite to match Lionel Messi’s record of five wins.
# liquid refreshment
Photos: Swimmers brave the autumn chill to take part in Dublin's historic Liffey Swim
The first race took place in 1920.
# Charlottesville
United Nations issues 'racism warning' over growing US tensions
A UN committee has said the move is aimed at helping prevent “existing problems from escalating into conflict”.
# Police Shooting
Philando Castile's family reaches $3m settlement over his death
The 32-year-old was several times by police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota.
# Alaska
Teenager who was killed by bear sent text to his family while being chased
“This young man didn’t do anything wrong. He was just in the wrong place.”
# it's still on
Leo Varadkar defends his proposed ban on 'essential' public workers' strike
Leo was forced to defend some of his big manifesto promises today.
# marathon or sprint?
Poll: Is this leadership election over before it's even begun?
Has Leo won out already?
# Limerick
Woman tells man to 'f**k off back to India' on Limerick train
Irish Rail said it has reported the “shocking and disgraceful incident” to gardaí.
# Race
People's racial bias begins as babies
Researchers say these findings are also important because they offer a new perspective on the cause of race-based bias.
# three-horse race
Your choice for next Taoiseach? Leo and Simon both ahead of Micheál Martin
A new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Poll for TheJournal.ie makes interesting reading for Fine Gael members.
# rachel dolezal
Black rights leader outed for being white is now 'jobless and living on food stamps'
She told The Guardian that she will not be apologising for what happened.
# Death Penalty
'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof
Some shouted at him, while others offered forgiveness for the mass shooting in South Carolina in 2015.
# hate crime
White supremacist Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers
The US Justice Department said he is the first person to get the death penalty for federal hate crimes.
# Protests
Jeff Sessions says he'd be a fair Attorney General and defy Trump if necessary
Civil rights advocates have rallied against his nomination, with protesters attending today’s Senate hearing.
# Mass Shooting
Dylann Roof faces death penalty after being found guilty of killing nine people
The 22-year-old shot nine black people dead in a racially-motivated attack in South Carolina last year.
# United States
No injuries after bomb explodes at charity race in New Jersey
Another device is being investigated in the area.
# Nic Naitanui
Australian footballer calls for better education about race after blackface tribute
A mother painted her son’s skin brown to resemble the player.
# Your Say
Poll: Who should be British Prime Minister - Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom?
The Tory leadership race is down to two women.
# Stay Woke
"We’re going to have equal rights": Grey's Anatomy actor gives impassioned speech on racism
Jesse Williams was collecting a BET award.
# no admission
Buskers Bar in Temple Bar investigating after students refused entry told 'no blacks allowed'
It’s alleged the three students asked to speak to a manager, but were refused.