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# Racism

This week
19th March 2023 - 24th March 2023
# iReport
26% year-on-year increase in number of hate crimes and hate-related incidents recorded by gardaí
There were 582 hate crimes and hate-related (non-crime) incidents recorded last year, with 448 recorded in 2021.
# Racism
National action plan which aims to eliminate racism 'in all its forms in Ireland' launched
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the plan is about ensuring that everyone “gets a fair go”.
This month
March 2023
Man faces prison in UK over racist tweet about Irish player Michael Obafemi
Josh Phillips admitted sending a grossly offensive message on Twitter.
Man faces prison in UK over racist tweet about Irish international footballer Michael Obafemi
Josh Phillips admitted sending a grossly offensive message on Twitter.
‘It’s endemic’: Prevalence of racism in Irish workplaces at record levels
A report by
Joseph Okoh
Incidents of discrimination at work quadrupled last year, according to latest figures from the Irish Network Against Racism.
‘I felt so disrespected’: People share their experiences of racism by employers and colleagues
Expert: ‘Often, what we see in the workplace is microaggressions, reprimanding people unfairly’
‘Plans are on course’ to launch the National Action Plan Against Racism this month
Last month
February 2023
Paul Murphy: Anti-refugee protests a far cry from grassroots 'no to water charges' campaigns
‘You’d have to have your head in the sand not to notice that Ireland’s emerging far-right is playing a crucial role here,’ writes the Dublin TD.
# anti-racism
Varadkar condemns racism 'of any form' in the Dáil amid anti-refugee protests
The Government plans to unveil an action plan against racism in March.
# inequality
UK study finds minority defendants ‘more likely to be charged than white British people’
Carribean suspects were 12% more likely than white British suspects to be charged for a comparable crime.
This year
# Ashtown
'Only a matter of time before someone is killed': Hundreds attend anti-racism event in Ashtown
Ruth Coppinger helped organise an anti-racist demonstration in Ashtown in Dublin yesterday evening.
# migrant wage gap
Non-Irish workers face a 'significant' wage gap, ESRI report finds
Eastern Europeans particularly affected, earning 40% less per hour than Irish counterparts.
# Racism
Lazio fans hurl racist abuse at tearful Umtiti and teammate Banda in Italy
Umtiti’s club Lecce, who won 2-1, afterwards praised their fans for responding to the abuse by chanting the France World Cup winner’s name.
Last year
# Terrorism
Paris shooting suspect to appear before judge
The shooting at a Kurdish cultural centre and a nearby hairdressing salon killed three and left three injured.
# Cherif Traore
Italy prop calls out racist 'rotten banana' Secret Santa gift from Benetton team-mate
‘I have decided not to stay silent this time,’ Cherif Traore said.
# Toxic
Sexist and racist abuse seen as ‘banter’ at London Fire Brigade, review says
A review into the brigade found that female, black and Asian firefighters had to contend with abuse from colleagues.
# France
French far-right MP suspended for 15 days after racist comment
Carlos Martens Bilongo said he was ‘deeply hurt’ by the remark.
# Paris
Uproar in French parliament after MP accused of racially abusing colleague during migration debate
In French the pronouns ‘he’ and ‘they’ are pronounced the same, suggesting that de Fournas might have been targeting Bilongo directly
# Kick it out
Richarlison: Racist abuse will continue ‘every day and everywhere’ if unpunished
A banana was thrown at the 25-year-old after he scored Brazil’s second goal in a 5-1 friendly win over Tunisia in Paris.
# 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
# Ugly scenes
Atletico Madrid condemned over Vinicius racism incident
The club later released a statement saying the abuse was ‘unacceptable’.
# Racism
RFU apologise after ex-England centre Burrell says racism is 'rife' in rugby
Burrell opened up about receiving comments about bananas, fried chicken and slavery and being greeted with a racial slur.
# Unhappy
Kylian Mbappe accuses French federation boss of ignoring racist abuse
The Paris Saint-Germain star’s decisive spot-kick against Switzerland was saved in a last-16 shootout, resulting in the world champions exiting Euro 2020.
# Sorry
Kyrgios receives apology from tournament organisers over racial incident during Murray loss
The Stuttgart ATP has issued a statement about the matter.
# New York
US mourn victims of racist mass shooting at store
10 people were shot and killed by an alleged teenage white supremacist in an act one official described as “domestic terrorism, pure and simple”.
# Departure
Crawley Town part company with manager John Yems after racism allegations
The 62-year-old had been suspended by the League Two club since 23 April.
# hate
Police investigate racist language allegedly aimed at Ireland international Obafemi
The matter has also been discussed with the anti-discrimination group Kick it Out.
# Investigation
Post-George Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police
State investigators have been reviewing a decade’s worth of information, including data on traffic stops, searches, arrests and uses of force.
# Twitter abuse
Teenager jailed for racist abuse of Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 final
He directed a slur at the striker after England’s defeat in a penalty shoot-out against Italy last summer.
# UK
Demonstrators protest over 'barbaric' strip-search of black schoolgirl in London
A review found that Met Police officers searched the girl without another adult present and in the knowledge that she was menstruating.
# UK
Teenager admits racially abusing Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 final
Justin Lee Price, 19, directed a slur at the 24-year-old striker after England’s defeat in a penalty shoot-out against Italy last summer.
# Punishment
Azeem Rafiq fears he is 'unemployable' after speaking out about racism
The former off-spinner accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with the abuse he suffered.
# hate
Police investigating racial abuse of Man United youngster Elanga
The 19-year-old missed the decisive spot-kick as the Red Devils lost a shoot-out to Middlesbrough on Friday.
# Theodore Bilbo
Statue of white supremacist former US state governor moved out of sight
Theodore Bilbo was the Mississippi state governor in 1916-1920 and 1928-1932.
# prison term
22-year-old Scottish man jailed for online racist abuse of Yannick Bolasie
A police search of Kirk Thompson’s phone also found images and videos of child abuse.
All time
# Charlottesville
Organisers of far-right rally in Virginia ordered to pay €25m in damages
A civil suit was filed by residents of the city of Charlottesville who were impacted by the August 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally.
# Racism
French rugby club Provence sack player who admitted to calling black opponent a 'banana eater'
Ludovic Radosavljevic was already serving a 26-week ban for the verbal abuse of Nevers’ wing Christian Ambadiang.
# Violence
Fifa opens disciplinary proceedings after violent clashes at England-Hungary clash
Hungary fans clashed with police at Wembley on Tuesday night, while there was also trouble at the Albania-Poland fixture.
# Argument
Prague asks for apology from Scottish FA over racism comments
A crowd of schoolchildren repeatedly jeered Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara in the Glasgow side’s Europa League game at Sparta Prague.
Opinion: The State must foster an anti-racist culture in public institutions
Sinéad Gibney of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission says State bodies play a major role in stamping out racism in Ireland.
# Charleston
Death sentence upheld for Dylann Roof, white supremacist who killed nine churchgoers
Roof murdered nine African Americans at their church, during their Bible-study and worship, in 2015.
# Investigation
UK ‘by far’ main origin of racist posts after Euro 2020 final
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were abused after missing penalties.