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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Racism

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# new report
Two-thirds of Irish Travellers have faced discrimination, report finds
Travellers in Ireland reported having the lowest rates of employment in Europe, at just 15%.
# protest group
New anti-fascist alliance to stand 'Le Chéile' against rise of far-right in Ireland
The alliance has already been campaigning under the slogan of #DiversityNotDivision.
# In hot water
'There was no malicious intent at all' - Solskjaer says Man United will support Cavani over use of racist term
The FA has been in contact following the incident and the Uruguayan forward is facing a potential three-game ban.
# France
Four French police officers appear in court after being filmed appearing to beat black music producer
The four officers are under investigation for ‘violence with a racist motive’.
# blm
World champion Lewis Hamilton: I cannot keep silent on racism in motorsport
Hamilton equalled the world title record with victory at the Turkish Grand Prix at the weekend.
# Louth
Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless
Their son has not been in school since a violent incident outside the family home last month.
# Racism
'Go back to your own country': Family forced to flee Dundalk home after attacks on mother and son
The mother was beaten up by a gang of people outside the family home last week, and her son has been assaulted and repeatedly intimidated.
# Ill-tempered
PSG defender handed six-match ban while Neymar suspended for punch as racism investigation opens
It is alleged that Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez used racial slurs, while Angel Di Maria has been accused of spitting.
# black lives matter
Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.
# Balbriggan
How an electrical fire in Balbriggan became a weapon used by the far-right to ignite racial tensions in the town
Far-right activists tried to paint the incident as some form of criminal act.
Premier League players to switch Black Lives Matter to No Room For Racism slogan
The league will promot its own anti-discrimination campaign instead.
# Looking Back
'They were just like: "You can’t make the team. You have to be an Irish citizen’"
Wexford Youths player Vanessa Ogbonna on her experiences in relation to race and football.
# jacob blake
Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches
Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin on Sunday.
# jacob blake
Two people shot dead in Wisconsin protests after police shooting of black man
One victim was shot in the head and another in the chest just before midnight yesterday.
# black lives matter
Gardaí confirm probe into 'alleged racially-motivated incident' at NUIG campus
An Garda Síochána force has also encouraged people to report hate crimes instead of sharing incidents online.
'Living in Ireland, we didn't worry about serious racial physical attacks... how wrong we were'
Following the attack on her friend, Tian Yu Lloyd, suggests Irish society takes time to reflect as racist aggression becomes more common through the pandemic.
# rugby's back
Players to make stand against racism with 'Unity Moment' on Pro14's return
Before this weekend’s matches, there will also be a moment’s silence for frontline workers and those who have lost their lives during the pandemic.
# shown the door
Bayern Munich sack youth coach at centre of racism row
The coach is accused of making racist and other discriminatory comments in a series of messages.
# Harassment
Three Ellen producers 'part ways' with show over 'toxic workplace' claims
Ellen DeGeneres announced the changes to staff in a Zoom call.
# Dublin
'They stuck with me': Woman pushed into Royal Canal says she was targeted because she is Chinese
Shelly Xiong now worries that her son will be targeted in school.
# Attack
Gardaí investigate 'racially motivated incident' after young people filmed pushing woman into canal
A video of the attack in Dublin has been widely shared online.
# Investigation
'Black Lives Matter': NUIG contacts gardaí over video of racist incident on campus
In a statement this evening, NUIG said it had been in contact with gardaí.
# No place in football
'It was a kid, that's why it shocked me' - Christie recalls being racially abused by Ireland fan
The Fulham defender has spoken about about an incident that occurred during a training camp in Dublin.
# Racism
Police in England arrest 15-year-old boy after 'shameful' abuse of Irish-born defender Kioso
The Luton Town player was racially abused on social media.
# Protest
Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'
Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.
# club for all
'You are not welcome at Ibrox' - Rangers chief condemns racist abuse aimed at Morelos
Stewart Robertson has released a strongly-worded statement.
# Investigation
Three Ireland investigating claims black employee was racially abused
Jesse Ojuka said he was called the n-word by customers in the store.
# Speaking out
'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton
The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.
# british empire
Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery
Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.
# Occupied
Police converge on Seattle’s protest zone after mayor orders clearance
Two people have been killed and three others seriously injured since protests started on 8 June.
# Tate Reeves
Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag
Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.
# Springfield
The Simpsons ends using white actors to voice characters of colour
Characters including Apu and Dr Hibbert are voiced by white actors.
# Interview
‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League
Former Ireland international Curtis Fleming on emerging from a challenging upbringing to carve out a career across the water.
# Kick it out
Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse
‘Online discriminatory abuse is unacceptable in any walk of life.’
# Misinformation
Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter
Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.
# Oriel College
Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college
A statement by Oriel College yesterday said the governing body had voted in favour of launching an independent inquiry into controversy surrounding the monument of the British imperialist.
# Speaking out
'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA
Jason Sherlock and Boidu Sayeh both discussed the issue on The Sunday Game last night.
# London
Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police
Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.
# Police Brutality
Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’
Chokeholds have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody.
'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it'
Although this might seem like a “trending” topic, racism is a part of my everyday reality and with your voices we can drown out the racists, writes Tobi Lawal.