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#Racism

# racism - Friday 17 July, 2020

Three Ireland investigating claims black employee was racially abused
# Investigation
# Investigation

Three Ireland investigating claims black employee was racially abused

Jul 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 47,744 Views 0 Comments

Jesse Ojuka said he was called the n-word by customers in the store.

# racism - Monday 6 July, 2020

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton

Jul 6th 2020, 11:48 AM 5,359 Views 1 Comment

The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.

# racism - Friday 3 July, 2020

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery
# British Empire
# British Empire

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Jul 3rd 2020, 7:42 AM 39,278 Views 53 Comments

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

# racism - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Police converge on Seattle’s protest zone after mayor orders clearance
# Occupied
# Occupied

Police converge on Seattle’s protest zone after mayor orders clearance

Jul 1st 2020, 2:52 PM 13,109 Views 16 Comments

Two people have been killed and three others seriously injured since protests started on 8 June.

Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag
# Tate Reeves
# Tate Reeves

Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag

Jul 1st 2020, 7:18 AM 13,981 Views 26 Comments

Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.

# racism - Saturday 27 June, 2020

The Simpsons ends using white actors to voice characters of colour
# Springfield
# Springfield

The Simpsons ends using white actors to voice characters of colour

Jun 27th 2020, 3:17 PM 28,294 Views 154 Comments

Characters including Apu and Dr Hibbert are voiced by white actors.

# racism - Friday 26 June, 2020

‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

‘My mum said, sorry but you are black’: Dealing with racism from Ballybough to the Premier League

Updated Jun 26th 2020, 3:00 PM 44,607 Views 17 Comments

Former Ireland international Curtis Fleming on emerging from a challenging upbringing to carve out a career across the water.

# racism - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse
# Kick It Out
From The42
# Kick It Out

Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse

Jun 24th 2020, 5:12 PM 1,363 Views 0 Comments

‘Online discriminatory abuse is unacceptable in any walk of life.’

# racism - Friday 19 June, 2020

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Jun 19th 2020, 9:15 AM 63,672 Views 127 Comments

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

# racism - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college
# Oriel College
# Oriel College

Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college

Jun 18th 2020, 7:05 AM 20,747 Views 68 Comments

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.

# racism - Monday 15 June, 2020

'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'We all have a responsibility there, not just the referee' - the issue of racism in the GAA

Jun 15th 2020, 8:05 AM 18,647 Views 40 Comments

Jason Sherlock and Boidu Sayeh both discussed the issue on The Sunday Game last night.

# racism - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police
# London
# London

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Jun 13th 2020, 3:24 PM 35,706 Views 77 Comments

Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.

Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’
# Police Brutality
# Police Brutality

Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’

Jun 13th 2020, 9:15 AM 34,509 Views 70 Comments

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'
# Racism In Ireland
# Racism In Ireland

'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it'

Jun 13th 2020, 9:00 AM 26,663 Views 150 Comments

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.

# racism - Friday 12 June, 2020

Sean Gallen says it's 'disappointing' Eamon Ryan used the n-word, but he had 'good intentions'
# Racism
# Racism

Sean Gallen says it's 'disappointing' Eamon Ryan used the n-word, but he had 'good intentions'

Jun 12th 2020, 9:22 AM 25,250 Views 25 Comments

The Green Party leader was quoting from an article Gallen wrote about his experience of racism in Ireland.

NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism

Jun 12th 2020, 9:10 AM 5,002 Views 8 Comments

Kaepernick’s ‘doing real impactful work,’ a league source said. ‘Getting him in some way would be amazing for us.’

Episode of Fawlty Towers pulled from BBC-owned UKTV streaming service over racial slurs
# The Major
# The Major

Episode of Fawlty Towers pulled from BBC-owned UKTV streaming service over racial slurs

Jun 12th 2020, 7:57 AM 52,067 Views 203 Comments

The episode The Germans features Major Gowen using offensive language about the West Indies cricket team.

# racism - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'I repeated a racial slur. I was completely wrong to do so': Eamon Ryan apologises for using the n-word during Dáil debate on racism
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'I repeated a racial slur. I was completely wrong to do so': Eamon Ryan apologises for using the n-word during Dáil debate on racism

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 7:58 PM 84,273 Views 201 Comments

Eamon Ryan said the word while quoting a newspaper article about a young man’s experience of growing up black in Ireland.

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

Jun 11th 2020, 8:03 AM 11,112 Views 13 Comments

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

# racism - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

NFL team remove statue of former owner
# Different Times
From The42
# Different Times

NFL team remove statue of former owner

Jun 10th 2020, 10:22 PM 12,838 Views 5 Comments

The move came two years after Jerry Richardson sold the Carolina Panthers in disgrace following allegations of racism.

Poll: Should the Christopher Columbus memorial in Galway be removed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Christopher Columbus memorial in Galway be removed?

Jun 10th 2020, 9:30 AM 70,911 Views 49 Comments

People Before Profit wants the memorial removed in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

'And that hurts': Varadkar says people of colour who grew up in Ireland can be made to feel they're not 'fully Irish'
# Racism
# Racism

'And that hurts': Varadkar says people of colour who grew up in Ireland can be made to feel they're not 'fully Irish'

Jun 10th 2020, 9:26 AM 39,144 Views 131 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is considering an anti-racism public awareness campaign.

# racism - Monday 8 June, 2020

Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country

Jun 8th 2020, 6:39 PM 26,429 Views 117 Comments

The Prime Minister also condemned what he described as “thuggery” during Black Lives Matters protests at the weekend.

'Go back to your cotton fields' - Kerry An Ghaeltacht footballer on experience with racism
# Speak Out
From The42
# Speak Out

'Go back to your cotton fields' - Kerry An Ghaeltacht footballer on experience with racism

Jun 8th 2020, 5:57 PM 37,554 Views 79 Comments

Franz Sauerland is the latest athlete to speak out.

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players
# Frustration
From The42
# Frustration

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players

Jun 8th 2020, 1:42 PM 7,815 Views 6 Comments

The athlete added she gets treated differently by security personnel at tournaments.

Raheem Sterling: The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Raheem Sterling: The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting

Jun 8th 2020, 9:49 AM 4,625 Views 12 Comments

The Manchester City and England forward has given his backing to anti-racism protests.

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department

Jun 8th 2020, 7:04 AM 15,948 Views 85 Comments

The move comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.

# racism - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US

Jun 7th 2020, 10:03 AM 19,912 Views 53 Comments

Demonstrations also reached four other continents, ending in clashes in two European cities.

# racism - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

Jun 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 50,570 Views 123 Comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

# racism - Friday 5 June, 2020

'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field'
# Stefan Okunbor
From The42
# Stefan Okunbor

'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field'

Jun 5th 2020, 10:59 AM 56,262 Views 82 Comments

Kerry All-Ireland winner and current Australian Rules player Stefan Okunbor on his experiences of racism in Ireland.

# racism - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'
# Dáil
# Dáil

Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism'

Jun 4th 2020, 1:08 PM 25,173 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach today spoke at length about racism at home and abroad in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19

Jun 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 18,836 Views 49 Comments

A series of demonstrations are expected to take place across the country on Saturday.

# racism - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

German FA takes no action against Jadon Sancho over George Floyd protest
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

German FA takes no action against Jadon Sancho over George Floyd protest

Jun 3rd 2020, 3:33 PM 1,826 Views 2 Comments

In a statement, the Bundesliga confirmed it would take ‘no proceedings’ against the player.

'Large gatherings are dangerous': Harris says planned anti-racism march should be cancelled
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'Large gatherings are dangerous': Harris says planned anti-racism march should be cancelled

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:30 PM 36,637 Views 160 Comments

A garda investigation into Monday’s protest is underway.

# racism - Monday 1 June, 2020

'No justice, no peace': Thousands march in Dublin against racism and US police brutality
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'No justice, no peace': Thousands march in Dublin against racism and US police brutality

Jun 1st 2020, 4:38 PM 92,792 Views 294 Comments

Protesters marched to the US Embassy in solidarity with protesters in the US.

# racism - Saturday 30 May, 2020

How a meme about 'Karen' has become part of the fight against racism
# What Do You Meme
# What Do You Meme

How a meme about 'Karen' has become part of the fight against racism

May 30th 2020, 2:20 PM 67,601 Views 0 Comments

Karen has been used to refer to the type of woman who would summon a manager over a minor inconvenience.

# racism - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job
# US
# US

Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job

May 27th 2020, 11:30 AM 56,824 Views 57 Comments

A clip posted on Twitter showing the incident has been viewed millions of times.

# racism - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video

May 26th 2020, 10:32 PM 48,618 Views 60 Comments

A video showed George Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

# racism - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Bryan Adams accused of 'anti-Chinese racism' over 'bat-eating' comments
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Bryan Adams accused of 'anti-Chinese racism' over 'bat-eating' comments

May 12th 2020, 7:04 PM 34,793 Views 152 Comments

The Canadian rock star went on a rant about the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of his London shows this week.

# racism - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade

May 5th 2020, 10:36 PM 173,811 Views 70 Comments

Morgan Bullock said she was accused of cultural appropriation because she is a black Irish dancer.