Racism threatens Australia’s ‘brand’

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia’s race discrimination commissioner says the nation’s ‘‘brand’’ has at times been maligned by outbreaks of of racism and there is a poor understanding of the problem in the wider community.

Helen Szoke has … Read the rest

British police ‘shackled by racism charges’, so Asians may rape girls

A new book being published in Britain, Mind-forg’d Manacles: Murder, Macpherson and the (Metropolitan) Police by Jon Gower Davies, is set to explode some of the myths around white racism in that country.

The pending publication of the book has … Read the rest

Mitt Romney’s ‘comments racist and out of touch’

JERUSALEM – Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the nearby Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who called his comments racist and out of touch.

“As

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Swiss soccer player investigated for Twitter ‘racism’

Switzerland’s Michel Morganella is being investigated for sending an allegedly racist message on Twitter after their defeat in the men’s Olympic football by South Korea, a Swiss team official said on Monday.

“We are investigating this case and we will … Read the rest

South African businesses to pay crippling affirmative-action fines

Businesses could pay an enormous price – up to 10% of their turnover – if they do not strictly observe provisions regarding affirmative action, says a report on the Sake24.com site.

Attempts at Nedlac to reach a compromise about proposed … Read the rest

Labour Court orders Denel to employ white woman

The Labour Court ruled in Solidarity’s favour yesterday by ordering Denel Dynamics to permanently appoint a member of the union retroactively as of 10 February 2011 following 24 months of service as a contract worker. Solidarity cautioned companies to stop … Read the rest

Kentucky Fried Nkosi Sikelel’, ANC wants racism probe

Johannesburg – An urgent investigation is needed into abuse of the national anthem by artists and businesses, the Western Cape ANC said on Thursday.

Provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile was responding to reports that a Cape Town man buying chicken at … Read the rest

Hefty fines for ‘racist’ Spanish and Russian soccer fans

The Spanish and Russian football associations have been fined 20,000 and 30,000 euros respectively after racist incidents among their fans at Euro 2012 matches, UEFA said in a statement on Thursday.

The 20,000 euro sanction on the Spanish has been … Read the rest

ANC Youth League acting president: ‘Share your wealth or we will take it by force’

By Mike Smith

Let me introduce you to the ANCYL’s latest village idiot, the new Malema. His name is Ronald Lamola …and he is on the warpath.

Last night at the ANCYL meeting at the University of Cape Town, he … Read the rest

New bill will punish whites for ‘passive black shareholders’

The gazetted Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Amendment Bill will put in place strict measures to tackle fronting, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday.

“What we are doing is defining it much more closely in the … Read the rest

Racist T-shirt mocks Trayvon Martin’s killer

Expanding the definition of “cracker,” a t-shirt featuring the photo of the man who shot Trayvon Martin is now available for purchase.

As seen at left, the shirt has a picture of George Zimmerman and the words “Pussy Ass Cracker.” … Read the rest

Xhosa-speaking magistrate refuses Afrikaner woman bail, citing racial issues

A Pretoria magistrate has said black people are having to pay more bail than whites, and are effectively receiving harsher punishments than whites who have committed the same offences.

Magistrate Ndileka Ndamase made the statement in the Hatfield district court … Read the rest

Heart drug could treat racism – new experiment

A common heart disease drug may have the unusual side-effect of combating racism, a new study suggests.

White volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to treat chest pains and lower heart rates, scored lower on a standard psychological test of “implicit”

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