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‘Almost unprecedented’ spike in number of Australians who see racism as a problem, survey finds

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Australians are increasingly aware that racism is a problem in their country, while positive sentiment about immigration and multiculturalism has also increased over the past 12 months, according to an authoritative s...

Joe Root in touch with Azeem Rafiq but reiterates he did not witness racism

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Joe Root says he has been in touch with Azeem Rafiq since his former teammate detailed his experiences of discrimination at Yorkshire to MPs earlier this month – but the England captain still maintains he never witnes...

Michael Vaughan ‘sorry’ for hurt Azeem Rafiq suffered, denies racism allegations

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Michael Vaughan has said he was sorry for the pain his former Yorkshire teammate Azeem Rafiq endured arising from the racism he experienced at the club. Yorkshire’s new chairman, Lord Patel, has apologised to Rafiq fo...

Tom Harrison calls racism scandal an ‘earthquake’ as ECB unveils action plan

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Tom Harrison, the England & Wales Cricket Board chief executive, has described the racism scandal sparked by Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of systemic discrimination at Yorkshire as an “earthquake” that can change cri...

It’s not just cricket. Racism against Yorkshire’s south Asian Muslims has a long history

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In the days since Azeem Rafiq gave evidence recounting the racism he faced within the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, people of colour across Britain have been moved to share their own accounts. But there is something ...

New racism scandal rocks English football

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English football has been rocked by a fresh racism scandal after black and Asian referees revealed the scale of abuse and prejudice that, they say, is holding them back. A dossier compiled by match officials, and see...

‘Crude racism’ fuelled by Tory rejection of multiculturalism, says Lord Parekh

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The rejection of multiculturalism by successive governments has helped fuel “vulgar racism” of the kind experienced by Azeem Rafiq, according to the lead author of a seminal report. Bhikhu Parekh, the former chair of ...

BBC postpones return of Vaughan’s radio show amid racism allegation

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The BBC has postponed the return of Radio 5 Live’s Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show amid ongoing turmoil in the corporation over how best to deal with a racism allegation against the expert summariser Michael Vaughan....

Azeem Rafiq hopes racism revelations will prove to be ‘watershed moment’

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Azeem Rafiq says his damning revelations about racism in the game may have cost him his career in cricket but hopes his painful experiences will serve as a “watershed moment for the future”. Rafiq’s testimony in front...

‘It is so normalised’: community in Yorkshire on cricket racism scandal

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The Azeem Rafiq revelations have not come as a great surprise to Yorkshire men and women of south Asian backgrounds, many of whom interviewed by the Guardian believe they reflect the society in which they have lived t...

Eoin Morgan says Yorkshire racism allegations must be tackled ‘head-on’

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Eoin Morgan, the England limited-overs captain, has welcomed the investigation into racism at Yorkshire and the publicity it has received, even though it has diverted attention from the spectacular achievements of his...

Rafiq says ‘institutional racism’ is key issue after Ballance admits using slur

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Azeem Rafiq responded on Thursday to the latest news in the Yorkshire cricket racism story after a former teammate of the cricketer, Gary Ballance, admitted using a racial slur against him. Rafiq posted a short statem...

Barbican to introduce diversity targets after racism claims

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The Barbican arts centre in London has pledged to introduce diversity targets for its workforce as part of a commitment to becoming an “inclusive, diverse, and equitable arts centre”. The centre’s leadership apologise...

Rafiq to give evidence in parliament over Yorkshire racism allegations

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Azeem Rafiq, the player at the centre of the Yorkshire cricket racism story, has been asked to give evidence to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee. Roger Hutton, the chair of Yorkshire...

Sajid Javid says ‘heads should roll’ over Yorkshire cricket racism claims

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Yorkshire are facing the wrath of senior political figures over their handling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism at Headingley, with the club’s chair set to be questioned by digital, culture, media and sport comm...

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