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Harry and Meghan’s racism comments were heartbreaking, Michelle Obama says

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Michelle Obama says she hopes the royal family will learn from the allegations of racism made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in last week’s TV interview with Oprah Winfrey. The former first lady said she was not su...

English Heritage recognises Blyton and Kipling’s racism – but blue plaques to stay

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English Heritage has acknowledged the “racism, xenophobia and lack of literary merit” in Enid Blyton’s writing, and the “racist and imperialist sentiments” of Rudyard Kipling, as part of its ongoing efforts to better ...

‘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...

Lewis Hamilton admits change of approach in fight against racism

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Lewis Hamilton has admitted to changing his approach in the fight against racism by deploying diplomacy instead of “embarrassing people”. The seven-times world champion was outspoken in his views last season – demandi...

ECB demands Yorkshire publish racism report prompted by Rafiq allegations

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The England and Wales Cricket Board has intervened to ensure the publication of a report into racism at Yorkshire after Azeem Rafiq, whose allegations of abuse prompted the investigation, described the process as “a s...

We needed Vaughan to talk about racism years ago, not when he is in the crosshairs

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On Saturday morning the BBC broadcast an interview with the former England captain Michael Vaughan about accusations of racism, that he has repeatedly denied, made against him by his former teammate Azeem Rafiq. If it...

Māori party co-leader ejected from parliament after performing haka in racism row

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Māori party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has been thrown out of New Zealand’s parliament after denouncing rhetoric from the opposition as racist and performing a haka. Waititi said the opposition was inciting racism acros...

Manchester United’s Elanga subjected to alleged racism while with Sweden

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Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga was subjected to alleged racist abuse by an opponent while playing for Sweden Under-21s on Tuesday, the Swedish Football Association has said. Elanga was part of the Sweden si...

‘A specific kind of racism’: Atlanta shootings fuel fears over anti-sex-work ideology

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Advocates for sex workers say the spa attacks combined sexism and toxic Asian stereotypesOn Tuesday night, a 21-year-old man named Robert Aaron Long allegedly went on a deadly rampage at three Atlanta spas, killing ei...

New bill aims to force Canada to tackle ‘systemic’ environmental racism

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For generations, marginalized communities in Canada have feared that heavy industry is slowly poisoning their air, land and water. Aamjiwnaang First Nation, a small Indigenous reserve in Ontario surrounded on all sid...

Despite the Sewell report, No 10 can no longer remain in denial about racism

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This was a wasted opportunity. But last year’s protests created a move for change the government won’t be able to hold backI can imagine the reaction of people of colour to the publication of the government’s race dis...

Racism doesn’t just exist within aid. It’s the structure the sector is built on

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There have been many studies published recently on the prevalence of racism in the international aid sector. They have ranged from definitions of racial equity within global development, to the experiences of black, i...

‘I’ve never experienced such abject racism’: what it’s really like to work in TV as a person of colour

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On the surface at least, British TV is finally waking up to race. The success of a new wave of proudly Black British programmes such as Steve McQueen’s Small Axe and Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You, allied with bold...

TV tonight: Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock on British racism

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As a member of perhaps the biggest girl group in the world, Little Mix, singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock is uniquely placed to discuss the pressures and attendant racism that come from being one of the most recognisable wom...

TV tonight: Will.i.am shines a torch on the extent of historical British racism

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While this entry-level crash course in Black British history might feel a little basic, will.i.am’s frequent incredulity at the extent of historical (and current) British racism might well strike a few chords. He begi...

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