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#Racism

# racism - Friday 3 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery British Empire This post contains videos

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”.

# racism - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Police converge on Seattle’s protest zone after mayor orders clearance 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.

From TheJournal.ie Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag 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.

# racism - Saturday 27 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie The Simpsons ends using white actors to voice characters of colour Springfield

The Simpsons ends using white actors to voice characters of colour

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

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

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

# racism - Friday 19 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter 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.

# racism - Thursday 18 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college 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.

# racism - Monday 15 June, 2020

'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.

# racism - Saturday 13 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it' Racism In Ireland

'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.

# racism - Friday 12 June, 2020

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Episode of Fawlty Towers pulled from BBC-owned UKTV streaming service over racial slurs The Major

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

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

# racism - Thursday 11 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie '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

'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

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

From TheJournal.ie George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’ Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

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

“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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Christopher Columbus memorial in Galway be removed? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

# racism - Monday 8 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country Black Lives Matter

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

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 This post contains videos

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

Franz Sauerland is the latest athlete to speak out.

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department Minneapolis

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department

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

# racism - Sunday 7 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US George Floyd

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

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

# racism - Saturday 6 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments Black Lives Matter

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

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

# racism - Thursday 4 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: 'Racism too is a virus... We don't need to look across the Atlantic to find racism' Dáil This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Large gatherings are dangerous': Harris says planned anti-racism march should be cancelled Black Lives Matter

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

A garda investigation into Monday’s protest is underway.

# racism - Monday 1 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'No justice, no peace': Thousands march in Dublin against racism and US police brutality Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

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

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

# racism - Saturday 30 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie How a meme about 'Karen' has become part of the fight against racism What Do You Meme

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman who threatened to call police on black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park loses job US

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

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

# racism - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video George Floyd

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

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

# racism - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Bryan Adams accused of 'anti-Chinese racism' over 'bat-eating' comments Covid-19 This post contains videos

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade Tiktok

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

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

# racism - Monday 24 February, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes Race

'We were segregated in 'the reject ward'': Survivor describes experience of mixed-race children in mother and baby homes

An unpublished report has found that mixed-race children were routinely withheld for adoption and some children’s skin colour was listed as a “defect”.

# racism - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Lazio avoid serious sanction for Balotelli abuse

The Rome club have been fined €20,000.

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