After a White supremacist killed 10 Black residents of Buffalo, New York, various op-ed pieces in major American newspapers show that both Republicans and Democrats are accused of exploiting racial violence for political gain. We also take a look at Democratic candidate John Fetterman's landslide victory in a Senate primary election in Pennsylvania. We end with a public service announcement on the dangers of popping champagne (or prosecco) after shaking the bottle!
14 Oct 2021
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) will assess the need for harsher sanctions in response to a racist incident in Ukraine and plans to pressure leagues around the world to amend their rule books to define sanctions for racist behaviour, the new IIHF president said. Luc Tardif took office as head of the IIHF a day before the hockey world was rattled by footage of Andriy Deniskin, a forward at HC Kremenchuk in the Ukrainian Hockey League (UHL), taunting HC Donbass defenceman Jalen Smereck, who is Black, by pretending to peel and eat a banana. Smereck, 24, took a leave of absence after the incident. HC Donbass announced on Sunday it had reached a mutual agreement to terminate the American's contract.
13 Jul 2021
Gareth Southgate condemns the "unforgivable" racist abuse aimed at the three England players who missed penalties in Sunday's Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were the victims of sickening social media taunts in the aftermath of the 3-2 penalty shoot-out loss at Wembley.
12 Jul 2021
UK PM condemns racist abuse of England soccer team
7 Jul 2021
We take a look at the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. We also discuss how the press is covering the debate over making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory. We then see how some papers feel the Olympics can be racist toward Black athletes. Finally, we look at the outrage over female Ukrainian soldiers having to march in high heels.
17 Apr 2021
The United States no longer has a president who blames Covid-19 on the Chinese, yet Asians are still being targeted. From casual racist remarks to the recent shooting spree in the US state of Georgia, anti-Asian attacks tripled in the past year. It's not only in America, nor only about the pandemic.
12 Mar 2021
The royals are "very much not a racist family" said the British prince, following comments made by his brother Harry and sister-in-law Meghan to US talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
23 Jun 2020
Blacks make up a much greater proportion of the US prison population than whites. This is down to more than a century of systemic legal injustices — racist policing practices are just one part of the problem.
15 Jun 2020
As the UN Human Rights Council gets set to hold an urgent debate on allegations of "systemic racism, police brutality, and violence against peaceful protests" in the United States, we are reminded of the emotional speech delivered by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, to her former high school, imploring the class of 2020 to “lead with love, lead with compassion” and “use your voice” amid the on-going protests against racial injustice and police brutality sweeping across the globe.
15 Oct 2019
England manager Gareth Southgate says his side made a statement against racist abuse during their 6-0 rout of Bulgaria.