Right after the suspension of British cricketer Ollie Robinson by ECB for his racist tweets in 2012 and 2013, former Indian wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer has opened up on his experience. Recalling his experience of facing racism in England, Engineer said that, he faced racist comments on a couple of occasions when he joined Lancashire. Justifying Robinson’s suspension, Engineer added that, the IPL has changed the tunes of former international… read-more
Hours after suspending cricketer Ollie Robinson, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has started an investigating in another similar incident. Recently, wisdon.com shared screenshots of a tweet of an English player wherein he had made racist remarks. However, the website did not reveal the cricketer's name as he was reportedly below 16 years of age at that time. Meanwhile… read-more
Punjab-based 21-year-old YouTuber Paras Singh was arrested in Ludhiana over his alleged racist remarks on Arunachal Pradesh MLA Ninong Ering. In a social media post, Paras represented Ering as a 'non-Indian' and claimed Arunachal Pradesh 'a part of China'. Reportedly, he made the remarks in retaliation to the MLA's request to PM Narendra Modi to ban PUBG Mobile. Arunachal CM Pema Khandu and minister Kiren Rijiju also condemned the remarks.… read-more
Following a spate of racial abuses at players and inadequate response from social media giants, all major English football clubs will observe a four-day social media boycott from April 30-May 3. All major leagues including the EPL will join the protests as clubs urge the social media companies to remove offensive posts. Two years back also #Enough campaign of footballers boycotted social media for 24 hours in a similar issue.
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Ex- Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin (45) was convicted for a second and third-degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd on April 20. Previously released on bail, a racially diverse jury declared Chauvin guilty after three weeks trial. The verdict was welcomed with cheers at the Minneapolis courtroom. Notably, Chauvin was accused of kneeling on 46-year-old African-American Floyd's neck for over nine minutes without mercy on May 25, 2020… read-more
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Hollywood actor Hank Azaria apologised for his racist portrayal of Indian character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on the long-running hit sitcom "The Simpsons". The character of Apu received harsh criticism due to the racial stereotype portrayed and the fact that he was voiced by a Caucasian actor. Azaria further said that the character has been the reason behind many racially motivated crimes against Indians living in America.
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Korean Boyband BTS, on March 29, stated the ongoing racism incidents against Asians along with their racism experiences. The group recalled how they were mocked for their looks and were asked why Asians spoke in English. Besides, they had offered condolences to families who lost their loved ones to racism. BTS' anti-racism stand comes after eight people were shot in three Asian massage parlours in Atlanta on March 16.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar assured that India would discuss matters over racism and cyber-bullying with the UK that caused Indian-origin Rashmi Samant's removal as Oxford University's Student Union President if required. Jaishankar acknowledged the issue after BJP MP Ashwini Vaishnav raised concerns over Samant being cyberbullied. Earlier, Samant had become the first Indian-born Student Union President but was removed within five… read-more
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Asian-American advocacy groups have revealed that incidents of abuse in the US against the community increased from 216 (2019) to over 3,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated to be "appalled" by the rise and assured he is "united with the Asian and Asian-American community...against this injustice". Earlier, POTUS Joe Biden had affirmed that hate against Asians is "un-American" and legislation to curb… read-more
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Oxford University's first Indian-born Student Union President Rashmi Sawant resigned from her post following controversies over her alleged "racist" and "insensitive" social media posts. Taking to Facebook on February 18, the 22-year-old apologized for her actions and quit the leadership. Her now-deleted, controversial social media posts included a holocaust reference in 2017, besides captions that offended Chinese students and the LGBTQ+… read-more