Farokh Engineer

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Farokh Engineer Recalls His Experience On Facing Racism In England

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

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 - 07:28 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Cricket, ECB, Ollie Robinson, Farokh Engineer, Racism

Courtesy: NDTV

England Cricket team

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One More English Cricketer Faces Investigation Over Racist Comments

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

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 02:30 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Twitter, ECB, Racism, Tweets

Courtesy: NDTV

Youtuber Paras singh

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Punjab Cops Arrest YouTuber For Making Racist Remarks On Arunachal MLA

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

Wed, 26 May 2021 - 05:16 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Racism, Arunachal Pradesh, Social Media Influencer, Youtuber

Courtesy: NDTV

Footballers Boycott Social Media Giants i.e., Twitter, FB, And Instagram

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Footballers, Major Clubs To Boycott Social Media Over Racial Abuse

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.

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 - 09:20 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: English Premier League, Boycott Social Media, English Football, England, Sadio Mane, Football, No Racism, Racism, anti racism protests

Courtesy: The Guardian

Derek Chauvin

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Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of George Floyd's Murder

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

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 11:07 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Police Brutality, Racism

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Hank Azaria played Apu on The Simpsons.

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Hank Azaria Apologises To Indians Over His Racist Character On The Simpsons

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. 

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 12:02 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Hollywood, The Simpsons, Racism, Indian-American

BTS members.

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Mocked For Our Looks: BTS Releases Anti-Racism Statement

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. 

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 06:20 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: K-POP, BTS, Racism, Atlanta Shooting

Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter

Representational photo: Rashmi Samant.

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India To Discuss Rashmi Sawant's Racism, Cyber-Bullying Row With UK

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

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 05:44 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: S Jaishankar, Rashmi Samant, Ashwini Vaishnav, Racism, Oxford University

Courtesy: The Tribune

Representational photo: A woman with anti-racism poster.

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Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans Increased Over 15x In 2020

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

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 06:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: US, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Racism, Hate Crime, Joe BIden, Asian American

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Rashmi Samant.

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Oxford Student Union Head Rashmi Resigns Amid Racial Controversy

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

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 03:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Oxford University, Rashmi Samant, Racism, holocaust, Facebook, LGBTQ

Courtesy: Outlook