Hundreds protest against Islamic extremism in rallies around Australia

Apr 4, 2015

Hundreds protest against Islamic extremism in rallies around Australia

Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as “Yes Australia. No Sharia” rallied around the country on Saturday in events organizers said were against Islamic extremism. The “Reclaim Australia” events drew hundreds of supporters but also triggered counter-rallies from other groups who criticized ...

Racism still a problem at U.S. universities

Apr 4, 2015

Racism still a problem at U.S. universities

Racist incidents are popping up at U.S. colleges and universities, even though students are becoming increasingly vocal in protesting racism and administrators are taking swift, zero-tolerance action against it. This past week alone, Bucknell University in Pennsylvania expelled three students for making racist comments ...

Mar 31, 2015

Ministry to outlaw maternity discrimination

The labor ministry has decided to make it unlawful to demote, reassign or otherwise treat female employees unfavorably during a yearlong period following their return from child-care leave.

Mar 31, 2015

Lawyers draft ordinance to curb hate speech in Osaka

A group of lawyers and citizens has drafted an ordinance to crack down on the spread of hate speech and racist demonstrations in the city of Osaka. The anti-Korean group Zaitokukai recently organized a demonstration in Osaka’s Tsuruhashi district, home to a large population ...