Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism

Jun 24, 2017

Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists. A grant announcement by the Department of Homeland Security eliminated funding for ...

Asian-American band win top court consent for racially charged name

Jun 20, 2017

Asian-American band win top court consent for racially charged name

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed an Asian-American band to trademark its name The Slants, which had been rejected because it was deemed a racial slur. The ruling is expected to benefit other organizations whose monikers have caused controversy, notably the Washington Redskins ...

Japan to discuss steps to prevent genetic discrimination

Jun 16, 2017

Japan to discuss steps to prevent genetic discrimination

The government will discuss measures to prevent discrimination based on genetic information after a health ministry survey revealed Friday that people are being treated unfairly in recruitment and insurance contracts. In the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s online survey of some 11,000 people between ...

Iraqi Kurds to hold statehood vote in September

/ Jun 8, 2017

Iraqi Kurds to hold statehood vote in September

Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region will hold a referendum on statehood in September, its presidency said Wednesday, despite opposition to independence from Baghdad. Iraqi Kurds largely support the idea of an independent state, but a yes vote in September would only be the start of ...

Racial and ethnic hate speech thrives in online games

/ May 14, 2017

Racial and ethnic hate speech thrives in online games

Spend enough time hunting terrorists or wandering dystopian wastelands in online games and you are bound to come across players hurling xenophobic and racist taunts at each other, from Islamophobes in Europe to South Koreans and Japanese bickering over disputed islands. Take the survival ...