Dec 8, 2016

New Zealand drops racially offensive place names

New Zealand is to erase the racially offensive word “nigger” from its landscape, the government said Thursday. The names of three areas in the Southern Alps of the South Island have been changed to words taken from the indigenous Maori language. Nigger Stream will ...

Dec 5, 2016

U.N. racism expert urges Australia to maintain hate speech law

A United Nations expert on racism on Monday urged Australia not to water down hate-speech prohibitions, as bigots and extremists become more vocal. Mutuma Ruteere, U.N. special rapporteur on racism, joined the debate surrounding Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act at the end of a weeklong ...

U.S. authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Nov 29, 2016

U.S. authorities seek authors of hateful letters to mosques

Authorities in Los Angeles said Monday they were actively seeking the authors of a series of threatening letters sent to area mosques and urged anyone who had received similar messages to come forward. The letters, which were addressed to the “Children of Satan,” called ...

Trump still facing concerns over white supremacists

Nov 29, 2016

Trump still facing concerns over white supremacists

Donald Trump’s disavowal this past week of white supremacists who have cheered his election as president hasn’t quieted concerns about the movement’s impact on his White House or whether more acts of hate will be carried out in his name. Members of the self-declared ...

CNN, Tapper apologize for 'if Jews are people' banner gaffe

Nov 23, 2016

CNN, Tapper apologize for 'if Jews are people' banner gaffe

CNN and host Jake Tapper have apologized for an on-screen banner Tapper says “horrified” him when it appeared during his show. The vacationing Tapper responded to outraged viewers with Twitter posts explaining he’s “furious.” The offending phrase appeared Monday during a discussion among substitute ...

Nov 13, 2016

Racially charged incidents continue at U.S. universities

A student at the University of Oklahoma was temporarily suspended and police are investigating a threat against a Muslim student near the University of Michigan amid racially charged outbursts at schools and universities across the country following Donald Trump’s presidential election. The Associated Press ...