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 ...

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 ...

U.K. election exposes Northern Ireland's deep divisions

/ Jun 4, 2017

U.K. election exposes Northern Ireland's deep divisions

Political leaders in Northern Ireland are casting Thursday’s British election as a referendum on whether voters want to be part of the United Kingdom or neighboring Ireland. Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has raised the stakes in the long and divisive dispute ...

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 ...