Social media aids rehashing of historical hate

| Sep 13, 2014

Social media aids rehashing of historical hate

by Philip Brasor

After rain caused deadly mudslides in Hiroshima Prefecture last month, rumors spread over the Internet about burglaries of evacuated homes by “foreigners,” including Zainichi (ethnic Korean residents of Japan). Such rumors tend to accompany disasters, so Tokyo Shimbun talked directly to police in the ...

Aug 28, 2014

U.K. Muslims react with outrage at Rotherham sex abuse report

Members of Britain’s Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham. Report author Alexis Jay said between 1997 and 2013, some 1,400 children ...

Jul 23, 2014

Germany, France, Italy slam anti-Semitic protests

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitic slurs and violence at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Europe and pledged to take firm action. Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini issued a joint statement in Brussels warning ...

French far-right candidate sentenced to jail over 'monkey' slur

Jul 16, 2014

French far-right candidate sentenced to jail over 'monkey' slur

A former French local election candidate for the far-right National Front (FN) has been sentenced to nine months in prison for comparing the country’s black justice minister to a monkey. The court decision has sparked controversy in France, with anti-discrimination associations welcoming it as ...

Jul 16, 2014

Pro-Korean activists held in assault on right-winger

The leader and seven members of a group opposed to hate speech directed against Korean residents of Japan were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting an anti-Korean demonstrator last year. Police said Atsuhiro Soeda, 41, and seven others are suspected of obstructing the demonstrator, verbally ...

'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson apologizes over racist language

May 2, 2014

'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson apologizes over racist language

“Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson has apologized and asked for forgiveness following allegations that he used racist language while he was shooting an episode of the popular BBC show. Clarkson became embroiled in a racism controversy after a tabloid published a clip of him ...