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Social media network mobilizing blacks ahead of Brazil elections

/ Sep 24, 2018

Social media network mobilizing blacks ahead of Brazil elections

As Brazil's general elections approach, a new social network is gaining traction aimed at giving greater visibility to black candidates while highlighting anti-racism initiatives in the country tainted by racial prejudice. Black & Black, which has 100,000 users — in a population of more than ...

Chinese man arrested after calling Kenya's president a 'monkey'

Sep 6, 2018

Chinese man arrested after calling Kenya's president a 'monkey'

Kenya has arrested a Chinese businessman after a video of him making a string of racist remarks was widely shared on social media, the Kenyan government said Thursday. The Chinese national, identified as Liu Jiaqi, has been arrested and is being processed for deportation, Kenya's ...

Germany reels as far-right 'mobs' go on rampage

Aug 28, 2018

Germany reels as far-right 'mobs' go on rampage

Germany was reeling Tuesday as xenophobia reared its head with far-right protests degenerating into attacks against foreign-looking people, adding fuel to an already explosive debate over migrants. After Sunday's fatal stabbing of a German man, 35, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi, thousands of ...

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans — again

Aug 28, 2018

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans — again

Time and again, Chinese-American students consistently delivered top academic scores, only to be denied admission to their dream school. Parents bemoaned what they saw as an unfair racial advantage given to black and Latino children while their own children were overlooked. "Every year hundreds of ...

Counterprotest drowns out small Washington neo-Nazi rally

Aug 13, 2018

Counterprotest drowns out small Washington neo-Nazi rally

A white supremacist rally outside the White House fizzled out Sunday after only a handful of neo-Nazis showed up and were massively outnumbered by hundreds of counterprotesters. In an effort to avoid a repeat of the chaos of a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, exactly ...