Tag - racism



A new report by the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility estimates that it could take up to 320 years for Black Americans to catch up to their white counterparts in quality of life.
Feb 8, 2024
Black Americans gain no ground on income and wealth
One study estimates that it could take up to 320 years for Black Americans to catch up to their white counterparts' in quality of life.
Practioners of Judaism pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Nov. 12.
Dec 6, 2023
Unraveling the new roots of modern antisemitism
Whereas antisemitism reproaches Jews for being rootless, Zionism tries to correct this supposed failure.
States should direct a greater share of resources away from selective flagship universities and toward schools that serve broader, less affluent populations.
Aug 15, 2023
End of Affirmative action in the U.S. demands a rethink
Colleges must now work harder to ensure the diversity of their classes, including by increasing outreach to high-performing low-income students.
Japan Times
Dec 17, 2022
Prince William's godmother apologizes to woman over racism incident
Susan Hussey quit her British royal family role after Ngozi Fulani, who was born in Britain, revealed she had repeatedly asked her 'what part of Africa are you from?'
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2022
Far-right populists come out of the racist closet
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's recent denunciation of “mixed race” countries indicates that far-right populists no longer feel they need to mask their true beliefs.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2022
Lewis Hamilton calls for action over racist Nelson Piquet comment
Motor racing's governing body FIA, Formula One and Mercedes all issued statements condemning racism but without mentioning three-time F1 champion Piquet by name.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2022
Gareth Southgate defiant after Hungary fans boo taking the knee
The fixture was supposed to be behind closed doors after Hungary was disciplined by both FIFA and UEFA for repeated racist fan behavior, but chaperoned children were allowed to attend.
Japan Times
May 17, 2022
Buffalo shooter suspect laid out plans on Discord app for months
The record of his conversations indicate that the alleged shooter had typed out plans to commit a rampage fueled by his white supremacist beliefs for months.
Japan Times
May 16, 2022
'Copycat' mass shootings becoming deadlier, experts warn after New York attack
One way to try and combat the rise in such hate crimes is for the media to avoid publishing details of the shooters' personal lives, one expert says
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 15, 2022
U.S. gunman kills 10 in racially motivated shooting at New York market
An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three others at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2022
Stop saying student debt relief is for the rich
Instead of perpetuating the myth that student debt cancellation is for the rich, politicians should recognize how regressive the status quo is and do what's best for the nation.
Japan Times
Dec 30, 2021
Inside America’s polarized views on race
Democrats are much more likely to attribute racial gaps to systemic causes such as the legacy of slavery while Republicans believe individual actions and decisions explain the disparity.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2021
Hate-speech case forces Japan to confront workplace racism
A case brought against an employer over discriminatory office handouts is representing a fresh test for Japan's legal system and its measures to combat harassment.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2021
England's Black players face racist abuse after Euro 2020
The comments have prompted a police investigation and wide condemnation, although critics accused some politicians of hypocrisy.
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2021
England's Football Association condemns racist abuse of players after final
“We're disgusted that some of our squad — who have given everything for the shirt this summer — have been subjected to discriminatory abuse online after tonight's game,” the team tweeted.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2021
England will stick to anti-racism stance despite boos
Head coach Gareth Southgate said his team will not 'just stick to football' during the European Championship.
Japan Times
May 6, 2021
Rui Hachimura and younger brother Aren receiving racist abuse online
'Some people say racial discrimination does not exist in Japan,' the younger Hachimura, 21, said in his post. 'But I would like the public to take an interest in the matter.'
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2021
Baseball legend Hank Aaron dies at 86
Persevering in the face of racism, Aaron shattered the previous career record of 714 home runs set by Babe Ruth.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2020
In 2020, sports was about staying safe and speaking out
When the pandemic subsides, what will endure from 2020 in sports?
Japan Times
Oct 28, 2020
He was a rising jazz pianist from Tokyo. Then his NYC dreams were shattered.
He came to New York from Tokyo to make it as a jazz musician, and he did, landing gigs in several touring bands and leading a trio of his own. He was elegant but never flashy on the piano, always well prepared and on time.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals