News

A Mahatma Gandhi statue has been removed from the campus of the University of Ghana after protests from students and faculty who argue the Indian independence leader considered Africans “inferior”.

The statue was unveiled at the university in the Ghanian capital Accra two years ago but has been the subject of controversy and was removed in the middle of the night on Tuesday, leaving just an empty plinth.

Scholars have highlighted evidence in past years showing the revered...

Negative press coverage of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling "emboldens racist rhetoric", says the Professional Footballers' Association.

Sterling, 24, posted on Instagram on Sunday saying newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" by the ways in which they portray young black footballers.

Sterling was allegedly racially abused during City's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.

"It is evident that he is often singled out and treated more harshly than his colleagues," said a union...

Belgium’s Africa Museum will reopen to the public on 9 December after five years of renovations designed to modernize the museum from an exhibition of pro-colonial propaganda to one that is critical of Belgium’s imperialist past.

The museum, full of artefacts and stuffed wildlife, was often criticized for ignoring the brutalities of King Leopold II’s fiefdom, whose troops collected the hands of those who resisted slave labor at a time when millions of Congolese people are estimated to...

Extremist Jewish settlers have vandalized vehicles in a Palestinian town east of Tel Aviv, slashing the tires of parked cars and spraying racist graffiti on them.

Ma'an News Agency, quoting local sources, reported on Sunday that more than 30 cars in Kafr Kassem had been targeted by a group of settlers.

“We will take revenge,” and “Death to Arabs;” the words were spray-painted on the walls of the neighborhood.

Palestinians say acts of vandalism and theft occur mainly on...

The extent of racial bias faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic citizens in 21st-century Britain has been laid bare in an unprecedented study showing a gulf in how people of different ethnicities are treated in their daily lives.

A survey for the Guardian of 1,000 people from minority ethnic backgrounds found they were consistently more likely to have faced negative everyday experiences – all frequently associated with racism – than white people in a comparison poll.

The...

German officers shut down a far-right music concert after members of the audience began chanting a Nazi slogan, police have said.

The gig in Ostritz, a town in the eastern state of Saxony, attracted several hundred people on Saturday evening, according to German newspaper Deutsche Welle. 

“Two far-right bands played in front of several hundred participants," Saxony police said in a statement. "Around 11.20pm, the policemen guarding the event heard 'Sieg Heil' chants. Several...

A 15-year-old Syrian refugee seen being pushed to the ground and having water poured on his face in a video shared on social media has said he will not return to the school where the incident took place.

Footage of the playground incident, which occurred at Almondbury community school on 25 October, went viral on Tuesday night. Since then, fresh footage has emerged that is said to show the boy’s sister being physically abused at the same school.

On November 29 afternoon around...

People of African descent are facing "widespread and entrenched prejudice and exclusion" across the European Union, a study suggests.

Race-related violence, discriminatory police profiling, and discrimination in the search for jobs and housing were commonplace for many, the EU's agency for fundamental rights (FRA) said.

Finland had the highest rates of race-related harassment and violence while the UK had amongst the lowest.

The FRA urged countries to take action.

...

Anti-Semitism is still prevalent — and even on the rise — in Europe, according to a new poll.

The CNN/ComRes poll — which surveyed more than 7,000 people in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Sweden and Great Britain — found that one in 10 respondents said they are not favourable toward Jewish people. The number rose when the poll looked specifically at Hungary (19 per cent) and Poland (15 per cent).

That’s compared to over one-third (36 per cent) of respondents who...

As a Republican, Mitchell Adkins complained of feeling like an outcast at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. “Hardcore liberals” made fun of him, he wrote, and he faced “discrimination on a daily basis.” He soon dropped out and enrolled in trade school.

But his simmering rage led him back to campus one morning in April 2017, when Adkins pulled out a machete in the campus coffee shop, demanded that patrons state their political affiliation and began slashing at Democrats.

...

Students from a Muslim religious school in northeastern Greece have boycotted the latest curriculum that has reduced Turkish language lessons and Islamic teachings at the school.

The Western Thrace region of Greece is home to a Muslim-Turkish minority of around 150,000 people.

In a video uploaded on the internet on Sunday, a representative of the students from Medrese-i Hayriye, a high school in Komotini, made a press statement and said they will continue the boycott until...

Dolce & Gabbana was just hours away from welcoming guests to a huge fashion show in China. Now, amid accusations of racism, the event has been postponed, according to the luxury brand's official Weibo account.

The fashion house has found itself embroiled in controversy over a series of videos released on social media. By the time the postponement was announced, a number of celebrity invitees had already said they would not be attending the show, which was due to take place in...

Confrontations have broken out in the Netherlands between supporters and opponents of the divisive Christmas character known as Black Pete.

White people there often daub their faces with dark paint when they dress up to play the character who is a helper of the Dutch version of Santa Claus – but opponents say the traditional practice promotes racist stereotypes.

A nationally televised parade to welcome Sinterklaas – the red-robed version of St Nicholas – into the historic...

A Greek prosecutor is investigating the display of a Nazi symbol by home fans during Greece's match against Estonia in Athens in the UEFA Nations League.

The investigation by a prosecutor for racist violence was ordered on Tuesday following a complaint by Greece's Sports Minister Giorgos Vassiliadis.

Photos from Sunday's match at the Athens Olympic Stadium show a small group of black-clad Greek fans displaying a banner with a Nazi symbol and burning a Turkish flag in the stands...

France's "yellow vest" protests over the last three days have been marred by demonstrators being killed and injured, but also by incidents at road blocks that saw some drivers targeted by racist or homophobic abuse. In some cases protesters fought among themselves.

The movement has been under fire after videos were broadcast showing protesters shouting racist abuse at ethnic minority motorists. In Cognac in the southwest a black woman driver was told to “go back to your country”,...