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Italian police have opened an investigation after Lazio football fans posted stickers of Holocaust victim Anne Frank wearing the jersey of rivals Roma alongside anti-Semitic slogans. The material was found in an area of Rome's Olympic Stadium occupied by hard-core Lazio fans known as "ultras". Italian President Sergio Mattarella called the case "alarming". Anne Frank became famous for her diary of life as a German Jew in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam in World War Two. Local rivals Lazio and Roma...

Eighth graders in Biloxi, Miss., will no longer be required to read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racial inequality and the civil rights movement that has been taught in countless classrooms and influenced generations of readers. Kenny Holloway, the vice president of the Biloxi School Board, told The Sun Herald there had been complaints about the book. “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same...

Nearly one in three Oxford colleges failed to admit a single black British A-level student in 2015, with the university accused of “social apartheid” over its admissions policies by the former education minister David Lammy.
The data shows that 10 out of 32 Oxford colleges did not award a place to a black British pupil with A-levels in 2015, the first time the university has released such figures since 2010. Oriel College only offered one place to a black British A-level student in six...

A Nivea advert that features a black woman using the company’s product with the tagline ‘visibly lightens’ has been branded “racist”. Social media users have called the advert, which has appeared in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal, “racist” and “colourist” and urged that it be taken down. Former Miss Nigeria Omowunmi Akinnifesi appears in the advert for the moisturising lotion, “Natural Fairness”, and in the video version she says that “visibly fairer skin” makes her feel younger. Her...

A noted Swiss investor and business-television commentator Marc Faber faced backlash Tuesday for comments in a newsletter thanking God that “white people populated America, and not the blacks.” CNBC and Fox Business Network said they will no longer book Faber on their shows, and he has been asked to step down from at least one company board.

In response to the criticism, Faber decried what he saw as threats to the freedom of speech. “If you have to live in a society where you cannot...

The elections in Austria have shown a sharp move to the right. They are a further warning of the danger of the far right exploiting the bitterness in society. The leading position, the chancellor, is set to be taken by Sebastian Kurz, of the right wing Conservative People’s Party (OVP). Preliminary results show the OVP with around 31.5 percent of the vote. Two parties are close for second place. One is the fascist Freedom Party (FPO)—whose founders included former Nazis, and whose first...

White nationalists briefly rallied on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes in August led to the death of a woman who was run down by a car. A few dozen white nationalists, led by so-called "alt-right" activist Richard Spencer and carrying torches gathered at Emancipation Park near a covered statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the removal of which was blocked by a court pending the outcome of a legal challenge. Spencer posted a video on Twitter showing the...

As white supremacists prepared to descend on Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, the FBI warned about a new movement that was violent, growing, and racially motivated. Only it wasn’t white supremacists; it was “black identity extremists.” Amid a rancorous debate over whether the Trump administration has downplayed the threat posed by white supremacist groups, the FBI’s counterterrorism division has declared that black identity extremists pose a growing threat of premeditated violence...

A synagogue in Leeds has been daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti. A Swastika and the word "kikes" were painted or sprayed on to the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue on Harrogate Road overnight. Police said they were treating it as a hate crime and that patrols in the area had been stepped up.

Jewish MP Fabian Hamilton, whose constituency covers the synagogue, said it was an "attack on an entire community". "Make no mistake, there is no place for this hate in Leeds North East - a...

In August, two men were charged in the beating of a black man during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., in an assault that was captured on video and widely shared. On Monday, a local magistrate in Charlottesville issued an arrest warrant for the man who was beaten, accusing him of the same felony offense.

DeAndre Harris, 20, was beaten with a metal pipe and wooden boards by at least six men inside a parking garage on Aug. 12, and efforts to identify his assailants...

“I don’t think there’s any answer to it, there’s only one way, I would carpet bomb them,” a young man offers as a solution for Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. “The Jews should have the right to hate [Arabs],” the man adds. “I think we have the right to hate them.” He’s one of a number of everyday Israelis in the streets of Jerusalem interviewed in the video above by Abby Martin, for TeleSUR’s The Empire Files.

Many of them are immigrants, or the children of immigrants, from...

Personal care brand Dove has been forced to apologise after releasing a series of "racist" images that appeared to show a black woman turning white after using the soap. The "deeply ignorant" campaign sees a black woman peeling off her T-shirt to reveal a white woman underneath her skin. A further image shows the white woman undressing to reveal an Asian woman. Dove, owned by consumer goods giant Unilever wrote on Twitter: "An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in...

Neo-Nazi terrorist groups are continuing attempts to radicalise and recruit followers online despite being banned by the Government, The Independent can reveal. The Home Office outlawed Scottish Dawn and NS131 (National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action) as aliases of National Action, which is the first far-right group ever proscribed in the UK. The ban came weeks after The Independent warned that both Scottish Dawn and NS131 were front groups being used by National Action members to evade...

A man who went on a racist rampage and abused nearly a dozen young school children as they walked home from school in Margate has been jailed. Kevin Friend, 30, previously of Ingoldsby Road in Folkestone, started his racist rampage by assaulting a security guard at a shop in Margate High Street on Tuesday, June 2017. As seen in this video, he then continued on his rampage, shouting and swearing racial abuse at a number of Hartsdown Academy pupils in All Saints Avenue the same day. A 14-year-...

Swedish anti-racist politicians, watchdog groups and Jewish organisations have expressed anger as self-professed National Socialists prepare for a rally slated to take place on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in the country's second-largest city. The Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM), which anti-racist organisations describe as neo-Nazis, is holding a demonstration on September 30 in Gothenburg, which is located on Sweden's western coast. They have dubbed the event "Revolt against the...