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Cologne's chief of police has rejected criticism over accusations that officers used racial profiling while conducting identification checks on New Year's Eve.

Authorities in the city had stepped up security measures for revelers after last year's spate of sexual assaults which were blamed on refugees of North African descent.
More than 1,500 officers were deployed to the inner city, with additional support of several hundred federal police present at railway stations.
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According to an ex-employee of the high-end designer Versace, the company informs their salespeople if a black person is walking through the store with a “secret code.”

The former male employee, who worked in a Bay Area store, “in a lawsuit says a manager told him about a store code called “D410,” which was used to casually let co-workers know a black person was present — as in, ‘we got a D410 in menswear,'” reports say. He also claims that he was treated differently as a black man...

A video has surfaced on social media of a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, aggressively arresting a mother and her teenage daughter after the mother called police to report an assault on her seven-year-old son.

A recording of the incident posted on Facebook Live by an extended family member showed the mother, who has been identified as Jacqueline Craig, and her teenage daughter being wrestled to the ground and arrested one by one with a stun gun held against their backs.

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Members of Calgary's Sikh community are speaking out after a Sikh temple was spray-painted with hateful graffiti.

Early Thursday morning, the World Sikh Organization of Canada said swastikas and profanity were painted on the property of the Sikh Society of Calgary on 81st Street S.W.

On Friday, graffiti was visible around six locations in and around the building. Police confirmed a graffiti co-ordinator and a hate crime co-ordinator have been called in to investigate the...

anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders was found guilty Friday of insulting and inciting discrimination against Moroccans, a conviction he immediately slammed as a "shameful" attack on free speech and an attempt to "neutralize" him.

Presiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the court would not impose a sentence because the conviction was punishment enough for a democratically elected lawmaker.

Wilders was not in court for the verdict that came just over three months before national...

Harry Potter star Miriam Margoyles sparks race row after ‘humiliating’ black fan at £5-a-time autograph signing.

Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes has been accused of making a “racist joke” which left a “black man feeling humiliated” at an autograph signing.

Margoyles was charging £5 for signed photographs at the London Film Convention when she told the man “Jews and blacks, they get a discount”.

BAFTA winner Margoyles, who is 75 and Jewish herself, had earlier said...

The white Arkansas school board member’s Halloween costume was extremely detailed — and deeply offensive.

In the pictures, every part of Ted Bonner’s face is painted black except his lips, which are a garish red, hiding imitation gapped teeth. He’s wearing bib overalls and a straw hat. And in his hands, he’s holding a handwritten sign that says “Blak Lives Matters.”

The photos were snapped on Halloween, but began circulating on social media last week, when Bonner’s blackface...

A police officer in Minnesota who shot and killed Philando Castile, during a routine traffic stop, was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Castille's girlfriend went on Facebook Live following the incident.
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi made the announcement during a Wednesday morning press conference that officer Jeronimo Yanez will face three charges for shooting and killing Philando Castile on July 6.

Choi said he concluded that “use of deadly force by Officer Yanez...

A massive 198 people were arrested in Rotterdam on Saturday for wanting to protest against racist character Zwarte Piet. Among them were GroenLinks councilor Simion Blom, lawyer Michiel Pestman and activist Jerry Afriyie.

According to newspaper AD, the people arrested belong to action group Kick Out Zwarte Piet. The police stopped the bus carrying the protesters to Sinterklaas' national arrival in Maassluis. A spokesperson for the group told the newspaper that the police told them...

The week following Donald Trump’s election win was marked by countless acts of hate and violence carried out across the country. Reports of vandalized property, verbal attacks and physical assaults on Muslim, Jewish, Black, Latino and LGBT communities inundated news outlets, leaving many members of these communities fearful for what the future would bring.

In Montana, reports that anti-Semitic leaflets were cropping up in residential neighborhoods led one synagogue to request police...

Twitter's Chief Executive Jack Dorsey apologized on Thursday after the microblogging service let through an ad promoting a white supremacist group.

"We made a mistake here and we apologize. Our automated system allowed an ad promoting hate. Against our policy. We did a retro and fixed," Dorsey tweeted.

The ad titled "New Article: The United States Was Founded as a White People's Republic' on NEW ORDER website" showed eight white children in a field. It was tweeted from an...

Imran Khan was left with burning skin and eyes when a teenager squirted the liquid from a Lucozade bottle through the window of his car.

The 37-year-old, who is still in pain, says the assault in Barking last Tuesday came after he was intimidated by a gang of teens as he delivered a pizza to Academy Way.

“There were a group of 13 or 14 of them, they surrounded me,” the dad-of-five explained.

“They started swearing at me, I didn’t know what to do.

“They took the...

At least two more churches have been vandalized with what appears to be pro-Donald Trump racist graffiti, according to the houses of worship.

One of the churches, St. David's Episcopal, in Beanblossom, Ind., was targeted sometime Saturday, a Facebook post from the church says.

"Three tags were painted on the outside of the church," the post says, including "Heil Trump" and a swastika.

"We are disappointed that our safe haven has been vandalized but will not let the...

Senior officials in West Virginia have become embroiled in a race row after a county employee published a Facebook post likening Michelle Obama to an “ape in heels”.

Clay County Development Corporation director Pamela Ramsey Taylor published the post to celebrate Donald Trump’s election victory, commenting it would be “refreshing” to have a “classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House."

She continued to say: “I'm tired of seeing a Ape in heels”, in the...

British police confirmed on Wednesday they had launched an investigation after suspected PKK sympathizers vandalized a Turkish mosque in London.

The London Diyanet Mosque in Hornsey, north London, came under attack on Tuesday night. Attackers -- who were recorded on CCTV -- threw stones, broke windows and wrote terrorist slogans on the building’s walls.

The initials “PKK” and anti-Turkish slogans were daubed on the property.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed to Anadolu...