Archive for the 'racism' Category

Top Gear faces racism test case following Mexico comments – Daily Telegraph

“A Mexican woman has accused the BBC programme Top Gear of racism and instructed lawyers to bring a test case against the show after remarks made by the presenters characterised Mexicans as lazy and oafish.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mangrove Nine: the court challenge against police racism in Notting Hill – The Guardian

“Forty years ago this week, a trial started which exposed heavy-handed police tactics in Notting Hill and changed racial justice in the UK forever.”

Full story

The Guardian, 29th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hammer attack school condemned by victim’s mother – The Guardian

“The mother of a white 15-year-old boy who was left with brain damage after a hammer attack by a gang of British Asian pupils blamed his school today after a report found it failed to recognise a series of racist incidents prior to the assault.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed over racism row bus stop death in Liverpool – BBC News

“A man who lashed out at a 70-year-old man for making racist remarks about him has been jailed for his manslaughter.”

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BBC News, 12th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Was it necessary to turn an insult involving coconuts into a criminal prosecution? – Daily Telegraph

“In a heated council debate, Shirley Brown called her colleague a ‘coconut’ and has since been convicted under the Public Order Act. Elizabeth Grice reports.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Coconut’ row councillor in race conviction appeal – BBC News

“A black councillor who called an Asian colleague a ‘coconut’ will appeal against her conviction for racial harassment, her solicitor has said.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Neo-Nazis convicted of race hate charges – The Independent

“Two ‘proud neo-Nazis’ who posted abusive messages on the internet about Jews and other ethnic minorities were convicted of inciting racial hatred today.”

Full story

The Independent, 24th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

White supremacist jailed over chemical weapon – The Independent

“A white supremacist who became the first person to be sentenced for producing a chemical weapon was jailed for 10 years today.”

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The Independent, 14th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Race attack rail passenger from Hertfordshire jailed – BBC News

“A rail passenger has been jailed for five months for racially abusing a ticket inspector in Hertfordshire.”

Full story

BBC News, 22nd April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BNP barrister sparks debate on workplace ethics – The Lawyer

“The decision by St Philips Chambers to distance itself from former barrister Roger Grierson, who is to fight a seat for the British National Party (BNP) at the general election, has instigated heated debate among Birmingham lawyers.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 29th March 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Bingo website ad banned for presenting negative racial stereotype – The Guardian

“The advertising watchdog has banned a TV commercial for a gambling website for portraying black people as less intelligent than white people and presenting a negative racial stereotype.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BNP ‘whites-only’ membership rules outlawed – The Guardian

“Judge agrees with human rights watchdog that British National party’s rewritten criteria for joining are still racist.”

Full story

The Guardian, 12th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers rule out ban on BNP teachers – The Guardian

“Ministers have ruled out banning members of the British National party from the teaching profession, after an independent inquiry into racism in schools decided such a move would be disproportionate. The issue of whether those who belong to racist organisations should be prevented from teaching – as they are from working as police or prison officers – will be reviewed annually.”

Full story

The Guardian, 12th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police forces face threat of ‘racist’ label over stop and searches – The Guardian

“Equalities watchdog warns of enforcement action against forces that excessively target people from ethnic minorities.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pair found guilty over Luton ‘scum’ protest – BBC News

“Two men who shouted ‘scum, scum, scum’ at Muslim protestors during a soldiers’ homecoming parade have been convicted of committing a public order offence.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Anti-extremist protesters jailed for Luton rampage – BBC News

“Four men have been jailed for going on the rampage during a march against Muslim extremists in Luton.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th January 2010

Sourcce: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for racist row killing – BBC News

“A 22-year-old man has been jailed for killing a Qatari student during a racist row in East Sussex.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Met police officer cleared of racially abusing teenagers – The Guardian

“A Metropolitan police officer was found not guilty today of racially abusing two teenagers.”

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Amir Khan and Frank Warren launch legal bid to force Facebook to remove ‘racist’ content – Daily Telegraph

“British boxing champion Amir Khan and his promoter, Frank Warren, have launched a legal campaign to force Facebook to tackle ‘highly defamatory’ or abusive postings.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Black magistrate victimised after reporting concerns of racism – Daily Telegraph

“A black magistrate who alleged she witnessed ‘hostile treatment’ of black defendants in court was victimised after reporting her concerns, a tribunal ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Asian man who called policemen ‘white redneck hooligans’ is guilty of racism – Daily Telegraph

“An Asian man who called police officers ‘white redneck hooligans’ has been found guilty of making racist remarks.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Schoolboy is first convicted of racist harassment of classmate – Daily Telegraph

“A schoolboy is facing the threat of a year in a young offenders’ institute after he became the first to be convicted of racially harrassing a fellow pupil.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge accused of using racial slur against gypsies – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has been accused of using a ‘racial slur’ against gypsies while sentencing a conman, who he said had ‘gypped’ a student out of money.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Privacy rights thwart evidence search in hammer attack lawsuit – OUT-LAW.com

“A school that is being sued for failing to prevent a vicious attack on a pupil does not need to give the victim’s legal team access to a database of pupil misbehaviour because the disclosure would be disproportionate and breach children’s human rights.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 2nd June 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Met police ‘not racist’ during Stephen Lawrence case, says Ian Blair – The Guardian

“Sir Ian Blair, the former commissioner of the Metropolitan police, said today that he did not ‘necessarily’ believe that the police officers who investigated the murder of Stephen Lawrence were racist.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: 10 years on – Ministry of Justice

“Jack Straw has given a speech on the report of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry published ten years ago today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 24th February 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Sol Campbell: Three plead guilty to racist and homophobic chants – Daily Telegraph

“Three men have pleaded guilty to chanting homophobic and racist abuse at Sol Campbell during a football match.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2009

Source: www.telegarph.co.uk

MoD investigates race hate on web – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence launched a fresh inquiry into racism in the army last night after the Guardian uncovered a series of extreme and offensive comments on the social networking site Facebook.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Air steward drops racism and homophobia case against F1 chief Ron Dennis – The Times

“An air steward apologised ‘unreservedly’ yesterday for making ‘unfounded’ allegations of racism and homophobia against Ron Dennis, the McLaren Formula One chairman.”

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The Times, 14th January 2009

SOurce: www.timesonline.co.uk

Men convicted of race hate crimes – BBC News

“Two men have been convicted of publishing  ‘obnoxious and abhorrent’  racist material.”

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BBC News, 8th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Leprechaun’ insult case dropped – BBC News

“A teenager from Liverpool who was being prosecuted for swearing at her pregnant Irish neighbour and calling her a leprechaun has had her case dropped.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Muslim police anger over leaflet – BBC News

“Muslim police leaders are demanding to know why no action has been taken over a leaflet which blames Muslims for the heroin trade.”

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BBC News, 19th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Huge rise in number of racist attacks – The Independent

“Record numbers of racist incidents – from verbal abuse to stabbings – are being reported to police, fuelling fears that levels of Islamophobia are rising.”

Full story

The Independent, 9th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

White man guilty of racial abuse after calling white guards ‘honkies’ – Daily Telegraph

“A white man has admitted of racially abusing three white security guards by calling them ‘honkies’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Anti-Semitic violence nears record level – The Independent

“The number of anti-Semitic attacks in Britain has reached its second-highest level ever, MPs have been told. Figures from a charity show 547 such incidents were recorded last year, of which a record 114 were violent assaults.”

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The Independent, 17th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Colleagues jailed for race abuse – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for three years for a campaign of racial harassment against a Muslim colleague.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Racism rife in Commons, says MP – The Guardian

“The House of Commons, held up as a beacon of democracy, has a ‘dirty little secret’, according to black MPs – its racism.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

FA seeks power to dock points from clubs for religious abuse – The Guardian

“English football clubs could be docked points from their league campaigns as part of a new zero-tolerance policy against fans who engage in antisemitic or Islamophobic abuse, the FA said yesterday.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Morrissey accepts apology for ‘racist’ slur – The Times

“Morrissey, the singer, accepted a public apology yesterday over a suggestion that he was a racist and a hypocrite.”

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The Times, 4th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Muslim leader says police are ‘too cautious’ over Asian pimp gangs – Daily Telegraph

“A Muslim leader has accused the police of being ‘over cautious’ when investigating Asian gangs suspected of prostituting young white girls for fear of stirring up race riots.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Solicitor General speech: CPS – racist and religious crimes – Attorney General’s Office

“Speech by Vera Baird, Solicitor General, for the CPS Racist and Religious Crimes Policy Refresh, at the Mermaid Conference and Event Centre, London 19 March 2008.”

Full speech

Attorney General’s Office, 19th March 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Bullying and racism claims at nursing council – The Guardian

“The government set up an independent inquiry yesterday into allegations of bullying and racism at the regulatory body that upholds professional standards among Britain’s 700,000 nurses and midwives.”

Full story

The Guardian, 12th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Racism at immigration centres revealed in report – The Guardian

“Staff training at immigration detention centres must be improved, says an official report which recorded a catalogue of racist behaviour in the system.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Renault withdraws newspaper ad after complaints of racism – The Independent

“Renault has withdrawn an ad over fears that its use of the term ‘the N-word’ could cause offence.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Channel 4 cleared over N-word row – The Guardian

“Channel 4 has been cleared of breaching broadcasting regulations over its decision to transmit an incident in which a Big Brother contestant used a racially offensive word to describe another housemate.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New law outlaws incitement of religious hatred – Home Office

“The Racial and Religious Hatred Act comes into effect today, forbidding threats and other intimidating statements intended to stir up hatred against people because of their religious beliefs.”

Press release

Home Office, 1st October 2007

Source: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Can the broadcaster or the makers be prosecuted? – Daily Telegraph

“Under Section 22 of the Public Order Act 1986, a broadcaster can be prosecuted for airing a programme including material likely to stir up racial hatred.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Six guilty over city race riots – BBC News

“Five men and a 15-year-old boy have been found guilty of criminal charges in connection with race riots which broke out in Birmingham in 2005.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tintin book is crude, racist and must be banned, says watchdog – The Times

“A cartoon adventure featuring Tintin, the heroic Belgian journalist, should not be sold in Britain, the Commission for Racial Equality said yesterday. The racism watchdog said that it was unacceptable for any shop to sell or display Tintin in the Congo, a comic book written in 1930 that features crude racial stereotypes.”

Full story 

The Times, 12th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Britain limits EU religious hatred ban – Reuters

“Britain has narrowed the scope of a European Union-wide ban on incitement to religious hatred in a proposed anti-racism law, diplomats said on Tuesday.”

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Reuters, 18th April 2007

Source: www.reuters.com


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