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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee taken off Mississippi school reading list

Official says some language in the book makes people uncomfortable although copies will remain in school libraries To Kill a Mockingbird, racism and the American south, has been removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district because the language in the book makes people uncomfortable. The Sun […]

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Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one

Brand says it missed mark after being accused of racism in campaign promoting body lotion Dove has apologised after publishing an advert on its Facebook page which showed a black woman turning into a white woman. The brand was accused of racism over the online advertising campaign and it later […]

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FBI terrorism unit says ‘black identity extremists’ pose a violent threat

Leaked report, citing concerns of retaliation over perceptions of police brutality against African Americans, prompts fears of crackdown on activists The US government has declared black identity extremists a violent threat, according to a leaked report from the FBIs counter-terrorism division. The Foreign Policy, has raised fears about federal authorities […]

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Canada’s Jagmeet Singh becomes first non-white politician to lead major party

Justin Trudeau congratulates 38-year-old Sikh lawyer on election to lead New Democratic party into 2019 federal election Jagmeet Singh, a 38-year-old lawyer and practising Sikh, was elected on Sunday to lead Canadas left-leaning New Democrats, becoming the first non-white politician to head a major political party there. The Ontario provincial […]

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Take away Aung San Suu Kyis Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it | George Monbiot

Once she was an inspiration. Now, silent on the plight of the Rohingya, she is complicit in crimes against humanity, writes the Guardian columnist George Monbiot Few of us expect much from political leaders: to do otherwise is to invite despair. But to Aung San Suu Kyi we entrusted our […]

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Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

Surely any person going to work outside their country is an expatriate? But no, the word exclusively applies to white people In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. One of those remnants is the word […]

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I dont like doing this, my father frowned, fixing my hair. But he did it anyway

Growing up in a white family, Georgina Lawton faced a long and sometimes arduous journey of discovery about her racial identity. Here, she reveals how she learned to stop fighting her curly hair My skin is too dark to show a blush, but I came pretty close a few years ago when, as […]

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