‘Prison helped me understand’: Man who shot 6 migrants in Italy says he’s got ‘no racial hatred’

A neo-nazi extremist who randomly shot six Africans in a rampage in an Italian town thinking it would avenge the brutal murder of a young woman, now faces 12 years in jail. Luca Traini told the court he was “wrong” and is “sorry.” Traini, who is now 29, spent the morning of February 3 cruising […]

‘We will take the land by force’: South Africa’s land crisis may explode into racial violence

The controversial land-confiscation policy proposed by the Ramaphosa-led ANC government could ignite clashes among South African citizens, who are split into two rival camps on the issue along racial lines. The new legislation allowing land seizure without compensation, which was proposed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) as early as 2015 and supported by […]

Should There Be Racial and Gender Quotas for the U.S. Congress? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should there be racial and gender quotas for the U.S. Congress?You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Niko Zagame, Manitowoc, Wisconsin How about term limits so we don’t have career politicians? The presidency has a two-term limit, which is eight years. Why not similar term limits for senators […]

Should There Be Racial and Gender Quotas for U.S. Congress? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should there be racial and gender quotas for the U.S. Congress?You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Niko Zagame, Manitowoc, Wisconsin How about term limits so we don’t have career politicians? The presidency has a two-term limit, which is eight years. Why not similar term limits for senators […]

Uber’s head of HR resigns after an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination

Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination. Hornsey is head of Uber’s human resources department and one of the firm’s top spokespeople on diversity and discrimination issues. She had been in the role for about 18 months. […]

Lonely Planet Under Fire After Accusing Swiss Police of Racial Profiling

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Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial sensitivity training

The world’s biggest coffee company Starbucks has announced that it will close all of its company-owned cafes in the United States for one afternoon on May 29 to educate employees about racial bias. The announcement comes as the company tries to cool tensions following an incident in its Philadelphia store, in which two black men […]

TV star sorry for racial clanger

AUSTRALIAN Olympic legend Kerri Pottharst has issued a public, unreserved apology for making a comment that has offended many viewers of Channel 7’s Commonwealth Games beach volleyball coverage. The beach volleyball gold medal-winner from the Sydney 2000 Olympics dropped a comment that many fans believe was racially insensitive when commenting during Australia’s massive win over […]

Lack of racial diversity in medical textbooks could mean inequity in care, study suggests

Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room in Vancouver, Patricia Louie saw posters that only featured white and light skin-toned people depicted as patients. She wondered if medical textbooks would also reflect what she considered to be a biased portrayal of Canada’s diverse population.