Racism storm erupts at Aus Open

Australian Open semi-finalist Naomi Osaka should be focusing on her charge to the No. 1 ranking – instead her Melbourne campaign has been dragged into controversy by a “whitewashed” cartoon advertisement. Japanese company Nissin has now been forced to apologise for its advertising campaign which features caricatures of Japanese tennis superstars Kei Nishikori and Osaka. […]

I Believed in Reverse Racism — Then I Moved to the Deep South

Jody Allard is a writer living in Seattle. She writes primarily about parenting, health and social justice. Desiree’s hand was outstretched, offering me the crumpled packet of Limon. I didn’t know what Limon was, but I saw other girls sneaking tastes of the powder when the nuns weren’t looking. I took the packet from Desiree, […]

‘Newspapers helping fuel racism in football’: Sterling speaks out after alleged abuse at Chelsea

Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling has accused the UK press of “helping to fuel racism and aggression” by reporting differently on black and white players. Sterling was allegedly racially abused in Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Footage from the game widely circulated on social media on showed a group […]

Tesla has a problem with racism in its factory—so do many of its rivals

Enlarge / Robotic arms install the front seats to a Model 3 at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. (credit: Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images) At least six black former Tesla employees have told The New York Times that they suffered from racial harassment while working at the company. Three racial […]

‘More BLM posters than actual black people’: Former employee calls out Facebook’s ‘workplace racism’

A black Facebook employee’s post alleging racial discrimination at the social media giant has gone viral, depicting a racially tone-deaf company and challenging the “progressive” Silicon Valley company’s public image. Mark Luckie shared the message with Facebook management and employees earlier this month after leaving his post as Strategic Partner Manager for Global Influencers focused […]

Stan Lee spent a lifetime condemning racism, most prominently through the heroes in his comic books

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Stan Lee, the founder of Marvel Comics, died at the age of 95 on Monday.  Lee spent a lifetime condemning racism, most prominently via the heroes in his comic books.  “I always felt the X-Men, in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject […]

This Model Is Calling Time on Racism in Fashion

“Leomie, these people are not your friends.” Leomie Anderson’s mother spoke these blunt words to her daughter when she was 14 years old, just beginning her foray into modeling. Though she was young then, Leomie’s never been naive: In her TEDx talk, she speaks about how modeling is no fairy-tale ride. Particularly as a Black […]

There’s new evidence confirming bias of the “father of scientific racism”

Enlarge / The Morton skull collection at the University of Pennsylvania. (credit: Steve Minicola/University of Pennsylvania) Newly discovered handwritten documentation sheds new light on an ongoing scientific controversy regarding a famous collection of nearly 1,000 skulls amassed by a 19th-century Philadelphia physician. Dubbed the “American Golgotha,” the collection is the work of Samuel Morton, who […]

On anniversary of Charlottesville clashes, Trump condemns racism, says he 'fights for' minorities

The US President has spoken out against racism and violence ahead of a fresh Unite the Right rally on Sunday, and has trumpeted his own achievements that he says have benefitted African-Americans and Hispanics. “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I […]

Can’t be racist against whites! Andrew Sullivan booed over criticising ‘racism’ at NY Times

Andrew Sullivan, a self-styled conservative writer who backed Barack Obama and same-sex-marriage, ran afoul of the social justice crowd for criticizing New York Times’ hiring of an Asian-American reporter who wrote racist tweets. Sullivan’s article, published in the New York Magazine on Friday under the headline “When Racism Is Fit to Print,” points out that […]