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LGBT + marches from London to New York call for an end to racism world news

As thousands of people marched worldwide for pride and racial justice this weekend, many demonstrators called for an end to the often overlooked racism within the LGBT + community. Pride events celebrating LGBT + rights take place worldwide throughout June – though most have been canceled or put online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic – but the emergence …

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African countries in the air are calling on the UN Panel to investigate “systemic racism” in the United States

On Thursday, African countries slowed down their call for an intensive review of key issues of police brutality and systemic racism in the United States by the United Nations’ highest human rights organization after American officials held talks over the back channel of opposition to anti-Western and anti-American ones Ideas, said diplomats. The Africa Group revised a draft resolution, but …

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The Australian official urges the students to consider studying there because China claims racism

The Australian finance minister urged students around the world to “consider Australia” and to inform CNBC that the country remains “friendly” and “multicultural” as it addresses the recent turnaround in tensions with China. Beijing warned its students this week to be “careful” about choosing Australia as the destination for overseas education. The Chinese Ministry of Education pointed to the increasing …

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Hollywood celebrities take responsibility for racism in incredibly valuable PSA

As the saying goes, the celebrities are back. On Thursday, a PSA with A-listeners like Kristen Bell, Kesha, Aaron Paul, Stanley Tucci, Bryce Dallas Howard and Debra Messing started a new campaign called #ITakeResponsibility. The campaign, launched by entertainment production company Confluential Content in partnership with NAACP, aims to encourage white people to declare racism and to support black lives …

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Theater artists complain of racism in their industry

More than 300 theater artists – black, indigenous, and black – released a blistering statement to the White American Theater on Monday exposing racial injustice in their industry. “They are all part of this house of cards built on white fragility and supremacy,” the statement said on the Internet. “And this is a house that won’t stand.” Signatories include Pulitzer …

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Detroit is united against racism – but divided in protesting tactics

DETROIT – When Tray Little heard that Detroit people, like people across the country, were gathering in Minneapolis after George Floyd’s death, he knew he had to show up. As an African American who had felt unsafe near the police, he wanted to speak out for racial justice and condemn acts of violence by police officers like the one accused …

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Protests against “worldwide” racism continue

ROME / LONDON (Reuters) – Protesters in Rome held their fists in the air and sang “No justice! No peace! “On Sunday, while people in London who opposed official warnings did not gather, they lay down in front of the US Embassy as part of a rolling global anti-racism movement. In Belgium, the police fired tear gas and dispersed around …

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Latinos have to deal with “deeply rooted” racism against blacks under George Floyd’s protests, a certain urge

Ana Sanz, 26, marched about 10 miles with a sprained ankle in Washington, DC on Monday to protest George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis and to demand accountability for law enforcement officials to dehumanize black people. But Sanz, an Afro-Latinx from Washington who works with women to overcome domestic and sexual violence, said it was time for something else too – …

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NFL players publish a video asking the league to condemn racism and support black players

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson joined in the video released on Thursday night from other soccer stars like Odell Beckham Jr., Patrick Mahomes, Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, Tyrann Mathieu, Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley. In the video, they asked the NFL to make a statement condemning racism and police brutality after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. “How often do we …

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