Saturday, April 13, 2024

Topic: racism

Qatari fans hit back at Germany by recalling Mesut Özil in protest

Qatari Football fans hit back at Germany’s World Cup protest on Sunday by holding pictures of former Germany player Mesut Özil while covering their mouths during Germany's match against Spain on Sunday at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor in Qatar.

French cartoon depicts Qatari footballers as terrorists

A cartoon by a French newspaper depicted Qatari footballers as terrorists and it has sparked outrage on social media, with users calling out its “blatant Islamophobia” and “racism.”

Only piecemeal progress combating racism against people of African descent: Report

More than two years since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States sparked the global Black Lives Matter movement, there’s been only “piecemeal progress” in addressing systemic racism, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday, in a new report.

Mbappe slams French Football Federation for its ignorance of racist comments

French forward Kylian Mbappe has denounced the French Football Federation's (FFF) ignorance of the racial slurs made about him after missing a penalty.

Scientists, academicians condemn project to study ‘racial purity’ of Indians

In an open letter, at least 122 scientists, historians, writers, activists and former bureaucrats on Friday expressed their concern to the Ministry of Culture over a report claiming that the ministry was funding a project to “trace the purity of races in India.”

“Ugly reality”; Black, Brown people fleeing Ukraine not receiving same treatment as Ukrainian refugees

The head of UN refugee agency UNHCR, spoke out on Monday against the “ugly reality” that some refugees fleeing across the Ukraine border, and Third Country Nationals, have been subjected to racism and discrimination.