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Anti-Racism

Racist Hong Kong is still a fact

Equal chance

Recently, there has been much media coverage over the results of the global World Values Survey, which seemed to indicate that seven out of 10 Hongkongers do not wish to live next to someone of a different race.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 5:27am 35 comments

Michel Platini wants Uefa nations to standardise rules on tackling racism

UEFA Boss Michel Platini. Photo: AFP

Uefa is seeking to implement Europe-wide rules on tackling racism at football matches, the president of European soccer's governing body Michel Platini revealed following a string of high-profile incidents this season, particularly in Italy.

17 May 2013 - 6:01am

Le Point magazine to be sued over racist article on Chinese

A French anti-racism group said it was suing leading magazine Le Point for slurring the country's ethnic Chinese community as stingy money-obsessed workaholics.

SOS Racisme said on Monday that a hearing would be held on January 24. The legal action was taken jointly with the AJCF, a body which represents Chinese youths living in France.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:57am

Racism is just one form of vile abuse

Terry was banned for four matches and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Photo: AP

What is the worst kind of verbal abuse a person can throw at someone? Clue, it's not racial abuse.

This is not to diminish the seriousness of racial abuse, which continues to be a blight on the beautiful game, with the latest powderkeg at the Under 21 European Championships qualifying round between Serbia against England.

26 Oct 2012 - 3:33am

Ferdinand brothers call a truce with anti-racism campaign

Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand (right) warms up without the anti-racism "Kick It Out" shirt with teammate Anderson. Photo: AFP

Brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand released a statement expressing disappointment with the football authorities' efforts to tackle racism in the game, but pledging to help find a solution.

26 Oct 2012 - 12:16am

Our city's law against racism remains flawed

The Hospital Authority has always maintained there was no negligence or discrimination in the treatment of solicitor Harrinder Veriah, who died following admission to Ruttonjee Hospital after an epileptic seizure in 2000.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

New era

The Race Discrimination Bill has finally been passed. Do you agree with critics who say it is wrong that public servants who discriminate while performing their duties will not be covered by the law? Write to us.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Critics prompt move to change race bill clause

Rethink after most government activities appear to be exempted

The administration has finally agreed to consider amending a clause in the race relations bill that appears to exempt most government activities from its provisions.

The move comes after a year of intense criticism from lawmakers and the community.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Legislator wants help for disabled students

A legislator has called for affirmative action to help students with special needs get university places. At a Legislative Council subcommittee meeting yesterday, Democrat Cheung Man-kwong (pictured), who represents the education sector, suggested that students with hearing impairments, for example, not have to sit oral examinations at A level.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Race bias bill so full of holes it flouts UN pact, expert says

Draft discrimination law seen as worse than doing nothing

The proposed race-relations law exempts so many discriminatory practices that it breaches international civil rights law, the man who was almost the Equal Opportunities Commission's operations director says.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Minister defends exemptions in race bill

There had been a lot of misunderstanding and distortions of the Race Discrimination Bill, the home affairs minister said yesterday as the Legislative Council gave the draft legislation its first reading.

Patrick Ho Chi-ping said he disagreed with criticism that the protection the bill offered minorities had been severely weakened because of the exemptions it contains.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

slice of life

From the South China Morning Post this week in 1968

American civil rights leader Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis in a murder that shocked the world.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Forty years on, King's speech is still relevant

When Martin Luther King delivered his 'I have a dream' speech 40 years ago, he was addressing an American audience about an American problem - that, 100 years after they were set free, 'the Negro is still not free'.

29 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Real issue avoided

The United Nations World Conference Against Racism ended four months ago, but it has only now resolved a dispute holding up the release of final documents. Major questions remain unanswered, though - the most important being how its resolutions can be implemented.

5 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Too late to settle scores

On the surface the sentiments that initiated the United Nations World Conference Against Racism were straightforward. None of the delegates would disagree with the view that racism in any form was wrong in the past and continues to be wrong today.

9 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

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