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Racist abuse against Frenchwoman in Australia goes viral on YouTube

Police are investigating a torrent of threatening and racist abuse against a Frenchwoman on a Melbourne bus that was caught on camera and went viral on YouTube.

Friday, 23 November, 2012, 4:01am

Talking Points

Battle lines drawn at European summit

22 Nov 2012 - 3:18am

Abusing both democracy and the elderly poor

Hong Kong is ready for democracy, you say? Go tell that to the 400,000 impoverished senior citizens who struggle daily to survive. Democracy has derailed immediate government relief for them, while grandstanding politicians use them as pawns.

21 Nov 2012 - 4:16am 7 comments

English players’ union backs tougher racism sanctions

The English Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) issued a six-point action plan to help deal with racism on Wednesday following a series of high profile developments in the fallout from the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand case.

The PFA has been criticised for not doing enough to tackle the problem, but responded by saying the time was right for tougher penalties.

25 Oct 2012 - 9:44am

Aboriginal boxer Mundine accused of racism

Interim WBA light middleweight champion Anthony Mundine has been accused of racism after making disparaging remarks about the heritage of his upcoming opponent, fellow Australian Aboriginal Daniel Geale.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:14pm

Zadig & Voltaire shouldn't get away with discrimination

We are taught not to judge a book by its cover. We understand it as the logical and right thing to do. So when luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana made headlines with its discriminatory policy of banning Hong Kong residents from taking photographs of its storefront, it caused a storm.

15 Oct 2012 - 3:18pm 25 comments

Soccer must have zero tolerance for racism

Television sports fans who switched from the Olympic Games to English Premier League soccer may ponder the contrast between the sportsmanship that typifies Olympians and the loutish antics of many footballers, and between the role models they offer young admirers. Olympic athletes take centre stage only for a short time, while the soccer league occupies it most of the year.

30 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Football Association looks guilty of double standards in treatment of John Terry

The high-profile court hearing and the independent trial have come and gone and the verdicts given – but how do you find the accused, John Terry Chelsea’s controversial warrior and former England captain? Is he guilty or not guilty of racism and bringing the game into disrepute?

29 Sep 2012 - 2:57am

Rabbi's bashing in Berlin sparks new fears of anti-semitism in Germany

The brutal daylight beating of a rabbi in front of his six-year-old daughter has sparked condemnation in Germany, with some Jewish groups saying they feared a rise in anti-Semitic behaviour.

1 Sep 2012 - 4:42am

Legco hopeful Lam Yi-lai sparks racism row over helpers' holidays

A candidate for next month's Legislative Council election is at the centre of a racism row over her campaign call for Hong Kong's 300,000 foreign domestic helpers to be denied traditional Chinese public holidays.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:27pm