Tag: racism

Newfields Director Charles Venable Has Resigned After Posting a Job Ad That Sparked Allegations of Racism

Charles Venable has resigned as director and CEO of Newfields after the Indianapolis museum posted a job listing that sparked widespread criticism. The post said the candidate for the director job should seek to “attract a broader and more diverse audience while maintaining the…

/ February 17, 2021
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‘Sick Of Fighting’: Racism To Be Addressed In New AFL Documentary

Amazon Prime Carlton player Eddie Betts stars in AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, 'Making Their Mark'.The AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, ‘Making Their Mark’, will address some of the racism faced by players when it releases next month. The trailer for the…

/ February 15, 2021
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Nike’s Support For ‘Systemically Racist’ Collingwood A Critical Global Test For Both Brands

Getty Nike, known for its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick, said it will wait to see if Collingwood makes changes.While sponsors are for now standing by Collingwood after a report found systemic racism at the Magpies,…

/ February 12, 2021
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Big Names Get Behind India Farmers’ Protest As Government Silences Supporters

As hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers charge ahead with their monthslong protests of new agricultural laws on the outskirts of New Delhi, the movement has spilled over to the internet.  Like on the ground where police have arrested at least eight journalists and dozens…

/ February 12, 2021
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Sam Newman’s Claims Lumumba Gave Himself Nickname Backfires: ‘It’s Proof Club Bosses Knew’

Héritier Lumumba says a resurfaced AFL player profile which lists “The Chimp” as his nickname proves Collingwood officials knew about the term, despite constantly denying they’d heard it.  The 2007 pamphlet, that was circulated at games, was tweeted by football…

/ February 11, 2021
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How San Francisco Renamed Its Schools

Last month, San Francisco’s Board of Education voted, 6–1, to change the names of forty-four schools, including schools named after Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. A committee formed by the board in 2018, in the wake of the white-supremacist rally…

/ February 6, 2021
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How Black Lives Matter Came to the Academy

On a Saturday night in early June, Shardé Davis, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut, was sitting on a couch in a rented apartment in San Diego, scrolling through her Twitter feed. She…

/ January 30, 2021
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Is Considering Changing Its Name After a Local Newspaper Surfaced Its Founder’s Racist Legacy

Prompted by a report in the local newspaper about the segregationist activities of William Rockhill Nelson, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, is reassessing its name and considering whether or not to continue honoring the real estate and newspaper…

/ January 22, 2021
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Trump Supporters’ Main Problem Was Never The Economy

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress met to count the Electoral Votes that named Joe Biden the winner of the November election.Safe to say, the Donald Trump…

/ January 16, 2021
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Living in the Age of the White Mob

For most of the hundred and fifty-six years since the Civil War, white mobs have had free rein over American society. They burned Black schools during Reconstruction, strung Black bodies from trees during the lynching era, and harassed Black students…

/ January 15, 2021
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’s Grant Denyer Reveals ‘Things Come Crashing Down’ This Week

Roughing it out in the ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ jungle will get the better of you at times. Just ask Grant Denyer. The 43-year-old ‘Dancing With The Stars’ host shared a candid admission with his Instagram followers…

/ January 13, 2021
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’s Paulini Curuenavuli Recalls ‘Breaking Down’ After Racism

After recently opening up on ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ about the racism she faced as a child, Paulini Curuenavuli has said the experiences had her thinking she was “not good enough” in adulthood.  The 38-year-old Fijian…

/ January 13, 2021
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Battlegrounds: highly skilled Black African professionals on racial microaggressions at work

Highly skilled Black African professionals report experiences of racial microaggressions at work are common and are expressed in a variety of ways. My recent study published in the British Journal of Social Work has found workplaces can be “battlegrounds for…

/ January 11, 2021
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Hungarian Conservatives Have Threatened to Tear Down a Public Art Installation That Has a Black Lives Matter Message

Conservatives in Hungary are threatening to tear down a planned public art installation in Budapest because of its social-justice message. The three-foot-tall sculpture, by artist Péter Szalay, depicts a rainbow-striped Statue of Liberty on bended knee, an allusion to US athletes…

/ January 7, 2021