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‘Unconscious bias training’ must end, concludes landmark racism report

Unconscious bias training should be scrapped for employees because it's useless, urges a landmark review into racial inequality

Unconscious bias training should be scrapped for employees and replaced with more effective practices, urges a landmark review into racial inequality.  The Race Commission today recommends organisations and firms pull the plug on such sessions because they do not tackle disparities in the workplace. It said the ‘intense soul-searching’ of some employers in the wake…

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Olympian Tessa Sanderson, 65, reveals she has talked to her eight-year-old twins about racism

British Olympian Tessa Sanderson, 65, has revealed that she has sat her eight-year-old twins down and explained racism and the Black Lives Matter protests to them

British Olympian Tessa Sanderson has revealed she sat down her eight-year-old twins to explain the Black Lives Matter protests because she is aware they may suffer racist abuse in the future. The sportswoman, 65, adopted brother and sister Cassius and Ruby Mae seven years ago when they were four months old and she was 58.   …

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Michael Holding, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Nasser Hussain look back on addressing racism last summer

Ebony Rainford-Brent has moved seamlessly from playing for England to being a pundit on Sky

Their passionate and powerful exchange about Black Lives Matter and diversity in cricket that opened last year’s international summer on Sky Sports has brought a flurry of awards. Here the central figures in the debate, Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent, join Sportsmail’s Nasser Hussain to discuss the impact of their broadcast and what happened next….

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Wave of online racism toward soccer stars forces U.K. government to listen – National

A plane towing a banner reading White Lives Matter Burnley flies above the stadium during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, on June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Regan/Pool)

When the English Premier League returned to action after the first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, it was just three weeks after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Despite being an ocean away from the racial turmoil in the United States, players of all races decided to show a unified front by…

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Statue of poet Philip Larkin is placed on council’s secret racism review list

The poet, who died in 1985, was honoured with a posthumous statue at Hull Paragon Interchange railway station in 2010

The poet, who died in 1985, was honoured with a posthumous statue at Hull Paragon Interchange railway station in 2010 Philip Larkin has been included on a ‘secret list’ of ‘major statues of concern’ over comments he made in private letters published years after his death. The poet, who died in 1985, was honoured with…

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Quebec’s new minister in charge of racism faces backlash over op-ed endorsement – Montreal

Quebec’s new minister in charge of racism faces backlash over op-ed endorsement - Montreal

Quebec’s newly-appointed Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism Benoit Charette’s tweet endorsing a Black woman saying she rejects the concept of systemic racism in the province was met with some criticism on Friday. “I’ve read a lot of things these past 24 hours, some nice, some condemnable. I invite you to read this text….

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How corporate Canada is addressing anti-Black racism 8 months after protests – National

Click to play video '#BlackNorth initiative launched to end systemic racism on Toronto’s Bay Street, corporate Canada'

Eight months after corporate Canada committed itself to address systemic racism within its workplaces and power structures, those who are committed to holding businesses accountable say they’re optimistic that change is happening. Over 450 companies have signed the BlackNorth Initiative’s “pledge,” a list of promises for CEOs to adopt that include hiring more Black people…

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Michelle Obama discusses racism while plugging new book

Staying mum: Michelle Obama appeared on GMA on Wednesday morning to plug a new version of her memoir for kids - but made no mention of this week's ban on Dr. Seuss books

Michelle Obama touted a new kids’ version of her memoir on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning, when she urged young people to ‘protest’ against racism – but noticeably made no mention of yesterday’s controversial ban on six Dr. Seuss books, which she frequently read to children during her time as First Lady.  The 57-year-old…

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Little done to stop anti-Black racism in policing, criminal justice in last 25 years: Ontario report

Little done to stop anti-Black racism in policing, criminal justice in last 25 years: Ontario report

A new report prepared by the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers confirms what Ontario’s Black population has been feeling for decades: racism and racial bias exists in the criminal justice system, and little has been done to correct it. According to the report, “the perception of anti-Black discrimination within policing has remained constant among Black…

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Prince Andrew students walk out of class to protest racism within Nova Scotia school system – Halifax

Click to play video '‘This hurt me’: Steve Benton on the lack of community engagement in N.S. apology for systemic racism'

Dozens of students at Dartmouth’s Prince Andrew High School walked out of class on Monday to protest racist behaviour in the halls and a lack of curriculum on Black history and culture. The “Black Minds Matter” walkout was staged two weeks after a white student distributed content on Snapchat containing explicit and racist language, including…

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Trump avoids speaking on Black experiences of racism in second U.S. debate – National

Trump avoids speaking on Black experiences of racism in second U.S. debate - National

U.S. President Donald Trump avoided answering a question about whether he understands why Black American parents fear for their children during the second U.S. presidential debate. When asked by moderator Kristen Welker to speak directly to Black families about “the talk” — telling their children to be careful to avoid violence at the hand of…

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‘Keep demanding justice’: Masai Ujiri says anti-Black racism behind shoving incident at NBA Finals

‘Keep demanding justice’: Masai Ujiri says anti-Black racism behind shoving incident at NBA Finals

Two days after videos were released by lawyers for Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri in relation to a shoving incident involving a sheriff’s deputy at the 2019 NBA Finals win, the executive is speaking out and says anti-Black racism was the reason. “The video sadly demonstrates how horribly I was treated by a law enforcement…

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Coronavirus Anxiety Fuels Worldwide Panic and Racism

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On December 31, 2019, China warned the World Health Organization (WHO) of a virus outbreak in Wuhan City. By January 30, 2020, the WHO had declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a global health emergency. News agencies around the world have reported the corona virus by sharing live updates and real-time maps with the number of…

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