Racism

TELL US SOMETHING NEW SOL – FORMER FOOTBALLER SOL CAMPBELL CALLS FA ‘INSTITUTIONALLY RACIST’

Former footballer Sol Campbell has claimed in his new autobiography that the FA (Football Association) is “institutionally racist”. In an extract from the book Sol says: “I believe if I was white I would’ve been England captain for more than 10 years. It’s as simple as that. I think the FA wished I was white. I had the credibility, performance-wise, to be captain. I was consistently in the heart of the defence and I was a club captain early on my career. “I don’t […]

‘LOOSE WOMEN’ STAR JAMELIA TALKS RACISM IN ENTERTAINMENT AND SAYS ‘I LOVE REPRESENTING DARK-SKINNED WOMEN’

In a recent interview with The Voice Loose Women star Jameila talks about the problems she has faced in the world of UK entertainment. I’ve come against that [prejudice] on so many occasions. When I first signed my record deal, people said, ‘she’s never gonna sell because she’s dark-skinned. Only light-skinned women are gonna sell’. People said that no-one would ever see me as sexy and I’d never be on the front of any magazine – but I’ve been on the cover of […]

UK NEWS: JURY SAYS MARK DUGGAN WAS LAWFULLY KILLED BY POLICE (REACTIONS TO VERDICT)

Via BBC News Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots in England in 2011, was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury has concluded by a majority of 8 to 2. The 29-year-old was shot dead by armed officers in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London. Following the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice, his aunt Carole Duggan said her nephew had been “executed”. Mr Duggan’s brother Shaun Hall said: “We still fight for justice.” There were angry scenes outside the courts, […]

SENIOR BBC BLACK EXECUTIVE PAT YOUNGE TALKS LACK OF DIVERSITY ON BRITISH TELEVISION / DOTUN ADEBAYO NOT IMPRESSED

In July Pat Younge resigned from his post as  chief creative officer of BBC Productions and will say goodbye to the corporation at the end of this year. But before leaving Pat has decided to speak out about the lack of diversity on British television. In a recent interview with Radio 5 Live breakfast he said: “I have lived in both [the US and the UK]. I would rather personally live in Britain as a culture, as a society, in terms of how different races […]

BBC RADIO 1 HOST / RACISM EXPERT JAMEELA JAMIL DEFENDS LILY ALLEN AND ‘HARD OUT HERE’ MUSIC VIDEO

Doesn’t this chick have a radio show to present? BBC Radio 1 presenter and former T4 host Jameela Jamil has posted a blog in defence of her mate Lily Allen, who earlier last week released the controversial video to her new single Hard Out Here (Click here to read all about it). Presenter now turned racism analyst/expert Jameela had this to say in her blog post titled ‘Another Bloody Blog About ‘Hard Out Here’. Every morning this week I’ve fallen out of my […]

ITV NEWS PRESENTER CHARLENE WHITE DEFENDS HER DECISION TO NOT WEAR POPPY ON AIR / ADDRESSES RACIST ABUSE

ITV News presenter Charlene White has been subjected to a torrent of racist abuse via social media over her decision to not wear a poppy on-air. In the statement below Charlene ( a supporter of the Poppy Appeal) explains why she has made the decision to not wear the poppy and addresses the ridiculous and uncalled for racial abuse she received. Via ITV.com In the last few days I’ve been subjected to a torrent of racist and sexist abuse as a result […]

‘BARNEYS NEW YORK’ ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING, JAY Z ISSUES STATEMENT AND DEFENDS HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STORE

The WAKE UP calls just keep on coming folks! Last week it was reported that 19 year old African-American student Trayon Christian is suing department store Barneys for “allegedly” calling the police on him after he purchased a $350 designer belt in April. While leaving the store undercover detectives “allegedly” stopped  him and asked, “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,”. The student was then handcuffed and held for 2 hours before being released […]

UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER ANDROS TOWNSEND DEFENDS ROY HODGSON’S ‘MONKEY JOKE’

Here we go again…. Via The Daily Mirror Andros Townsend has defended Roy Hodgson after the England boss was caught up in a row over a ‘monkey’ joke he told his players in the dressing room during Tuesday night’s win over Poland. Hodgson recounted an old NASA space monkey joke at half-time – words that are thought to have caused offence to one England player, who believed it carried racial connotations. But the Tottenham star says that “no offence was meant and none was […]

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