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(File Photo) Filmmaker Barry Jenkins latest project, the 10-hour limited series “The Underground Railroad,” premieres Thursday on Amazon. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Barry Jenkins on his unflinching epic Underground Railroad

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 07:22 PM IST
  • Director Barry Jenkins, whose 10-hour limited series The Underground Railroad will premiere on Amazon this week, talks about how he got down to working on the series and why it is an important story to tell.
People hold placards during a "Stop Asian Hate" rally, following the deadly shootings, in Atlanta, Georgia, US. (REUTERS)
People hold placards during a "Stop Asian Hate" rally, following the deadly shootings, in Atlanta, Georgia, US. (REUTERS)

Hundreds gather in Atlanta to protest hate crimes against Asian Americans

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:04 AM IST
The killings followed a year of mounting anti-Asian violence in the United States, which community leaders say is due to Asian Americans being blamed for the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019.
BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook at the Grammys 2021. (Big Hit Entertainment)
BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook at the Grammys 2021. (Big Hit Entertainment)

BTS fans furious over 'racist' caricature depicting their Grammys loss

PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 05:14 PM IST
  • BTS fans have expressed their anger over a 'racist' caricature depicting the loss at the Grammys recently. The K-pop group was nominated for the first time at the prestigious awards show but did not win.
In this file photo taken on February 22, 2015, Renu Begum, eldest sister of missing British girl Shamima Begum, holds a picture of her sister while being interviewed by the media in central London.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on February 22, 2015, Renu Begum, eldest sister of missing British girl Shamima Begum, holds a picture of her sister while being interviewed by the media in central London.(AFP)

UK accused of racism over treatment of 'IS bride' Shamima Begum

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Begum was just 15 when she and two other schoolgirls from east London travelled to Syria to join the jihadists, and was later tracked down in a refugee camp.
Rashmi Samant was the first Indian woman to be elected president of the Oxford University Student Union. (@Rashmidvs/Twitter Photo )
Rashmi Samant was the first Indian woman to be elected president of the Oxford University Student Union. (@Rashmidvs/Twitter Photo )

On Oxford University racism row, Jaishankar says ‘will raise it when required’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Rshmi Samant, the first Indian woman to be elected president of the Oxford University Students Union, quit from her post days after her election in February. Her resignation came in the backdrop of some of her old social media posts that were deemed to be “racist” and “insensitive”.
Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS pose for photographers during a press conference to introduce their new album "BE" in Seoul, South Korea in this file photo. (AP Photo)
Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS pose for photographers during a press conference to introduce their new album "BE" in Seoul, South Korea in this file photo. (AP Photo)

German radio jockey Matthias Matuschik compares BTS to Covid-19

AP | , Berlin
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 12:16 PM IST
  • The uproar came after a live show Wednesday, in which Matuschik derided BTS's version of “Fix You” as “blasphemy” and compared the band to COVID-19
England soccer players pressure Instagram for better handling of racist abuse(Photo by Jeffrey F Lin on Unsplash)
England soccer players pressure Instagram for better handling of racist abuse(Photo by Jeffrey F Lin on Unsplash)

England soccer players pressure Instagram for better handling of racist abuse

AP |
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 08:56 AM IST
  • Instagram offers to listen to ongoing concerns regarding racist abuse, will disable accounts after the global footballers' union, FIFPRO, said there has been a failure to address racism in a 'strong and unequivocal manner' by it and Twitter.
Mohammed Siraj talks to Tim Paine on the outfield(Getty Images)
Mohammed Siraj talks to Tim Paine on the outfield(Getty Images)

Former cricketers explode on Twitter after racial attacks on Team India at SCG

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:16 AM IST
Former India and Australia cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, VVS Laxman took to Twitter to condemn the racial attack on Indian cricketers in the ongoing third Test in Sydney.
President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe.(Reuters)
President of International Association of Athletics Federations Sebastian Coe.(Reuters)

Gestures against racism fine but can’t be in detriment of others’ right to celebrate: Coe

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 06:03 PM IST
However, Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter bans any form of protest including taking a knee, raising a fist or refusing to follow protocol at medal ceremonies. Coe finds nothing wrong in expression of a view.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

ECB accused of racism, former umpire, ex-player demand inquiry into lack of non-white officials

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:47 PM IST
A former Hampshire cricketer, Holder, who officiated in 11 Tests and 19 ODIs in a career spanning almost three decades, has said that non-white umpires have not been appointed to first-class list since 1992.
Researchers surveyed more than 11,700 adults in England and Wales and found that working in office setups work as an opportunity to mix with people from different backgrounds.(Unsplash)
Researchers surveyed more than 11,700 adults in England and Wales and found that working in office setups work as an opportunity to mix with people from different backgrounds.(Unsplash)

Long-term work from home may lead to increase in racism: Study

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 04:09 PM IST
The study, conducted by a group of researchers in the Woolf Institute in the UK, found that workplace friendships are key to breaking down misconceptions about each other.
Marqués González and the managing editor of El Nuevo Herald Nancy San Martín apologized to readers in a letter saying they had not previously read the advertising insert until a column was widely shared on social media with commentary berating Jews for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement while comparing violent demonstrators to Nazis.(@USEmbassySeoul)
Marqués González and the managing editor of El Nuevo Herald Nancy San Martín apologized to readers in a letter saying they had not previously read the advertising insert until a column was widely shared on social media with commentary berating Jews for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement while comparing violent demonstrators to Nazis.(@USEmbassySeoul)

Miami Herald apologizes for ‘racist’ insert column

Miami | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 06:28 AM IST
The Florida daily’s publisher Aminda Marqués González earlier this week said it will no longer publish or distribute the content of the weekly supplement LIBRE.
Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes (Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Jonty Rhodes opens up on racism and chaos in South African cricket administration

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 03:12 PM IST
Cricket South Africa (CSA) is facing financial troubles and allegations of racial discrimination from its players. President Chris Nenzani resigned last month after a seven-year reign marred by corruption allegations.
Azeem Rafiq of Yorkshire poses for a portrait during the Yorkshire CCC Media Day at Headingley on April 2, 2018 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Azeem Rafiq of Yorkshire poses for a portrait during the Yorkshire CCC Media Day at Headingley on April 2, 2018 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

‘I know how close I was to committing suicide’: Former England U-19 captain Azeem Rafiq opens up on racism in England’s Yorkshire county club

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Azeem Rafiq, a former England under-19 captain, said in an interview with ESPNcricinfo that he was made to feel, as a Muslim, like an “outsider” during his time at Yorkshire.
Michele Morrone shot to fame after the release of his OTT film, 365 Days
Michele Morrone shot to fame after the release of his OTT film, 365 Days

Racism should be dealt with seriously: Michele Moronne

HT Mumbai | By NIshad Neelambaran
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2020 12:29 AM IST
The 365 Days actor says that there are other important issues like global warming and animal abuse that are being ignored, too
A protester holds a sign reading "Say no to racism" during an anti-racism protest in honour of Bruno Cande in Lisbon, Portugal, July 31, 2020.(REUTERS)
A protester holds a sign reading "Say no to racism" during an anti-racism protest in honour of Bruno Cande in Lisbon, Portugal, July 31, 2020.(REUTERS)

‘Racism kills’: Hundreds protest after Black actor shot dead in Lisbon

Lisbon | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 07:19 AM IST
A Black actor of Guinean origin was shot several times by a white man in his eighties at Avenida de Moscavide, around 10 km from Lisbon’s city centre.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara(AFP)
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara(AFP)

Teach real history instead of a sanitized version: Kumar Sangakkara on racism

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Offering his views on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement that has gathered momentum following the death of African-American George Floyd, Sangakkara said, “It doesn’t matter if you are educated or not. I have seen some of the worse acts committed by people with best education.”
Makhaya Ntini announces his retirement from International Cricket at Summer Place on November 02, 2010 in High Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.(Getty Images)
Makhaya Ntini announces his retirement from International Cricket at Summer Place on November 02, 2010 in High Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.(Getty Images)

‘Nobody knocked on my door to go for dinner’: Makhaya Ntini opens up about time in South African team

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 07:43 AM IST
Ntini is one of the most successful bowlers to have played for the South African national team, as he picked up 390 Test and 266 ODI wickets during his long run in international cricket.
Faf Du Plessis with Lungi Ngidi.(Instagram/Faf Du Plessis)
Faf Du Plessis with Lungi Ngidi.(Instagram/Faf Du Plessis)

South Africa’s Faf Du Plessis shares strong message against racism

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 03:13 PM IST
South African cricketer Faf du Plessis recently took to Instagram to share a lengthy message on the subject of racism.
Michael Holding breaks down.(Sky Sports News Youtube/Screengrab)
Michael Holding breaks down.(Sky Sports News Youtube/Screengrab)

West Indies legend Michael Holding breaks down while speaking on racism

Hindustan Time, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 07:10 AM IST
“To be honest, that emotional part came when I started thinking of my parents. And it’s coming again now,” the former Windies pacer Michale Holding said.
Former West Indies fast bowler and commentator Michael Holding.(Twitter/Sky Sports Cricket)
Former West Indies fast bowler and commentator Michael Holding.(Twitter/Sky Sports Cricket)

Michael Holding invokes history and religion as he gives a powerful message against racism - WATCH

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Holding, who was speaking to Sky Sports host Ian Ward, was asked about how he felt about speaking on the topic of #BlackLivesMatter, a campaign against racism that started after the death of an African-American person, George Floyd, in US. Floyd died after a white policeman choked him with his knee during an arrest.
Represenational Image(Unsplash)
Represenational Image(Unsplash)

Black Lives Matter: Soccer-English TV commentary across leagues shows racial bias

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 02:37 PM IST
Television commentators praise players with lighter skin as more intelligent and hardworking than those with darker skin, showed a study that analysed statements from English-speaking commentators.
Mercedes’ new Formula 1 car for the 2020n season.(Twitter)
Mercedes’ new Formula 1 car for the 2020n season.(Twitter)

Mercedes unveil all-black livery in anti-racism message

NEW DELHI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:42 PM IST
The season, delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will commence this weekend with the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver to race in F1, favourite to defend his title for a seventh world championship.
File photo of a demonstrator reacts in front of graffiti on a statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square , Lonon, during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in US.(Reuters File Photo)
File photo of a demonstrator reacts in front of graffiti on a statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square , Lonon, during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in US.(Reuters File Photo)

Black Lives Matter: Church of England orders ‘very careful’ review of statues

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 06:04 PM IST
The Church of England said that the events of the past weeks in response to the death of George Floyd in the United States have brought into focus the question of monuments to individuals who have participated in systemic and targeted discrimination or exploitation based on race.
File image of Jason Holder.(PTI)
File image of Jason Holder.(PTI)

Jason Holder wants racism to be treated like doping and fixing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 11:29 AM IST
Earlier this month, former West Indies captains Darren Sammy and Chris Gayle said they have experienced racist abuse and threw their weight behind the Black Lives Matters campaign.

#BrunchBookChallenge: 5 must-reads on racism

Hindustan Times | By Arpita Das
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:47 AM IST
5 books on people of colour you must add to your reading list
A scene from Kaala.
A scene from Kaala.

Essay: On Kaala, a film on racism against black people in India

Hindustan Times | By Shoma A Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 05:36 PM IST
A crowd-funded film explores Indian prejudice
Race troubles in Canadian policing have been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks(Reuters)
Race troubles in Canadian policing have been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks(Reuters)

Canada confronts racism in police in wake of indigenous deaths

Toronto | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2020 07:52 AM IST
Since April, six indigenous people have been fatally shot by police, including a woman killed during a “wellness check,” and a video went viral of a First Nations chief being beaten by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers in March.
Burkina Faso’s Ambassador Dieudonné W. Désiré Sougouri presented the African resolution on Friday, urging its adoption by consensus.(AFP)
Burkina Faso’s Ambassador Dieudonné W. Désiré Sougouri presented the African resolution on Friday, urging its adoption by consensus.(AFP)

UN sets up inquiry into racism after George Floyd death

Geneva | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 11:59 AM IST
Philonise Floyd, the brother of the Black man whose death under the knee of a white officer roused world protests against racial injustice, urged the forum on Wednesday to investigate U.S. police brutality and racial discrimination.
File photo: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.(AFP)
File photo: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.(AFP)

Canada’s NDP leader Jagmeet Singh expelled from House of Commons for calling MP ‘racist’

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Singh used that charged epithet for Bloc Québécois MP Alain Therrien after the latter voted ‘no’ on a motion introduced by the NDP to recognise “systemic racism” in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
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