Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicRacial Discrimination

Topic: Racial Discrimination

What is the Azeem Rafiq race scandal, and why it has gone beyond Yorkshire & English cricket

Karachi-born Rafiq, who hasn’t played for Yorkshire since 2018, spoke of slurs & discrimination last year. He recently appeared before UK parliament panel to elaborate on claims.

Darjeeling women ‘harassed’ & ‘racially discriminated’ in Delhi’s Hauz Khas, FIR filed

The alleged incident took place on 18 July near Delhi's Hauz Khas fort. A video of the incident that has since gone viral shows one of the women saying she was asked her 'rate'.

NCERT textbooks need to include chapter on Northeast to educate ‘mainland’ Indians

As a small child growing up in a small village in a state called Nagaland in the northeastern part of India, I was not...

1 out of 2 Indian Americans faces discrimination, most due to skin colour, US survey finds

The survey was conducted from 1-20 Sept 2020 — in the final year of former US President Donald Trump's term and right in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

65-year-old Asian-origin woman punched, kicked & ‘racially abused’ on her way to church in NYC

An unknown man who attacked the woman is said to have yelled ‘F*** you, you don’t belong here’. Footage also shows eyewitnesses did nothing to help her.

What colour is God’s skin, asks Punjab & Haryana HC, calls for ending racial discrimination

The judge called for sensitisation workshops for police & directed all officers to stop using racial slurs in official documents.

Black Lives Matter must fire up India’s anti-caste movement to fight its central villain

India is yet to see a movement against caste on the scale of Black Lives Matter, even though both racial and caste discrimination share the notion of inferior and superior.

Eyes were burning from the paan, says Manipuri girl called ‘corona’ by Delhi man who spat on her

Chongtham Rameshwori was returning home in North Campus area after buying groceries when a man spat on her.

On International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a look at our own racism

From Bollywood to everyday life, India does not fare well when it comes to racially discriminating people based on skin tone and features.

Harvard is doing America’s best students no favours

Lawsuit filed against Harvard University for racial-discriminatory policies against Asian-Americans by admission officers.

On Camera

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Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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