Category: racist

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Vitality to the Of us: Left-hover occasion challenges ‘racist logic’

Naples, Italy – The migrant helpdesk at this community centre, housed in a former psychiatric hospital, is busy. More than 50 people, mostly men and a handful of women with children, are waiting to receive help in navigating Italian bureaucracy. Obtaining residency permits or a national insurance card, for instance, is not an easy process…

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When Malcolm X visited Smethwick after racist election

On February 12, 1965, Malcolm X, with his brow-line glasses perched high above his nose, walked along the terraced houses of Marshall Street in Smethwick, a small and bleak UK town in the West Midlands. Nine days later, on February 21, 1965, he would be assassinated having returned to New York City. His final foreign…

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Africans question Trump apologise for racist observation

The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has demanded an apology from Donald Trump, after the US president reportedly aimed a racist remark at some Caribbean nations and Africa.  Trump criticised immigration to his country from El Salvador, Haiti and the African continent, by calling the group “shithole countries” at a meeting with…