Americans increasingly say race is nation's key issue: Survey

For the first time in over two decades, the percentage of Americans naming "race relations" or "racism" as the key problem facing the nation has climbed dramatically to 13 per cent, according to a new Gallup poll.

Obamas recall their encounters with racism

 The US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have opened up about their encounters with racism.

Venezuelan leader says racism in US worse under Obama

Racism in the United States appears to have worsened during the administration of its first black leader, Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday.

FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism
FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism

FIFA has admitted that it would be using the next World Cup to display FIFA's zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination, in view of receiving widespread criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

UN watchdog slams police shootings of blacks in US

A UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United States, days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests.

Riots erupt in Ferguson as jury clears cop in Michael Brown shooting

Violent protests erupted in Ferguson after a Missouri grand jury decided not to charge Darren Wilson, a white police officer, who shot dead an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Obama tells Ferguson residents to `keep protests peaceful`

US President Barack Obama urged calm Friday ahead of an expected grand jury decision in a town rocked by unrest after a white police officer shot a black teen to death.

Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan accused of anti-Semitism
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan accused of anti-Semitism

Dave Whelan, owner of Championship club Wigan Athletic, has been accused of anti-Semitism and condoning racism after referring to Chinese as "chinks" and saying Jewish people "chase money".

Manipuri youth attacked in Bangalore; police detain three

In yet another incident of a racist attack, a 25-year-old Manipuri youth was allegedly attacked by three people in IT city Bangalore, reports said on Thursday.

Mizoram Assembly adopts resolution condemning attack on NE people

The Mizoram Assembly on Friday adopted a private resolution condemning racial attacks on the north eastern people in different parts of the country.

Court asks IO to appear with reply on AAP leader Somnath Bharti's plea for probe

A Delhi court on Thursday directed the investigating officer (IO) to appear before it on January 16 with a reply on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti's plea for further probe in the case of alleged molestation of some African women during his purported midnight raid here.

We should've called India's bluff during 'Monkeygate': Allan Border
We should've called India's bluff during 'Monkeygate': Allan Border

The furore over the infamous 'Monkeygate' episode refuses to die with former Australian captain Allan Border now saying that Cricket Australia should have called "India's bluff" instead of letting its own players down.

Stop treating Northeast people as aliens!

The recent spree of racial attacks on the people of Northeastern states in some parts of the country, particularly Delhi, have left me in a state of shock and grief. What infuriated me so much is that we are being forced to live in fear even in our own country.

Ronaldinho abuse reveals soccer racism in Mexico
Ronaldinho abuse reveals soccer racism in Mexico

Mexican football got a boost in September when former Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA player of the year, joined modest local club Queretaro.

Racist abuse "a disgrace" and FIFA must act, says Yaya Toure
Racist abuse "a disgrace" and FIFA must act, says Yaya Toure

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said the abuse he suffered on social media is "a disgrace" and called for world soccer`s governing body FIFA to reassess the way they deal with racism.

Assault of Naga youth a racist attack, says Gurgaon police; main accused nabbed

Gurgaon Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three of the five perpetrators of the racial attack on three youths from Nagaland.

Hate crimes against people from Northeast: Is India becoming an intolerant society? Have your say

Last few days have seen a number of attacks/crimes against people from the Northeast.

Similar incidents have also been reported in the past when people from a part of the country were targeted for their appearance or for their failure to speak in local language.

Rajnath Singh calls up Karnataka CM; talks about attack on NE youth

In the wake of attack on three Northeast youth in Bangalore, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called up Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and asked him to ensure that there is no discrimination against anyone on the basis of caste, creed and sect.

New Zealand Immigration official's Indian radio remark sparks race row

A New Zealand immigration official has sparked a race row after rejecting a woman's visa application for a job, saying New Zealanders are unlikely to hear Indian radio.

Michel Platini, EU to fight football racism, match-rigging
Michel Platini, EU to fight football racism, match-rigging

UEFA boss Michel Platini joined forces with the European Union on Tuesday as they signed a three-year accord to fight racism, match-fixing and a host of other woes blighting football.