UN racism envoy puts South Korea to the test

South Korea`s efforts to rid itself of a reputation for casual racial discrimination and overbearing ethnic nationalism will come under scrutiny this week from the UN`s top expert on racism.

Police investigate Twitter racist abuse of Mario Balotelli
Police investigate Twitter racist abuse of Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United`s shock defeat by Leicester sparked a flurry of invective on social media.

Ferguson protest march marks two weeks since police shooting

Ferguson: Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away that the shooting was justified.

Malky Mackay used racial slur to describe Cardiff owner Tan, says report

Former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay allegedly called the club`s Malaysian owner Vincent Tan a "chink" in a text message, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Saturday.

Retired cops side with Ferguson protesters

Ferguson: Retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis cut an arresting figure in his crisp uniform, dark blue cap -- and a sign demanding "the truth" about the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black youth.

National Guard ordered out of US riot town

National Guard troops withdrew Thursday from a US town gripped by nearly two weeks of protests over the fatal police shooting of a black teenager, as new details emerged about the white officer who pulled the trigger.

US Gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs` image

Amidst increasing incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs, Gurdwaras in the US have decided to launch an intensive national campaign running into USD 5 million to improve the image of the community in America.

Goa Cong opposes usage of word `negro` for African nationals

Goa Congress on Wednesday objected to the usage of the word "negros" in the official documents by the state government to refer to the African nationals.

Michael Brown shooting: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders deployment of National Guard

Governor Jay Nixon ordered deployment of National Guard troops in Missouri on Monday after instances of fresh violence and escalating protests against the murder of back teen Michael Brown.

Shooting of black teen highlights racial divide in America`s Missouri town

From the 1970s, Ferguson, pop. 21,000, changed from being overwhelmingly white to predominantly black as whites left the town and its surrounding areas, seeking to avoid racial integration of public schools. 

Man hit by pickup truck in US; Sikh Coalition seeks probe

In what is regarded as another hate crime case in the US, a 29-year old Sikh man was hit by a pickup truck in New York last week.

FIFA ask FIGC to investigate Italy racism row

FIFA has asked the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become its next president, in which he referred to African players as “banana eaters”.

Italy administrator caught up in racism row

Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become the next Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president, has been caught up in a racism storm after referring to African players as "banana eaters". 

Kim Kardashian`s daughter victim of racial slur

Socialite Kim Kardashian says her baby daughter North became the victim of a racial attack while on a plane last month.

Lisa Haydon roped in as online shopping site brand ambassador

Model and actress Lisa Haydon, who was appreciated for her work in `Queen`, has been roped in to endorse Myntra, an online shopping portal. She hopes her association yields more customers for the e-commerce platform.

`Racist` maid advert draws anger in Hong Kong

A "racist" insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups representing the city`s legions of domestic helpers calling for an apology.

Nido Tania murder case: One accused gets bail

An accused named in the charge sheet in the Nido Tania murder case here in January was granted bail by a Delhi court on Monday.

Somnath Bharti terms NHRC report as biased

Former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Friday termed the NHRC report which indicted him of "racial prejudice", as biased and asked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to "remove the perception" that shows him in bad light.

One-third of Britons have racist opinions: Study

A study by NatCen Social Research published Wednesday showed that 30 percent of 2,000 Britons who were interviewed confirmed that they have racist prior opinions.

Racism still tarnishing the game, says Thuram

Soccer has still not dealt with racism, according to France`s former World Cup winner Lilian Thuram who is also concerned at the rise of right-wing parties in the European elections.