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Sulley Muntari gets overwhelming support for standing up against racism in Italy

Suleyman “Sulley” Muntari’s one-match ban for protesting after being racially abused during a Series A game has been overturned by the Italian FA. Muntari has received overwhelming support from various players for standing up against racism. Muntari’s stand is a step that will hopefully be a catalyst for change in the fight against the racial discrimination of black players worldwide.

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Social media uproar over Helen Zille’s comments saying colonialism wasn’t all bad

South African politician and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has come under fire on social media for over her comments defending colonialism saying the system, and its legacy wasn’t bad in its entirety. There’s been a major uproar over the comments forcing Zille to issue an apology. In 2008, a British-born South African columnist, David Bullard, caused an outrage writing an article in the Sunday Times saying South Africa should be grateful for colonialism. The column was heavily criticized, seen as racist and extremely offensive.

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The Arabs and the black skin: Dynamics of racial identity

What it means to be black in the Arab world today lies at the complex intersection of religion, race, and class. There have been numerous cases of racial discrimination in the Arab world. The media often show pictures of light skinned Arabs, usually classified as white. This is despite the history of most Arab nations being occupied by black skinned people. So what’s this little dirty secret, asks Mona Eltahawy, that the Arab world is hiding?

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WATCH: Racist coffin video which has angered South Africa

A heart-wrenching racist video showing a South African black man being brutally shoved in a coffin by two white men has shocked a nation. Even more disturbing is the frequency of such racially motivated incidents, exposing the deep racial divisions in South Africa. Social media has been up in arms and the alleged perpetrators of what has been dubbed the “coffin alive” racist incident have since been arrested and are on trial, charged with assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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Gandhi Falls: Gandhi statue to be removed from the University of Ghana campus

University of Ghana campaigners who petitioned for the removal of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s statue from the university campus are celebrating the triumph of their campaign after the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration revealed the statue would be removed from campus. The campaigners have requested the University to give them an opportunity to “fund raise for the erection of a statue or statues of a Ghanaian/African hero(es)/heroine(s) to grace our University campus”.

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Penny Sparrow pleads guilty to crimen injuria, fined R5,000 ($350) for racist comments

Penny Sparrow, the white South African realtor who caused a social media stir early this year for her racist remarks on Facebook comparing black people to monkeys has pleaded guilty to crimen injuria. Sparrow was fined R5,000 ($350) or 12 months in jail for the racist comments. In June, Sparrow was also fined R150,000 ($9,800) by the Equality Court for the racial comments.

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South Africa: Education authorities to launch an inquiry into racial discrimination at Pretoria Girls High

Gauteng provincial education authorities in South Africa have ruled that a clause dealing with hairstyles should be temporarily suspended at Pretoria Girls High pending a review of the school’s Code of Conduct. The ruling follows protests by learners against racist rules, which inhibit black pupils from having hairstyles such as afros, bantu knots, dreadlocks and braids.