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  • Russian FA Disciplinary Head Wants Racism Victims To Maintain Control

    racist incidents in European football By Staff, 4:18 am

    Artur Grigoryants, head of the Russian FA’s disciplinary committee, referred to the players in question as “so-called, in inverted commas, victims”. Dynamo Moscow’s Christopher Samba was banned for two games in September 2014 for gesturing to Torpedo Moscow fans who taunted him with monkey chants.

  • Police Investigate Another Alleged Case Of Racism From Chelsea Fans

    By Staff, 2:19 am

    Passengers on a train travelling north from London after the League Cup final claimed that Blues supporters were involved as officers were called to remove a group at Stoke.

  • Racism Still A Major Problem In Next World Cup Host Nation Russia

    racist incidents in European football By Staff, 7:22 am

    Russia, the host nation for the next FIFA World Cup, continues to struggle with the issue of racism in football

  • Gervinho Has Last Say For Roma Following Racism By Feyenoord Fans

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:37 am AFKI Original

    Another unnecessary act of racism was at the centre of Roma’s Europa League encounter with Feyenoord in Rotterdam on Thursday night, as an inflatable banana was thrown onto the pitch during the match. The last-32 match at the De Kuip Stadium was stopped in the 38th minute following the inflatable banana being thrown and landing […]

  • ‘Don’t Shoot!’ Newest ‘Daily Show’ Contributor Is South African

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:01 am

    South African comedian Trevor Noah is the newest contributor on the late-night satirical U.S. TV show, “The Daily Show,” and gave a devastating — but funny — indictment of how things are going in the U.S. Noah was born to a black South African mother and white Swiss-German father in 1984 during apartheid, when mixed-race marriages were illegal. He was raised in Soweto. Fans loved his take down of inequality and hypocrisy in the West.

  • Major Rally In Morocco Against Racism

    By Ann Brown, 4:00 pm

    From ABC News Dozens of activists demonstrated in Morocco’s capital in a rare protest against racism following the murder earlier of a Senegalese migrant. The protest comes a year after Morocco announced a new immigration policy aimed at making it easier for migrants to legalize their status. Thousands of sub-Saharan Africans come every year to […]

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About U.S. Ambassador Terence Todman

    By Keren Mikva, 10:49 am AFKI Original

    U.S. Ambassador Terence Todman once threatened to quit if he was continually assigned to Africa. He criticized the State Department for sending black diplomats to African and Caribbean countries, referring to them as “ghetto” assignments. After serving as ambassador to Chad in the early ’70s, Todman threatened to quit if he was assigned to another African nation.He became the first black U.S. ambassador to a Latin American country. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Terence Todman.

  • 10 Conflicts That Have Politicized Football

    By Keren Mikva, 10:56 am AFKI Original

    In 1961, the South African football association was formally suspended from FIFA for its noncompliance with non-discriminatory regulations. The suspension stayed in place until 1976, when South Africa was formally expelled from FIFA following the Soweto uprising. It wasn’t until 1991 that a new multiracial South African Football Association was created, and was re-admitted to FIFA in the post-apartheid era. These 10 conflicts have politicized football, with the sport being used positively or negatively. Either way, they demonstrate the enormous impact of the game.

  • 10 Films That Changed The Way We Think About Race

    By Keren Mikva, 11:12 am

    Many films that deal with slavery examine tensions between slave owners and slaves who are of different races. “Adanggaman” is the story of a West African King who captured members of his neighboring tribe to sell to European slave traders in the late 1600s. It is a difficult reminder of the diverse stakeholders who were complicit in slavery, and the depth to which it was embedded into social consciousness during that time.

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