Stan Collymore Accuses Twitter of Putting Profits Before Morals Over Racism Row

Internet trolls; whether on message boards, social media sites or even in online games, we've all faced them. But are the owners of web services really doing enough to stamp them out? After receiving a barrage of racist abuse and even death threats, ex-footballer Stan Collymore has called out Twitter as preferring to protect its bank balance rather than its users. Read More >>

Lord Sugar Investigated Over Bizarre Chinese Child "Hate Tweet"

That image there is a joke Lord Sugar thought up and put on the internet. The joke being that underage staff might work in Apple's production lines. It's not a great joke, and if it occurred to Michael McIntyre he probably wouldn't bother writing it down, but is it really racist enough to be described by police as a hate crime? Read More >>

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There Is Blatant Racist and Sexist Language Hiding in Open Source Code

GitHub is an exceptionally popular open-source community where any developer can find code for pretty much anything. But there's a problem — some of that code contains extremely offensive racist, sexist, and homophobic, language. Read More >>

Greek Olympic Athlete Booted Out of the Games For Twitter Gaffe

LOCOG's warned that social media could be dangerous for athletes, but it's not a Brit that's the first casualty -- a Greek triple jumper got ejected from her Olympic squad after racist "joke" tweets sent the Greek Olympic Committee reaching for the you're fired button. Read More >>

When Applying for a Tech Job, Don't Be a Racist Arsehole

Justin Ching works on different tech-related products around the silicon valley, including at Google, and needed a web designer. He interviewed David Bernett, and kept him in consideration for the position afterwards. Then Bernett sent him a horribly racist email, invoking Asian slurs, for reasons unknown to all other parties involved. Read More >>

Chinese Design Students Dream of a World Without Racist Bandages

In an endeavour worthy of a John Lennon classic, the students from South China Agricultural University's College of Arts want to change the world for the better one small step at a time, starting with the 'Chameleon Bandage'. Read More >>

Even Babies Are a Little Racist

While there are no shortage of studies that suggest adults are less able to recognise individuals of different races to themselves, the latest is actually interesting: babies as young as nine months old are better able to recognise faces and emotional expressions of people who belong to their race. Read More >>

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What Do You Make of This DiscriminationPong iPhone App Thing?

I’m not sure whether this is a clever app idea that highlights the continuing scourge of racism through the modern medium of mobile gaming, or whether it’s all just a bit in poor taste. Basically, the "not-so-white" paddle can never win fair and square; “experience discrimination in game and game mechanics”, but is that a bit of piss-take or a genius anti-racism piece of modern art? Read More >>

Racism-Curing Pills Are Apparently a Thing Now?

Researchers at Oxford University claim to have discovered a "cure" for racism, in pill form. It only (supposedly!) stamps out biologically-inherent discrimination, apparently, so if someone's been Clockwork Oranged into a life of hate, maybe it won't be so helpful. But, to repeat: RACISM-CURING PILL. Read More >>

ITV Apologises for Using the Word "Coloured" in Racism Report

An ITV News lunchtime report on a football racism summit chaired by David Cameron made the astonishing mistake of referring to black players as "coloured," triggering a right old furore on the internet yesterday. Read More >>

US Neo-Nazis Are Big Fans of Nick Griffin

A new attack by the Anonymous crusaders has targeted neo-Nazi groups in the US, leaking their private emails online. It turns out one of the racist groups is in love with our wonky-faced racist leader Nick Griffin. Read More >>

In the Trenches: Fighting Racism Online

Out in the real world, few people would proudly proclaim that they are racists. On the internet, things are different: The anonymity of the online world makes it easier for people to express racist viewpoints and make observations that they might feel too embarrassed to share in the offline world. Read More >>


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