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Anti-Racism Activists Beaten at Far-Right Rally

French candidate holds first campaign event, drawing demonstrators

(Newser) - Anti-racism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video highlighting his anti-migrant and anti-Islam views. Zemmour has drawn comparisons in France to Donald Trump because...

Protesters Confront 'Black Pete' at Holiday Event

Demonstrations have gone on for a decade against controversial Dutch sidekick to Santa

(Newser) - About 100 anti-racism protesters chanted "Kick out Black Pete!" on Saturday at an event where children could meet the Dutch version of Santa Claus and his controversial sidekick. The "Black Pete" character, often played by adults wearing blackface makeup, has sparked a decade of demonstrations and counterdemonstrations...

Trump to Federal Agencies: Nix 'White Privilege' Training

President directs OMB to cancel anti-racism sessions, which he calls 'anti-American'

(Newser) - President Trump has directed the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies' anti-racism training sessions, calling them "divisive, anti-American propaganda." OMB Director Russell Vought, in a letter Friday to executive branch agencies, directed them to identify spending related to any training on "critical...

2 White Actresses Will Stop Voicing Biracial Characters

Jenny Slate, Kristen Bell make separate announcements

(Newser) - As protests calling for an end to systemic racism continue to rock the nation, two white actresses pledged Wednesday to stop voicing biracial cartoon characters, NBC News reports. Jenny Slate was first, posting on Instagram that she would no longer voice Missy on Netflix's Big Mouth. She says her...

Book Critics Circle Officials Quit After Racism Flap

President, 5 board members resign after email exchange is leaked

(Newser) - The president and five other board members of the National Book Critics Circle have resigned amid allegations of racism and violations of privacy, the AP reports. Laurie Hertzel, who had served as president since 2019, announced over the weekend she was leaving the 24-member board. Her departure came two days...

White Supremacists Attacked in Illinois Restaurant

'Anti-Racist Action' boasts of dispatching diners to hospital

(Newser) - A hammer-wielding "anti-racist" gang in masks and hoods attacked suspected white supremacists dining at a suburban Chicago restaurant, injuring ten and sending three to a local hospital to close head wounds. Authorities suspect the 18 attackers who stormed the Tinley Park Irish-American eatery were "spillover" radicals protesting the...

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