Tag Archives: Racism

2010-10-06: X Factor: Gamu Nhengu ordered to leave Britain over alleged claims irregularities

The 18-year-old, from Zimbabwe, had been tipped to win the competition outright but did not qualify as one of the final 12 contestants.
Reports earlier this week claimed Gamu’s failure was related to issues with her visa, and on Tuesday night the Home Office confirmed her family had been sent an official letter telling them to leave Britain as a was the result of an investigation into £16,000 in benefits wrongly claimed by her mother, Nokutula, The Sun reported. Continue reading

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2010-09-14: Sarkozy receives slap on wrist from EU commission over his targetting of Romas, and duplicity

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding rebuked the French government over a leaked memo which ‘openly contradicted’ assurances given by two ministers to the Commission that specific ethnic groups had not been targeted in France. (Mostly for political gain with the extreme-right electorate) Continue reading

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2010-09-12: Implicit Association Test: are you racist?

Take the “Skin-tone”, “Race”, “Asian”, IAT: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/takeatest.html Then you can try the one about sexuality, and other ones about other minorities. It is well known that people don’t always ‘speak their minds’, and it is suspected that people don’t always ‘know … Continue reading

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2010-08-06: Sarkozy under fire over sharp anti-Roma rhetoric

Controversial vow to crack down on Gypsy criminals has brought the subject of Roma rights back into sharp focus across Europe, and has tensed relationships with Bulgaria and Romania. Continue reading

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'Transracial' placements: an adoptee’s perspective in working with 'black' children and adolescents in need

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”‘Transracial’ placements: an adoptee’s perspective in working with ‘black’ children and adolescents in need, Sue Jardine, BAAF” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” … Continue reading

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Love is not enough – experiences in 'transracial' adoption

First hand experience of what it is like to be ‘transracially’ adopted. Film made with The Association for Transracially adopted and Fostered People. Continue reading

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In search of belonging, reflections by "transracially" adopted people

Collection of work by “transracially” adopted people who were raised in the United Kingdom. There are writings (essays, letters, poetry), as well as photos of sculpture and other works of visual art. Continue reading

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International and 'transracial' adoptions

Not reviewed yet. On the recommended book list. [easyreview title=”International and ‘transracial’ adoptions, Bagley, Young and Scully, Avebury, 1993″ cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat1rating=”0″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not yet reviewed. No rating yet…” cat2rating=”0″ … Continue reading

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2009-11: The blind side

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Continue reading

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2009-08: District 9, or is it District 6…

The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp, pivots on the themes of xenophobia and social segregation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events that took place in District Six, Cape Town during the apartheid era. Continue reading

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1996: Secret and lies

Successful ‘black’ woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class ‘white’ woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone’s secrets are exposed. Continue reading

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