Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Airlines doing little to curb racism

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/109428369/airlines-doing-little-to-curb-racism-and-sexual-harassment-on-flights-report-finds The International Air Transport Association reported that there were 350 reported cases of racial, homophobic, ageist and sexual abuse on flights, and yet only one in 20 offenders were removed from planes."There should be zero tolerance to this," said Tim Colehan, assistant director of external affairs at IATA. "However, it

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Racism and Maori Santa

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/109123685/nationwide-debate-on-nelsons-santa-parade-exposes-underlying-racism "We've all talked about it, the ethnicity of the person there, it could be Māori, it could be someone from Asia, it could be an Indian, who knows, so long as they're suitably attired in the Santa uniform and that would be fine. "To turn it into a racist argument is

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Polite Racism

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/108832216/veteran-lawyer-blames-new-zealands-polite-racism-for-job-troubles Camille Nakhid, an associate professor in social sciences at Auckland University of Technology, said it was clear that migrant people of colour faced more barriers to employment than white migrants. "Anyone who is not white is still perceived in a diminished capacity," she said.  "But employers will not overtly say that, they'll

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It’s clear … you gave your first name and surname

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/21/owners-airbnb-accused-france-discrimination-refused-bookings-north-african-names The French journalist Merwane Mehadji told a that discrimination was happening when bookings were made. “I wanted to book an apartment or house in Marseille on Airbnb or Abritel,” he said. Twice, the booking and payment went through but then was quickly cancelled by the homeowner for no reason. “Two

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Belittled by a fellow customer at a Night ‘n Day store on Manners St.

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southland/whites-only-racist-tirade-southland-family A Filipino family holidaying in Wellington were left disgusted after falling victim to a racist tirade at an inner-city store. Krizia Egipto, 18, and her family flew to the capital city from their home in Invercargill last week and had their impression of a "beautiful place" ruined when they were belittled

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Bill Cosby accuses victims ( black and white ) of racism and sexism

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/107405873/cosby-camp-oncebeloved-actor-a-victim-of-racism-sexism Cosby declined the opportunity to speak before the sentence came down, and afterward sat laughing and chatting with his defence team. His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court. Constand smiled broadly on hearing the punishment and was hugged by others in the courtroom. In a blistering statement, Cosby

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Architect of U.S. racist policies described as strange dude by elementary teacher

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-miller-3rd-grade-teacher_us_5bbe815de4b0b27cf47a54b9?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics Several people from Miller’s life have recently expressed far more substantial concerns about him than his former teacher, decrying his anti-immigrant and nativist policies in particular. As one of the youngest and arguably most influential advisers to President Donald Trump, Miller is behind some of the administration’s most notorious and racist

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Censoring the internet could make comment sections safer and more civil for everyone

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6260177/Google-wants-censor-internet-tackle-cyber-harassment-racism-venting.html Leaked Google documents suggest the tech giant wants increased censorship of the internet and believes other internet firms should police debate online. The 85-page paper, leaked by a Google employee, claims that cyber harassment, racism and people venting their frustrations are 'eroding' free speech online. It says that the ability to post

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Never mind China had its first empress long before we had our first queen

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/107511096/opinion-new-zealand-values-bill--identity-politics-for-white-people The New Zealand Values Bill would do no more than what's already happening in other parts of the Western world. Respecting "gender equality"? Great. Adhering to "religious freedom"? Sounds good. Promising not to "campaign against alcohol consumption"? I'm in. But in other ways, the bill is unusual, if not straight up offensive.

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