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Hate with a beat: White power musicupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 17:05:00

Picture a field full of heavy-set men sporting shaved heads and covered with tattoos. They pump their fists in the air and dance raucously in front of a stage festooned with Nazi flags and racist skinhead symbols. Others, including a few women, watch around the perimeter.

'Swimming upstream,' white supremacist groups still strongupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 00:30:00

Quick. Think of a white supremacist group.

Muhammad Ali returns to the Olympic stage, once again, in Londonupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 20:28:00

Fifty two years ago, a triumphant Muhammad Ali stood on top of a podium in Rome, representing the United States as a gold medalist in the heavyweight boxing division at the Summer Olympic games.

UEFA probes alleged racism by Croatia fans at Euro 2012updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 10:43:00

European football's governing body opened disciplinary proceedings Saturday against Croatia over what it said was racist behavior by its supporters during a Euro 2012 match against Italy.

Former Polish striker condemns racismupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 12:56:00

Former Poland striker Emmanuel Olisadebe says that racism is still a big part of the game, but is being confronted.

Racism reported at Euro 2012updated: Fri Jun 08 2012 03:39:00

CNN's Pedro Pinto reports on accusations of racism at the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and the Ukraine.

Dutch Euro 2012 squad face 'monkey chants' in Polandupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 03:39:00

The captain of the Dutch national team says his players were subjected to racial abuse at a training session in the Polish city of Krakow this week, just days before the Euro 2012 football tournament was due to begin in Poland and Ukraine.

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland hit back at racism accusationsupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:03:00

Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine and Poland have told CNN World Sport a documentary accusing football fans from both nations of racism was "unbalanced and biased."

Is Poland ready for Euro 2012?updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 15:03:00

Poland has spent billions to upgrade its infrastructure, but is it enough for Euro 2012 fans?

Ignore racism? Fat chance, Rushupdated: Sat May 05 2012 13:48:00

It's always funny to get tweets and e-mails from followers of radio entertainer Rush Limbaugh. None of them ever actually think of checking the facts out before they begin their ignorant, vile and rambling rants. I suppose that's to be expected because all they are doing is following their feckless leader, Limbaugh.

'Racist' cake sparks outrage in Swedenupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 16:39:00

An Afro-Swede group wants the arts minister to resign for helping cut a cake that depicted an image some feel is racist.

Sweden's art minister takes heat over 'racist' cakeupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 16:39:00

Sweden's culture minister was feeling the heat Wednesday after a weekend art exhibit in which she cut up a cake baked into the shape of a cartoonishly stereotyped African woman.

London's Metropolitan Police faces racism claimsupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 09:08:00

London's Metropolitan Police was under fire Friday after 10 cases involving alleged racism by police officers were referred to the independent police watchdog for investigation.

Trayvon Martin case stirs extremists, groups sayupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 20:02:00

The national conversation over Trayvon Martin's killing is loud and intense. In some places, it's also vile and violent.

Zimmerman brother: We've gotten threatsupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 20:02:00

Robert Zimmerman Jr. talks exclusively with Piers Morgan about how his family is getting threats since Trayvon's death.

French parfumier Jean-Paul Guerlain fined over racist remarksupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 22:29:00

French perfume designer Jean-Paul Guerlain was fined 6,000 euros ($8,000) Thursday by a Paris court for racist remarks he made during a French television interview.

Europe's blind spot on anti-Semitismupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 09:30:00

What would prompt a 23-year-old man, born and raised in France, to chase a small, terrified Jewish girl into a school courtyard, look her in the eye and shoot her in the head?

Could more have been done in Toulouse?updated: Fri Mar 23 2012 09:30:00

Questions are emerging after the death of the Toulouse terror suspect. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Jewish groups decry 'anti-Semitic' Venezuelan state media articleupdated: Sun Feb 19 2012 17:25:00

Two Jewish organizations are calling on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop what they say are anti-Semitic attacks by his government's media.

Manchester City complain to UEFA over racist abuse of Balotelliupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 12:00:00

Manchester City have lodged an official complaint with European football's governing body after striker Mario Balotelli claimed he was racially abused during Thursday's match away to Porto.

How can sport tackle match-fixing?updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 10:26:00

Laureus Academy members Steve Waugh, Boris Becker, Gary Player and Sergey Bubka on how to stop match-fixing.

Anti-Semitic attacks in New Jersey leave questions, raise worriesupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 19:33:00

Synagogues firebombed and defaced by graffiti. Windows smashed at shops owned by Jewish merchants. Is anti-Semitism on the rise?

Pair convicted in Lawrence race murderupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 13:36:00

Two men are found guilty in London of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993.

Ron Paul: Codger, crank or more?updated: Mon Dec 26 2011 11:17:00

Texas congressman Ron Paul now leads among Iowa Republicans and has tied Newt Gingrich for second in New Hampshire. Republican conservatives have cycled through a series of "Not Mitts." Is it now Paul's turn?

Ron Paul on taxes, Iraq, newsletterupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 11:17:00

CNN's Gloria Borger interviews GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul about several key campaign issues.

Racism row: Does Suarez need educating?updated: Wed Dec 21 2011 16:29:00

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez "needs education" after continuing to protest his innocence despite being punished for racial abuse, according to a former English player.

Sepp Blatter talks racism in footballupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 14:24:00

FIFA President Sepp Blatter talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about racism in football.

Davids: Soccer not tackling racismupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 13:36:00

Former Dutch football star Edgar Davids has called on authorities to take a stronger stance against racism.

Edgar Davids on racism in footballupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 13:36:00

Edgar Davids speaks with CNN's Alex Thomas about Champions League clashes and his experience with racism in the sport.

Sepp Blatter under pressure to step downupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 22:44:00

The chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association discusses calls for Sepp Blatter to step down from FIFA.

Twitter reacts angrily to Sepp Blatter's comments on racismupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 08:56:00

FIFA president Sepp Blatter told CNN Wednesday that on-field racism was not a problem in football, remarks which caused a stir on the social-networking site Twitter.

FA charge Liverpool's Suarez over alleged racial slurupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 16:27:00

Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has been charged by the English Football Association (FA) with making racist remarks towards a fellow player.

Metropolitan Police investigate racism claims against Chelsea's Terryupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 20:23:00

London's Metropolitan Police on Tuesday said they are investigating allegations that Chelsea and England captain John Terry aimed a racial slur at an opposing player during an English Premier League match last month.

Unfunny racism: Black comic's anti-Mexican rantupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 20:51:00

Haven't we seen this episode before?

Williams: I'm not anti-Mexicanupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 20:51:00

Comedian Katt Williams responds to the controversy caused by remarks he made about Mexican-Americans at a comedy show.

Rise of right wing extremism in Europeupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 12:04:00

Right wing extremists have the potential to carry out as much destruction as groups like al Qaeda, says Matthew Goodwin.

Europe's resurgent far right focuses on immigration, multiculturalismupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 12:04:00

The far right in Europe has enjoyed a renaissance over the past 30 years, driven by resentment of the growing powers of the European Union and by rejection of the "multiculturalism" that has accompanied rapid immigration from the developing world.

Annual report: Anti-Semitic incidents down worldwide but still highupdated: Sun May 01 2011 11:12:00

Anti-Semitic incidents worldwide dropped sharply in 2010 from their peak in 2009, according to an annual report issued by an Israeli university on the eve of the nation's Holocaust Memorial Day.

Police praise Scotland fans despite Neymar racism claimsupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 06:31:00

London's Metropolitan Police have praised the good behavior of Scotland fans during Sunday's match against Brazil, despite claims by Brazilian striker Neymar that a banana was thrown at him as a form of racist abuse.

Law Center: Suspect in MLK Day bomb attempt wrote on supremacist sitesupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 01:49:00

A suspect in the attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade frequently posted his beliefs on white supremacist websites, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.

Designer Galliano apologizes, says anti-Semitism has 'no place'updated: Wed Mar 02 2011 23:13:00

Fashion designer John Galliano could face up to six months in jail if convicted of making anti-Semitic remarks.

Designer to face trial over anti-Semitic remarksupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 14:04:00

Designer John Galliano will stand trial for racial insults stemming from anti-Semitic comments he allegedly made against at least three people, the Paris prosecutor announced Wednesday. John Galliano: Damaging New Racist Revelationsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 14:36:00

"People like you would be dead," the designer is heard saying in a shocking video

License plate to honor Ku Klux Klanupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:17:00

A Mississippi proposal wants to honor a Ku Klux Klansmen with a specialty license plate.

Official: Bomb found on King Day in Spokane had rat poison, pelletsupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 15:49:00

A backpack bomb discovered last week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, contained a chemical found in rat poison and was packed with little metal pellets, apparently as shrapnel, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

FBI will consider recent neo-Nazi activity in Spokane bomb discoveryupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 19:15:00

The FBI will consider recent local neo-Nazi activity in its investigation of a backpack bomb found this week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, but it has no evidence of any connections, the agency told CNN on Thursday.

NPR right to fire Juan Williamsupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 06:01:00

Imagine for a moment that there was a prominent American conservative journalist who ignorantly disparaged an entire minority group on national television, got fired for it by the nation's largest public radio media organization and then still managed to pull down a $2 million payday with the television network where he made the remarks.

Juan Williams fires backupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 06:01:00

CNN's American Morning discusses the boundaries for journalists after Juan Williams speaks out about being fired.

Protesters call for boycott of Guerlain following racist remarksupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 17:00:00

Dozens of protesters wearing black crowded the sidewalk Saturday outside the Guerlain boutique in Paris, France, calling for a boycott of the cosmetics company following racist remarks made by a former executive on French TV this month.

Why is Harvard honoring bigotry?updated: Thu Sep 23 2010 13:08:00

At a time when our nation's top university is more diverse than ever before, Harvard's recent decision to honor its former professor Marty Peretz on Friday for setting up an undergraduate research fund in his name comes as a big, disappointing surprise.

Dr. Laura blew chance to talk about raceupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 05:28:00

The beauty of having your own radio or TV show or column is that you have a wonderful opportunity to address many of the significant issues of the day by using the enormous platform that has been bestowed upon you.

Dr. Laura breaks down racial rantupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 05:28:00

Dr. Laura Schlessinger attempts to explain her incendiary comments last week and tells why she's leaving her radio show.

Tea Party Express dismiss racist claimsupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 10:54:00

Tea Party Express members say racist claims about the movement are being exaggerated by left wing opposition groups.

Tea Party Express fighting back against racism chargeupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 10:54:00

The tea party movement has been called a lot of things -- from racist to the voice of the people. One tea party group is on a mission to change how the movement is perceived, especially when it comes to race relations.

Are there racist elements in Tea Party?updated: Mon Jul 19 2010 06:09:00

CNN's Candy Crowley asks Sen. McConnell and Rep. Hoyer about recent issues regarding the Tea Party movement and race.

Why we passed our Tea Party resolutionupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 06:09:00

This week at the NAACP annual convention, we passed over 75 resolutions. They addressed critical issues from education equity, to fixing our broken criminal justice and immigration systems, to our top priority: jobs, jobs, jobs.

Tea Party leader says he's done talking about race controversyupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 06:06:00

Tea Party activist Mark Williams says he's done discussing the controversy stirred up by his attack on the NAACP, accusing a fellow movement leader of turning the debate into "a World Wrestling style personality conflict."

NAACP passes resolution blasting Tea Party 'racism'updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 09:13:00

The NAACP has passed a resolution that condemns what it feels is rampant racism in the Tea Party movement. Members passed the measure on Tuesday at the organization's 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

NAACP and Tea Party at war?updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 09:13:00

NAACP President Ben Jealous and Tea Party's David Webb spar over alleged claims of racism within the Tea Party movement.

Mel Gibson and America's hidden racismupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 12:04:00

Actor and director Mel Gibson appears to be at it again. This time the issue is not a tirade berating Jews and women in front of police officers. Instead, it's an outrageous message that was apparently left on his girlfriend's answering machine and likely was never supposed to come under public scrutiny.

Obama is not 'antidote' for racismupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 11:31:00

William Jelani Cobb, author of "The Substance of Hope," talks about Pres. Obama and the "angry black man" stereotype.

Even discussing 'angry black man' stereotype provokes angerupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 11:31:00

Here are some sound bites from the post-racial era:

No-name radicals vs. 'South Park' just a distractionupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 18:25:00

Free speech issues and portrayals of Islam needlessly stirred a hornet's nest recently when "South Park" depicted the Prophet Mohammed disguised in a bear suit in the 200th episode of the popular Comedy Central TV show.

Israel stops for the sirensupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 13:10:00

Air raid sirens wail as Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Anti-Semitic incidents rise sharply in 2009, study saysupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 13:10:00

The number of anti-Semitic incidents around the world more than doubled from 2008 to 2009, according to a Tel Aviv University study.

South Africa murder controversyupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 21:26:00

Racial tension was high outside a courthouse where two were charged in the murder of a white supremacist.

South Africa's neo-Nazis drop revenge vowupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 17:56:00

A South African white supremacist group has retracted its statement vowing to avenge the killing of its leader, Eugene Terreblanche, a spokesman for the group said Monday.

Wal-Mart scuffle or racism?updated: Thu Nov 19 2009 20:11:00

John King and panelists discuss Heather Ellis, who could face 15 years in prison after a scuffle at Wal-Mart.

Commentary: Blackface is never okayupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 16:39:00

Harry Connick Jr. almost got it right when he challenged the doctors who mocked the Jacksons in blackface on an Australian version of "the Gong Show."

Obama witch doctor image racist?updated: Fri Sep 18 2009 09:28:00

Is the image of President Obama as a witch doctor at tea party protests racist? CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.

Politics: Criticism or racismupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 09:25:00

CNN's Candy Crowley looks at the politics of criticism versus racism in Washington.

A good life for one of Jena 6updated: Tue Aug 25 2009 11:36:00

It's a chance of a lifetime for the youngest of the Jena 6, after he was taken in by his lawyer and moved to New York.

Campaign racism in Germanyupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 08:50:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen on a neo Nazi campaign against a black German politician.

Commentary: Witness to history and horrorupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 12:41:00

I write this from my office in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum where I have been privileged to have had a fellowship for the past semester. Up until Wednesday at 12:50 p.m., it had been a perfect visit. Everything a scholar could hope for: exceptional scholarly resources and a magnificent museum staff.

Commentary: Hate groups threatened by diversityupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 17:26:00

Last Saturday, a young African-American president used eloquent prose to challenge the world to learn from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust at Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp: "To this day, there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened -- a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful. This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts; a reminder of our duty to confront those who would tell lies about our history."

Hate groups riled up, researchers sayupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 14:48:00

Hate groups have intensified their rhetoric in recent months, but this new energy hasn't necessarily translated to an increase in the rate of hate crimes in the U.S., according to some researchers.

Hate crime statisticsupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 14:48:00

Lisa Sylvester reports on hate crime statistics in light of the shooting at DC's Holocaust Museum.

Law center: Shooting suspect has 'long history' with neo-Nazisupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 07:37:00

An 88-year-old Maryland man with a long history of ties to white supremacist groups is the suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, two law enforcement officials told CNN.

Sotomayor: GOP cries racism, Dems cry foulupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 15:40:00

During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama said that he hoped his administration wouldn't get hung up on matters of race.

Sotomayor hits Hill again as GOP's race rhetoric coolsupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 13:01:00

Judge Sonia Sotomayor continued making the rounds on Capitol Hill Wednesday, meeting several additional U.S. senators who will help decide whether she becomes the country's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.

UK publishes list of 'least wanted' peopleupdated: Wed May 06 2009 11:12:00

White supremacists, Islamic clerics, a controversial Kansas pastor and a U.S. talk show host are on a list of 22 people banned from Britain for "stirring up hatred," the British government said Tuesday.

Diplomats walk out en masseupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 23:19:00

Dozens of diplomats walk out on a speech by Iran's president as he accuses Israel of having a "racist government."

Envoys walk out of U.N. anti-racism conferenceupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 23:19:00

Dozens of international envoys walked out during a speech by Iran's president Monday as he accused Israel of having a "racist government" and committing genocide.

Top Jewish groups denounce cartoon about Gazaupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 17:40:00

Two leading Jewish watchdog groups are denouncing a prominent cartoonist's illustration about Israel's offensive in Gaza, saying it uses anti-Semitic imagery.

Growing hate groups blame Obama, economyupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 19:34:00

Don Black said he despises Barack Obama. And he said he believes illegal aliens undermine the economic fabric of the United States.

Report: Rise in hate groupsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 19:34:00

CNN's Jason Carroll says a new report shows a 54 percent rise of hate groups in the U.S. since 2000.

Anti-semitism on the riseupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 17:28:00

Experts fear that anti-semetic attacks are on the rise in Europe. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Anti-Semitic attacks rising, UK watchdog reportsupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 17:28:00

Michael Bookatz, 32, was walking home one night in January when he noticed a man walking toward him.

What would Dr. King say?updated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:44:00

CNN's John Zarrella asks what would Martin Luther King Jr. say about Obama's victory?

White supremacists watched in lead up to Obama administrationupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:44:00

Hate crimes experts and law enforcement officials are closely watching white supremacists across the country as Barack Obama prepares next week to be sworn in as the first black president of the United States.

I was told to 'kill'updated: Mon Nov 17 2008 12:02:00

Witnesses say they were guided by the head of the Ku Klux Klan to beat and kill a teen. WAVE's David MacArthur reports.

Jury awards $2.5 million to teen beaten by Klan membersupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 12:02:00

A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages on Friday to a Kentucky teenager who was severely beaten by members of a Ku Klux Klan group because the Klansmen mistakenly thought he was an illegal Latino immigrant, the Southern Poverty Law Center said.

Commentary: Voting against Obama doesn't make you a racistupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 11:35:00

With a little less than a month before the election, this week started with a re-examination of Barack Obama's association with William Ayers. Unwelcome Visitors at the Ole Miss Debate: The Ku Klux Klanupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 14:00:00

The campus has come a long way since its painful integration years, but the KKK will be at the debate to try to stir up old hatreds

Commentary: Don't sanitize Helms' racist pastupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 14:08:00

Death has a way of sanitizing the most virulent and despicable aspects of prominent lives, especially those who trafficked in racial bigotry.

Michel Platini on racismupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 12:10:00

UEFA President Michel Platini talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about what UEFA is doing to tackle racism in football.

Racism still a reality in European footballupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 12:10:00

Luther Blissett remembers vividly what it was like walking out into an Italian stadium when he played for AC Milan in the early 1980s.

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