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.
Quick. Think of a white supremacist group.
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.
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 Poland striker Emmanuel Olisadebe says that racism is still a big part of the game, but is being confronted.
CNN's Pedro Pinto reports on accusations of racism at the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and the Ukraine.
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 have told CNN World Sport a documentary accusing football fans from both nations of racism was "unbalanced and biased."
Poland has spent billions to upgrade its infrastructure, but is it enough for Euro 2012 fans?
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.
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 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 was under fire Friday after 10 cases involving alleged racism by police officers were referred to the independent police watchdog for investigation.
The national conversation over Trayvon Martin's killing is loud and intense. In some places, it's also vile and violent.
Robert Zimmerman Jr. talks exclusively with Piers Morgan about how his family is getting threats since Trayvon's death.
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.
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?
Questions are emerging after the death of the Toulouse terror suspect. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
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 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.
Laureus Academy members Steve Waugh, Boris Becker, Gary Player and Sergey Bubka on how to stop match-fixing.
Synagogues firebombed and defaced by graffiti. Windows smashed at shops owned by Jewish merchants. Is anti-Semitism on the rise?
Two men are found guilty in London of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993.
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?
CNN's Gloria Borger interviews GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul about several key campaign issues.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez "needs education" after continuing to protest his innocence despite being punished for racial abuse, according to a former English player.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about racism in football.
Former Dutch football star Edgar Davids has called on authorities to take a stronger stance against racism.
Edgar Davids speaks with CNN's Alex Thomas about Champions League clashes and his experience with racism in the sport.
The chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association discusses calls for Sepp Blatter to step down from FIFA.
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.
Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has been charged by the English Football Association (FA) with making racist remarks towards a fellow player.
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.
Haven't we seen this episode before?
Comedian Katt Williams responds to the controversy caused by remarks he made about Mexican-Americans at a comedy show.
Right wing extremists have the potential to carry out as much destruction as groups like al Qaeda, says Matthew Goodwin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fashion designer John Galliano could face up to six months in jail if convicted of making anti-Semitic remarks.
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.
"People like you would be dead," the designer is heard saying in a shocking video
A Mississippi proposal wants to honor a Ku Klux Klansmen with a specialty license plate.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's American Morning discusses the boundaries for journalists after Juan Williams speaks out about being fired.
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.
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.
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 Schlessinger attempts to explain her incendiary comments last week and tells why she's leaving her radio show.
Tea Party Express members say racist claims about the movement are being exaggerated by left wing opposition groups.
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.
CNN's Candy Crowley asks Sen. McConnell and Rep. Hoyer about recent issues regarding the Tea Party movement and race.
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 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."
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 President Ben Jealous and Tea Party's David Webb spar over alleged claims of racism within the Tea Party movement.
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.
William Jelani Cobb, author of "The Substance of Hope," talks about Pres. Obama and the "angry black man" stereotype.
Here are some sound bites from the post-racial era:
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.
Air raid sirens wail as Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents around the world more than doubled from 2008 to 2009, according to a Tel Aviv University study.
Racial tension was high outside a courthouse where two were charged in the murder of a white supremacist.
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.
John King and panelists discuss Heather Ellis, who could face 15 years in prison after a scuffle at Wal-Mart.
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."
Is the image of President Obama as a witch doctor at tea party protests racist? CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.
CNN's Candy Crowley looks at the politics of criticism versus racism in Washington.
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.
CNN's Fred Pleitgen on a neo Nazi campaign against a black German politician.
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.
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 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.
Lisa Sylvester reports on hate crime statistics in light of the shooting at DC's Holocaust Museum.
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.
During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama said that he hoped his administration wouldn't get hung up on matters of race.
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.
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.
Dozens of diplomats walk out on a speech by Iran's president as he accuses Israel of having a "racist government."
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.
Two leading Jewish watchdog groups are denouncing a prominent cartoonist's illustration about Israel's offensive in Gaza, saying it uses anti-Semitic imagery.
Don Black said he despises Barack Obama. And he said he believes illegal aliens undermine the economic fabric of the United States.
CNN's Jason Carroll says a new report shows a 54 percent rise of hate groups in the U.S. since 2000.
Experts fear that anti-semetic attacks are on the rise in Europe. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Michael Bookatz, 32, was walking home one night in January when he noticed a man walking toward him.
CNN's John Zarrella asks what would Martin Luther King Jr. say about Obama's victory?
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.
Witnesses say they were guided by the head of the Ku Klux Klan to beat and kill a teen. WAVE's David MacArthur reports.
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.
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.
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
Death has a way of sanitizing the most virulent and despicable aspects of prominent lives, especially those who trafficked in racial bigotry.
UEFA President Michel Platini talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about what UEFA is doing to tackle racism in football.
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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