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Champions League: UEFA sanction Atletico Madrid for racism ahead of quarter-final second leg against Manchester City
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Champions League: UEFA sanction Atletico Madrid for racism ahead of quarter-final second leg against Manchester City

European football chiefs said Atletico Madrid fans had shown 'discriminatory behaviour' during the first-leg of their quarter-final at Manchester City.

Kyle Rittenhouse to plead self-defence as trial for killing two anti-racist protesters begins in Kenosha
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Kyle Rittenhouse to plead self-defence as trial for killing two anti-racist protesters begins in Kenosha

Rittenhouse, 17, is facing six criminal counts, including first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock takes the knee on return to the South African side
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T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock takes the knee on return to the South African side

Alongside De Kock, who returned to the playing XI for the Super 12 game against Sri Lanka, his South African teammates and the on-field umpires were also seen taking the knee, in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' (BLM) movement.

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock resolutely stands on the wrong side of history
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T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock resolutely stands on the wrong side of history

The act of taking a knee is of course a personal one and critics will argue that it could never reach its stated aims of eradicating racism through awareness alone. Often it can feel hollow and inept.

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee, withdrawn from team
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T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee, withdrawn from team

De Kock refused to take a knee in South Africa's Test series in the West Indies earlier this year.

Temba Bavuma says Quinton de Kock's withdrawal 'did kind of take us back as a team'
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Temba Bavuma says Quinton de Kock's withdrawal 'did kind of take us back as a team'

Following CSA's directive to its players to take the knee in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, de Kock withdrew from the Super 12 game, laying bare the growing internal tension on the matter.

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso to stop taking the knee, says gesture 'losing a bit of strength'
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Chelsea's Marcos Alonso to stop taking the knee, says gesture 'losing a bit of strength'

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha became the first Premier League player to decide against taking the knee back in March.

Raheem Sterling honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for services to racial equality in sports
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Raheem Sterling honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for services to racial equality in sports

Sterling, a Premier League and League Cup winner with City this season, has been subjected to racial slurs in stadiums and online during his career.

Euro 2020: Booing of anti-racism gesture reinforces need to take a knee
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Euro 2020: Booing of anti-racism gesture reinforces need to take a knee

The disregard of the reasons for performing the anti-racism gesture has created a disconnect with many football fans viewing it as a political act.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Brazil launch mandatory anti-racism training for athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Brazil launch mandatory anti-racism training for athletes

The Brazilian Olympic Committee launched the 30-hour online course this week, which will be mandatory for all 650 athletes, coaches, doctors, nutritionists, officials, and other members of the country's delegation to the Tokyo Games in July and August.

Italian Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo trying to get it right on anti-racism measures
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Italian Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo trying to get it right on anti-racism measures

While the big headlines were all about offensive behaviour toward the likes of Mario Balotelli, Romelu Lukaku and Kalidou Koulibaly, it was a little-known goalkeeper born in Senegal who caught the attention of De Siervo.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas players raise fists as part of anti-racism gesture in support of BLM movement
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas players raise fists as part of anti-racism gesture in support of BLM movement

The team issued a statement that said the players had on multiple occasions declared their support for the campaign against racial injustice and "wanted to own our journey".

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to make 'meaningful' anti-racism gesture on Boxing Day, says coach Mark Boucher
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to make 'meaningful' anti-racism gesture on Boxing Day, says coach Mark Boucher

The first Test against Sri Lanka starts on Saturday and coach Mark Boucher said the South African team would look to express its support for inclusion after its inaction in the last series, which attracted criticism from many quarters.

Lovecraft Country review: HBO's latest blends supernatural horror and real-world racism in a dramatic adaptation
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Lovecraft Country review: HBO's latest blends supernatural horror and real-world racism in a dramatic adaptation

While HBO's Lovecraft Country, which comes from the stable of Jordan Peele, JJ Abrams and Misha Green, gets many things right — the gorgeous frames, costumes and 'look'; Jonathan Majors as Atticus; the music — it seems to not have the same sense of dread and unease that ran through the source material, Matt Ruff's book.

John Lewis, towering figure of America's Civil Rights Movement, dies at 80
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John Lewis, towering figure of America's Civil Rights Movement, dies at 80

On the front lines of the bloody campaign to end Jim Crow laws, with blows to his body and a fractured skull to prove it, John Lewis was a valiant stalwart of the civil rights movement and the last surviving speaker at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

English TV commentary across football leagues shows racial bias, study by Danish firm claims
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English TV commentary across football leagues shows racial bias, study by Danish firm claims

The study analysed 2,073 statements from English-speaking commentators in 80 games from the 2019-20 season across Serie A, Ligue 1, LaLiga and Premier League. A total of 643 players of various races and skin tones were discussed.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says society should learn anti-racism lesson from football
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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says society should learn anti-racism lesson from football

Society could learn a valuable lesson from football in the ongoing struggle against racial discrimination, says former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

'Stand up to Trump!' Canada protesters shout to Justin Trudeau who kneels at anti-racism rally
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'Stand up to Trump!' Canada protesters shout to Justin Trudeau who kneels at anti-racism rally

Canadian protesters chanted "Stand up to Trump!" to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he joined thousands at an anti-racism rally on Friday and took a knee alongside protesters

Premier League: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's solution for racist abuse is to 'play well and not walk off'
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Premier League: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's solution for racist abuse is to 'play well and not walk off'

Paul Pogba has had his say on racism in football after Raheem Sterling was abused by a group of Chelsea fans last season. Then Sterling and other black England players were the targets of Montenegro supporters.

Snapchat and Instagram have removed GIPHY integration temporarily after it presented options to add racist GIFs
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Snapchat and Instagram have removed GIPHY integration temporarily after it presented options to add racist GIFs

A 21-year-old Snapchat user from England first spotted the racist animation (GIF) in the GIPHY library.