Racism

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    By Osasu Obayiuwana, journalist
    10.02.2017 /
    Journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, a member of the now dissolved FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination, shares his personal experiences and disappointment with FIFA’s half-hearted attempt to address racial and discriminatory issues in football. “The time for silence has ended,” he says and calls the disbandment of the Task Force a “grave mistake”.
  • By John Nauright
    13.11.2013 /
    Since Europeans first arrived in the Americas, native peoples have been decimated. In North America, where assimilation was rare and conquest or theft of land has been the norm, things were particularly harsh. Stereotypical depictions of natives as violent warriors helped legitimise this process, as did a series of derogatory names such as “redskins” and “savages”.
  • 13.02.2012 /
    The World Players Union (FIFPro) has published a new report on the working conditions for Eastern European football players, who must struggle every day with lacking salary payments, violence, racism and match-fixing.
  • 02.11.2010 /
    New report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) investigates racism, ethnic discrimination and the exclusion of migrants and minorities in sport across the European Union.
  • By Laura Robinson
    20.11.2009 /
    When the torch passes through Canada's aboriginal communities it won't shed any light on the poverty that keeps their children from the Olympic dream
  • By Laura Robinson
    18.12.2008 /
    In this op ed, first published in the Ottawa Citizen, Laura Robinson comments on the lack of attention paid to the Canadian aboriginal athletes by the Vancouver Olympic Games organizer, VANOC, despite the extensive use of indigenous symbols in promoting the Vancouver Games.
  • 07.05.2007 /
    South African sports committee takes drastic measure against rugby team in order to pay attention to racial composition in the transformation process.
  • 31.01.2007 /
    Whilst the wider football community in Europe may think of Ukraine mainly in terms of its joint bid with Poland for the European Championships in 2012, Ukrainian Ultras Against Racism now urges the very same football community to speak out against the attempts by Ukrainian neo-nazi groups to increase their influence amongst football fans.

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