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LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – The England Football Association issued a statement on Monday morning condemning racist online abuse against players following the team’s loss on penalties to Italy in the World Cup final. ‘Euro 2020 Sunday.

The teams drew 1-1 after extra time and Italy won the shootout 3-2, with England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all black missing on penalties.

“The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism which targets some of our English players on social networks,” the statement said.

“We couldn’t be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behavior is unwelcome to follow the team. We will do our utmost to support the players concerned while demanding the harshest penalties possible for any responsible person. “

The England team also released a statement condemning the abuse of its players on social media.

“We are disgusted that some of our team – who gave their all for the shirt this summer – suffered discriminatory abuse online after tonight’s game,” the team tweeted.

British police said they would investigate the messages.

“We are aware of a number of offensive and racist comments on social media directed at footballers after the # Euro2020 final,” Metropolitan Police tweeted.

“This abuse is completely unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on social media companies to remove this content from their platforms.

“Those responsible for the disgusting online abuse we have seen must be held accountable – and social media companies must act immediately to eliminate and prevent this hatred,” Khan said in a statement. Tweeter.

Reporting by Philip O’Connor, Kanishka Singh and Shrivathsa Sridhar, editing by Ed Osmond / Peter Rutherford

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Muslim women put up for sale in bogus ‘auction’ in India http://handfulofhate.com/muslim-women-put-up-for-sale-in-bogus-auction-in-india/ http://handfulofhate.com/muslim-women-put-up-for-sale-in-bogus-auction-in-india/#respond Sat, 10 Jul 2021 10:14:26 +0000 http://handfulofhate.com/muslim-women-put-up-for-sale-in-bogus-auction-in-india/ NEW DELHI: Indian police are investigating how dozens of Muslim women were offered for sale in bogus online “auctions” without their knowledge, in a case which victims say illustrates growing Islamophobia through the country. Photos of more than 80 women have reportedly been uploaded in recent weeks to GitHub, an open platform for software development, […]]]>

NEW DELHI: Indian police are investigating how dozens of Muslim women were offered for sale in bogus online “auctions” without their knowledge, in a case which victims say illustrates growing Islamophobia through the country.

Photos of more than 80 women have reportedly been uploaded in recent weeks to GitHub, an open platform for software development, under the headline “Sulli deal of the day.” “Sulli” is derogatory slang for Muslim women.

Airline pilot Hana Mohsin Khan was alerted last week by a friend who directed her to a link that led to a gallery of images of women.

“The fourth photo was mine. They were literally auctioning me off as their slave for the day,” Khan told AFP.

“It chills me. From that day until today, I’m just in a constant state of anger,” she said.

GitHub said it has now suspended users’ accounts, claiming they violated its policies on harassment, discrimination and incitement to violence.

Delhi police have filed charges – but against strangers because they do not know the identity of the perpetrators.

TROLLS ARMY

Sania Ahmad, 34, who also found herself “for sale” last week, points to what she calls an online troll army of Hindu fanatics in India that has proliferated in recent years.

They have become adept at harassing people, including journalists and activists, with thousands of abusive posts to the point that some are closing their social media accounts.

Many of India’s 170 million Muslims say they feel like second-class citizens since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP party came to power in 2014.

A series of lynchings of Muslims by Hindu mobs for the purported protection of cows – a sacred animal to many Hindus – and other heinous crimes have sowed fear and despair in the community.

Indian journalist Fatima Khan, who was also among the women targeted on GitHub, said the bogus “auction” fits into this pattern.

“How is that acceptable? What will be the punishment, if any, inflicted on the people who made this list? She tweeted.

“Muslim men are lynched, Muslim women are harassed and sold online. When will this end?”

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Online harassment of women and girls – including threats of violence, rape, and manipulated porn images – is a huge problem, not just in India.

A 2020 survey by Plan International in the UK of 14,000 girls in 31 countries found that more than half had experienced such treatment.

“Rather than free and empowered to express themselves online, girls are too often harassed, abused and kicked out of online spaces,” he said.

In India, Muslim women are a particular target, said Ahmad, 34, who works for an Indian media company.

“It starts with petty abuse and turns into threats of death and rape,” she told AFP.

“I have 782 screenshots of abuse – mostly on Twitter – directed at me. And these are only from last year.”

The authors, she believes, have “political backing” as part of a growing trend of ugly Islamophobia under India’s Hindu nationalist government.

The government has not commented on the latest scandal. He denies being anti-Muslim.

Ahmad sent a legal notice to Twitter reporting several derogatory posts, but no action was taken, she said. Twitter has not commented on the matter.

EDUCATE

The victims in the latter case included researchers, analysts, artists and journalists, according to the National Commission for Women.

“The women targeted here don’t fit their idea of ​​a typical Muslim victim – submissive, burka-clad and abused. When we don’t adjust to that, they want to silence us,” Khan said.

Ahmad, whose heart is now racing every morning before checking his phone, said the abuse was also aimed at insulting Muslim men.

“When you want to attack someone, you attack the women of the house. That’s the sore spot,” she said.

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One-day football tournament brings together 32 youth teams from across London in a bid to end gang rivalries http://handfulofhate.com/one-day-football-tournament-brings-together-32-youth-teams-from-across-london-in-a-bid-to-end-gang-rivalries/ http://handfulofhate.com/one-day-football-tournament-brings-together-32-youth-teams-from-across-london-in-a-bid-to-end-gang-rivalries/#respond Fri, 09 Jul 2021 18:00:33 +0000 http://handfulofhate.com/one-day-football-tournament-brings-together-32-youth-teams-from-across-london-in-a-bid-to-end-gang-rivalries/ The 32 Borough Cup sponsored by BT returns this Sunday, July 11. Image: BT Sport Submitted by BT Sport The BT-sponsored 32 Borough Cup returns this Sunday, July 11, bringing together 32 youth football teams from across London in a one-day tournament aimed at ending gang rivalry. This year’s tournament is sponsored by BT as […]]]>

The 32 Borough Cup sponsored by BT returns this Sunday, July 11. Image: BT Sport

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The BT-sponsored 32 Borough Cup returns this Sunday, July 11, bringing together 32 youth football teams from across London in a one-day tournament aimed at ending gang rivalry.

This year’s tournament is sponsored by BT as part of its Hope United initiative, which aims to tackle hate online and educate the nation on how to be good digital citizens.

Hope United was launched ahead of the UEFA European Championships with players including Marcus Rashford, Gareth Bale and Lucy Bronze, with the aim of fighting online hatred.

As part of the tournament, BT Sport will host workshops designed to inspire and highlight opportunities within sports broadcasting, with shared expertise in creative, digital, compliance and production.

The 32 Borough Cup sponsored by BT returns this Sunday, July 11. Image: BT Sport

After the tournament, BT plans to reach London with social media training linked to Hope United to provide participants with the digital skills they need to tackle hate online.

The 32 Borough Cup, launched in 2019 by Hackney Wick FC club founder Bobby Kasangna, also aims to highlight unity among young people in London, tackling the increase in youth violence while highlighting showcasing the talent of young Londoners and creating opportunities for them.

Bobby Kasanga said: “The 32 Borough Cup aims to be a symbol of anti-violence youth activism in London. Our goal is to get kids off the streets to kick a ball and realize their potential.

“BT has done a great job this year with their anti-hate campaigns online and their commitment to supporting the next generation is really in line with our mission, so we’re excited to see them supporting this year’s tournament. “

Jamie Hindhaugh, COO of BT Sport, said: “Through our Hope United initiative, BT will build on Sunday’s inspiring 32 Borough Cup to highlight the positive potential of social media to bring communities together.

“In the meantime, the BT Sport workshops on Sunday will enhance our existing work with communities in London, such as BT Sport Takeover, which gives Londoners a taste of sports broadcasting.”

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DA Releases Winthrop Shooting Suspect Diaries – CBS Boston http://handfulofhate.com/da-releases-winthrop-shooting-suspect-diaries-cbs-boston/ http://handfulofhate.com/da-releases-winthrop-shooting-suspect-diaries-cbs-boston/#respond Thu, 08 Jul 2021 02:15:00 +0000 http://handfulofhate.com/da-releases-winthrop-shooting-suspect-diaries-cbs-boston/ BOSTON (CBS) – Investigators released from the diary of the man who allegedly shot dead Air Force veteran Ramona Cooper and retired Massachusetts State Soldier David Green in Winthrop last month. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Nathan Allen “carried a hatred fueled by white supremacy”. READ MORE: North Boston residents clean up after […]]]>

BOSTON (CBS) – Investigators released from the diary of the man who allegedly shot dead Air Force veteran Ramona Cooper and retired Massachusetts State Soldier David Green in Winthrop last month.

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Nathan Allen “carried a hatred fueled by white supremacy”.

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State police collected many logs from Allen’s apartment. According to investigators, he wrote: “Whites are the world’s top predators” and “they know they are inferior to us”.

Nathan Allen. (Image credit: Suffolk District Attorney)

Police said the 28-year-old was carrying two handguns when he stole a truck and allegedly shot the two Black Winthrop residents on June 26. Allen was shot dead by Winthrop Police.

Allen was researching white supremacy online and wrote racist notes in his diary up to 48 hours before the murders.

In a notebook titled “The Allen Diaries” he wrote, “Racism is healthy and natural. And withholding it is bad for you.

“To see it in his own handwriting, in several notebooks, it left nothing to the imagination and very clearly explained this individual’s intention that day,” Rollins said.

Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty stressed that the writings do not represent the city. “These are contemptible and disgusting comments,” Delehanty said. “He didn’t go to school here and he didn’t grow up here.

State Police continue to examine Allen’s past and seek to speak to anyone who came in contact with him prior to the shooting.

In his last stint before the crime, Allen reportedly wrote about trying to convince his wife of his beliefs, but investigators say his family were completely cooperative and never saw it coming.

“It’s really, really scary. The level of vitriol and the level of hate, ”said Robert Trestan of the Anti-Defamation League.

Trestan says there are still questions that need to be answered.

“Who inspired him? Who was he addressing? What other publications and books has he studied and when did he radicalize? said Trestan. “He didn’t just write things. He made the decision that I’m going to go out and kill people.

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Investigators are also investigating the possibility that Allen was heading to a local synagogue with the stolen truck when he accidentally crashed into the house.

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Asian Kiwi Says He Was Racially Profiled As “Overfisher” On Trip To Whangamatā http://handfulofhate.com/asian-kiwi-says-he-was-racially-profiled-as-overfisher-on-trip-to-whangamata/ http://handfulofhate.com/asian-kiwi-says-he-was-racially-profiled-as-overfisher-on-trip-to-whangamata/#respond Mon, 05 Jul 2021 05:27:00 +0000 http://handfulofhate.com/asian-kiwi-says-he-was-racially-profiled-as-overfisher-on-trip-to-whangamata/ An amateur fisherman of Asian origin feels he has been subjected to racial profiling as a “overfisher”. Someone took pictures of Kevin Huang’s car on a chartered fishing trip to Whangamatā. The photos were then posted online and Huang, a resident of west Auckland, was accused of being part of a group accused of overfishing […]]]>

An amateur fisherman of Asian origin feels he has been subjected to racial profiling as a “overfisher”.

Someone took pictures of Kevin Huang’s car on a chartered fishing trip to Whangamatā.

The photos were then posted online and Huang, a resident of west Auckland, was accused of being part of a group accused of overfishing the pink maomao in Tairua.

One commentator asked those involved to cut their tires, while another explained how to destroy a car engine with sugar. Another demanded Huang’s expulsion.

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The pink maomao incident led residents to impose a rāhui, or ritual ban, on catching fish.

Big game fishing enthusiast Kevin Huang was racially profiled and abused online after a fishing trip to Whangamatā.

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Big game fishing enthusiast Kevin Huang was racially profiled and abused online after a fishing trip to Whangamatā.

Huang, who booked a chartered boat for a day and night fishing trip with friends, said it had nothing to do with the Tairua incident and that the captain had checked his catch for compliance. of the day with fishing regulations.

He was shocked when a friend alerted him to the messages a few days after his trip.

“I felt very depressed … I don’t even know those people who were fishing in Tairua,” he said.

“To do what [the online commenters] to behave like this, just because we all have yellow skin and black hair? This is obviously racial discrimination.

Huang said he felt threatened by the comments and that it was dangerous to go back to fishing in the Coromandel area, although big game fishing has been his passion for 15 years.

Te Ao

“Give no voice to racism” is the slogan of a campaign launched by the Commission on Human Rights at the end of last year.

He also changed his car license plate and canceled two fishing trips in Whangamatā initially scheduled for July and August.

Meanwhile, the captain of the boat Huang booked is also shocked by his client’s experience.

Chris Jones, owner of Te Ra Charters, said racial profiling of Asians as overfishers had recently gotten “out of hand.”

“If you are an Asian with a fishing rod in the Coromandel, you are a marked man.

He has had six Asian Kiwi trips canceled since the Tairua incident for fear of being targeted.

“It got my wife and I out of business because my clients don’t feel safe. “

The canceled trips are worth around $ 10,000 worth of business, he said.

All of its customers sign voluntary agreements that limit each person to 20 fish or less, notwithstanding other limits on fish species and size.

All of the fish caught by Huang and his party of eight were over the size limit, and while some reached the voluntary limit of 20, others did not, he said.

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Tony Iotua-marsters made the post online based on photos provided to him by others.

He said he regretted that innocent people had been caught in the crossfire, but his intentions were to protect the oceans.

Police said they received information about the post, but concluded that it did not violate harmful digital communications law or hate crimes legislation.

Iotua-marsters has since edited his post to indicate that Huang’s vehicle was not involved in the pink maomao incident.

The acting director of compliance services at the Ministry of Primary Industries, Melinda Sando, said that while the ministry welcomes reports of illegal fishing at Fisheries New Zealand, “no one should try to take justice into their own hands.” .

“In particular, confronting someone because of their ethnicity is unacceptable and wrong,” she said.

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Jamie Lynn Spears calls for end to death threats amid Britney backlash http://handfulofhate.com/jamie-lynn-spears-calls-for-end-to-death-threats-amid-britney-backlash/ http://handfulofhate.com/jamie-lynn-spears-calls-for-end-to-death-threats-amid-britney-backlash/#respond Sat, 03 Jul 2021 19:04:47 +0000 http://handfulofhate.com/jamie-lynn-spears-calls-for-end-to-death-threats-amid-britney-backlash/ Although they have recently expressed their support for her sister Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears and her children appear to be receiving death threats – and she has had enough. The mom of Maddie, 13, and Ivey, 3, posted a story on Instagram on Friday, July 2, noting that while she respects the fact that […]]]>

Although they have recently expressed their support for her sister Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears and her children appear to be receiving death threats – and she has had enough. The mom of Maddie, 13, and Ivey, 3, posted a story on Instagram on Friday, July 2, noting that while she respects the fact that “everyone has the right to speak up,” trolls must “please stop with death threats, especially death threats against children.” the Zoey 101 alum also recently turned off her Instagram comments to quell the online hatred she receives.

Days earlier, Jamie Lynn, who faced backlash for not talking more about Britney’s guardianship over the years, addressed her sister moving testimony in court on June 23 via Instagram. “Since the day I was born, I have loved, adored and supported only my sister. I mean, she’s my fucking big sister, before all this bullshit, ”Jamie Lynn said in a series of story videos on Instagram on June 28, explaining that she had waited to speak publicly until then. let everyone hear directly from Britney. “I don’t care if she wants to run away to a rainforest and have millions of babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and take over the world like she has done so many times before, because I have nothing to gain or lose anyway.

Speaking in open court via video chat for the first time on June 23, Britney had passionately pleaded for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny to end the “abusive” 13-year-old guardianship who granted his father, Jamie Spears, and his co-curators control his career, finances and personal life. Among the claims Britney made in her 20-minute speech, she was forced to have an IUD, prevented from getting married or having a child, and forced to take medication against her will. “This tutelage does me a lot more harm than good,” she said. “I deserve to have a life.” (A judge dismissed Britney’s months-old request to dismiss her father as curator on June 30 and, days later, granted Bessemer Trust Company’s request to step down as co-custodian of the estate.)

Although Britney never named Jamie Lynn in her testimony, the singer mentioned that her family had “done nothing” to help her, which led some #FreeBritney supporters to view the younger brother Spears as accomplice of the guardianship. Further fueling speculation, Britney told her followers in a June Instagram video that Frozen is his favorite Disney movie because she likes very much “the fact that the two sisters, their relation, and this one goes to a castle because she cannot take any more”.

Britney has not commented on the most recent attacks on Jamie Lynn and her nieces, although she posted a loving 30th birthday tribute to her sister in April. Calling Jamie Lynn a “beautiful soul,” Britney wrote on Instagram that she wished she was as smart as her little sister at 30. “It’s weird to say that I was basically your mom when you were younger and yes I’m even older but your soul is and always has been wise !!!!” Britney partially captioned the post, “I am truly and sincerely inspired by your path and the life you have created for your beautiful children and I am so proud to call someone so beautiful on the inside. that you my sister !!!! “

Now that Jamie Lynn has broken her silence, it remains to be seen if she will share more with fans, but the death threats must stop anyway.

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France tests online bullying laws in blasphemy lawsuit http://handfulofhate.com/france-tests-online-bullying-laws-in-blasphemy-lawsuit/ http://handfulofhate.com/france-tests-online-bullying-laws-in-blasphemy-lawsuit/#respond Fri, 02 Jul 2021 18:03:31 +0000 http://handfulofhate.com/france-tests-online-bullying-laws-in-blasphemy-lawsuit/ Last year, Mila, a French teenager, became the center of a cultural and political storm after posting condemnations of Islam on social media. Although the right to blaspheme is legal in France, she quickly became the target of online harassment for her comments, attracting around 100,000 hate messages, including death and rape threats. Today, 13 […]]]>

Last year, Mila, a French teenager, became the center of a cultural and political storm after posting condemnations of Islam on social media. Although the right to blaspheme is legal in France, she quickly became the target of online harassment for her comments, attracting around 100,000 hate messages, including death and rape threats.

Today, 13 people who threatened her are on trial for cyberbullying in what appears to be a landmark criminal case involving online harassment. Under the law, it is a crime to post comments that intentionally participate in mob intimidation against a single victim.

Why we wrote this

The trial of 13 people who harassed a French teenager online who condemned Islam may indicate how the country will punish cyberbullying, an often overlooked and hidden crime.

France has seen an increase in online harassment over the past decade – particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, when cyber-bullying increased by 30% among young people during France’s first lockdown. According to the Institut Montaigne, a think tank, more than half of French people aged 11 to 20 have been victims of cyberbullying, while only 9% of parents thought their children were concerned.

“I hope that this case will open the eyes of people, in particular the government, to all the victims and to the need for more training,” said Magali Chavanne of the anti-harassment association Cybhar’so. “The laws are great, but they need to be understood at all levels of the chain and then enforced. “

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In January 2020, Mila, a French teenager, had just dyed her hair a pale purple shade and wanted to show it to her 10,000+ followers on the Instagram photo-sharing platform. In doing so, she opened up about her likes and dislikes, before leaving a “Stories” video, where she said she hated all religion.

“The Koran is a religion of hatred, Islam is a garbage can,” said the lyonaise high school student, who is a lesbian. “I am not a racist… you cannot be racist towards a religion. I said what I think, I have every right. I don’t regret it at all. ”She repeated her criticism of Islam in a November 2020 TikTok video she posted after the jihadist murder of teacher Samuel Paty.

His comments sparked a firestorm on social media – around 100,000 hate messages, including homophobic comments, death and rape threats, and the posting of his personal details online.

Why we wrote this

The trial of 13 people who harassed a French teenager online who condemned Islam may indicate how the country will punish cyberbullying, an often overlooked and hidden crime.

Mila, as she is publicly identified, was forced to drop out of school and placed under police protection. And what might have been left of the online rants of an angst-filled teenager quickly spawned a media blitz that lasted for over a year and turned into political dynamite, with voices from across the political spectrum debating. of Islamophobia against freedom of expression.

Today, because blasphemy is protected by law in France and the sanctions for cyber-harassment are at an incipient stage, the “Mila Affair” has become a test for the definition and potential consequences of harassment in France. line. Last week, 13 people between the ages of 18 and 30 were tried over their online remarks against the French teenager in what appears to be a landmark criminal case regarding online harassment.

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Tollywood actor visits cops after 2 years of ‘dark skin’ online abuse | Calcutta News http://handfulofhate.com/tollywood-actor-visits-cops-after-2-years-of-dark-skin-online-abuse-calcutta-news/ http://handfulofhate.com/tollywood-actor-visits-cops-after-2-years-of-dark-skin-online-abuse-calcutta-news/#respond Fri, 02 Jul 2021 00:30:00 +0000 http://handfulofhate.com/tollywood-actor-visits-cops-after-2-years-of-dark-skin-online-abuse-calcutta-news/ KOLKATA: TV actor Shruti Das has filed a complaint against the police after receiving an avalanche of hateful comments online about his dark complexion since 2019, after taking a break from Bengali soap operas. In doing so, Das, 23, may have become the first person in the Tollywood industry to officially file a complaint against […]]]>
KOLKATA: TV actor Shruti Das has filed a complaint against the police after receiving an avalanche of hateful comments online about his dark complexion since 2019, after taking a break from Bengali soap operas.
In doing so, Das, 23, may have become the first person in the Tollywood industry to officially file a complaint against such form of abuse.

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The incident underscores our color bias. Only modern education from an early age can erase such deeply rooted social prejudices.

Das, who plays the character of Noah, the main character of the ‘Desher Mati’ series, claims that online abuse has started since she took the role in 2019, with comments becoming more and more vicious as the series was starting to become more popular.
“The trolls accuse me of having manipulated my partner, who is a director, to get this role. They claim that otherwise it would have been impossible for a dark person like me to have such a chance, ”Das told TOI.
On Thursday, she tagged Kolkata police in a social media post, citing the abuse. “I was told to file my complaint at the police station via email,” she said, adding, “I did and I am waiting for action.”
Contacted, Lalbazar officials said they were in contact with Das and an investigation was underway.
Leena Gangopadhyay, President of the West Bengal Commission for Women, who is also the writer of the series, said: “Strong laws are needed to deal with such attacks. It is the result of personal frustration and social meanness. Our commission will ensure that there are laws which punish the guilty in exemplary fashion. ”
Das also received unwavering support from his colleagues. Saibal Banerjee, who co-directs the series, said it “suggests that we are still stuck in the middle ages.”
Actor Dibyojyoti Dutta, who faces Das, said, “I know talent and glamor have nothing to do with skin tone. We worship gods who are dark. Why then should she be mistreated in this way? It must stop.
What has shocked industry insiders is that there have been several instances in Tollywood of leading actors with dark complexions, both on the big screen and on TV and OTT platforms. Paoli Dam, Parno Mittra, Ananya Chatterjee and Ankita Chakrabarti are just a few examples.
Das feels targeted because “no one would dare attack someone like Mittra, since she has been successful in the movies. I’m too new and I’m an easy target.

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In California, anti-Asian hate crimes increase 107% in 2020 – Times-Herald http://handfulofhate.com/in-california-anti-asian-hate-crimes-increase-107-in-2020-times-herald/ http://handfulofhate.com/in-california-anti-asian-hate-crimes-increase-107-in-2020-times-herald/#respond Thu, 01 Jul 2021 01:11:15 +0000 http://handfulofhate.com/in-california-anti-asian-hate-crimes-increase-107-in-2020-times-herald/ Anti-Asian hate crimes rose 107% in California in 2020, an explosion fueled by incidents in March and April during the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic which lasted until 2021, the prosecutor said on Wednesday. General of the State, Rob Bonta. At a press conference in the Chinatown section of Oakland with Oakland City […]]]>

Anti-Asian hate crimes rose 107% in California in 2020, an explosion fueled by incidents in March and April during the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic which lasted until 2021, the prosecutor said on Wednesday. General of the State, Rob Bonta.

At a press conference in the Chinatown section of Oakland with Oakland City Council member Sheng Thao and Chinatown Chamber of Commerce president Carl Chan, Bonta unveiled new data and directions for the public and law enforcement. He said the hope is to better understand the hatred that 2020 has generated against American communities in the islands of Asia and the Pacific in order to stop it.

He called the epidemic an “epidemic of hate”.

“The facts here are clear,” Bonta said. “There was a wave of anti-Asian violence correlated with the words of leaders who sought to divide us when we were the most vulnerable. “

The number of hate crimes against Asians in California has increased from 43 in 2019 to 89 in 2020, according to the state.

To counter this, Bonta unveiled a special report on anti-Asian hate crimes, as well as a report on 2020 hate crimes reported statewide. He also gave law enforcement and prosecutors recommendations to follow when investigating these crimes, and gave victims an updated list of options they can follow to get help.

The guidelines are based on restorative justice, which emphasizes education and commonalities to achieve a solution, rather than strict incarceration.

“We are truly grateful for Attorney General Bonta’s leadership on this issue,” said Russell Jeung, who in 2020 launched “Stop AAPI Hate,” a project that followed discrimination related to COVID-19. “We are especially grateful for his approach. We appreciate that he is seeking restorative justice. We want to educate people and develop more empathy.

A statewide poll released in May found that 73% of Asian American respondents fear physical assault from strangers because of their race, overtaking black and Latino residents by percentages two digits.

Most anti-Asian incidents are not classified as hate crimes. STOP AAPI Hate collected reports on 6,600 anti-Asian incidents between March 2020 and March 2021. They include: The 8th grade Concord student who was “teased and humiliated” by students who called her “kung flu, ”a racist term for the coronavirus popularized by former President Donald Trump. Someone walking down the street in San Francisco who was approached by a man who shouted “Go back to your country” before spitting in the victim’s face. And in San Jose, a resident reported that a convenience store near his home was tagged with an anti-Asian American message and a curse.

Education is key, community leaders said, as they aim to tackle the underlying racism that fuels attacks and the bar for prosecuting hate crimes is often too high to be a long-term deterrent.

“We cannot prosecute a crime before it happens,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Paul Jhin said earlier this month. Jhin, who co-founded the National Association of Asian and Pacific Island Prosecutors. “It has to start at the community level. We have to stand up for ourselves and each other. “

Community leaders say the need for more restorative justice is illustrated in a report by the nonprofit Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change, which found that 42% of the nearly 2,800 Americans surveyed could not name a prominent Asian American.

Almost a quarter of white respondents to the same survey said anti-Asian racism is not a problem in the country.

“It shows how invisible we are, how unappreciated we are,” Jhin said. “That’s why education is the thing.”

Bonta also said his office had offered to invest $ 100 million from the state budget in supporting survivors and an additional $ 200 million in improving community response.

“We are in the midst of a racial justice calculation in this country,” Bonta said.

Bonta said overall hate crimes increased by 31% in 2020, from 1,015 incidents in 2019 to 1,330 in 2020. Anti-black hate crimes have increased 87% and anti-white crimes have passed. from 39 incidents in 2019 to 82 in 2020. Anti-Jewish hate crimes and hate crimes involving sexual orientation actually decreased by 13.5% and 12%, respectively.

Yet it was the attack on the AAPI community last year that stood out the most, and Bonta said these crimes, like many other hate crimes, were underreported.

“I would say the racism was actually removed, because we were in quarantine during the year and we weren’t interacting as much,” Jeung said. “I think that’s why you are seeing a continuous increase now. You see more face to face contact with people.

Bonta said he has updated state brochures in 25 languages ​​to help victims report hate crimes and access direct help. Among the guidelines from the brochure that Bonta highlighted as important were these:

  • Call 911 if you feel you are in immediate danger
  • See a doctor, if necessary, and write down the exact words that were used in an attack, as well as any other relevant facts.
  • Record evidence and take photos if it is safe to do so
  • Get the contact details of any witnesses or other victims
  • Contact community organizations that deal with hate crimes.

“If you are a victim, please come forward,” Chan said. “There are solutions. Please don’t be afraid. We are here together. Together we can stop this.

Bonta’s new guidelines also urge law enforcement and prosecutors to properly identify hate crimes; ensure that the application of hate crime laws is consistent and uniform; establish more immediate and consistent contact with victims; and identify other forms of punishment or restorative justice in hate crime prosecutions.

“We are in a state of total crisis when it comes to hate crimes,” Bonta said. “What we do in the future will be dictated by the challenges we face and what Californians need.”

Editors Robert Salonga and Leo Castaneda contributed to this story.

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The Canadian government is moving forward with new legislation that would make hate speech online a federal crime. First reported by CBC, the law would introduce fines of up to $ 20,000 for the first offenses and fines of up to $ 50,000 for a second offense. In one Youtube Live, Canadian Attorney General David Lametti spoke at length on the issue, defending the government’s decision, which some fear may infringe certain freedoms of expression. Lametti explained that the law is designed to punish the most extreme forms of hatred which “express the detestation or defamation of a person or group on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination”. The Canadian government plans to release a more detailed report on the bill in the coming weeks.

Blackberry CEO John Chen said the company had no plans to respond to its “Meme-Stock” investors on Reddit’s Wall Street Bets subreddit. Chen clarified that the company will continue to focus “on the fundamentals” in a TV interview with Bloomberg last Friday. Chen’s comments follow several investor outreach initiatives led by other Reddit favorites such as AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc, which recently launched a new portal rewarding shareholders with perks like free movies and concessions. While retail investors in online forums have turned to several so-called “Meme-Stocks,” financial analysts remain much more bearish on the Canadian company, which saw sales and revenues decline in its first quarter. tax. BlackBerry has come a long way since it was known for building smartphones, and now focuses heavily on securing IoT devices and boosting security in the automotive and healthcare industries.

And finally, a report of MIT Technology Review about the rise of AI in the job search market has sparked discussion online. The report details how AI tools are used to assess everything from facial expressions and voice of a potential employee to trying to figure out their personality through their social media accounts. Additionally, he says the AI ​​hiring revolution has spread to most Fortune 500 companies, including industry powerhouses such as McDonald’s, Hilton, and IBM. The idea behind the increased presence of AI in these processes is to eliminate bias forces and select the ideal candidates. In response, however, concerns have been expressed about the covert nature of these tools, which are mandated by the federal government to verify racial prejudice. Namely, the review of MIT technology suggests an increased presence of third-party inquiries to fully verify the legitimacy of vendor claims.

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