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US justice; racist

By Leon J Williams

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin

If you are white and you kill someone black the verdict will be… not guilty.

George Zimmerman (white) has just been found not guilty of murdering 17 year old Trayvon Martin (black).

Mr Zimmerman is now a free man after killing the unarmed teenager as he walked to his father’s house.

According the Lawyers for Mr Zimmerman, 29, acted in self-defence and with justifiable use of deadly force in the death of Trayvon Martin which the jury seem to have agreed on!

Naturally this has rights groups up in arms…

Following the verdict, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said it was calling “immediately for the Justice Department to conduct an investigation into the civil rights violations committed against Trayvon Martin”.

“This case has re-energised the movement to end racial profiling in the United States,” Roslyn M Brock, chairwoman of the NAACP, said in a statement.

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Daily Headline – 23/04/13

Conservative councillor resigns after racist remarks

John CherryConservative (Tory) councillor John Cherry has resigned from the party after making ‘unacceptable’ remarks about ethnic minorities in London schools.

The now former Tory councillor basically called foreigners lazy, he said:

“There are certain nationalities where they are uncertain what this hard work is all about”

“It depends what type of Asian. If they’re Chinese, they’ll rise to the top. If they’re Indian, they’ll rise to the top. If they’re Pakistani, they won’t”

He went on to say that if the Children were not allowed to leave the school premises then it would create a “sexual volcano”.

The Guardian says on the report:

‘Many black and Asian people still associate the Tories with tough immigration policies and racist views.’

Can’t think why!!

The Conservatives, as is the case with all right-wing parties and groups are inherently racist. It’s part of a nationalist agenda of ‘our country/people are better than yours’. You don’t look/speak/etc like us so piss off!

Say no to the right-wing! NO TO THE CONSERVATIVES AND NO TO UKIP!

Daily Headline – 10/03/13

Queen to sign in anti-discrimination charter

Commonwealth of Nations QE2 flagQueen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Head of State for 16 countries (Commonwealth Realm) and head of the 54 member strong Commonwealth of Nations will swear in a new commonwealth charter today.

The anti-discrimination charter will mean its members oppose “all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds”

The disappointing part is the “other grounds” which should say ‘sexuality’. It has been suggested that adding anything more specific towards homosexuality could antagonise the numerous homophobic nations within the Commonwealth.

In 5 of the Commonwealth nations (Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Bangladesh and Guyana) homosexual behaviour can get life in prison and in parts of 2 countries (Nigeria and Pakistan) the death penalty is possible.

So while this is a good move it does fall short of being fully progressive.

Race off the political agenda as UK government ignores equality

By Leon J Williams

The UK government led by a coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have been accused by Doreen Lawrence (the mother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence) of backing away from their commitments to race equality.

The Prime Minister (Conservative) and his Deputy (Liberal Democrat) have tried to keep the issue out of the lime light by writing to Doreen Lawrence assuring her that the government is committed to race equality and that they are doing all they can. Clearly an attempt to dismiss the serious issue like it doesn’t exist.

Had Doreen Lawrence not gone public with the issue then there is no doubt that the coalition would have continued to ignore it.

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