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Fiba: Aussies didn’t incite brawl

The Australian basketball body welcomed the Fiba’s finding that no discrimionatory or racist language was used by the Boomers, nor did it start the brawl that marred the Australia-Gilas Pilipinas World Cup qualifier early this month. “We welcomed Fiba’s ruling in its report that no discriminatory or racist language was….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2018Related News

FIBA: Goulding s racist tweet is fake

MANILA, Philippines --- There's more to the Gilas-Boomers brawl for sure. However, fake news have no place in the coverage of this story. In the aftermath of the unfortunate incident Monday, a Twitter screenshot from Australia's Chris Goulding started floating around online. Goulding allegedly said, "Philippino Monkeys!!! Trash team. Trash crowd. Trash Federation. Trash country." Goulding of course, was the one RR Pogoy knocked down to the floor with the shove. Almost immediately after that, Australia's Daniel Kickert knocked down Pogoy. And then the brawl went out of hand. The "deleted tweet" obviously got the ire of Pinoys but in a report by Reuben Terrado of Spin, Basketball Australia has denied the validity of the tweet. It's fake. "I can categorically state that tweet is not real and is 100 percent photoshopped," Basketball Australia media manager Grant Richardson said in an email via Spin. The Boomers declined media interviews Monday night after the game and the team reportedly left the country Tuesday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

Laura Ingalls Wilder dropped from US book prize over racism

The name of best-selling author Laura Ingalls Wilder has been dropped from an American children's literature award because of racist content in her books based on 19th-century settler childhood in the Midwest. The decision comes with many in the United States reassessing historical and cultural legacies, leading to monuments being taken down and buildings renamed as the country grapples with ongoing racism and discrimination. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children's Literature Legacy Award, the Association for Library Service to Children announced. The ALSC said the decision was made in consideration of "expressions of stereotypical attitu...Keep on reading: Laura Ingalls Wilder dropped from US book prize over racism.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 26th, 2018Related News

ABC to air Roseanne spinoff sans controversial star

NEW YORK, USA –  The US television network ABC announced Thursday, June 21 it would launch a spinoff of the Roseanne series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant . Many of the cast's original actors would perform their roles in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2018Related News

Mbala: NCAA decision to ban foreign players feels harsh, racist

  MANILA, Philippines – Although his basketball career in the Philippines might be over, former De La Salle big man and two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala is still up to date with the latest developments about the sport in the country.   And in the wake ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2018Related News

American woman’s racist rant shows how Filipinos are not safe from discrimination in US

An American woman’s hateful rant against Filipinos in a grocery story was caught on video and has gone viral showing how anti-immigrant discrimination and racism in the US could also be affecting the millions of overseas Filipino workers there. While many have come to the Filipino-American community’s defense, the video shows how their long-established presence […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJun 18th, 2018Related News

Private diary of Albert Einstein reveals his racist shades

There is not an iota of doubt that Albert Einstein was one of the world's brightest minds. No one can disagree with his scientific acumen. Over the years, the name 'Einstein' has in fact become a synonym for genius. But a diary written by him between October 1922 and March 1923 reveals a darker side of the Nobel Physics laureate. Published recently by the Princeton University Press, 'The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922-1923' present the scientist's racists views on the various peoples he encountered during his journey through Asia, including India. Ze'ev Rosenkranz, assistant director of the California Institute of Technology's Einstein Pap...Keep on reading: Private diary of Albert Einstein reveals his racist shades.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 17th, 2018Related News

Kyrgios reignites racist feud with Dawn Fraser

SYDNEY, Australia – Temperamental Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios reignited a feud with swimming legend Dawn Fraser Tuesday, June 12, calling her "racist" after she was honored by the Queen. Fraser, winner of 8 Olympic medals including 4 golds from 1956-64, was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2018Related News

Roseanne: a rare TV look at Trump’s America

NEW YORK — Given the boot after a racist rant by its star, Roseanne was a rare TV series depicting conservative America despite the election of President Donald Trump, which could have popularized the genre. The post Roseanne: a rare TV look at Trump’s America appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2018Related News

Plug pulled on Roseanne, a rare TV look at Trump s America

NEW YORK, USA  – Given the boot after a racist rant by its star, Roseanne was a rare TV series depicting conservative America despite the election of President Donald Trump, which could have popularized the genre. In its first episode at the end of March, the series dared to set up ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 3rd, 2018Related News

Racist, anti-gay chants on rise in Russia ahead of World Cup

Racist and anti-gay chants have become more common in Russian soccer as the country prepares to host the World Cup, even as overall incidents of discrimination declined.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2018Related News

ABC and ‘Roseanne’: Many warning signs before racist tweet

NEW YORK --- An old picture of Roseanne Barr dressed as Adolf Hitler, wearing a swastika and pulling burnt cookies from an oven, splashed on the front of the New York Daily News Wednesday like a neon sign asking ABC executives: What were you thinking? Given Barr's past incidents of bad behavior and questionable social media posts, ABC faced questions Wednesday about why it went back into business with her before it all blew apart. ABC canceled its successful reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following the star's racist tweet likening former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Planet of the Apes" actor. Barr continued tweeting on Wednesda...Keep on reading: ABC and ‘Roseanne’: Many warning signs before racist tweet.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 31st, 2018Related News

Racist, anti-gay chants on rise in Russia ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW --- Racist and anti-gay chants have become more common in Russian soccer as the country prepares to host the World Cup, even as overall incidents of discrimination declined. Nineteen incidents of abusive chants were recorded this season, according to an annual report from the anti-discrimination Fare Network and the Moscow-based Sova Center released Wednesday. That compares to two cases the season before, and 10 the year before that. Victims included players from the French national team, who were targeted with monkey chants during a game against Russia in March, and Liverpool youth player Bobby Adekanye, who was racially abused by Spartak Moscow supporters. Russian ...Keep on reading: Racist, anti-gay chants on rise in Russia ahead of World Cup.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 30th, 2018Related News

Balotelli praised for reacting to racist Italy fans banner

Italy's Mario Balotelli looks on prior to the start of the friendly soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Italy, at Kybunpark Stadium, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Monday, May 28, 2018. (Gian E.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2018Related News

Starbucks to educate U.S. staff against racial bias, set example

NEW YORK, USA – Can you teach employees not to be racist? Coffee giant Starbucks will shut stores around the United States on Tuesday, May 29, to conduct an unprecedented training exercise at its more than 8,000 American outlets. The initiative, which is expected to last ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2018Related News

NFL notebook: QB Allen apologizes after racist tweets surface

Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen apologized early Thursday morning for offensive tweets he made while in high school in 2012 and 2013. Allen, who will turn 22 next month, could be one of the top.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsApr 27th, 2018Related News

Trolling victim

WASHINGTON -- In August last year, Brennan Gilmore’s life was turned upside down. Using his cell phone, he filmed the moment when a man with neo-Nazi and racist views plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on the sidelines of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. A woman was….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMar 21st, 2018Related News

Lyon facing possible European ban after UEFA charges

PARIS, France – Lyon could be banned from all European competition after UEFA on Monday, March 19, charged the French club over incidents at last week's Europa League match against CSKA Moscow. UEFA said the charges centre on racist behavior and crowd disturbances. The club already have a suspended two-year ban ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2018Related News

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Death threats and 5-peso coins, the MBA was crazy

There was confidence in the Metropolitan Basketball Association's regional format to succeed. After all, people love it when their home gets the spotlight. At the very least, the MBA was going to be a strong league for the actual cities and provinces that were represented in it. However, even those who believed in the MBA the most probably didn't expect just how big the reception was going to be. It was crazy and someone like this writer, who was too young to experience the bliss that is the MBA, can't do it justice. Fortunately, those who actually lived through the craziness of the MBA can tell those stories now, 20 long years later. Chito Victolero, former guard of the San Juan Knights and current head coach of Magnolia in the PBA: Sometimes merong mga unruly crowd na talagang very supportive sila at merong fanatics so sometimes nakakagawa sila ng mga ‘di tama, but you know kasama ‘yun eh. Kasama ‘yung sa dapat mong paghandaan, kasi you have to include it in your scouting report, ‘yung how to be mentally tough during the game. Kasama ‘yung crowd dun. ‘Yun nga ‘yung MBA. That’s why kakaiba siya kasi kung regular crowd lang siya, parehas lang ng ibang liga ‘yan. That’s why kakaiba ‘yung MBA. The crowd was very different then. ‘Yun ‘yung maganda dun. Kasama siguro sa marketing strategy ng MBA ‘yun, how to deal sa ganung crowd. Kasi iba ‘yung crowd, iba ‘yung atmosphere, iba ‘yung spirit ng game, lahat nandun eh. Nakaka-miss nga eh. When you go to Bacolod, to Cebu, nae-excite ka agad because you know there’s a big crowd. We wonder if coach Chito has a scouting report for Ginebra fans during Manila Clasico?   Dondon Hontiveros, former guard for the Cebu Gems who went on to become a PBA legend. Current guard for Alab Pilipinas: There was a time talaga na masasabi ko na ‘yung outrageous na ginagawa ng mga fans pa… may mga batuhan. Nakita nga natin dito may nagbato ng bottled water sa referee pero it was worse then. It even came to a point na kapag nalaman ng fans kung ano ‘yung hotel ng kalaban parang inaabangan na ba. And ganun din kami if we go travel to Bacolod, ganun din ‘yung nae-experience namin. Fortunately for me, pagkakaalam ng mga taga-Bacolod, taga-doon ako because the year before, in 1997, I played there sa Negros Basketball Association for Central and maganda pinakita ko. So naalala nila na dun ako naglaro, so ‘di naman masama para sa’kin. Cebu vs. Negros was one of the premier rivalries in the MBA and Hontiveros was the star of the Gems. "Fortunately for me," might be an understatement for Dondon.   Rafi Reavis, former center for the San Juan Knights. Still plays for Magnolia in the PBA and is the winningest active player, with 10 championships: It was always one of the teams at the South, because it was always the North versus the South. Negros, we had a tough time down there. Cebu’s also a tough place to play – not only did you have do play in a hostile environment, and when I say hostile I mean coins being thrown at you, hamburgers, apples, anything you can think of, it can be coming your way. You really had to watch out if things get heated in those places. That was just how passionate the fans were. I mean, they’re the nicest people but hey, don’t come in here and try to take what we’re trying to achieve here. It was pretty cool.  I never heard any racist things but I’ve been cursed out by old ladies before. I remembered an old lady, about 80-plus year-old, she just walked by me before the game cursing me out so I was like ‘Wow!’. But I also understood these fans are just passionate, this was their home team, so I understood. I get it. And as a player, you cannot let stuff like that affect you, and that’s just the will power you had to have. You have to put yourself inside of a bubble and focus on the task at hand which is the game, win the game and get out of there, hopefully safely, and leaving everything else to the fans and the things you can’t control, you leave it alone. Rafi must have been quite the charm back in the MBA.   Reynel Hugnatan, former forward for the Negros Slashers and current forward for the Meralco Bolts with at least 5,000 career points in the PBA: Naalala ko nun naglaro kami sa Cebu, may dala na kamig mga payong sa ilalim ng upuan namin. Kasi alam namin, pag konting ano lang, magbabatuhan na naman. Pag nagbatuhan, ready na kami, may payong na kami. Always bring an umbrella folks.   Nash Racela, former head coach for the Batangas Blades and current head coach for TNT KaTropa: If you watch the MBA ang daming hecklers di ba, talagang sinisigawan ka the whole game. I'm thinking one game in Davao, and there was another game in Negros na parang the whole game, may isang tao nasa likod ko na sigaw lang ng sigaw sa akin. Ganun talaga eh, it just shows the passion of the Filipino basketball fans. That's understandable, it really made the game more interesting nung mga panahon na yun. We think coach Nash would prefer this set up than having to bring his own umbrella to the bench.   Alex Compton, former guard for the Manila Metrostars and current head coach for the Alaska Aces: It hurts if a five-peso coin comes flying from the upper deck and hits you in the head. That leaves a bump and that happened a few times in a few different places. In the MBA that was almost expected because everybody was so intense. You should have brought an umbrella coach.   Peter Musngi, the one and only "Voice of ABS-CBN," he was one of the key people for ABS-CBN in the MBA from the league's inception to its untimely demise: One of the things that I remember, and kapag inaalala ko nga lang kinakabahan pa ko eh, I think I was seated beyond Commissioner Ogie Narvasa then sa official’s table and noong nagbatuhan… we were warned already kasi it was Negros vs. Cebu, sabi baka magkagulo. Noong may questionable call daw ng referee, biglang nagliparan ‘yung mga coins. Nakita ko talaga tumatama kay Commissioner Ogie Narvasa, but he looked at the back and stayed. Ako naman, tatakbo na sana ako (laughs) kasi nagkakagulo na pero ‘nung nakita ko si Ogie, ‘Ay nakakahiya, sige na nga bahala na matamaan sa ulo’ (laughs). So that’s one. The others are from the coverage standpoint, dahil we were always moving around, and it came to a point paggising mo ‘di mo alam kung nasaan ka. It takes a few minutes to think ‘Oh, saan kami nanggaling? Saan na kami ngayon?’ Or the fact that we were eating Jollibee for breakfast, lunch and dinner (laughs) because ‘yun ang sponsor eh. That wasn’t bad, but we had to be creative and say, I mean kasi umuulan, umaaraw, ‘di mo alam tapos, sabi naming ‘At least man lang arroz caldo, mainit.’ Jollibee all day, everyday? Now that's crazy.   Ramon Fernandez, the "El President" and four-time PBA Most Valuable Player served as the MBA's very first Commissioner: The biggest problem of the Commissioner's Office at the time were the fans, the rowdy fans. Masyadong fanatic sa mga teams nila. I remember distinctly one game in Negros, it was the Cebu Gems and the Negros Slashers, nagkagulo yung players. The fans just started throwing things and I had to stop the game. Mabuti na lang nandoon yung bishop, sitting beside me. So pinakiusapan ko siya na, 'Bishop baka pwede mo naman kausapinyung crowd na let's just enjoy and have fun' pumayag naman siya. Natuloy yung game, laro ulit. Eh nagkaroon na naman ng gulo, ganun na naman nangyaro so I said, 'Bishop baka one more time,' sabi niya, 'Mon leave it all to God.' Sometimes all you can do is just pray and ask for Divine Intervention.   Ramon Tuason, CEO of MetroBall, Inc., the mother company of the Metropolitan Basketball Association: It was a Cebu-Davao game and Ramon Fernandez was able to gather 14 large garbage cans of debris [from the game]. From rocks, to plastic bottles, to bottles with green liquid inside, anything. Marbles, socks with marbles inside, they were throwing everything inside. As a matter of fact, we had to ban plastic drinking water from entering the stadium after like the fourth or fifth game. We had to go through the Army, the PNP, and everybody to have support in the stadiums because of the fans' passion. We call it the passion of the nation but sometimes, they become too passionate, too emotional. Very difficult to control the crowds. In Bacolod, there was a situation where a bomb exploded inside a garbage can. Players, coaches, and including us got death threats especially during the inauguration game, because as you remember, the PBA, who was I guess threatened, decided to move their opening day to our same opening day and made it a Robert Jaworski birthday bash. I guess Jaworski fans were a bit pissed off that we were in the same day but actually, they moved their opening day to ours, as a matter of fact, ABS-CBN had a countdown. The PBA was threatened? Interesting... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more! READ PART 1: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The logo that started a basketball revolution READ PART 2: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The Passion of the Nation READ PART 3: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 12th, 2018Related News

Groups hit Duterte’s derogatory insults vs UN’s Callamard, ICC’s Bensouda

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s derogatory and racist comments about United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Call.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 9th, 2018Related News