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Obama Sees Racism in US Society

December 10, 2014 // Die Welt - Germany - German

Barack Obama held himself out of the debate for a long time. Now, the first black U.S. President speaks out clearly: The country has a race problem. The protests do not calm down.

What If the Victim Had Been White?

December 8, 2014 // Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria - German

A white American won't take his hands out of his pockets. The black police officer who asks him to do so suspects that he has a weapon in there. He shoots. In the pockets of the dead man are painkillers. — This is the latest case of police violence in the U.S., but under different conditions. It was a white police [Read more]

Riots in Missouri, USA: Put an End to Discrimination

December 8, 2014 // Ryūkyū Shimpō - Japan - Japanese

Riots have broken out in the American Midwest city of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of a white police officer not being indicted after shooting a young unarmed African-American to death. Protests have spread to every region of the U.S. It reflects the strength of the opposition against the decision not to [Read more]

Unrest in Ferguson: In Flames

December 7, 2014 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

<i>A grand jury has decided not to indict after the deadly police shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager. Rage and violence now rule the streets of Ferguson. The mistrust of an allegedly racist justice system runs deep.</i> The explosiveness of the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who [Read more]

Racial Tension in the US

December 6, 2014 // Diario de Cuyo - Argentina - Spanish

The spike in racial violence in the United States stemming from the November 24 verdict in the small city of Ferguson extended to 170 cities around the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia. It relented a bit over Thanksgiving weekend, a family festival in North America, [Read more]
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