The New York Post, a right-wing tabloid, apologized for its cartoon depicting a chimpanzee being shot by police on Thursday. While irate critics claim it was a racist allusion to Barack Obama, the paper says it was just a bad bill.
In this edition of our weekly show: the French Caribbean faces a new wave of violence as a general strike enters its fifth week; the global economic crisis hits Paris' flee markets; and racism continues to plague French football stadiums.
A 26-year-old Brazilian woman says she lost the twins she was carrying after she was assaulted by neo-Nazis when returning home to a town near Zurich. Brazil has asked Switzerland to investigate this "case with obvious xenophobic motives".
It's a national taboo. Officially, racism apparently isn't a problem in Cuba any more since Fidel Castro decided to declare discrimination non-constitutional. But on the street, the situation isn't that clear.
Iraq’s black community hopes that Jan. 31's provincial elections will provide an opportunity for the descendants of African slaves to field their own political candidates and reverse centuries of discrimination.
Before the election of US President Barack Obama, there was another lesser-known election also full of symbolism: that of James Fields, a black representative for Alabama, home of the anti-black and ultra-racist Ku Klux Klan.
A senior Republican Party member's distribution of a song entitled "Barack the Magic Negro" has triggered a heated debate over whether the song is a harmless joke or a racist barb, with some saying it shows just how out of touch the party remains.
An arson attack on a mosque near Lyon in central France damaged its walls and doors and saw copies of the Qur'an burned early on Saturday. The mosque director called for a protest outside the mosque to condemn "Islamophobia."