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Google: Racial bias revealed

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A study carried out on Google searches revealed "significant discrimination" in advert result depending on the perceived race of names searched for. A study carried out by Professor Latanya Sweeney of Harvard University, found that names typically associated with black people were more likely to produce ads related to criminal activity.

Black Police Recruitment

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We need leadership not legislation.

Britain is a country that is changing fast. We are no longer the cultural drab monochrome society of the past. Today as the publication of the last Census showed Britain and in particular the bustling inner city areas are now thriving multicultural metropolises.

This is much to the chagrin of many on the hard right wing of British politics who see all change as threatening the end of life as they know it.

Dani Alves on racism in football

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Here in the UK we often lament about the state of racism within football, particularly in regard to abuse on and off the field. However, without becoming complacent, one of the finest defenders in the world - Dani Alves - who plays for the greatest club team on the planet - Barcelona - stated that:

Spain needs to look up to the ' UK when it comes to dealing with racism’,

adding,

Chief Superintendent Dal Babu quits police

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After 30 years in the police service, one of the most senior Asian officers in the UK has decided to throw in the towel, citing little progress in BME officers being adequately promoted.

Dal Babu, himself was recently rejected for a promotion despite the fact that he speaks four languages, was awarded an OBE, holds a master's degree, and has been hugely credited for the soaring public confidence ratings in the London borough of Harrow which he is responsible for. Speaking in the Guardian Babu argues:

Sepp Blatter is starting to listen: About time !

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Sepp Blatter has remarkably made a couple of suggestions that football teams which make racists offences will be punishable by deduction of points and relegation. This comes as a surprise to many football fans, with his “soft” stance on racism in football during the past few years. Especially his reaction to Kevin Prince Boateng walking off the pitch during the AC Milan match against Pro Patria was rather not surprising.

He said:

‘walking off in protest is not the answer’, answer?

Mark Duggan: Still many unanswered questions

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Yesterday, Kevin Hutchinson-Foster was found guilty of supplying a handgun to Mrak Duggan. Shortly after receiving the gun, Duggan was shot and killed by armed officers. The shooting and police handling of the case sparked the summers' riots in 2011.

Yet the conviction of Hutchinson-Foster still leaves many unanswered questions as to whether or not Duggan was unlawfully killed.

Black Hollywood stars front block-busters

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Although Tinsel town is by definition more than a little whacky, particularly when it comes to nurturing superstars who, for one reason or another live very strange lives-Martin Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Micky O’Rouke-turning a buck has never been a failing. Moreover, ensuring huge amounts of money are made has in many ways driven the big film companies to play it safe: ‘Johnny in Oaklaoma must get this’.

'Enoch Powell’s legacy still stains the Tories'

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The Conservative Party is failing to win over ethnic minority voters because it remains tarnished by the legacy of Enoch Powell warned the treasury minister Sajid Javid.

The Voice supporting OBV’s political work

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The Voice newspaper this week featured an article about OBV and the Cabinet Office's national voter registration project. 

“The challenges for our community have never been greater,"  says OBV chief

Written by Poppy Brady
28/01/2013, The Voice

Alok Sharma MP: Ethnic monitoring good for business

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The Conservative Party doesn't do quotas, affirmative action, or positive discrimination. Their mantra is that any form of discrimination is wrong. Sadly, not countering one with another leaves the discriminatory ‘Old boys’ network, public school/Oxbridge fraternities, and institutional bias in the public and private sector in tact, holding back huge sways of talent.

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