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Perfume Heir On Trial Accused of Racist Remarks

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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An heir to the Guerlain perfume empire went on trial Thursday in Paris on charges of making racist insults. If convicted, Jean-Paul Guerlain faces up to six months in prison and close to $30,000 in fines. The 74-year-old arrived in court with crutches. The charges relate to Guerlain’s 2010 comments in a French-2 television interview […]

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Britain Sentences 2 Men for Black Teen’s Murder

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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A British judge has sentenced two men to minimum prison terms of 14 and 15 years for the murder of a black teenager in 1993. Judge Colman Treacy told a London court Wednesday the murder of 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was an “evil crime” motivated by racial hatred. He sentenced Gary Dobson to 15 years and […]

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Former French Minister Wins Racism Appeal

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A French appeals court has overturned the racism conviction of former French interior minister Brice Hortefeux, a close political ally of President Nicolas Sarkozy. The Paris court reversed the ruling Thursday, acquitting him of the charges. Hortefeux, who at the time was France’s top law enforcement official, was caught on camera in 2009 making what […]

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US to Boycott UN Racism Conference

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it will not participate in an upcoming United Nations conference against racism. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who had lobbied the administration of President Barack Obama to boycott the event, said Wednesday she “commended” the decision to withdraw from the event, which she said was likely to be take over by anti-Semitic and […]

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