McBeth faces Fifa racism inquiry May 28, 2007Posted by C.A.R.D in African, Card, Caribbean, Fifa investigation, FIFA Racism, John McBeth, Racism, Racism African, Racism British, Racism Caribbean, racism McBeth, Racist, racist Mcbeth, Scottish Football Association, Sepp Blatter, vice-president.
John McBeth faces a Fifa investigation days before he is due to be made Britain’s new Fifa vice-president. A new ethics committee will investigate McBeth, who stands accused of racism after allegedly suggesting African and Caribbean associations were corrupt.
He also said he had won the Fifa vote because other nations hate England.
McBeth will step down as Scottish Football Association president on Friday but the Fifa post will remain vacant during the investigation.
It is now possible that McBeth may not have the opportunity to take up his new role with Fifa.
That would see the home nations holding another election to find the person to succeed Scottish lawyer David Will, who is retiring after 17 years with Fifa.
In his interview with a number of the Sunday newspapers, McBeth described Fifa president Sepp Blatter as a “tricky customer”.
He went on to claim some Africa representatives have different ethics from the British “fair play” attitude.
“I know two or three (at Fifa) whom I’d want to count my fingers after shaking hands with them,” he said.
“If I come across corruption, I have to expose it. I must try to stay true to my beliefs and hope I don’t get seduced.
“By and large, the four British countries know what fair play is and when we are stepping out of line.
“But, as soon as you hit Africa, it’s a slightly different kettle of fish. They’re poor nations and want to grab what they can.
“I presume the Caribbean is much the same – they just come at it in a different way.”
Nanny Hunt Can Be a ‘Slap in the Face’ for Blacks December 31, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, African-American, Black, Blacks, Card, Caribbean, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Racism, Racist, White, Whites.
Last month, Jennifer Freeman sat in a Chicago coffee bar, counting her blessings and considering her problem. She had a husband with an M.B.A. degree, two children and a job offer that would let her dig out the education degree she had stashed away during years of playdates and potty training.But she could not accept the job. After weeks of searching, Ms. Freeman, who is African-American, still could not find a nanny for her son, 5, and daughter, 3. Agency after agency told her they had no one to send to her South Side home.
As more blacks move up the economic ladder, one fixture — some would say necessity — of the upper-middle-class income bracket often eludes them. Like hailing a cab in Midtown Manhattan, searching for a nanny can be an exasperating, humiliating exercise for many blacks, the kind of ordeal that makes them wonder aloud what year it is.
“We’ve attained whatever level society says is successful, we’re included at work, but when we need the support for our children and we can afford it, why do we get treated this way?” asked Tanisha Jackson, an African-American mother of three in a Washington suburb, who searched on and off for five years before hiring a nanny. “It’s a slap in the face.”
Numerous black parents successfully employ nannies, and many sitters say they pay no regard to race. But interviews with dozens of nannies and agencies that employ them in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Houston turned up many nannies — often of African-American or Caribbean descent themselves — who avoid working for families of those backgrounds. Their reasons included accusations of low pay and extra work, fears that employers would look down at them, and suspicion that any neighborhood inhabited by blacks had to be unsafe.
Discrimination to be tackled in Latin American, Caribbean cities October 27, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Caribbean, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, gender, Race, Racism.
Racial, disability and other kinds of discrimination are to be targeted in cities across Latin America and the Caribbean in a wide-ranging initiative by the Coalition of Latin American and Caribbean Cities against Racism.
The group founded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), gave the green light on Wednesday to a special action plan aimed at tackling 10 types of abuse based on xenophobia, race, gender, health and disabilities, among others.
Governors, mayors and senior municipal officials from 40 cities across the region met here to formally sign the plan. These leaders will have the responsibility of making sure the anti-discrimination drive achieves its aims.
Individual initiatives will be launched after city leaders have spoken to non-governmental organizations, education centers, civil associations, unions and other institutions.
The Latin American and Caribbean group is a member of UNESCO’s International Coalition of Cities United against Racism, which was set up in 2004 as part of a worldwide strategy to fight discrimination.
France: Fears of Anti-White Racism July 20, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in African-American, Anti-Semitic, Anti-White, Arab, Arabs & Muslims, Black, Card, Caribbean, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Death, France, French, Gendarme, Ilan Halimi, Jacques Chirac, Jewish, Kill, killed, Killing, Motorcycle, policeman, Racism, Racist, Raphael Clin, Saint-Martin, White.
The accidental death of a gendarme (French policeman) on the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin has plunged France into a new spasm of race-related angst after his widow claimed that youths refused to help after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle and later gloated at the death of a white.
With feelings already running high after the brutal murder in Paris of the young Jewish man Ilan Halimi, the events surrounding the death of 31 year-old Raphael Clin on February 12 have stoked fears of a festering anti-white hatred among the country’s black and Arab populations.