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  • Paraguayan Jewish soccer boss suspended for racial slurs against Arabs

    August 17, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Paraguay’s soccer association has suspended the Jewish president of a team for hurling racial slurs at a colleague of Arab descent.

    During a match last month, the president of Asuncion’s Olimpia soccer team, Marcelo Recanate, accosted Juan José Zapag, the president of a rival...

  • One Serious Problem Gone

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 1, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    Over the past few days, the press reported a welcomed reminder of how America has been transforming itself over recent decades. Not in the depressing trajectory that is often the subject of the blather of 24/7 news outlets and their self-proclaimed “pundits.” Rather, by virtue of...

  • Racial hatred trial opens in Perth

    January 18, 2011 | 10:15 am

    The trial of a West Australian man who posted a video on YouTube accusing Judaism of being a “religion of racism, hate, homicide and ethnic cleansing” opened in Perth.

    Brendon Lee O’Connell, 38, who is representing himself, described Monday’s proceedings in District Court as a...

  • Sheket, b’vakasha!

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Shutting Jewish Mouths

    We were surprised to read the mischaracterization of the American Jewish Committee (AJCommitee) in Rob Eshman's column ("Shutting Jewish Mouths," Feb. 16).

    As our 175,000 constituents know, we welcome a wide range of viewpoints in the AJCommitee "tent" and...

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  • Justice takes a beating in Long Beach racial hatred case

    By Joe R. Hicks

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The nine black youths who beat three young white women have now been sentenced by a Juvenile Court judge, and there's only one problem.

    While these "kids" could have killed their victims, the judge slapped them on the wrists lightly and sent them home. Astoundingly, after finding...

  • Iconic Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, 77

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The crusading Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci spent the last years of her life issuing fiery warnings against a Muslim world that she saw poised to overrun the West.
     
    Critics accused Fallaci of sowing racial and religious hatred, but she became a heroine to many Jews and...
  • Controverisal Israeli security approach takes flight in U.S.

    By Sam Ser

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The changes were inevitable. The Sept. 11 hijackers used box cutters as weapons, so box cutters were banned. Richard Reid smuggled explosives onto an American Airlines plane in his shoes, so passengers were ordered to remove their shoes for screening. The recent London air terror plot was predicated on liquid explosives, so now almost all liquids are forbidden, too.
     
  • The Many Faces

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "They both have dimples," Rachel's earnest classmate declared, "that's how you can tell they're sisters!"

    The explanation was simple enough -- no matter that 7-year-old Rachel has white skin and her 21-month-old sister, Angela, has black skin.

    I just spent the weekend with more...

  • A Plan to Take Over Troubled School

    By Howard Blume

    August 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A successful charter school operator will launch a campaign to take over the Los Angeles high school where racial tensions erupted into campus brawls earlier this year. The Journal has learned that Steve Barr, who runs Green Dot Public Schools will announce, later this week, his bid...

  • Vote May Be First to Blur Ethnic Lines

    By Joel Kotkin

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    For more than a generation, racial and ethnic politics have dominated Los Angeles' mayoral elections. That is, perhaps, until this year, which might be the first election of Los Angeles' emerging post-ethnic era.

    Although no doubt frustrating to the various candidates, this...

  • Anti-Semitic Sing-A-Long

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Some viewers of Da Ali G Show" on HBO were a little taken aback during the Aug. 1 episode when the character, Borat, got up in an Arizona bar and had all the patrons singing along with him to this song:

    ;In my country there is problem. / And that problem is the Jew / They take...

  • The Gifts

    By Magnificent Montague

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    From 1955 to 1967, Magnificent Montague was the most riveting rhythm-and-blues disc jockey in the nation, presiding over the birth of "soul" music. In addition to working as a DJ in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and several other cities, he became a passionate...

  • Court’s Race Rulings Raises Deeper Issues

    By David A. Lehrer

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The United States Supreme Court has handed down its decisions on the issue of affirmative action. In the cases of Grutter vs. Bollinger and Gratz vs. Bollinger, the court has ruled on the constitutionality of race-conscious programs and their viability in educational institutions...

  • Take It to the Church

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The church is not a place that one typically associates with Chanukah. But that will change on Dec. 6 when members of Los Angeles' Jewish and African American communities come together at the West Angeles Cathedral. The Crenshaw District institution -- with a new $60 million...

  • Apes as Allegory

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Escape from the "Planet of the Apes?" Not this summer.

    Tim Burton's take on the beloved classic opened July 27 and won the box-office battle with a weekend conquest of $68.5 million. (The original 1968 "Planet of the Apes," which spawned four sequels, a TV show, cartoons, comics and...

  • Following the Leader

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Not long after he took over as national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Abraham Foxman was asked to fly to Geneva and head off an international crisis. It set the tone for what's come since.

    It was June 1990. Nelson Mandela, newly released after 27 years in a South...

  • Civil Rights Redux

    By Marvin Caplan

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    "Farther Along: A Civil Rights Memoir"

    by Marvin Caplan.

    Louisiana State University Press, $29.95

    Black and white liberals, among them an inordinate number of Jews, who fought the civil rights battles of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, are now often seen as faintly archaic figures.

    Except for...

  • Web Hate Sites Proliferating

    By Lev Krichevsky

    April 1, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    The growth of hate sites on the World Wide Web is staggering, according to a report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    On April 19, 1995, the day a truck bomb leveled the Oklahoma City federal building, there was only one Web hate site, run by the Ku Klux Klan. A year ago, there were 600...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    You know me, Rabbi. You know how important thesynagogue is to me, how much I enjoy services; you see me at yourTorah classes. You know what kind of Jew I am: I am the only one atthe family seder table who can read the Hebrew side of the Haggadah,but they won't accept me, because I...