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Racism, injustice and hardship in inner city Birmingham – Errol Robinson’s story 

19 Jun 18

Monica Robinson and husband Ronald had faced daily struggles since arriving in the city from Jamaica…


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White supremacists jailed after ‘stirring up racial hatred’ at Aston University 

13 Jun 18

The men put offensive stickers across the campus in July 2016…


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Men jailed over racial hatred stickers at Aston University 

13 Jun 18

Four men are sentenced for posting racist stickers at Aston University in Birmingham.


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Racist Football Lads Alliance ponder folding into the far right DFLA 

12 Jun 18

In a move which has been on the cards for some time, the declining fortunes of the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) have led to the FLA setting up an online poll asking supporters whether they should fold and merge into the larger Democratic FLA, below.


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Updated- Fascist and racist criminal Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months 

29 May 18

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) welcomes the jailing of the former English Defence League (EDL) founder, Tommy Robinson, nee Stephen Lennon.


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City student Joe Tivnan in ‘disgusting’ racist chanting at Nottingham Trent University undergraduate 

24 May 18

The 19-year-old said he was ‘truly sorry’ for his actions…


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Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s shock at racist abuse aimed at police officer brother 

23 May 18

Sajid Javid’s brother is now a West Midlands Police Officer…


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Racist graffiti, 22nd May 

22 May 18

Racist graffiti on bus stop nwmtjtwm ref 8708001 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 5 Blowers Green Road, Dudley Report on FixMyStreet…


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University of Birmingham cheerleading squad in racism row – over Mexican sombreros 

17 May 18

Birmingham Pussycats placed on probation over Mexican themed costume tour…


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Adam Chambers Becomes Patron of Show Racism the Red Card 

10 May 18

The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society.


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Men accused of posting racist stickers at Aston University 

9 May 18

The right-wing stickers were posted at Aston University on the day of a Black Lives Matter march.


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Far right, UKIP & Tommy Robinson looking to forge path forward; time to build resistance 

8 May 18

(pic – Guy Smallman) Various strands of the far right and openly fascist groups assembled in central London, last Sunday.


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Fury after racist graffiti daubed on entrance to family park in Small Heath 

1 May 18

Offensive terms were sprayed on Small Heath Park and on the wall of a nearby property…


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Repulsive graffiti…, 30th April 

30 Apr 18

Repulsive and racist graffiti…


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Love Music, Hate Racism: Kioko + Daddy G + Lady Sanity at The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK – 29th April 2018 

29 Apr 18

If you’re reading this it’s safe to assume that you love music, and hopefully you hate racism.


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Men accused of Aston University racist sticker campaign 

26 Apr 18

Five men, said to be members of far right group National Action, deny inciting racial hatred.


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Birmingham City star Michael Morrison ‘inspired’ by Show Racism the Red Card work 

25 Apr 18

BCFC captain has become a patron of the campaign…


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Teen due in court following alleged racist chanting at uni halls of residence 

25 Apr 18

Joe Tivnan, 18, of the Parklands, in Erdington will face allegation next month…


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West Midlands attitudes to race have moved on since Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech survey has found 

16 Apr 18

Britain is less prejudiced than in 1968 says thinktank but racism has not gone away…


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Police appeal after shop assistant threatened with acid at New Street Station 

15 Apr 18

The acid threat, on the morning of March 30, has been described by officers as racially motivated…


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BBC to broadcast recreation of Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech in full 

12 Apr 18

Broadcaster criticised over plans to re-create speech by Birmingham politician which many people say is deeply racist…


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Home Office condemned over fears Birmingham ‘right to rent’ scheme led to discrimination 

9 Apr 18

The policy was meant to stop landlords renting properties to people in the country illegally but a watchdog says it may have led to racist discrimination…


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Valerie says no to Sikh hate crime 

27 Mar 18

I attended Turban Awareness Day in Parliament on Tuesday 27 March 2018, organised by the Sikh Channel, to promote diversity and create awareness of the Sikh Turban, the Sikh Faith and its contribution to the British way of life, industry and culture.


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Valerie on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour 

25 Mar 18

I appeared on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour with Carolyn Quinn on Sunday 25 March 2018.


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McDonald’s security guard theatened with knife and racially abused at Small Heath branch 

23 Mar 18

Police release pictures of two men they want to speak to…