NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya police say four Chinese migrant workers have been arrested following a widely circulated video appearing to show one of them caning a Kenyan worker for arriving late at a restaurant they all work in.
The video has led to outrage by many Kenyans on social media who likened it to the treatment of Kenyans by British colonists or slavery.
Police said three of those arrested Sunday have no valid work permits while one had an expired visitors visa. Authorities said Deng Hailan, the suspect who appeared to be caning the Kenyan, works as a chef at the Chez Wou restaurant in Nairobi but does not have a valid work permit.
Source: Video of Chinese man caning Kenyan worker sparks outrage
SALINE, MI — A Michigan parent interrupted a school board meeting with a racist remark, while another parent was talking about how racism at the school was affecting his child.
Adrian Iraola, who is Latino, had a microphone and was sharing a story about his son crying himself to sleep because of the racial abuse he was being forced to endure at his school.
Iraola was mid-sentence when a man seated behind him spoke up.
“Then why didn’t you stay in Mexico?” the man, later identified as Tom Burtell, said.
The interjection caused audible gasps and looks of shock from other parents in the room.
Source: ‘Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?’ Parent’s racist remark interrupts anti-racism school board meeting
CORTEZ, Colo. — Drive down Highway 491 in Cortez, and it’s tough to miss the Antique Corral. The shop is a bit of an antique itself, a popular store attracting tourists and others for several decades.
However, the store’s shelves are also stocked with some controversy.
“I was angry, confused, shocked and absolutely just dumbfounded,” said Nicola Shanks.
Shanks was shopping at the store several months ago when she says she stumbled upon several signs she believes were racist in nature, with messages that included “Public Swimming Pool – Whites Only” and “Colored Seating in Rear.”
Source: Southwest Colorado antique store owner accused of selling racist merchandise
New Jersey – School officials in an Essex County school district have issued a statement after a video posted on social media showed a group of high school girls using racial slurs.
The video, originally posted on Snapchat on New Year’s Day, depicts several unidentified Nutley High School students using the N-word. The girls in the video are white.
Nutley school officials issued a statement Thursday condemning the video.
“While we cannot comment on the specifics of our investigation, please be assured that the Nutley Public School District condemns all acts of bigotry, racism and hate,” Superintendent Dr. Julie Glazer said in the statement.
Source: Video of Nutley students using racial slurs surfaces online