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    The responses to this tweet about coronavirus racism just restored our faith in humanity

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    Question Time host Fiona Bruce addresses the show’s recent “toxicity levels”

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    It’s time to stop celebrating trolls like Piers Morgan

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The coronavirus has exposed an undercurrent of racism towards Asian people

The first violent hate crime linked to the coronavirus outbreak has been reported in the UK.

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Yuan Ren
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Dawn Butler, Marsha de Cordova and Bell Ribeiro-Addy on The Victoria Derbyshire Show.
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3 female MPs call out “racial bias” in a powerful response to being mislabelled

Dawn Butler, Marsha de Cordova and Bell Ribeiro-Addy gave an interview on The Victoria Derbyshire Show.

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Hollie Richardson
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Chrissy Teigen expertly trolls the man who tried to rain on Bong Joon-Ho’s Oscar parade

And John Legend was right behind her.

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Jessica Rapana
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The BBC just confused Marsha de Cordova for another MP, and it’s really not OK

Dawn Butler had to call out the mistake.

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Hollie Richardson
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Meghan Markle’s “secret past” has been exposed, but why?

Previously “unseen” photos of the Duchess of Sussex have been unearthed – and the tabloids have lost their minds over them.

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Baftas 2020: best actor winner Joaquin Phoenix calls out “systemic racism”

The Joker star used his victory speech to highlight action for change.

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Anna Brech
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Meet Melina Matsoukas, the music video director behind Queen & Slim

“I wanted to create the experience of being pulled over by the police and not knowing if you’ll live or not. That is a reality of our daily existence.”

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Colin Crummy
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How David Schwimmer proved himself the ultimate antidote to Laurence Fox

In a world where certain white male celebrities refuse to acknowledge their privilege, the Friends actor is a breath of fresh air.

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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu has a message for anyone who still doesn’t “get” white privilege

“There is a culture of racism in the UK, and I cannot for the life of me understand how anyone can deny it.”

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Hollie Richardson
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Stormzy “isn’t into” the royal family, but his support for Meghan Markle is so, so relevant

He talked about the Duchess in a radio interview.

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Hollie Richardson
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Eva Longoria responds to pledge to double Latino representation in Hollywood by 2030

“I want to see more actors who look like me onscreen and behind the cameras.”

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Jessica Rapana
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The reactions to Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu’s white privilege interviews only prove her point

She appeared on GMB and This Morning.

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2020: Ava DuVernay scoops the prize for most powerful speech

Filmmaker calls on people to rise up against injustices.

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Anna Brech
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Yes, the CEO of BAFTA is right to be “disappointed” by this year’s film nominations

Every actor nominated for a BAFTA award is white, while no woman has been nominated for best director.

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Leah Sinclair
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A British Olympian just compared drag to blackface and Twitter is having none of it

This is not OK.

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Jessica Rapana
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Everything you need to know about the Americanah mini-series

The adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning book is essential viewing.

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Megan Murray
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Gabrielle Union urges women to call out workplace discrimination in powerful post

As questions continue over her firing from America's Got Talent, the actor says it’s important to speak out.

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Anna Brech
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Donald Trump presidency: there is one positive to Trump being president of the United States.
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Donald Trump: This is one good thing about having him in the White House

Writer Alicia Lutes says that the Trump presidency means we’re being pushed to talk about the big issues.

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Gabrielle Union was told her hair was “too black”. When will this racism end?

The star is alleged to have faced racist comments before being fired for her role as judge on America’s Got Talent.

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Why we need to stop telling people they have a ‘difficult’ name

Poorna Bell has faced decades of confusion, racism and unconscious bias around her 'difficult' name – and it's not OK.

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Poorna Bell
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