On July 14, 2016, as French families strolled along Nice’s seafront promenade, a Tunisian man driving a large truck rammed into a crowd, killing 86 people. A month later, the mayor of nearby Cannes declared that “burkinis” — a catchall term for modest swimwear favored by many religious women — would be banned from the city’s beaches; a municipal official called the bathing suits “ostentatious clothing” expressing an “allegiance to terrorist movements that are at war with us.”
Toronto police are searching for three people they believe are violent and dangerous after one of them allegedly doused two teenagers with gasoline and tried to set them on fire outside Agincourt Mall last week.
Police responded to a call for an assault in the mall parking lot shortly after 9 p.m. last Monday. Officers say two 18-year-old men were confronted by two men and a woman and got into an argument.
New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley is changing the game for what Black representation in western art looks like. Using traditionally European styles of artwork, such as stained-glass windows, oil paintings and bronze sculptures, he weaves contemporary Black people into his work, juxtaposing two cultures while reimagining who indeed gets to be the muse in “classic art.” Many of Wiley’s subjects look nothing like your average museum patron, who we usually imagine as white and middle/upper class. He refers to this phenomenon as the “politics of perception.” His work changes the way blackness is portrayed in art, showing that modern Black folks are just as worthy of being portrayed in a stained glass window as they are in a street mural.
A market stall holder has been banned from having a stand in a town centre because she was selling ‘offensive’ Knights Templar coffee mugs.
Tina Gayle has been prohibited from having a stall in Loughborough Market after someone complained about the mugs.
Researchers from Sweden’s Uppsala University examined garments uncovered at 9th and 10th-century burial sites. They found that what they thought were typical Viking Age patterns in silver bands and embroidered clothing, were actually Kufic characters invoking both ‘Allah’ and ‘Ali,’ two central figures in the Islamic faith.
Police were accused of discrimination last night after barring white men from workshops for aspiring officers.
British Transport Police holds the events to help recruits with their application forms and assessments by coaching them on questions and staging mock tests.