Traditionally, around Christmastime, Dutch adults and children have donned frilly wigs, red lips, and blackface make-up as an ode to Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete, the companion of Saint Nicholas.
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Peter Herbert is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination following a recommendation that he be given a written warning over remarks he made.
Chuka Umunna, a member of Parliament since 2010 and Shadow Business Secretary since 2011, has indicated plans to increase trade with Africa in the future.
The 2012 BSN Diversity League Table has shown that there is still a large drop off in female representation between law firms’ junior and senior ranks.
The UK’s House of Lords Constitution Committee published its report on Judicial Appointments and concluded that a more diverse judiciary would improve public trust and confidence in the justice system.
Several activists were arrested for protesting at a Dutch Christmas celebration. They alleged that Zwarte Piet, a beloved Santa’s-helper folk character in the Netherlands, is racist.
Linklaters capital markets lawyer Paulette Mastin was named Diversity Champion 2011 at the Black Solicitors Network’s (BSN) UK Diversity Legal Awards.
A wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities, as authorities struggled to contain the country’s race riots.
BLD, also known as the Black Lawyers Directory, was launched in the U.K. in 2006. BLD highlights, promotes and champions diversity within the legal profession in England and Wales.
Voters in the Slovenian town of Piran have elected the country’s first black mayor. Nicknamed “The Obama of Piran”, Peter Bossman is a doctor who was born in Ghana and settled in Slovenia over three decades ago.