Posts Tagged ‘Prejudice’

Personal attacks have “infected the Church”

Monday, March 11th, 2024
Personal attacks

Personal attacks seem to have replaced conversation these days, Cardinal Wilton Gregory says. The top US cardinal (pictured) says meaningful dialogue is stifled because so many people enter conversations with their minds already made up. “One of the things that would foster better listening skills among young people – among all of us – is Read more

Is anti-Catholicism the last acceptable prejudice?

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The advertisement for a student-loan company features a picture of a nun in a veil with the legend “If you’re a nun, then you’re probably not a student.” The movie “Jeffrey” includes a trash-talking priest sexually propositioning a man in a church sacristy. One can readily venture into novelty stores and buy a “Boxing Nun” Read more

Māori man given ‘black guy repellent’ takes Queensland employer to court

Monday, August 13th, 2018

A Māori Niuean man working for a Rainbow Beach tour company in Queensland, Australia was given a canister labelled ‘Black Guy Repllent’ [sic] by his coworkers when he asked for sunscreen, he claims. Read more

Anti-Catholicism: the last acceptable prejudice in America

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Anti-Catholicism has been called “the last acceptable prejudice.” Tragically, it was on display at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to be a federal appellate judge. Barrett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, is a constitutional law expert who has clerked for appellate and Supreme Court judges. She is Read more

Atheists face prejudice except in NZ and Finland

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

An international study of people’s attitudes to atheists found in general they are perceived as “potentially morally depraved and dangerous”. It  discovered people of all faith leanings, including non-believers have a shared distrust of atheists. Only respondents in New Zealand and Finland did not exhibit a clear bias against atheists. The study was conducted by Read more

Archbishop Loy Chong – transgender people of equal value

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong says Catholics in Fiji treats various gender communities with equal value. “For us, everyone is the same and this has also been addressed by the Pope, who made special reference to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex (LGBTI) community,” he said. The archbishop is one Read more

Fiji Times charged over ‘inciteful’ article against Muslims

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Three senior officials of The Fiji Times and another man appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula, The Fiji Times Editor-in-Chief, Fred Wesley and The Fiji Times general manager/publisher Hank Arts, the Fiji Times Limited. They are charged with inciting communal antagonism in relation to letter to the editor Read more

Anti-Islam sentiment surfaces in Remuera

Friday, April 15th, 2016

A controversial billboard that has now been defaced twice lives on to tell a Remuera church’s original message. The second attack on the billboard was discovered early this morning. The words “Islam Hates Us” had been stuck over the original caption, “I don’t like losers”, which had been written in a speech bubble coming from Read more

Muslims facing many challenges in NZ

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

A racist rant on a Lower Hutt bus last week, captured on a video, highlights the some of the challenges faced by Muslims in New Zealand. The incident took place on a Valley Flyer bus travelling between Petone and Naenae last Wednesday morning. Another challenge is the reluctance of employers to hire them are among Read more

“Dumb Irish” stereotype gets yet another airing

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Media have once again aired the common stereotype about the comic incompetence of the “Dumb Irish”, who are always good for a laugh. And the commentors have been quick to climb on board. Ireland, it seems, is inhabited by characters straight out of Fr Ted and Mrs Brown’s Boys, and now they are invading Read more