#Racism

.Cleveland, OH, USA
The change will take effect in 2022. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ClevelandIndian)

  • The team has used the name since 1915
  • The change will take effect after the 2021 MLB season ends
  • Native American groups welcomed the name change

.Tokyo, Japan
The New Zealand Olympic Committee's chef de mission said the team would also take a knee. (Photo Credit:Unsplash)

  • Players from the US and Team GB took a knee ahead of Wednesday's opening matches
  • All 22 players took part in the gesture prior to kick-off between the US and Sweden in Tokyo
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently relaxing some of the rules for protests at the Games

The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1865. (Photo credit: File/AFP)

  • Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist group that spread into almost every southern state by 1870
  • A group of former Confederate veterans founded the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan
  • General Nathan Bedford Forrest was chosen as the first leader of the Klan

.London, UK
Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix. (Photo credit: Twitter/F1)

  • Hamilton was abused after his car colided with Max Verstappen during the race
  • Verstappen accused Hamilton of "disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behaviour"
  • Verstappen is safe and suffered no injury

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nelson Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The first Nelson Mandela Day was  celebrated in 2010
  • Mandela had his name changed in elementary school
  • Nelson Mandela led South Africa's anti-apartheid movement 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
July 18 is celebrated as Nelson Mandela International Day. (Photo credit: Twitter/@AminaJMohammed)

  • Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on July 18
  • The theme for this year's Mandela Day is 'One Hand Can Feed Another'
  • Mandela was one of the foundational leaders of South Africa’s fight against apartheid

.Wakayama, Japan
Germany walked off after 85 minutes of Saturday's pre-Olympics friendly. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The 2016 silver medallists played the Central Americans in Wakayama, Japan
  • When one of our players is racially abused, playing on is not an option, German head coach Stefan Kuntz said
  • Honduras said there was a 'misunderstanding on the pitch'

.London, UK
I knew instantly the kind of hate that I was about to receive, wrote Bukayo Saka on Twitter. (Photo credit: Twitter/@BukayoSaka87)

  • Saka is among the 3 black English footballers who were abused after the Euro 2020 final 
  • English winger Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford were also targested online
  • The racial abuse came after the 3 players missed their penalties in the defeat to Italy 

.Minneapolis, MN, USA
Protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge over the death of George Floyd. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • George Floyd was murdered on May 25, 2020
  • Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd's neck until he passed out and died
  • Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison June 25 this year

.London, UK
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie during the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy. (Photo credit: File/AP/PTI)

  • This extension of the law comes after three England players were racially abused
  • The banning order were created in 1989 to stop the hooligans from causing troubles
  • Greater Manchester Police in northwest England said a 37-year-old man had been arrested