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George Floyd: Twitter drops ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’

Image copyright Getty Images Social media platform Twitter is dropping the terms “master”, “slave” and “blacklist” in favour of more inclusive language. The terms are frequently used in programming codes which originated decades ago. US bank JPMorgan has also announced a similar move as more companies address racism following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Replacing the… Read more →

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CrossFit sold after George Floyd backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The CrossFit fitness plan was developed by Greg Glassman CrossFit owner Greg Glassman has sold his fitness company, after stepping down as chief following outcry over remarks he made about George Floyd. The comments, in which he asked why he should mourn for Mr Floyd, had prompted athletes, gyms and sportswear firms to cut… Read more →

George Floyd: What has Trump done for black jobs, poverty and crime?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump is looking to pick up black votes in the 2020 election As protests continue across the US over the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, President Donald Trump has said he’s done “more for the black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln”. He tweeted that he had delivered the lowest… Read more →