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DM Weekly Digest 18/04/2023

End racial disparities in maternal deaths - MPs


An MPs' report is calling for faster progress to tackle "appalling" higher death rates for black women and those from poorer areas in childbirth. Read more here.



Is a British pub racist for displaying golli***s? Think how that question makes people of colour like me feel


What are we to do when openly racist attitudes are exploited for political gain? Nesrine Malik asks here.



I was hung out to dry, says RAF ex-corporal who was assaulted in her sleep


The RAF is a "boys' club" where sexual harassment, misogyny and homophobia are rife, says a female ex-corporal who was sexually assaulted while serving. Read more here.



Stop Home Office from running 'hostile' Windrush compensation scheme, watchdog says


Human Rights Watch has published a report highlighting glaring failures with the Windrush compensation scheme which it says "violating the rights of many to an effective remedy for justice". Read more here.



Prosecutor says Ralph Yarl shooting had ‘racial component’ as suspect’s alleged threat revealed


The Black teenager was trying to pick up his younger twin brothers but rang the wrong doorbell by accident, family said. Read more here.



Disney holds first ever Pride Night as DeSantis threatens company


The governor threatened to sell the land surrounding Disney World to rival theme parks. Read more here.



15 EU countries, including Germany and France, join legal case against Hungary's anti-LGBT law


Meanwhile, a total of 15 European Union countries have joined a legal case against Hungary's Child Protection Law, widely criticised as being anti-LGBT. Read more here.



Boots slammed by customers for 'simply unacceptable' disability parking sign


Angry customers have hit out at Boots after they put up a sign for 'less abled' parking outside one of their shops - with one person telling the chain that disabled is 'not a dirty word'. Read more here.



Cricket mourns Aunty Faith Thomas, first Indigenous woman to play Test for Australia


Australian cricket is mourning the death of Aunty Faith Thomas, the first Aboriginal woman to play Test cricket for Australia, who passed away at the weekend aged 90. Read more here.



Ex-Met Police officer advises trans people to ‘turn and walk away’ if they see cops in the street


A trans former Metropolitan Police officer has spoken about her experience of transitioning while working at Scotland Yard, revealing the “tragic” harassment she endured from colleagues. Read more here.