Priyanka Chopra’s encounter with racism at a tender age.

Priyanka Chopra was bullied because of her skin colour.

The ‘Quantico’ star has opened up about the ”really racist behaviour” she experienced when she was in high school.


She said: ”I had, you know, really racist behaviour when I was in high school in 10th grade. I was called Brownie, Curry, go back on the elephant you came on, and that really affected me when I was a kid and affected my self-esteem … The way we treat people differently comes from cultural, subliminal messaging that has happened over eons. The more we can talk about it and open other people’s eyes and say, ‘It doesn’t have to be that way,’ and give them more examples, I guess society will change.”

And the 36-year-old actress – who is married to singer Nick Jonas – wants to create a world where her future kids don’t have to think about diversity.

Speaking to promote her ambassadorship for skincare company Obagi and the Skinclusion campaign, she added: ”I do want to create a world for my future kids where they don’t have to think about diversity, where they’re not talking about it because it’s normal.”


The ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ star previously insisted that ”representation is important” to daily life and helps her decide what brands she wants to work with.

She said: ”I feel the need for diversity everywhere. Representation is so important, and the conversation around that is something we need to keep magnifying so it doesn’t die down. So for me, the work that I choose and the brands that I align with [include] people who are willing to move that conversation forward. Social responsibility is something that is so important to especially us people who have the privilege of having a platform.

”When you talk about diversity and inclusion, it shouldn’t come from like a place of anger. People have said a lot of ignorant things to me, but instead of being offended, I try and educate them. And I think that like the better route to go where you teach people and change the world step by step instead of like breeding a war.”




Italy coach Mancini slams ‘intolerable’ Kean abuse

Italy coach Roberto Mancini has described the racist abuse suffered by Juventus forward Moise Kean in a Serie A match against Cagliari as intolerable and said it was time to put a stop to such incidents.

Kean, who had been jeered throughout the game, stood in front of the Cagliari fans behind the goal and opened his arms after scoring Juve’s second goal in a 2-0 win on Tuesday.

In response, Cagliari’s supporters made the noise which is described in Italy as “buu” and is regarded as a racist insult.


“The behaviour towards Kean was intolerable, but it happens often,” Mancini said during an event in Rome. “The racist ‘buu’ has to be stigmatised, it can’t go on. It needs action and it needs to be tough.





“The problems are those related to racism and that’s where you have to start doing something.”

Mancini disagreed with suggestions that 19-year-old Kean, who scored in both of Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifiers he played in last month, brought it on himself with his defiant celebration.

“Kean’s a golden lad,” said Mancini. “Maybe next time he won’t do it. I think he was distressed.”

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci was among those to say that Kean was partly to blame for the incident although he later backtracked and said he was too hasty with his comments.

“It seems that Bonucci’s words were misunderstood and he later explained that himself,” said Mancini.




Yaya Toure accuses football authorities of failing black players in racism fight

Yaya Toure has accused football’s governing bodies of failing black players in the fight against racism.
In the wake of Raheem Sterling’s move to call out the authorities, Toure – who sat on FIFA’s anti-racism Taskforce until three years ago – insisted it did nothing until a crisis arrived.

The ex-Manchester City star, who famously demanded UEFA action after bring abused in 2013, said: “They sit and they have their coffee, their wine.

“Then they hear a case like Raheem happening and they jump on the phone saying: ‘We have to have a meeting! We have to do something!’


“It shouldn’t work that way. We have to be proactive. Something that is seen. We have to be working before that kind of situation with Raheem is happening.”

Toure was speaking as he received an award for his campaigning from the anti-discrimination body Fare (Football Against Racism in Europe).

Although Sterling had been playing in a UEFA competition when he started for England in Montenegro last week, Toure believes the whole of football must share the blame for failing to protect black players.
In 2016 he warned FIFA that it’s decision to disband the Taskforce on which he’d served for three years would see fans and players suffer.

Yet Fifa secretary general Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura insisted it had “had a specific mandate, which it has fully fulfilled”.

Toure, himself racially abused by CSKA Moscow fans in October 2013, added: “Now, maybe because of what is happening I would probably get the job.
“They’ll probably ask me to come and do this or that. But I’ve been there for how many years. I’ve been there. People only start to see it when something happens.”