Race and ethnicity

October 26, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly's comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what's appropriate at a time when diverse movie and TV characters like "Black Panther" have become hugely popular. The issue has reverberated...
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October 26, 2018 - 10:43 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Far-right extremists have ramped up an intimidating wave of anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish journalists, political candidates and others ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, according to a report released Friday by a Jewish civil rights group. The Anti-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1963, file photo, firefighters and ambulance attendants remove a covered body from the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., after by a deadly explosion detonated by members of the Ku Klux Klan during services. The 2018 mail-bomb scare has reopened old wounds for Lisa McNair, whose life has been shaped by the blast that occurred a year before she was born, killing her sister, Denise, 11. "It's like, 'Ugh, again.' When are we going to get this right?" asked McNair. "It's been 55 years since Denise was killed. Why do we keep going there in America? Why do we keep going there as a world and human beings?" (AP Photo)
October 26, 2018 - 9:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — No one has been hurt or killed — at least, not yet. But the wave of mail bombs targeting prominent Democrats this week has angered and dismayed some of the people affected personally by past acts of political violence in the United States. In the past 60 years alone, there have been...
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This photo provided by Louisville Metro Department of Corrections shows Gregory Alan Bush, who was booked early Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, on two counts of murder and 10 counts of felony wanton endangerment, according to Louisville Metro Detention Center records. (Louisville Metro Department of Corrections via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 4:21 pm
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A white man with a history of violence fatally shot two African-American customers at a Kroger grocery store and was swiftly arrested as he tried to flee, police said Thursday. They said it was too soon to say what prompted the shooting. News outlets have reported that the...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Delmiro Trevino and his wife Oralia pose in front of a building in Independence, Ore., where the Hi-Ho restaurant used to be located. It was in that restaurant, in 1977, that Delmiro Trevino was in when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman came in and demanded he show documents proving he was American. The racial profiling of Trevino, an American born in Texas, led to Oregon becoming America's first sanctuary state. Now, Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the law, even as some other states, like Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, have banned towns from adopting them. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
October 25, 2018 - 3:13 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Delmiro Trevino, a U.S. citizen born in Texas, was waiting for a meal in a restaurant in Independence, Oregon, in 1977 when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman demanded he show documents proving he was an American. "I was ashamed. It wasn't right, what they were...
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IN this Oct. 24, 2018, photo, Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum fist bump after a debate at Broward College in Davie, Fla. The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American political culture: Race. In Florida, accusations of racism are playing a central role in the hotly-contested campaign for governor. DeSantis chafed at questions about his ties to supporters who have made inflammatory comments. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)
October 25, 2018 - 12:28 pm
The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race. In Florida, accusations of racism are playing a central role in the hotly contested campaign for governor. Ron DeSantis, a Republican former congressman,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, people fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and three other members have been arrested weeks after indictments of other group members for allegedly inciting the riot last year in Charlottesville, Virginia. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek says Rise Above Movement leader Robert Rundo was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport and is expected in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP, File)/The Daily Progress via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 1:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said Wednesday. The arrests come weeks after other group members were indicted in Virginia on...
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October 24, 2018 - 6:12 am
LONDON (AP) — A British court has barred a newspaper from revealing the name of a leading businessman accused of sexual harassment and racial abuse by employees. The Daily Telegraph said Wednesday that it had been "gagged," and predicted the banning order would "renew controversy about the use of...
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October 23, 2018 - 6:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird," a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overcame wizards and time travelers to be voted America's best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1961 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS' "The Great American Read" survey, whose results were...
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Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams walks hand and hand with her nephew Cameron McLean[cq] as they prepare to vote early at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall in Decatur, Ga., Monday, October 22, 2018. Today marks only 15 days left until Election Day on Tuesday, November 6. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 8:52 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The campaign of Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams is defending her involvement in burning the state flag, which contained a prominent Confederate symbol, during a protest while in college more than 25 years ago. Abrams' role in that flag-burning protest...
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