Race and ethnicity

FILE- In this May 23, 2008 file photo, Sri Lankan journalists shout slogans during a protest demanding the government investigate into abduction and assault of fellow journalist Keith Noyahr in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Forced to flee their country a decade ago to escape allegedly state-sponsored killer squads, Sri Lankan journalists living in exile doubt they’ll be able to return home soon or see justice served to their tormentors _ whose alleged ringleader could come to power in this weekend’s presidential election. Exiled journalists and media rights groups are expressing disappointment over the current government’s failure in punishing the culprits responsible for crimes committed against media members. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
November 12, 2019 - 9:40 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Forced to flee their country a decade ago to escape allegedly state-sponsored killer squads, Sri Lankan journalists living in exile doubt they'll be able to return home soon or see justice served to their tormentors — whose alleged ringleader could come to power in this...
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In this Friday, April 29, 2016, photo, people stand near the entrance gate to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern University's student newspaper is under fire. Their first critics came from within the campus as student activists questioned journalists’ coverage of protests. Within days, editors decided to write a statement apologizing but their editorial prompted a second round of criticism from journalists around the country starting Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune via AP)
November 12, 2019 - 5:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. First, student activists criticized them for publishing photos of protesters on...
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Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, of Los Angeles, smiles during a news conference after being elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops during their Fall General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
November 12, 2019 - 12:28 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2017 file photo a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee stands in the middle of a traffic circle on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Virginia Democrats seized control of the General Assembly last week and that means Confederate statues could soon be coming down in a state that's full of them. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 12, 2019 - 7:33 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia's landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades. Members of the new legislative majority say they plan to revive...
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November 11, 2019 - 12:17 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a historic marker recounting the overthrow of a city government, The Associated Press erroneously omitted the first name of someone involved in the 1898 events and only identified the person by his surname. His name is William Rand Kenan Sr. A corrected...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1981 file photo, Weather Underground member Katherine Boudin is led from Rockland County Courthouse in New City, New York, by sheriff's officers. Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals Kathy Boudin and his father, David Gilbert, sent to prison for murder when he was a baby, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday night, Nov. 9, 2019 after four days of ballot counting determined he was ahead of interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus. (AP Photo/Handschuh, File)
November 10, 2019 - 5:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals sent to prison for murder when he was a toddler, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday...
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November 09, 2019 - 5:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has sent a letter to Comcast executives in which she accuses the company of trying to "dismantle" a law barring racial discrimination. The letter released Saturday from the Rev. Bernice King addresses a $20 billion lawsuit from comedian...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the SEIU Unions For All Summit in Los Angeles. A battle is emerging between presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Harris for the support of black women, the Democratic Party’s most loyal and consistent voters. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
November 09, 2019 - 5:29 am
Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women. But Elizabeth Warren would not be outdone. A day after Harris' announcement, the Massachusetts...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, Culinary Union members cheer as they rally in support of Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and other Democratic candidates at the culinary union hall in Las Vegas. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, night in Las Vegas before one of the most powerful political forces in Nevada, the Culinary Union. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 08, 2019 - 3:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is set to speak Friday night before one of the most powerful political forces in Nevada, the Culinary Union. Geoconda Argüello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of the 60,000-member group of housekeepers, bartenders, porters and others that...
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Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks during a news conference at City Hall after Mayor Lori Lightfoot officially announced he would be Chicago's interim police superintendent, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Beck's name surfaced as a possible interim superintendent even before Eddie Johnson made his expected announcement that he was stepping down after more than three years as superintendent and more than 30 years with the department. Johnson, 59, will remain with the department until the end of the year, Lightfoot said. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia /Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 3:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he is retiring. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Beck was the perfect choice for the job leading the police...
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