Race and ethnicity

FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 file photo, Umpires use headsets during a video review of a call during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins in St. Louis. Taking a chance to review instant replay, Major League Baseball doubled the isolated cameras available for video reviews to 24 this year. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)
July 22, 2020 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Umpire Angel Hernández, who has sued Major League Baseball over a lack of top assignments, will serve as an interim crew chief this season after a dozen umps decided to sit out amid the coronavirus pandemic. Eight crew chiefs and four other umpires have opted out. The virus-delayed...
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Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants plays catch during summer workouts at Oracle Park on July 03, 2020 in San Francisco, California.
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July 22, 2020 - 6:22 pm
Opening day, at last. A baseball season that was on the brink before it ever began because of the virus outbreak is set to start Thursday night when excitable Max Scherzer and the World Series champion Washington Nationals host prized ace Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees. When it does get...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Training Center, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 22, 2020 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was the country's “first” racist president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s comments came during a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union. When a questioner complained of...
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FILE - This 1907 photo provided by the U.S. National Park Service shows naturalist John Muir in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The Sierra Club is reckoning with the racist views of founder John Muir, the naturalist who helped spawn environmentalism. The San Francisco-based environmental group said Wednesday, July 22, 2020, that Muir was part of the group's history perpetuating white supremacy. Executive Director Michael Brune says Muir made racist remarks about Black people and Native Americans, though his views later evolved. (Courtesy of U.S. National Park Service via AP)
July 22, 2020 - 5:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sierra Club apologized Wednesday for racist remarks its founder, naturalist John Muir, made more then a century ago as the influential environmental group grapples with a harmful history that perpetuated white supremacy. Executive Director Michael Brune said it was “time to...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo a marble bust of Chief Justice Roger Taney is displayed in the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The House will vote Wednesday, July 22, on whether to remove from the U.S. Capitol a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that declared African Americans couldn't be citizens. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 22, 2020 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved toward a vote Wednesday on removing from the U.S. Capitol statues of Confederate heroes, including Robert E. Lee, and a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that declared African Americans couldn't be citizens Besides...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. In a message delivered to IOC members, Friday, July 17, 2020, online, Tokyo organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto announced the competition schedule for next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 22, 2020 - 5:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Procter & Gamble will use its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship to campaign for racial equality after extending its backing of the games through 2028. The brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of police in May has reinforced to corporations like P&G the need to use their...
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July 22, 2020 - 5:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party has agreed to pay substantial damages to seven whistleblowers who sued for defamation after they voiced concerns of anti-Semitism within the party. The seven former employees appeared on a BBC investigative program last year looking into whether the...
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San Francisco Giants' Antoan Richardson (00) and Jaylin Davis kneel during the national anthem prior to an exhibition baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 21, 2020 - 5:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jaylin Davis called home and spoke with his family then his decision immediately became clear: he would kneel for the national anthem. If there even was an anthem. The Giants were playing an exhibition game at Oakland on Monday night with no fans after a months-long delay...
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Candles, a funeral wreath and pictures of the victims of the terrorist attack in Halle stand on a green area in front of the Magdeburg, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. This is where the trial of the Halle bomber begins. The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office accuses the man of 13 crimes, including murder and attempted murder. The assassin had tried to cause a bloodbath in the synagogue in Halle on October 9, 2019, the highest Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. (Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP)
July 21, 2020 - 5:12 am
MAGDEBURG, Germany (AP) — A German man went on trial Tuesday for a Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue that is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country's post-war history. The trial comes at a time when anti-Semitic crimes have reached their highest level since Germany started...
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San Francisco Giants' manager Gabe Kapler kneels during the national anthem prior to an exhibition baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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July 20, 2020 - 10:13 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler plans to use his position to speak out against racial injustice and provide a voice for those who aren't heard. Kapler and several of his players knelt during the national anthem before their 6-2 exhibition victory against the Oakland...
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