Race and ethnicity

October 15, 2018 - 4:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83. Montague, who had a 33-year career in the Navy, developed a computer program that created rough drafts of ship specifications. She told the...
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The four contestants in this year's Mrs. America pageant are calling for an apology from the pageant's owner over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation, pose for photos, in New York, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. They are, from left: Mrs. Delaware America Kimberly Phillips, Mrs. New Jersey America Crissy Timpson, attorney Gloria Allred, Mrs. Missouri Brandy Palacios, and Mrs. Ohio America Jeri Ward. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 15, 2018 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four contestants in this year's Mrs. America pageant on Monday called for the pageant's CEO to apologize over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation at a contest-related event. The four women, three African-American and one white, spoke at a news...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 15, 2018 - 1:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges...
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October 15, 2018 - 8:52 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white woman who refused to allow a black neighbor into their downtown St. Louis apartment building because he wouldn't show her proof that he lived there has been fired. Twenty-four-year-old D'Arreion Toles began filming as the woman repeatedly asked whether he lived in the...
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This July 6, 2017 photo shows a makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers who fought in the Battle of Glorieta Pass in Northern New Mexico outside Santa Fe. It's a typical representation for many sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and always at risk of disappearing if it weren't for a handful of history aficionados. The lack of historical markers and preserved historical sites connected to Latino civil rights worries scholars who feel the scarcity is affecting how Americans see Hispanics in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
October 14, 2018 - 8:44 am
GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically...
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October 13, 2018 - 9:45 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An annual Ohio art show will once again highlight black history and culture through several artistic mediums. The fifth annual Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms exhibit opens Saturday at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. The juried show runs through January and features...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media in Cincinnati. Home to the first-in-the-South primaries, South Carolina is accustomed to the parade of presidential candidates who frequent the state in hopes of boosting their national credibility. But, with eager Democrats’ open 2020 contest, that competition has begun here early, with candidates lining up visits with a frequency accelerated from years past. Biden, who has said it’ll be at least January before he decides about 2020, has been keeping an elevated profile in South Carolina this midterm cycle, even for him (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 12, 2018 - 1:28 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even by South Carolina standards, this is a lot. There's no set date for the state's pivotal 2020 presidential primary. But that's not stopping a half dozen potential Democratic contenders from swarming the state over the next week, connecting with voters and political...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 photo, Lewis and Clark Republican Women President Shirley Herrin looks at photographs of former Montana Gov. Judy Martz in Helena, Mont. Herrin and Democratic party leaders say women are highly motivated to vote in this year's election. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
October 12, 2018 - 9:35 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and Republicans again this year, political observers said. Hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots...
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FILE - In this May 15, 1996 file photo, former Foreign Minister Pik Botha attends a news conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Botha, a fixture on the South African political stage for decades, announced his retirement from politics following his National Party's withdrawel from the unity government. Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa's apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at age 86. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj, file)
October 12, 2018 - 1:52 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pik Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa's apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday at age 86. Botha died in "the early hours of the morning" at his home...
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In this Sept. 29, 2018, photo, Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., right, embraces Carmen West during a breakfast event at TC's Rib Crib as she campaigns in Las Vegas. In the high-stakes race for Senate in Nevada, Rosen is taking on one of the biggest names in GOP politics by painting Sen. Dean Heller as someone without firm principles. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 11, 2018 - 11:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Many Republicans are breathing easier this week, confident that the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination fired up their voters. Dean Heller isn't one of them. Facing a female challenger in a state gradually becoming more Democratic, the senator and longtime fixture...
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