Race and ethnicity

Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Åkesson speaks at the election party in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Returns reported by the Scandinavian country's election commission showed the Sweden Democrats placing third in the parliamentary election held Sunday. Addressing supporters after more than four-fifths of ballots were counted, Akesson said the victory was in the number of seats the party gained in the national assembly, the Riksdagen.(Anders Wiklund /TT via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 12:10 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Voters handed Sweden's ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country's next government uncertain. After a campaign dominated by debates...
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Prime minister and party leader of the Social Democrat party Stefan Löfven speaks at an election party in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Preliminary results of the 2018 Swedish parliamentary elections showed on Sunday night that Centre-Left bloc of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and Left party gained 40.7 percent of votes, narrowly heading in the race. The opposition Center-Right alliance bloc of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats gained 40.3 percent votes. Anti-immigration, the far-right Sweden Democrats scored 17.6 percent votes. (Jonas Ekströmer /TT via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 10:51 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he intends to remain in the job after his center-left party recorded its worst election performance. Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said "the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. The controversial eulogy laid bare before the world what some black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 09, 2018 - 10:54 am
DETROIT (AP) — A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the...
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Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during a hot afternoon in the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Newtown Square, Pa. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 2:04 pm
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods endorsed Nike's latest "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick with a message nearly as succinct. "It's a beautiful spot ," Woods said. The two-minute ad, which debuted during the NFL opener, highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 12:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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An assortment of the Belgian newspapers with references to racism on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Belgium's media and political class are demanding change as two high-profile cases of racism rock the kingdom, raising troubling questions about white attitudes a few weeks before local elections. Headline at top right in French reads, 'Racism is unacceptable' at center the headline reads in Dutch 'A good chance racism will go unpunished'. (AP Photo/Lorne Cook)
September 07, 2018 - 8:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Media outlets and politicians in Belgium expressed shock and dismay Friday after two high-profile reports of racism rocked the kingdom this week, raising troubling questions about white attitudes a few weeks before local elections. Cecile Djunga, a black weather presenter with state...
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In this Aug. 24, 2018 photo, Cassandra Overton Welchlin, cofounder of the Mississippi Women's Economic Security, right, gives Betty L. Petty, of the Sunflower County Parents and Students United, a "high five" during a meeting at the MACE headquarters of Mississippi Delta grassroots organizers and the Black Voters Matter Fund field team members, as part of a bus tour of the Delta. The parties interacted in an attempt to raise interest and excitement for the upcoming election, document the campaigning in locales with important upcoming races where black turnout will be key and to expose traveling national media to the work being led by the mostly women grassroots leaders. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 06, 2018 - 11:30 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song. "The revolution done signed my name," they moaned, invoking the...
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President Donald Trump is interviewed before the start of a rally in Billings, Mont., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 06, 2018 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn't think Nike's endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick is appropriate. Trump says Thursday: "I don't like what Nike did. I don't think it's appropriate what they did." Kaepernick...
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September 06, 2018 - 8:15 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's leading astrophysicists is donating her $3 million purse from a major science prize to encourage diversity in physics. Jocelyn Bell Burnell says the money will go to the Institute of Physics to fund graduate scholarships for people from under-represented groups —...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo Bernd Fabritius, head of the German association of expellees, speaks at a reception in Berlin. Fabritius criticized representatives of Romania's governing party for engaging in "a campaign of defamation" against the southeastern European country's German minority. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 4:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German lawmaker has accused representatives of Romania's governing party of engaging in "a campaign of defamation" against the country's German minority. Bernd Fabritius, who was born in Romania, said in a statement late Wednesday that the smears had recently reached "a new peak,"...
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