Race and ethnicity

FILE - This 1920s image shows comedian Eddie Cantor wearing blackface while performing "If You Knew Susie." As some of Virginia's white political leaders grapple with long-delayed fallout from having worn blackface years ago, others who once donned blackface have been re-examining old memories of the behavior. (AP Photo/File)
February 12, 2019 - 11:43 am
Mark Acosta remembers so many of the details. He was in fourth grade in a predominantly Hispanic mining town in Arizona and his teachers painted his face black for a play where he portrayed comedian Flip Wilson and his character Geraldine. Acosta, now 57, thought nothing of it at the time. But...
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This photo taken on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 and provided by the Paris city hall of the XIIIth district shows mailboxes with swastikas covering the face of the late Holocaust survivor and renowned French politician, Simone Veil, in Paris, France. According to French authorities, the total of registered anti-Semitic acts rose to 541 in 2018 from 311 in 2017, a rise of 74 percent. (Mairie du XIIIth via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 6:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Portraits of a Holocaust survivor stained with swastikas. A memorial in honor of a Jewish man vandalized. A bagel shop with the German word "Juden" sprayed on its front window. These are just a few of the hundreds of anti-Semitic acts that have been committed in recent months in France...
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February 12, 2019 - 3:08 am
PARIS (AP) — Several French journalists have been suspended for allegedly coordinating online harassment through a private Facebook group. French newspaper Liberation and cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles announced on Monday they have suspended three journalists working for them, including the...
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People leave post-it notes of support outside the office of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Washington. Omar has "unequivocally" apologized for tweets suggesting a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel. Earlier Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats had rebuked her for the tweets. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 12, 2019 - 2:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has "unequivocally" apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Minnesota Democrat said she had...
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February 11, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 6 about Elizabeth Warren, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position that Democratic activist Fawn Douglas holds at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a part-time instructor, not a professor. A corrected version of the story is below: Warren...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, supporters of temporary protected status of immigrants cheer as they hold signs and banners with the outline of El Salvador at a rally at a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's decision to end so-called temporary protected status for the countries was motivated by racism. In 2018, a federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked the U.S. government from halting the program for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. The suit filed by citizens of those countries, much like this one, cited Trump's vulgar language during a meeting last year to describe African countries. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 11, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's decision to...
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In this Jan. 27, 2019, photo traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection Traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection of Monument Avenue and The Boulevard in Richmond, Va., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. A city councilwoman and others are attempting to get the Boulevard named after tennis star Arthur Ashe. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 10, 2019 - 1:26 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the...
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FILE - In this May 19, 1980, photo, people walk past ruins in the Culmer section of Miami after rioting over the acquittal of four police officers charged with the 1979 beating death of Arthur McDuffie, a black motorcyclist. When future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface in the 1980s racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere. There also was racial unrest and historic elections of black mayors. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 10, 2019 - 8:48 am
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as "smart" while describing his black NBA opponents...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Virginia Gov.-elect, Lt. Gov Ralph Northam, center, walks down the reviewing stand with Lt. Gov-elect, Justin Fairfax, right, and Attorney General Mark Herring at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The political crisis in Virginia exploded Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. With Northam's career already hanging by a thread over a racist photo, the day's developments threatened to take down all three of Virginia's top elected officials. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 10, 2019 - 3:33 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first black president. But sitting in a stylist's chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., poses for a photo with Alyssa Benson, of Mason City, Iowa, right, and her daughter Jersey, center, during a meet and greet with local residents at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 08, 2019 - 3:34 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took his campaign message of social justice to Iowa, where he visited with residents and black leaders Friday on his first trip as a Democratic presidential candidate to the early 2020 caucus state. Booker opened his first day of campaigning in Iowa...
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