Race and ethnicity

September 12, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Education Department has reopened an old discrimination case against Rutgers University and is revisiting what constitutes anti-Semitism. The case stems from a 2011 event sponsored at Rutgers by an outside organization that was accused of charging Jewish...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017 photo, residents past through one of the many security check points in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China’s massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region’s native Muslim population. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chris Smith said in a letter, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, to the U.S. commerce secretary that they want foreign entities, including businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, and individuals seen as profiting from the clampdown added to a watch list. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
September 12, 2018 - 1:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of tougher American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chris Smith want foreign...
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James Howell Jr. sizes up how to protect his home Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Princeville, N. C., from the approaching Hurricane Florence. The house was damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Howell said the furniture on his porch is there because he had to go out and rebuild the living room. (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio)
September 12, 2018 - 11:40 am
PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — James Howell Jr. lost big two years ago when Hurricane Matthew swelled the Tar River, less than a half-mile from his home. Finally persuaded it was too dangerous to stay, he returned two days later to discover that 2 feet of standing water had turned his insulation moldy,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams argues with the chair umpire during a match against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the women's finals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in New York. Some black women say Serena Williams’ experience at the U.S. Open final resonates with them. They say they are often forced to watch their tone and words in the workplace in ways that men and other women are not. Otherwise, they say, they risk being branded an "Angry Black Woman." (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 6:31 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, left, speaks during a Democratic primary debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in New York on July 18, 2018. Nixon's campaign is crying foul over a Democratic Party mailer supporting Cuomo that says Nixon "won't stand strong" for Jewish residents and has been silent on rising anti-Semitism. Two of Nixon's children are being raised in the Jewish faith. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday Pool, and Evan Agostini/Invision, File)
September 10, 2018 - 9:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cynthia Nixon's campaign cried foul on Monday over a pro-Andrew Cuomo mailer paid for by the Democratic Party that questions her support for Jewish people, with the candidate calling on the governor to apologize to New Yorkers. Nixon, who has two children being raised in the...
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Chilean Michelle Bachelet addresses her statement during the opening of 39th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 10:41 am
GENEVA (AP) — The new U.N. human rights chief on Monday announced plans to send teams to Italy and Austria to examine migrants' treatment, drawing a quick retort from Vienna. Both countries' governments take a hard line on migration, and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet...
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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 - 3:10 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 10, 2018 - 1:51 am
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 - 1:54 pm
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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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 - 5:24 pm
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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