Racial and ethnic discrimination

September 27, 2018 - 5:49 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government's human rights watchdog says one out of four employees has experienced discrimination at work because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, skin color, gender, poor health or disability. The study in collaboration with the International Labor Organization...
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Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018, in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
September 26, 2018 - 10:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention. He used his celebrity status to condemn poor African-Americans, chiding them to pull up their sagging...
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Lebanon's President Michel Aoun holds a map of Syria Refugee Response as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 26, 2018 - 9:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran have discussed Syria's political future — as Western countries hold parallel meetings on the same issue. Russia's Sergey Lavrov, Turkish Mevlut...
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FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2017 file photo police blocks demonstrators protesting against the nationalist 'Alternative for Germany', AfD, party in Berlin, Germany. A Jewish student group says it will protest the far-right Alternative for Germany’s plans to found a Jewish section within party. Jewish Students Union of Germany leader Dalia Grinfeld said Wednesday the party, known as AfD, “isn’t getting a kosher certificate from us” because it is one of the biggest threats to Jewish life in Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 26, 2018 - 8:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party has announced it will create a Jewish section within the party, drawing widespread criticism by Jewish groups across the country. One prominent Jewish student group accused the anti-migrant party on Wednesday as being "one of the biggest...
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Bill Cosby
AP Photo/Matt Slocum
September 26, 2018 - 7:54 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A publicist for the once-beloved Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system, as the defense vowed to appeal the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby, 81, spent his first...
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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, United Nations General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa, center, and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres attend the unveiling ceremony of the Nelson Mandela Statue which was presented as a gift from the Republic of South Africa, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (Angela Weiss/Pool Photo via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 11:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world. "History will judge you should you stagnate too long in inaction...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 28, 2007, Former South African President Nelson Mandela is photographed at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. The United Nations is seeking to harness the soaring symbolism of Nelson Mandela's struggle and national reconciliation, as it unveils of a statue of Mandela, born 100 years ago, at the U.N. building in New York on Monday Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
September 24, 2018 - 9:53 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations...
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Pope Francis pays a visit to the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Francis began his second day in the Baltics in Lithuania's second city, Kaunas, where an estimated 3,000 Jews survived out of a community of 37,000 during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)
September 23, 2018 - 1:20 pm
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Pope Francis warned against historic revisionism and any rebirth of anti-Semitism that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance Sunday for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II. Francis began his second day...
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September 23, 2018 - 10:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in the German city of Dortmund say they will examine whether they were tough enough in handling a pair of far-right demonstrations during which they say an anti-Semitic slogan was chanted. The protests took place Friday, one attended by about 100 people and the other by 75...
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People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate mass, at the Santakos Park, in Kaunas, Lithuania, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 23, 2018 - 5:16 am
KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to the three Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Pope Francis is warning against a rebirth of the "pernicious" anti-Semitic sentiments that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance...
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