Racial and ethnic discrimination

FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos shows Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. Win or lose Texas' high-profile Senate race on Tuesday, Nov. 6, both Cruz and O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
November 04, 2018 - 11:28 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Win or lose Texas' Senate race, both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures. Perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. For O'Rourke, an upset, or even a close loss, could catapult him to national prominence, allowing the Democratic El Paso...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2002 file photo, Ramona Ripston, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, at podium, announces a legal challenge to the recently enacted Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which denies qualified, lawful, permanent residents of the United States the opportunity to continue employment as screeners because they are not at the moment citizens, at the ACLU/SC in Los Angeles. Ripston, a longtime activist who built up the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California into a major organization, has died at age 91. Ripston died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at her home after several years of illness, said David Colker, a spokesman for the chapter. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 03, 2018 - 10:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramona Ripston, a longtime activist who built up the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California into a major organization, has died. She was 91. Ripston died Saturday at her home after several years of illness, said David Colker, a spokesman for the chapter. As...
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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 03, 2018 - 4:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads "too chicken to debate." These are the various scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between...
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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 federal judge in Boston is scheduled to hear closing arguments Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in a highly publicized lawsuit alleging that elite Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans. Much of the spotlight has been on affluent Chinese-Americans with stellar academic scores who say the college rejects Asians in favor of lesser-qualified applicants. They say factoring in race hurts Asian-Americans. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
November 02, 2018 - 4:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A trial alleging racial bias in Harvard University's admissions system has presented two starkly different images of the elite Ivy League school. One side depicts a Harvard that plays racial favorites, lowering the admission bar for certain races and raising it for others, to the...
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Chart shows the educational attainment of various populations in the U.S.; 2c x 4 inches;
November 02, 2018 - 10:03 am
A federal judge in Boston is scheduled to hear closing arguments Friday in a highly publicized lawsuit alleging that elite Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans. Much of the spotlight has been on affluent Chinese-Americans with stellar academic scores who say the college rejects Asians in...
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November 02, 2018 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — British police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour Party. The Metropolitan Police said Friday that it is acting on a dossier of information given to London police chief Cressida Dick. A police spokesman says...
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This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row, as funerals for the victims of the worst atrocity perpetrated against Jews in American history continued for a...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2018 file photo, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2022 pose for their class photo on day one of Swab Summer at the academy in New London, Conn. An official said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 that the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security is investigating allegations of racial discrimination and inadequate follow-up by the school’s leadership.. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 3:09 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the school's leadership, the agency said Thursday. The investigation will bring a new layer of scrutiny to...
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October 31, 2018 - 7:58 pm
HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is keeping a low profile in the closing days of a re-election campaign that has suddenly turned competitive. King has been engulfed in controversy for his past support of white supremacist groups and leaders in light of Saturday's massacre at a...
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Pittsburgh police stand guard as pallbearers carry the casket of Irving Younger, 69, from Congregation Rodef Shalom after his funeral on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Younger was one of the eleven victims killed in the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
October 31, 2018 - 6:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, and members of a grief-stricken Jewish community endured another round of funerals for victims of the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck...
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