Racial and ethnic discrimination

March 21, 2018 - 3:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta Hawks employee is accusing the professional basketball club of discriminating against white people and firing her after she complained. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Margo Kline filed a lawsuit Friday seeking punitive damages and a trial. The lawsuit says...
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March 11, 2018 - 11:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is slated to issue a first-in-the-nation ruling on whether law enforcement stings where suspects are talked into robbing non-existent drugs from non-existent stash houses are racially biased. Monday's ruling could determine whether agencies nationwide...
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French far right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during the weekend's party congress in Lille, northern France, Sunday, March. 11, 2018. She will propose a name change for the National Front at this weekend's party congress to symbolize an identity makeover designed to lift the party from the political netherworld where it has dwelled since Le Pen's calamitous loss in France's presidential election 10 months ago. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
March 11, 2018 - 5:15 pm
LILLE, France (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed renaming the National Front party co-founded by her father 46 years ago to National Rally, opening a new era after her resounding defeat in last year's presidential race. Le Pen's proposal culminated her closing speech at the party...
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A group hold up a Solidarity banner as hundreds of Poles gathered to express their solidarity with Jews who perished in the Holocaust, were expelled from Poland 50 years ago or feel the effects of anti-Semitism today, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 11, 2018. The speakers at the demonstration also denounced the policies of the current Polish government which have led to a dispute with Israel and sparked a wave of anti-Semitic rhetoric.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 11, 2018 - 2:46 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of Poles have gathered in Warsaw to express their solidarity with Jews who perished in the Holocaust, were expelled from Poland 50 years ago or feel targeted by a new wave of anti-Semitism today. Speakers at the demonstration denounced policies of the current Polish...
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Visitor explore a new exhibition devoted to an anti-Semitic campaign in Poland in 1968 that was the main reaction of the communist regime in power at the time to a student rebellion in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, March 9, 2018. The exhibition is titled "Estranged: March '68 and its Aftermath" and is on display at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews through Sept. 24.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 09, 2018 - 9:18 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new exhibition opened Friday in Warsaw that looks at how 1968, a year of youthful rebellion across much of Europe and America, played out behind the Iron Curtain in Poland. In the West, young people protested the U.S. war in Vietnam, imperialism, sexism and racism,...
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Police officers seal off a cul-de-sac in Salisbury, England, near to the home of former Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal as a nerve agent is believed to have been used to critically injure him and his daughter Yulia. Britain's Home Secretary says the investigation into the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter is focusing on three sites — his home, a pub and a restaurant. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 9:21 am
LONDON (AP) — An ex-Russian spy and his daughter lie in critical condition in a British hospital — poisoned, authorities say, with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian agent who confessed to spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia were found collapsed on a...
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ARCHIVO - Esta foto de archivo del 30 de enero del 2017 muestra maletas en el área de desembarque de Delta Air Lines en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson en Atlanta, Georgia. (AP Foto/David Goldman, Archivo)
March 03, 2018 - 4:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1960, black students staged sit-ins that forced Woolworth's to desegregate its lunch counters, and other stores and restaurants followed suit. In 1986, General Motors, Coca-Cola and dozens of other U.S. corporations pulled out of apartheid-era South Africa after years of pressure...
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March 01, 2018 - 9:13 am
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A white supremacist faces up to 10 years in prison for illegally buying a gun authorities say he planned to use in an attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings. News outlets report 30-year-old Benjamin McDowell pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in...
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February 27, 2018 - 3:24 pm
The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two decades, according to data it released Tuesday. The New York City-based organization found 1,986 anti-...
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In this July 15, 1967, file photo, a National Guard officer passes the smashed window of a black-owned flower shop in riot-torn Newark, N.J., after a night of looting and violence. The small sign in window reads, "Please!! Negro-Owned Business." Former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission, says he remains haunted that the panel's recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted, but he is hopeful they will be one day. He strongly feels that poverty and structural racism still enflame racial tensions even as the United States becomes more diverse. (AP Photo, File)
February 27, 2018 - 12:12 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Barriers to equality pose threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, according to study made public Tuesday that examines the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report. The new...
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