Discrimination

An electoral worker walks past polling booths readied ahead of Wednesday's election, at a polling station in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The upcoming elections will take place 25 years after the end of apartheid and are the country's sixth all-race polls. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 07, 2019 - 10:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality. The African National Congress, the...
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In this May 4, 2019, photo, a woman makes her way toward Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, background, on a pedestrian bridge that connects it to the black township of Alexandra. Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, the neighboring suburbs are a stark example of how inequality is still on display in South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
May 07, 2019 - 4:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Perhaps nowhere in today's South Africa is the country's inequality on more dramatic display than in the neighboring Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra. With its gleaming high-rises and lush estates, Sandton is known as Africa's richest square mile. Alexandra, a...
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Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu exits his home after casting his special vote, near Cape Town, South Africa, Monday May 6, 2019. Tutu, 87, is in fragile health and took part in South Africa's special voting for the elderly and infirm where electoral officials go to their homes or care facilities before the actual voting day of May 8. (AP Photo)
May 06, 2019 - 8:47 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Nobel-prize-winning anti-apartheid crusader retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu cast his ballot Monday for the upcoming elections. Tutu, 87, is in fragile health and took part in South Africa's special voting for the elderly and infirm where electoral...
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May 06, 2019 - 1:12 am
PARIS (AP) — French telecom giant Orange and seven former or current managers are going on trial accused of moral harassment over a wave of employee suicides a decade ago. France's main phone and internet company saw 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among...
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This May 2, 2019, photo shows the site of a future park in Hamtramck, Mich., honoring Sarah Garrett, the lead plaintiff in a 1968 lawsuit that accused the city of racial discrimination by destroying black neighborhoods is seen. Hamtramck agreed to build 200 units of single-family housing as a remedy. Three houses still remain to be built. Federal Judge Damon Keith recently died at age 96 without seeing the end of the case. (AP Photo/Ed White)
May 05, 2019 - 8:44 am
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge who worked until his recent death at age 96 left a historic trail of groundbreaking legal opinions. But one case outlived Damon Keith: the longest-running housing discrimination lawsuit in the United States. Keith declared in 1971 that Hamtramck, a tiny...
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African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa greets supporters as he arrives at the Ellis Park stadium for the final election rally of the ruling party in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday May 5, 2019, ahead of South Africa's election on May 8. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 05, 2019 - 6:27 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Campaigning for South Africa's upcoming election have reached a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers. South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, promised more jobs and economic growth at the rally for the African National...
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Los Angeles City officials at podium on right, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, from left, Mayor Eric Garcetti, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Los Angeles Urban League President and CEO Matthew Lawson, unveil the Obama Boulevard sign in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 4, 2019. A stretch of road in Los Angeles was renamed after former President Barack Obama during a festival and unveiling ceremony. The Obama Boulevard will replace Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 05, 2019 - 12:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city's historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the first rally of his 2020 campaign, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 04, 2019 - 11:13 pm
The Latest on the Democratic candidates running for president (all times EDT): 9 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is making his foreign policy experience a primary selling point to top donors to his presidential campaign. At a private fundraiser Saturday night in Columbia, South Carolina, Biden...
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Two women walk past a placard carrying a headline from the Saturday Star newspaper, in Soweto township, Johannesburg, South Africa Saturday, May 4, 2019. South Africa's political parties on Saturday swept into the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Wednesday's election in which the ruling African National Congress might find its greatest challenge from within. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 04, 2019 - 10:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's political parties on Saturday swept into the final weekend of campaigning ahead of Wednesday's election in which the ruling African National Congress might find its greatest challenge from within. Twenty-five years after the racist apartheid system ended, the...
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In this Tuesday, April 30, 2019 photo, Rashad Khan is shown outside his Indian restaurant in Boulder, Colo. A lawsuit against a Denver landlord who was recorded refusing to allow a Khan and his father, who are Muslim, to sublease her property for a restaurant has ended in a $675,000 settlement. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 03, 2019 - 4:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an "American person ... good like you and me" to sublease her property instead of a Muslim father and son seeking to open their second restaurant must pay the men $675,000 under a settlement. The three men sued last year,...
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