Racial and ethnic discrimination

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a press conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A commission Northam tasked with researching racist laws from the state’s past recommended Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, that dozens be repealed in order to purge the state’s books of discriminatory language. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 05, 2019 - 5:47 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The laws are still on the books in Virginia: Blacks and whites must sit in separate rail cars. They cannot use the same playgrounds, schools or mental hospitals. They can’t marry each other either. The measures have not been enforced for decades, but they remain in the state’s...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a meeting with workers as he visits John Smedley Mill in Matlock, England, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Britain is holding a general election a week from now and fractures are emerging within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them. Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn both faced criticism of their moral character. (Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them. The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage, which became the U.K.’s top party in European elections earlier this year,...
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This image released by NBC shows celebrity judges, from left, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the set of "America's Got Talent," in Los Angeles. Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from “America’s Got Talent” after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without directly addressing her status with NBC’s talent show, the actress tweeted that the backing helped overcome feeling of being lost and alone. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 8:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive" first conversation on her firing from “America's Got Talent" and her allegations that she was removed over her complaints about racism and other troubling on-set behavior. “We had a lengthy 5-hour, and...
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Some Georgia State University students are demanding that Atlanta's mayor remove a prominent statue of Henry Grady from downtown Grady was a newspaper editor who advocate, seen Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. Grady was a newspaper editor who advocated for a "New South" after the Civil War, but the students say he was a racist. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
December 04, 2019 - 3:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia State University students are demanding that Atlanta's mayor remove a prominent downtown statue of a 19th Century newspaper editor who called for maintaining white supremacy in the South. Henry Grady was a newspaper editor who advocated for a “New South” after the Civil...
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French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, center, followed by Strasbourg chief Rabbi Harold Abraham Weill, second right, walk amid vandalized tombs in the Jewish cemetery of Westhoffen, west of the city of Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Regional authorities in eastern France say vandals have scrawled anti-Semitic inscriptions, including swastikas spray-painted in black, on 107 tombs in a Jewish cemetery. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
December 04, 2019 - 6:40 am
WESTHOFFEN, France (AP) — The French government is creating a national anti-hate crime office following the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner made the announcement Wednesday in the town of Westhoffen, where vandals...
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December 02, 2019 - 8:18 am
LONDON (AP) — A neighborhood watch group that protects largely Jewish neighborhoods in London says a visiting rabbi has been badly beaten by men shouting anti-Semitic abuse. The security group Shomrim said Monday that the rabbi was left “bleeding and dazed” after an assault by men who shouted “Kill...
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This Oct.10, 2019 photo shows Fire Station 8 in Hattiesburg, Miss., where a noose was found in the locker of a white firefighter. After the hangman’s noose was found In the firefighter’s locker, the firefighter was demoted and eventually resigned, but it also raised questions about the meanings of symbols. To some it was a reminder of lynchings that took hundreds of black lives in Mississippi, and it had no place on city property. To firefighter Shelton Russell, the knotted rope symbolized America’s lawless wild-west culture, where cowboy vigilantes meted out rough justice. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
Associated Press
November 30, 2019 - 9:51 am
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — There’s little disagreement that the object found in a white Mississippi firefighter’s locker was a hangman’s noose. But as with many things in America these days, there’s deep disagreement about what it meant. To some it was a reminder of lynchings that took hundreds of...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, new Calgary Flames NHL hockey team head coach Bill Peters speaks to the media in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team is looking into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward a Nigerian-born hockey player a decade ago in the minor leagues, then arranged for the player’s demotion when he complained. Akim Aliu tweeted Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.” (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 29, 2019 - 7:47 pm
Bill Peters resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames after it was disclosed he directed racist slurs at a Nigerian-born player in the minors a decade ago and kicked and punched players behind the bench during his recent time with Carolina. General manager Brad Treliving said he received a...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Calgary Flames' Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, celebrates his goal during first period NHL hockey action against the Anaheim Ducks, in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the team is looking into an accusation that head coach Bill Peters directed racial slurs toward a Nigerian-born hockey player a decade ago in the minor leagues, then arranged for the player’s demotion when he complained. Akim Aliu tweeted Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that Peters “dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music.” (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)
November 28, 2019 - 4:41 pm
Akim Aliu is not happy with the apology Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters issued for a racial slur he allegedly used when both were in the minors 10 years ago. The former NHL player released his own statement Thursday on Twitter, saying he found Peters' statement a day earlier acknowledging that he...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 file photo, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin speaks during a consultation meeting with the Likud party, in Jerusalem. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has praised Britain’s chief rabbi and expressed support for an article he wrote this week that offered scathing criticism of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s record on anti-Semitism. Rivlin met with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in London on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP, file)
November 27, 2019 - 10:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has praised Britain’s chief rabbi and expressed support for an article he wrote this week that offered scathing criticism of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s record on anti-Semitism. Rivlin met with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in London on Wednesday...
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