Racial and ethnic discrimination

A passer-by walks near a damaged Christopher Columbus statue, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in a waterfront park near the city's traditionally Italian North End neighborhood, in Boston. The statue was found beheaded Wednesday morning, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 17, 2020 - 6:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — Generations of Italian Americans embraced Christopher Columbus with little thought to the dark side of his legacy. But as the nation grapples with racial injustice, that ship may have sailed. Now, some Italian Americans in Massachusetts are publicly casting the explorer as a symbol of...
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Law enforcement officials applaud after President Donald Trump signed an executive order on police reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 17, 2020 - 5:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order he said would encourage better police practices. But he made no mention of the roiling national debate over racism spawned by police killings of black people...
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This November, 25, 2019 photo provided by the Israeli Foreign Ministry shows Israel's first Bedouin Arab diplomat Ishmael Khaldi in Miami, Florida. Khaldi who was once deployed abroad to push back against Israel's critics said he was beaten by overzealous security guards at Jerusalem's central bus station on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Khaldi said he believes it was a case of ethnic profiling. He said he filed a police complaint and went public with his experience in order to shine a light on racist behavior that he says exists in sectors of the country that he loves. (Israeli Consulate in Miami via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 5:00 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli diplomat once deployed abroad to push back against Israel's critics says he was beaten by security guards at Jerusalem’s central bus station last week in what he believes was a case of ethnic profiling. Ishmael Khaldi, 49, said he has filed a police complaint and is...
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In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020, photo, a pedestrian walks past the headquarters for United Way of King County, in downtown Seattle. A recession is expected to curtail Americans’ generosity following a record year for charitable donations. But the recent wave of money dedicated to fighting the coronavirus and racial inequality in the U.S. is offering a beacon of hope for nonprofits in 2020. United Way, a nonprofit that relies heavily on middle-class donors, said it has raised $900 million worldwide since mid-March. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 17, 2020 - 12:14 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A recession is expected to curtail Americans' generosity following a record year for charitable donations, but the recent wave of money dedicated to fighting the coronavirus and racial inequality in the U.S. is offering a beacon of hope for nonprofits in 2020. The Giving USA report,...
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Donald Shaw looks at a sculpture in the John Hope Franklin reconciliation park in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, June 15, 2020, a few hundred yards and on the other side of what's historically the city's white-black dividing line, where President Donald Trump will rally Saturday, June 20. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 16, 2020 - 10:56 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa’s noisy crosstown expressway. He's on the other side of the city’s historical white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday with his...
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A sign at the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 16, 2020 - 9:18 pm
Here’s some of what awaits NBA players going to Disney next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and salon services. It only sounds like vacation. The NBA described very specific plans to players and teams for the...
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FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo, shows a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., that honors thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. The organization that founded the nation’s first memorial to lynching victims announced Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that it has documented thousands of additional killings of black people during the era of Reconstruction. The Equal Justice Initiative said it has now documented nearly 6,500 lynchings of black people between 1877 and 1950. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
June 16, 2020 - 6:53 pm
An organization that founded the nation’s first memorial to lynching victims announced Tuesday that it has documented thousands of additional killings of black people during the era of Reconstruction. The Equal Justice Initiative said it has now documented nearly 6,500 lynchings of black people...
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Law enforcement officials applaud after President Donald Trump signed an executive order on police reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 16, 2020 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would encourage better police practices. But he made no mention of the roiling national debate over racism spawned by police killings of...
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Donald Shaw looks at a sculpture in the John Hope Franklin reconciliation park in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, June 15, 2020, a few hundred yards and on the other side of what's historically the city's white-black dividing line, where President Donald Trump will rally Saturday, June 20. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 16, 2020 - 1:55 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa’s noisy crosstown expressway. He's on the other side of the city’s historical white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday with his...
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A crowd of demonstrators march to the Capitol Monday, June 15, 2020 in Atlanta. The NAACP March to the Capitol coincided with the restart of the Georgia 2020 General Assembly. Lawmakers returned wearing masks and followed new rules to restart the session during the pandemic. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 1:16 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The European Union and some Western nations appealed Tuesday for more time to discuss a resolution drafted for the U.N.’s top human rights body that seeks international scrutiny of systemic racism against people of African descent in response to the recent killings of African...
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