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Stories with subject: Race and ethnicity
  • No FBI cold-case inquiry for missing civil rights pioneer 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:16 am

    ST. LOUIS - Descendants of a man who vanished after winning a historic legal fight to become the first black student at the University of Missouri's law school had hoped an FBI cold-case initiative focusing on possible racially motivated deaths from the civil rights era would unearth clues about his disappearance.

  • Berlin landmark daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 10:59 am

    BERLIN - Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games.

  • Baltimore museum to feature dancer Misty Copeland 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 3:19 am

    BALTIMORE - Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to achieve the role of principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, is hosting a book signing in Maryland.

  • Sheriff Arpaio's contempt hearings to proceed in September 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:17 pm

    PHOENIX - Contempt-of-court hearings against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in his racial profiling case will move forward this fall.

  • Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.

  • Data shows few Latino voters in Yakima so far 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:28 pm

    YAKIMA, Washington - A new elections system designed to increase the number of Latinos voting in Yakima so far isn't generating much interest at the ballot box.

  • French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:17 am

    NETANYA, Israel - The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. Barely a word of Hebrew is spoken, and real estate ads, restaurant menus and cafe conversations are mostly in French.

  • Amid Confederate flag scrutiny, Utah reconsiders canyon name story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:59 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, a title that's offensive to some but a point of historical pride for the state's largest NAACP chapter.

  • Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:16 pm

    ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.

  • Virginia State Police complete review of student's arrest 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:46 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia State Police have concluded their review of an arrest that injured a University of Virginia student and prompted allegations of racism.

  • Deep end: Redland water polo phenom swims onto world stage 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 12:14 pm

    MIAMI - When Donna Johnson decided to raise her five children in the peaceful, pastoral splendor of the Redland, she chose a five-acre plot dotted with mango, avocado and sapodilla trees.

  • Emporia State couple claims racial harassment at university 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 7:26 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A black couple who have been working for a small university in eastern Kansas says the school is retaliating against them for complaining about a racial incident.

  • New 'Daily Host' host says tenor will change, not targets story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:49 pm

    BEVERLY HILLS, California - Incoming "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his.

  • Leaders: Work needed to reduce minority disparities in Iowa 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:17 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa needs to do more to reduce disparities in the number of minorities in the state's criminal justice system, state and community leaders said Wednesday, expressing hope that an upcoming summit will focus attention on the issue.

  • Davenport police errors found in racial profiling data check 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:53 am

    DAVENPORT, Iowa - A team that tracks traffic stops in an effort to check on any racial profiling has found errors in data submitted by Davenport police officers last year.

  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:01 am

    BEIJING - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China's treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

  • Booing has Australian footballer Goodes considering quitting 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:11 am

    Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under.

  • Trevor Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gig 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:28 am

    SANTA MONICA, California - In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.

  • $2M grants could aid in challenge school discipline policies 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:28 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A charity that seeks to improve conditions for vulnerable children is giving $2 million to programs designed to help young black men in Mississippi.

  • 5 white men accused of throwing black man onto tracks 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:55 pm

    PITTSBURGH - Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto tracks at a Pittsburgh commuter rail station.

  • Woman charged with falsely reporting racial profiling 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:43 pm

    WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut - A 62-year-old woman who alleged she was racially profiled by a Connecticut state trooper during a traffic stop has been charged with filing a false report.

  • Arkansas board votes to end Rebel mascot, 'Dixie' song 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:52 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A school board in northwestern Arkansas voted Monday to drop a high school's "Johnny Reb" mascot and "Dixie" fight song after the shooting deaths of nine people inside their historic black church in South Carolina reignited a debate nationwide about the use of symbols of the Confederacy.

  • US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:05 pm

    NEW YORK - Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday.

  • Wabash College works to retain minority students 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:35 pm

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana - A small, male-only liberal arts college in western Indiana is hosting 30 students this summer as part of an effort to improve its retention and graduation rates for minority and first-generation college students.

  • South Albany High becoming Rebels in name only 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 1:08 pm

    ALBANY, Oregon - They removed the Confederate battle flag from South Albany High School 20 years ago. A Confederate soldier does not dance during football games. This year, one of the school's 10 black students led the cheers.