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Stories with subject: Race and ethnicity
  • 60 years after boycott, using Montgomery bus can be trying story has photos
    Updated: Nov-30-15 4:45 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Two blocks from the spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, 17-year-old Tanesha Wilson listens to earbuds as she waits for the No. 8.

  • Colleges grapple with best ways to address race incidents 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 3:58 am

    WASHINGTON - Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.

  • 'Gods of Egypt' studio, director apologize for white cast 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 5:09 pm

    LOS ANGELES - "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.

  • Former prison guard files discrimination lawsuit 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 4:17 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A former prison guard has filed a lawsuit against the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins and the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

  • Clergy see Black Lives Matter as chance for dialogue 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 11:34 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The Black Lives Matter movement, which calls attention to the violent deaths of young black men, has become the largest social-justice effort among American blacks since the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. And, as in the 1960s, clergy are playing a critical role.

  • Year after death, Michael Brown lies in relative obscurity story has photos
    Updated: Nov-29-15 11:16 am

    NORMANDY, Missouri - Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months after the black 18-year-old's killing by a white Ferguson police officer made him a key figure in the debate over the treatment of blacks by U.S. law enforcement, though, Brown lies buried in relative obscurity.

  • EXCHANGE: Joliet educators work with Hispanic families 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 10:24 am

    JOLIET, Illinois - Rene Valenciano has watched the number of Latino and Hispanic students grow at Joliet Public Schools District 86 from when he first started working there in 2011.

  • UW student class larger than 2014 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 7:34 pm

    LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming now has 13,440 students enrolled this fall semester and the number is expected to increase as outreach students continue to sign up.

  • Chief resigns over slur before new police department opens 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 3:26 pm

    FARRELL, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down- before his newly minted department even began operating.

  • The Latest: 3 arrested in Chicago Black Friday protests story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:41 pm

    CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

  • Rights pioneer Heman Sweatt's family backs UT race policy 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:52 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Warning the U.S. Supreme Court against taking a step backward, the family of segregation-busting icon Heman Sweatt has joined calls for preserving a University of Texas policy that uses race as one of several factors in picking incoming freshmen.

  • Ukraine handed 1-game stadium ban for racism 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 9:08 am

    NYON, Switzerland - Ukraine was ordered to play a game behind closed doors as part of a UEFA punishment for racist behavior at last month's European Championship qualifier against Spain.

  • Pope: land grabs a serious problem in Kenya 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:45 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Pope Francis on Friday took aim at the injustice of land grabs by Kenya's powerful and wealthy individuals, acts that government probes have identified as a major source of conflict and ethnic tension in the country.

  • UCF releases photos of suspects in anti-Semitic fliers 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:02 am

    ORLANDO, Florida - The University of Central Florida has released images of two people suspected of leaving anti-Semitic stickers and fliers around campus.

  • Orphan told education out for girl started legacy of law 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 4:53 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - She was an orphan by the age of 3 and passed around by family members for years from one house to another.

  • Student leader: Washington college unsafe for women of color story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 7:12 pm

    SEATTLE - The student body president of Western Washington University said Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus.

  • Lawsuit: Iowa officers pointed guns at innocent dad, child 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:40 pm

    A highway stop in which Iowa police officers pointed weapons at an innocent man and his 6-year-old son has prompted a federal lawsuit and racial profiling claims.

  • Correction: Ferguson-Year Later-No Indictment story story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:25 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - In a story Nov. 23 about the anniversary of the grand jury's decision not to charge a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Cerner Corp. is adding 200 jobs to the Ferguson economy. It is not, but another company, Centene Corp., is doing that.

  • Brevard High School students face sanction for incidents 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:21 pm

    BREVARD, North Carolina - A series of racial incidents on and off campus has left three Brevard High School students suspended, two facing criminal charges, and two men arrested, authorities in Transylvania County say.

  • Saints tight end Ben Watson writes book on racial issues 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:32 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Benjamin Watson has always felt the pull to write a book.

  • Dynamo Kiev gets empty stadium order for racist fan attacks 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:05 am

    NYON, Switzerland - UEFA ordered Dynamo Kiev to play two home games in an empty stadium after racist attacks on fans at a Champions League match.

  • Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a "Funny Girl."

  • Black Oregon college student says he's forgiven attackers 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:58 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A black Lewis & Clark College student who told police he was assaulted by three white men on campus said Tuesday he forgives the attackers.

  • Small town in Idaho elects first full Latino city council 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:03 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A small town in rural Idaho broke political barriers earlier this month by electing its first fully Latino city council after voters chose to replace more than half of its local leaders in the November election.

  • University of Kentucky to cover controversial campus mural 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 2:45 pm

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Nine years after his predecessor rejected calls to remove a controversial Great Depression-era campus mural that featured black workers toiling in a tobacco field, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover the painting until a more permanent solution is found.