Race and ethnicity

This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Army and the University of Maryland Police Department shows Richard Collins III, right, and Sean Urbanski. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Urbanski was indicted on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing Collins to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. (U.S. Army, University of Maryland Police Department via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 8:09 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean...
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FILE -- In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 file photo, Imtiaz Cajee, nephew of Ahmed Timol, poses with his book "Timol, A Quest for Justice" in the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa. A South African court has found that an anti-apartheid activist who died in 1971 was tortured and killed by police, and did not kill himself by jumping from a 10th-floor window as authorities said at the time, it was reported on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (AP Photo, File)
October 12, 2017 - 9:28 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An anti-apartheid activist who died in 1971 was tortured and killed by South African police, a court said Thursday, a landmark decision that raised hopes that dozens of similar cases would be investigated. The inquest into Ahmed Timol's death had riveted South Africans as legal...
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FILE- In this July 1, 2012, file photo, from left, Freddie Meyer, great-great grandson of Robert Smalls, places a wreath in front of Smalls' grave with help from fellow descendant Carolyn Meyer-Little and Edgar Williams during the reunion near Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort, S.C. State Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns said Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, that they want to recognize African-Americans whose courage has been purposely discounted in history books. State Sen. Darrell Jackson said the proposal would "open up wounds," not bring people together. Jackson and Sen. Greg Gregory last month announced their proposal to memorialize Smalls with the first monument on Statehouse grounds to honor an individual African-American. (Sarah Welliver/The Beaufort Gazette via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 10:02 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Blacks in South Carolina who served in the Confederate military, many of them slaves pressed into duty, would be recognized with a Statehouse monument under a proposal by two white Republican lawmakers. State Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns said Monday they want to recognize...
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This undated combo of images made from video shows a Dove body wash ad. Dove is facing heat for the ad and said Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, that it regrets the offense caused by the ad. The company said it "missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully." (Twitter via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dove is facing heat for a body wash ad showing a black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a white woman, with many social media users calling it racist. Dove has removed the post from its Facebook page and posted comments on social media Saturday saying it "missed the mark in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Just 24 percent of Americans say the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for Trump. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 07, 2017 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for President Donald Trump that included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump's equivocating about white supremacists...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 30, 2017 file photo, ex-Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, left, arrives with his legal team for afternoon testimony in his trial in Tulsa, Okla. Kepler is headed for a fourth trial in less than a year in the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 07, 2017 - 9:02 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three hung juries in the case of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with fatally shooting his daughter's black boyfriend had one thing in common besides unwillingness to convict: Each had only one African-American juror. Race has been an undercurrent in ex-Tulsa...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Just 24 percent of Americans say the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for Trump. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 06, 2017 - 8:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for President Donald Trump that included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump's equivocating about white supremacists...
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October 04, 2017 - 4:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a court order in an immigration case will stand after a judge on Wednesday rejected arguments that it would encourage government officials to flout similar judicial commands in the future. U.S...
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October 02, 2017 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is starting a diversity fellowship program and will place about 20 selected candidates with teams and three with the sport's central office. Applications, limited to people of color and women, can be submitted from Friday through Nov. 17 and the individuals...
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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks during a news conference about an incident involving NFL football player Michael Bennett, at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Lombardo says officers acted appropriately and professionally detaining Bennett after a report of gunfire at an after-hours club on the Las Vegas Strip. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 9:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police acted appropriately and professionally detaining Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett when he ran from a casino as officers searched for an active shooter following a report of gunfire at an after-hours club on the Las Vegas Strip, the head of the Las Vegas...
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