Racial and ethnic discrimination

May 21, 2018 - 5:54 pm
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana, the agency said Monday. Allegations have been made before of law-enforcement officers in Montana...
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In a photo from, Friday, April 27, 2018, a statue of former Mayor Orville Hubbard, who spent decades trying to keep the city all white, is displayed in Dearborn, Mich. The statue was socked away for more than a year after leaders decided it didn't belong outside a new City Hall. Vestiges of racism and intolerance are slowly being moved and removed in Michigan and other northern states as calls continue in the South to take down such monuments. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 20, 2018 - 10:56 am
DETROIT (AP) — Vestiges of racism and intolerance are slowly being moved and removed in Michigan and other northern states as calls continue in the South to take down such monuments. Crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo have dismantled a nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler...
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May 17, 2018 - 4:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new anti-Semitism commissioner says a leading newspaper crossed a "red line" with a caricature of Benjamin Netanyahu portraying the Israeli Prime Minister with oversized lips, ears and nose. Felix Klein, who was appointed this year amid concerns over rising anti-Semitism,...
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Actor John David Washington, from left, director Spike Lee, and Adam Driver pose for photographers during a photo call for the film 'BlacKkKlansman' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 15, 2018 - 7:26 am
CANNES, France (AP) — In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lee told reporters Tuesday that following the...
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May 13, 2018 - 3:18 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official reportedly wants authorities to prosecute anti-Semitic hate speech posted online, even if the material is hosted abroad. Bavaria's justice minister told weekly Welt am Sonntag that he plans to propose a change in the law when he meets with counterparts from...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, South African photographer Sam Nzima poses with his iconic photo showing 13-year-old Hector Pieterson being carried after being shot dead by apartheid police during the 1976 Soweto uprising, in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa’s state broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation, reported that Nzima, 83, died in the northwestern city of Nelspruit on the night of Saturday, May 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
May 13, 2018 - 6:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tributes are being paid following the death of Sam Nzima, the South African photographer who took the iconic image of a black high school student carrying a fatally wounded fellow pupil away from the gunfire of apartheid police in 1976. Nzima, 83, died Saturday night in a...
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Denise Morrisey stands next to her husband, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as he speaks at his campaign headquarters Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Kearnesville, W.Va. (Ron Agnir/The Journal via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 11:25 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by Trump himself. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two sitting...
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Buildings in Lower Manhattan provide a backdrop to a statue dedicated to the victims of the Katyn massacre of 1940, Friday, May 4, 2018, in Jersey City, N.J. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop took to twitter to respond to Stanisław Karczewski, the speaker of the Polish senate, who has criticized Fulop after word got out that the statue will be moved. The memorial will be moved for a renovation of the plaza where it stands. The memorial commemorates the Katyn massacre of tens of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police in 1940. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 08, 2018 - 3:11 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An acrimonious battle over a waterfront statue commemorating the 1940 massacre of Poles moved into court on Tuesday, as local Polish groups asked a judge for a temporary restraining order to stop the city from moving the monument for a renovation, and possibly permanently...
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer arrives for a press conference where he presents the 2017 German crime statistic in Berlin Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 9:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany saw a drop in hate crimes in 2017 amid an overall decrease in criminal activity, but statistics released Tuesday showed an increase in anti-Semitic incidents, primarily from far-right perpetrators. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer noted that Chancellor Angela Merkel had called...
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May 07, 2018 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of advocacy organizations plans to sue the Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary, Ben Carson, over his decision to delay an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation. A draft of the lawsuit argues...
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