Racial and ethnic discrimination

In this photo taken on Nov. 12, 2017, Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski,right, and Leszlaw Piszewski, the president of the Jewish communities of Poland, pose for a photo during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland. Warsaw prosecutors have opened an investigation Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 into expressions of xenophobia and racism voiced during a march by far-right nationalists earlier this month. (AP Photo)
November 20, 2017 - 3:52 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland opened an investigation Monday to determine if statements expressed during a march by far-right nationalists in Warsaw this month violated laws against propagating racism. The march held on Nov. 11, Poland's Independence Day, drew an estimated 60,000...
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Demonstrators burn flares and wave Polish flags during the annual march to commemorate Poland's National Independence Day in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Thousands of nationalists marched in Warsaw on Poland’s Independence Day holiday, taking part in an event that was organized by far-right groups. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 13, 2017 - 8:32 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry said Monday that it strongly condemns racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic ideas, but insisted that a large weekend march by nationalists in Warsaw was largely an expression of patriotic feeling. The ministry said that the march Saturday on the...
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In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, photo, Chicago high school senior Hira Zeeshan poses for a portrait in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago. Zeeshan, a Pakistani Muslim immigrant, said she's been affected personally by the anti immigrant rhetoric that is on the rise in the nation's schools. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
November 11, 2017 - 12:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Maryland students using their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posing with swastika-carved pumpkins. A Montana student photographed with a gun accompanied with a racial epithet. Racial incidents are appearing to pop up at an...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. British magazine Grazia U.K. on Friday Nov. 10, 2017, has apologized to Lupita Nyong'o after the actress accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
November 10, 2017 - 10:36 am
LONDON (AP) — British magazine Grazia U.K. has apologized to Lupita Nyong'o after the actress accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty. The Academy Award winner tweeted before-and-after images, saying the magazine "edited out and smoothed" her...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Four of the five Kennesaw State cheerleaders who took a knee three weeks ago during the Kennesaw State football game, take a knee once again out of sight of the fans under the visitors' bleachers, during the national anthem before an NCAA college football game between Kennesaw State and Gardner-Webb in Kennesaw, Ga. Kennesaw State, which moved its football cheerleaders inside a stadium tunnel after a group of black cheer squad members knelt during the national anthem, has decided to let them again take the field during pre-game ceremonies. (Kelly J. Huff/The Marietta Daily Journal via AP, File)
November 08, 2017 - 6:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia university which moved its football cheerleaders inside a stadium tunnel after a group of black cheer squad members knelt during the national anthem has decided to let them again take the field during pre-game ceremonies. This time, it will be at a game where military...
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Lazio soccer team president Claudio Lotito gives a statement to the press after laying a wreath outside Rome's Synagogue, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Lazio fans have a long history of racism and anti-Semitism and the Roman club's supporters established another low over the weekend when they littered the Stadio Olimpico with superimposed images of Anne Frank _ the young diarist who died in the Holocaust _ wearing a jersey of city rival Roma. In the background left is Lazio player Felipe Anderson. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
October 24, 2017 - 7:05 am
ROME (AP) — The president of Lazio soccer club has visited Rome's main synagogue and promised a new anti-Semitism education campaign after fans plastered Rome's stadium with stickers of Anne Frank wearing crosstown rival Roma's jersey. Lazio president Claudio Lotito sought Tuesday to disassociate...
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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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