Race and ethnicity

April 27, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has apologized for an anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared in the newspaper's international edition. It showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dachshund wearing a Star of David collar and leading a blind and skullcap-wearing U.S. President Donald...
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Sri Lankan police and army officers display gelatin sticks, detonators, back packs and other bomb making material recovered from the hide out of militants after Friday's gun battle in Kalmunai, in eastern Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Saturday, April 27, 2019. Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country's east, leaving behind 15 bodies, including six children. (AP Photo/Achala Upendra)
April 27, 2019 - 2:08 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — While monitoring the usual channels, Indian police stumbled upon something extraordinary: a detailed plot for what would become the bloodiest attack linked to the Islamic State group in South Asia. Police were investigating suspected sympathizers of the withered caliphate...
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People attend Freedom Day celebrations in Kwa-Thema Township, near Johannesburg, Saturday April 27, 2019. The country celebrates the day which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
April 27, 2019 - 12:27 pm
KWA-THEMA, South Africa (AP) — Calls for more jobs for South Africa's black majority and respect for the rights of the LGBTI community marked Freedom Day celebrations on Saturday commemorating the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid. Singing and dancing punctuated one gathering of about 3,500...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015 file photo, the state flag of Mississippi flies at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. On Friday, April 26, 2019, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the Mississippi flag removed from a display of each state's flag at Liberty State Park and replaced by the American flag because it has a confederate emblem on it. Liberty State Park is on the Hudson River and overlooks the Statue of Liberty. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
April 26, 2019 - 4:55 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the Mississippi flag, which carries a Confederate emblem, be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty. Murphy ordered the removal of Mississippi's flag from a display of each state's flag at Liberty State...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 26, 2019 - 1:28 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is planning to focus on outreach to African American voters during an upcoming trip to South Carolina. Buttigieg's campaign tells The Associated Press the South Bend, Indiana, mayor will hold meetings with black...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Indianapolis to speak at the National Rifle Association annual meeting, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2019 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying once more to defend his remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump was asked Friday about his 2017 comments, when he said there were "very fine people on both sides" of a clash between white supremacists and anti-racist...
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People on the Texas State University campus Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 25, 2019 - 7:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, former vice president Joe Biden speaks at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 25, 2019 - 10:59 am
Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter-protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John William King. The white supremacist on Texas death row who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history faces execution for the infamous dragging death nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas. King is scheduled to receive lethal injection Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 12:33 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received a lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr...
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Democratic presidential hopeful John Hickenlooper, back, hugs Colorado state Sen. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, during a meeting with survivors of victims of mass shootings in Colorado Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Denver. Fields lost her son and his fiancee in a shooting in 2005. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 24, 2019 - 9:40 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents." Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had...
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