Discrimination

October 23, 2018 - 6:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird," a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overcame wizards and time travelers to be voted America's best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1961 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS' "The Great American Read" survey, whose results were...
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Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams walks hand and hand with her nephew Cameron McLean[cq] as they prepare to vote early at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall in Decatur, Ga., Monday, October 22, 2018. Today marks only 15 days left until Election Day on Tuesday, November 6. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 6:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The campaign of Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams is defending her involvement in burning the state flag, which contained a prominent Confederate symbol, during a protest while in college more 25 years ago. Abrams' role in that flag-burning protest resurfaced in...
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FILE- In this Sunday Oct. 7, 2018 file photo, Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya, of the Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party, casts his vote during the Presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon. Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, easily won a seventh term on Monday Oct. 22, 2018 after a Constitutional Council he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
October 22, 2018 - 3:27 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Africa's oldest president, Cameroon's Paul Biya, easily won a seventh term on Monday after a Constitutional Council that he appointed rejected all legal challenges to the election. The United States noted irregularities that "may not have affected the outcome but created an...
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The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 22, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018, photo, members of the Culinary Union prepare packets before canvassing for Democratic candidates in Las Vegas. Some Latinos are infuriated by President Trump and eager to vote in the midterms. Some are too demoralized to go to the polls. And some still like the president. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 21, 2018 - 4:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible." She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included referring to Mexican...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, Yara Shahidi attends the 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills,Calif. Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all. "We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing regardless of ethnicity, gender, identity, sexuality, ability, religion or any other identity that we choose," the 18-year-old "grown-ish" actress said at the ceremony. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 20, 2018 - 4:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi brought the crowd to its feet at the GLSEN Respect Awards as she warned against an "identity blind narrative" in the struggle for acceptance of all. "We should all feel deserved and supported in expressing our right to being our whole selves, limited by nothing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015 file photo, police gather outside of City Hall while searching for a gunman in Albuquerque, N.M. Albuquerque police on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, announced the hiring of a law enforcement veteran to manage a unit for dispatchers and real-time crime analysts who was accused decades ago in a lawsuit of using excessive force during a traffic stop. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz, File)
October 19, 2018 - 5:25 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates. The announcement a day earlier of Leonard Nerbetski's...
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FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo a sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington. The nation’s financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency’s anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did not mean a person was racist. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 18, 2018 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's financial watchdog has opened a formal investigation into writings and comments by Eric Blankenstein, a Republican appointee overseeing the agency's anti-discrimination efforts, which he alleged that most hate crimes were fake and argued that using racial epithets did...
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Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn answers questions during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. Wednesday is the first day of Tennessee's early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 18, 2018 - 5:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...
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The four contestants in this year's Mrs. America pageant are calling for an apology from the pageant's owner over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation, pose for photos, in New York, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. They are, from left: Mrs. Delaware America Kimberly Phillips, Mrs. New Jersey America Crissy Timpson, attorney Gloria Allred, Mrs. Missouri Brandy Palacios, and Mrs. Ohio America Jeri Ward. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 15, 2018 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four contestants in this year's Mrs. America pageant on Monday called for the pageant's CEO to apologize over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation at a contest-related event. The four women, three African-American and one white, spoke at a news...
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