Discrimination

In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, and Donte Robinson, right, listen to a reporter's question during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Their arrests at a local Starbucks quickly became a viral video and galvanized people around the country who saw the incident as modern-day racism. In the week since, Nelson and Robinson have met with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and are pushing for lasting changes to ensure that what happened to them doesn't happen to future patrons. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
April 19, 2018 - 2:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were...
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Syracuse University students gather outside Hendricks Chapel on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to protest a video made by members of a now-suspended fraternity showing racist and sexist behavior in Syracuse, N.Y. The school's chancellor, Ken Syverud, described the video involving members of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, as racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities. He said the videos were turned over to the school's Department of Public Safety for possible disciplinary or legal action. (Lindsey Sabado/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 2:30 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Video showing a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts has roiled the campus of Syracuse University, and a fraternity there has been suspended. Chancellor Ken Syverud said...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, England's Morgan Gibbs White, right, and Rhian Brewster follow the ball during the FIFA U-17 World Cup semifinal match against Brazil in Kolkata, India. FIFA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 has closed a racism investigation that involved a Spain player and an England opponent from the Under-17 World Cup final. FIFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge against the Spanish player because of a “lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English player’s claim.” England striker Rhian Brewster reported overhearing teammate Morgan Gibbs-White being called a “monkey” during the team’s 5-2 win over Spain in India last October. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, file)
April 19, 2018 - 1:11 pm
FIFA's willingness to prosecute any racism complaints at the World Cup in Russia was questioned by activists Thursday after the governing body dropped a case from the final of the Under-17 edition without taking action. England striker Rhian Brewster reported overhearing teammate Morgan Gibbs-White...
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Camille Hymes, center, regional vice president of Mid-Atlantic operations at Starbucks Coffee Company, speaks with Asa Khalif, of Black Lives Matter, right, after protesters entered the coffee shop, Sunday, April 15, 2018, demanding the firing of the manager who called police resulting in the arrest of two black men on Thursday. The arrests were captured on video that quickly gained traction on social media. (Mark Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 7:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation. Two black men were handcuffed and arrested at a Starbucks, setting off a national uproar after the incident was captured on...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel leads the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 18, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply condemned a street assault in Berlin on two young men wearing Jewish skullcaps that has stoked the debate about anti-Semitism in the country. In a surprising twist, however, the victim of the attack, who identified himself on...
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April 18, 2018 - 3:39 pm
AUBURN, Mich. (AP) — Pickup trucks bearing Confederate flags have been parking across from a high school in central Michigan, leading some students to counter-protest against racism and bigotry. The Bay City Times reports that the pickup trucks have been parked Tuesday and Wednesday near Bay City...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, Charlize Theron arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Gringo" at Regal L.A. Live. Theron was quoted in an Elle magazine interview published last week saying that she wouldn't travel to parts of the United States with her family due to worries over racism, and that she had thought about leaving the country to keep her children safe. The 42-year-old actress and producer said in interview Tuesday, April 17 that her comments were "taken to the extreme" in media reports. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 12:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns, but the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says she's "constantly concerned" about her children's safety. In an Elle magazine interview published last week, Theron was...
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April 17, 2018 - 7:33 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A black former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter, saying in a statement that he knew it was illegal but felt he had to act against a culture in the bureau that often treats minority communities with...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016 file photo, protesters head into the Legislative building in Raleigh, N.C., for a sit-in against House Bill 2 regarding a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people. In the thick of 2018's legislative sessions, LGBT activists were tracking about 120 proposed bills that they viewed as threats to their civil rights. Not one of them has been enacted as many sessions now wind down; only two remain under serious consideration. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discriminatory. In the thick of this...
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The statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, is removed by crane, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York's Central Park. Sims was known as the father of modern gynecology, but critics say his use of enslaved African-American women as experimental subjects was unethical. The statue is being moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, where Sims is buried. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 17, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was removed from Central Park on Tuesday. New York City's Public Design Commission voted Monday to accept a mayoral panel's recommendation to remove the statue...
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