Racial and ethnic discrimination

January 20, 2018 - 3:06 pm
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — The town manager of a rural Maine community says he's the leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate." Jackman town manager Tom Kawczynski wants to preserve the white...
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FILE - In this Monday, Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017.file photo President Jacob Zuma, attends the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg. The leadership of the ANC is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
January 20, 2018 - 6:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The leadership of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of President Jacob Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. The party's National Executive...
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FILE - In this file photo taken in Milan, Italy, on Jan. 26, 2011, Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre attends a news conference on the occasion of an Holocaust remembrance. President Sergio Mattarella’s office on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 said he was making Liliana Segre senator-for-life because she had made the nation proud. For decades, Segre, now 87, was reluctant to discuss her time in Auschwitz. But in the 1990s, she began speaking to schoolchildren throughout Italy about the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
January 19, 2018 - 2:53 pm
ROME (AP) — A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy. President Sergio Mattarella's office said Friday that he chose Liliana Segre, 87, for the honor because she had made the nation proud with her...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say a Maine police officer accused officers of racial profiling as they arrested her for pushing through a concert crowd and refusing to leave after being asked dozens of time. Worcester police arrested 24-year-old Portland officer Zahra Munye Abu...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:57 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama student who repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media is being investigated by the school's student conduct office, a university spokesman confirmed Wednesday. In the first Instagram video, the young woman uses a racial slur for...
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January 16, 2018 - 4:31 pm
HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas community college will investigate allegations that fans attending basketball games yelled racial slurs toward black players on the opposing team from Kansas. North Arkansas College President Randy Esters says the school plans to investigate. He says if the...
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Flowers, candles and a picture of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead Tuesday morning by still-unknown assailants, at the scene of the shooting in front of his office in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. People from Kosovo's Serb minority say they are in shock over the killing of a moderate politician who was gunned down in an attack in a northern town. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
January 16, 2018 - 3:33 pm
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — A leading Serb politician was shot to death Tuesday near his political party's offices in northern Kosovo, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia. Unknown assailants opened fire on...
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 8:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked the national King holiday Monday with sharp denunciations of President Donald Trump, focusing on disparaging remarks he is said to have made about African countries and Haitian immigrants...
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January 14, 2018 - 1:26 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Hannover president Martin Kind has apologized for the racial abuse Mainz players Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah were subjected to before the teams' Bundesliga game on Saturday. Balogun says on Twitter: "Ujah and I were racially insulted with ape noises among other things as we warmed...
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FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower in New York. King III, met with Trump on the last King holiday, four days before Trump took office. He spoke to the then-president-elect about the importance of voting rights — only to see Trump establish a now-defunct commission to investigate voter fraud, which some saw as a move to intimidate minority voters. "I would like to believe that the president's intentions are not to be divisive, but much of what he says seems or feels to be divisive," King III told AP in an interview. "It would be wonderful to have a president who talked about bringing America together and exhibited that, who was involved in doing a social project ... that would show humility." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 13, 2018 - 10:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated...
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