Race and ethnicity

FILE - In this April 23, 2009 file photo, Alice Walker stands in front of a picture of herself from 1974 as she tours her archives at Emory University, in Atlanta. Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say is a conspiracy theorist who expresses anti-Semitism. In an interview in Sunday’s “By The Book” column, the author of “The Color Purple” said David Icke’s 1995 book, “And The Truth Shall Set You Free,” is on her nightstand. A New York Times spokesperson says the column is not a list of recommendations from its editors. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 18, 2018 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist. In an interview in Sunday's "By The Book" column, the 74-year-old author of "The Color Purple" said...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, on her foreign policy vision for the country. Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday, Dec. 14, as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 14, 2018 - 11:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to solidify her connection with African-American voters as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity. The Massachusetts Democrat visited Morgan State University in Baltimore Friday...
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In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, Rep.-elect Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., stands in front of the Capitol during a week of orientation for incoming members, in Washington. This year’s midterm election is sending a record 43 Latinos to Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2018 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador. A few are ascending to leadership roles, demonstrating the...
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December 12, 2018 - 2:53 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — White police officers in a Washington, D.C., suburb have used racist slurs, circulated text messages expressing a desire to "reinstitute lynching" and put a black face and Afro wig on a training dummy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Civil rights groups sued...
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This undated photo shows the entrance to the Charleston Rifle Club in Charleston, S.C. The South Carolina social club’s decision to deny membership to Navy veteran and doctor Melvin Brown, its first black candidate has cost it relationships with several local groups. (Brad Nettles/The Post And Courier via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 8:41 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina social club's decision to deny membership to a doctor who would have been its first black member has prompted several local groups to cut ties with it. Military veteran and doctor Melvin Brown was the only one denied membership to the Charleston Rifle Club...
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President Donald Trump passes out a handful of pens after signing H.R. 390, the "Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018," in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Washington. At far left is Callista Gingrich, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, with Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 11, 2018 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday to help ensure humanitarian relief reaches the members of religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria who have been targeted for genocide by Islamic State militants. "In recent years, IS has committed horrifying atrocities...
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In this Dec. 10, 2018 photo, Nick Cannon poses for a portrait in New York to promote promoting his new show, "The Masked Singer." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
December 11, 2018 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself. Cannon was one of many cheering the decision to appoint Hart as host of the Feb. 24 telecast...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. Fields, convicted of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia faces 20 years to life in prison as jurors reconvene to consider his punishment. The panel that convicted Fields will hear more evidence Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, before recommending a sentence for Judge Richard Moore. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
December 11, 2018 - 11:39 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury recommended life plus 419 years on Tuesday for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. stood stoically with his hands folded in front of him...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. Fields, convicted of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia faces 20 years to life in prison as jurors reconvene to consider his punishment. The panel that convicted Fields will hear more evidence Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, before recommending a sentence for Judge Richard Moore. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 4:41 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors considering the punishment for a man who drove his car into counterprotesters during a white nationalist rally heard emotional testimony Monday from a mother who described the pain caused by her daughter's death and a psychologist who described the man's long...
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A hole in the cobblestone pavement is seen where 20 small bronze plaques honoring the members of a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust should have been, in Rome's Monti neighborhood, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.. The plaques, affixed to the cobblestones in front of the Di Consiglio family home, were apparently taken overnight. Rome's historic center houses the Jewish ghetto, near Monti, and its cobblestoned streets are dotted with the plaques in front of homes of Jews who were killed or deported. (Silvia Lambertucci/ANSA via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor, Catholic groups and politicians of every stripe joined Italy's Jewish community on Monday in denouncing the theft of 20 small bronze plaques honoring a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust. The plaques, affixed to the cobblestones in front of the Di Consiglio family...
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