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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg marches with demonstrators calling for a union and $15 minimum wage at McDonald's, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In SC, Buttigieg faces black voters wary of a gay candidate

Feb. 25, 2020 12:25 AM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state Sen. Gerald Malloy is fine with a gay presidential candidate like Pete Buttigieg. His older male relatives are not — and that may be the defining challenge of Buttigieg's campaign. As Buttigieg tries to sustain his early success in Iowa and New Hampshire, he...

Group urges court to overturn Harvard admissions case ruling

Feb. 18, 2020 5:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A group that opposes affirmative action urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to overturn a ruling that cleared Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants. Students for Fair Admissions has accused the Ivy League college of deliberating holding down the number of...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks at a campaign event Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Diversity test: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

Feb. 15, 2020 1:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping into their first test in a racially diverse state with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus. Nevada has no obvious front-runner, though Vermont Sen. Bernie...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg pauses as he speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally at Nashua Community College, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Buttigieg's rocky record on race gets a closer look

Feb. 13, 2020 3:45 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing a more intense spotlight on his past leadership on issues of race and policing as he tries to translate his strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire into support in more diverse states. Buttigieg, who spent eight years as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has...

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Missteps lead publishing industry to review diversity effort

Feb. 12, 2020 7:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As debate rages around “American Dirt,” the bestselling novel criticized for its portrait of Mexican life and culture, publishers are pledging to change a historically white industry as critics question whether it can truly transform. Diversity has been an issue in publishing...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden flexes his arm along with Jaime Karnilaw of Concord, N.H., as they pose for a photograph at a campaign stop at Cilford Community Curch, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Gilford, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

How crucial is New Hampshire win? It depends on whom you ask

Feb. 10, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In the waning hours before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary voting begins, Democratic presidential candidates took varied approaches to the expectations game Monday as they look to advance deeper into what could be an extended nominating fight. Bernie Sanders...

FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, former Florida State coach Willie Taggart is introduced as Florida Atlantic University's new football head coach during a press conference in Boca Raton, Fla. Colleges around the country finished off their football signing classes this week, proudly touting scores of African-American athletes as their next big stars. A review of all 130 FBS schools found shockingly low numbers, with blacks still largely shut out of head coaching positions and even more so the prime coordinator spots.    (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Column: Shame on college football for lack of black coaches

Feb. 10, 2020 12:55 PM EST

Colleges around the country wrapped up their football signing classes this week, proudly touting scores of African-American athletes as the next big stars. It's a whole different situation on the sideline. Segregation still rules the coaching ranks. And not just the top guys. A review of all 130 Football Bowl...

The Latest: ‘Parasite’ wins best picture Academy Award

Feb. 9, 2020 11:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 92nd Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times local): __ 8:30 p.m. “Parasite” has won the best picture Academy Award, making history as the first foreign language film to win the ceremony's top honor. Bong Joon...

Parents discuss their experiences and opinions on racism in the Saline community and schools during a school diversity and inclusion meeting community meeting at Liberty School in Saline, Mich., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The meeting was hosted by Saline Area Schools in response to the racist Snapchat incident that occurred this past week. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

'Stay in Mexico' remark prompts inclusion rally in Michigan

Feb. 5, 2020 9:45 PM EST

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — People gathered in a southeastern Michigan town on Wednesday to promote unity and inclusion in the wake of a school meeting when a white parent asked a Hispanic parent why he didn't “stay in Mexico.” The Saline Diversity Inclusion Rally was being held in Saline, about 40...

Caucus goers arrive at a caucus at Roosevelt Hight School, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Iowa's coveted voting status in doubt after delay on results

Feb. 5, 2020 12:27 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's coveted position as the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest faces its most daunting challenge in light of problems that kept the state Democratic Party from reporting results. The caucuses were already facing plenty of headwinds amid criticism that the...