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Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Jun. 12, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and...

AMA doctors meet amid vocal backlash over racial equity plan

Jun. 12, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

The nation’s largest, most influential doctors’ group is holding its annual policymaking meeting amid backlash over its most ambitious plan ever — to help dismantle centuries-old racism and bias in all realms of the medical establishment. The dissenters are a vocal...

People identified in long-lost photos of Black neighborhood

Jun. 12, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A phrase often repeated at the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill on June 6 started with “That’s...” “That’s my dad.” “That’s my aunt.” ...

Event on Juneteenth depicting fugitive slave owner canceled

Jun. 11, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina have denounced plans — now canceled — by a historic museum to put on a reenactment of a white slave owner being pursued by Union soldiers. The reenactment was scheduled for June 19 - the traditional...

Nevada schools reckon with race, triggering polarization

Jun. 11, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has become the latest flashpoint in a national debate over how to teach students about racism and its role in U.S. history, with parents clashing over curriculum proposals. People wore MAGA hats and waved signs outside a packed school board...

Officers will be unarmed at Portland State University

Jun. 11, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Friday its police officers will start patrolling campus unarmed by Sept. 1. The university had said it would make that change in 2020, but it was unable to meet that goal. Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. ...

Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches

Jun. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early voting begins Saturday in the city's party primaries. Ballots are being cast as the city is...

Journalists demanding more action against online harassment

Jun. 11, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' recent firing of a young reporter for what she said on Twitter has somewhat unexpectedly turned company and industry attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the online abuse that many journalists face routinely. ...

Racial tensions simmer as Southern Baptists hold key meeting

Jun. 11, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Race-related tensions within the Southern Baptist Convention are high heading into a national meeting next week. The election of a new SBC president and debate over the concept of systemic racism may prove pivotal for some Black pastors as they decide whether to stay...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 11, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. June 3, 2021. Editorial: No excuse for legislative lag on marijuana Connecticut has had years to plan this. Why can’t the Legislature figure out how to finally legalize a marijuana marketplace for all adults? ...