Latest Discrimination News

11th Circuit rejects bias claim by one-time House member

Dec. 03, 2021 13:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Black attorney who represented Alabama in Congress for four terms and ran for governor can't pursue a racial discrimination claim against the nonprofit legal organization he once headed, a federal appeals court ruled. The 11th U.S. Circuit...

Pipeline: Cascade of white owners has slowed NFL change

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST

Over the past 100 years, around 110 people have owned controlling portions of NFL teams. Of that select group, all but two have been white. This basic head count might offer the simplest explanation for how, even with rules in place for nearly two decades that are...

German broadcaster suspends workers amid antisemitism probe

Dec. 03, 2021 07:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Friday it is suspending four employees and one freelancer during an investigation into allegations that they expressed anti-Israel and antisemitic views. Munich daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung this week...

‘We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies

Dec. 03, 2021 00:39 AM EST

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the library, the barracks...

Haley: Diversifying puts GOP in best position to lead

Dec. 02, 2021 21:20 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley drew on her native South Carolina’s struggles with racist violence during her time as governor, arguing Thursday that the Republican Party is best positioned to lead the country alongside a continued...

Police probe possible hate crime during school board meeting

Dec. 02, 2021 19:36 PM EST

ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) — Police in the greater Seattle area are investigating a possible hate crime after a school board meeting was interrupted by people who played a recording that used the N-word as the superintendent, who is Black, started speaking. The Enumclaw...

Complaint: UF wants to ax 'critical race' from study title

Dec. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida administrators told faculty members they couldn’t used the words “critical” and “race” together in describing a new concentration of study, out of fear that it would antagonize state lawmakers who are contemplating a bill to ban critical...

Legislative leaders speak out against antisemitic posts

Dec. 02, 2021 17:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Leaders of the New Hampshire House issued a bipartisan statement Thursday condemning antisemitic social media posts by members and urging lawmakers to “act with dignity and respect.” Republican House Speaker Sherm Packard and Democratic Leader...

Death of bullied Utah girl draws anger over suicides, racism

Dec. 02, 2021 16:57 PM EST

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — When her 10-year-old daughter tried spraying air freshener on herself before school one morning, Brittany Tichenor-Cox suspected something was wrong with the sweet little girl whose beaming smile had gone dormant after she started the fifth grade. ...

Larson comes full circle with Hendrick in winning 1st title

Dec. 02, 2021 15:27 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson was 18 years old and looking to jump from dirt racing to the big leagues when he went into a meeting at Hendrick Motorsports with childhood idol Jeff Gordon. “I was like star struck a little bit,” Larson recalled. “We were...