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Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities

Apr. 10, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball's decision to pull this summer's All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law, saying the move politicized the sport and would hurt minority-owned...

Minnesota HS students walk out amid racist threats

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — High school students in White Bear Lake walked out of class Friday after multiple Black students received racist threats through social media. The threats originated from an anonymous Instagram account but screenshots posted online indicate...

UNC eyes new names for 3 buildings tied to white supremacy

Apr. 10, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina is eying new names for three buildings on its flagship Chapel Hill campus named for people with white supremacist and racist ties. The News & Observer reports that an advisory committee met Thursday to...

Vandal covers Black Lives Matter, Asian equality signs

Apr. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Police in Shorewood are searching for a vandal who covered up signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and Asian equality. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that surveillance video shows a man in a...

Racial justice police group condemns St. Louis County chief

Apr. 10, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The Ethical Society of Police said Friday it had no confidence in St. Louis County Police Chief Mary Barton, in part because a Black officer was reassigned shortly after speaking to the media. The group, which advocates for racial and gender equity...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 10, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

California man convicted of racial assault on Black man

Apr. 09, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was convicted Friday of attacking a Black man with a knife in a racially-motivated crime last July, federal authorities said. Ole Hougen, 44, of Santa Cruz, was found guilty of trying to injure someone with a dangerous...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 09, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

Plan would return beachfront taken from Black family in '20s

Apr. 09, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County plans to return prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a seaside resort for African Americans but suffered racist harassment and were stripped of it by local city leaders a century ago, a county official said Friday. ...

2 Kansas police officers allege discrimination in lawsuit

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Two female police officers allege in a lawsuit that the Overland Park, Kansas, police department discriminated against them when it repeatedly passed over them for promotions in favor of younger, less experienced men. Capt. Kathleen Morgan and...