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Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 06, 2021 10:25 AM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18, hesitated. He...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Diversity plans are not ‘anti-American’ Dear America: This is Nebraska, your solid, typically quiet middle sibling. We’re writing to encourage you not to see us as racist. ...

University design school initiative seeks racial justice

Dec. 06, 2021 01:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the University of Minnesota’s College of Design launched the Design Justice Initiative, which seeks to support the retention and inclusion of Black, Indigenous and students of color through affinity spaces, policy...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 15:49 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Violence as French far-right TV pundit holds campaign rally

Dec. 05, 2021 14:28 PM EST

VILLEPINTE, France (AP) — Anti-racism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video that highlighted his anti-migrant and anti-Islam...

Deutsche Welle suspends cooperation with Jordan broadcaster

Dec. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Sunday it is suspending cooperation with a Jordanian partner, Roya TV, because of concerns about anti-Israeli and antisemitic content and caricatures on its social media. Deutsche Welle said it had...

Police: Graffiti in tunnels near Boise's Anne Frank memorial

Dec. 04, 2021 17:09 PM EST

BOISE (AP) — Someone painted anti-Semitic graffiti overnight Saturday in three tunnels near the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in downtown Boise, police said. The graffiti, which included spray-painted swastikas and other hate speech, was painted over Saturday...

Governor signs bill mandating genocide education in schools

Dec. 04, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Middle and high school students in Massachusetts would learn about the history of genocide and human rights issues under a bill signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker this week. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in the state to include...

New Orleans: Push to rename Lee boulevard after Toussaint

Dec. 04, 2021 08:13 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A member of the New Orleans city council is pushing to change a street currently named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and replace it with one the city's most famous musicians, Allen Toussaint, who died in 2015. Councilmember Jared C. Brossett...

Utah school names 1st Native student to homecoming royalty

Dec. 04, 2021 08:02 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mahala Sutherland was still wearing her feather headband when the pageant judge placed the gold crown on her head. From under the bright lights of the stage, she couldn’t help but smile at the combination: the eagle plumes collected from her...