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Senate confirms White House lawyer as appeals court judge

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge Thursday despite complaints by lawmakers from both parties about his record on immigration, race, women's equality and LGBTQ rights. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, was confirmed by a 51-41...

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

Nov. 13, 2019 3:46 PM EST

A diversity report shows improved racial hiring practices for Major League Soccer but also highlighted a continuing decline in gender hiring efforts. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Wednesday gave MLS an A with 93.9 points for racial hiring...

Teacher accused of segregating students on political beliefs

Nov. 2, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

FOUR OAKS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina school officials are investigating a Spanish teacher who has been accused of segregating students based on their religious and political beliefs. WNCN-TV reports that Johnston County Public Schools confirmed that South Johnston High School Spanish teacher Julia Lopp...

Mississippi's Jim Crow-era election system stands, for now

Nov. 1, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that he will not immediately block Mississippi's unique, multistep process for electing a governor and other statewide officials, which was enacted at a time of Jim Crow segregation to maintain white rule. However, in a ruling handed down days before...

NFL earns lowest score for racial, gender hiring in 15 years

Oct. 30, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

The NFL received its lowest overall score in racial and gender hiring practices in 15 years, according a new diversity report. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released its annual racial and gender report card Wednesday, giving the NFL a B for racial hiring practices and a C-plus for gender hiring...

University of Missouri apologizes after tweet on diversity

Oct. 25, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri athletic department has apologized and taken down a tweet intended to promote the NCAA's "diversity and inclusion week" after receiving complaints that it was racially insensitive. The original post, which prompted a quick reaction on social media, showed a...

Actresses cite lack of Hollywood stylists who get black hair

Oct. 25, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Haddish recalls leaving the set of a big-budget movie in tears in search of someone who could properly do her hair. Lorraine Toussaint blithely recounts the times her tresses have been damaged by stylists inexperienced with managing black hair. And Tia Mowry-Hardrict recalls...

Lawsuit over transit ad space denial heads to appeals court

Oct. 23, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for an investigative journalism organization want a federal appeals court panel to overturn a ruling allowing Philadelphia's main transit agency to refuse to run ads about the group's stories on racial disparities in mortgage lending. The American Civil Liberties Union is...

AP-NORC/SAP poll: Some workers changing actions amid #MeToo

Oct. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual banter on the job site as much as she had to take it from some of her coworkers. Those days, she says, are starting to change. "I have worked over the last several years,...

Report: WNBA receives high grades again in diversity hiring

Oct. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

A diversity report shows the WNBA remains the leader among all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus grade, including an A-plus for racial hiring and an A for gender hiring, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in...