Latest Discrimination News

Republican Macco decides against run for Wisconsin governor

Nov. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Rep. John Macco said Tuesday he will not run for governor next year, leaving former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch as the only high profile GOP candidate in the race. Macco, 63, announced on Facebook Live that instead of running for...

Fired recruit files federal suit against Springfield police

Nov. 30, 2021 16:13 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A woman fired from the Springfield Police Department after she was accused of lying about a relationship with a sergeant has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination and a hostile work environment. Fired recruit Amanda McIntyre noted in the...

Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

Nov. 30, 2021 15:33 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France's Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to receive the nation’s highest honor. Baker's voice resonated through streets of...

Chris Cuomo's off-air role: Brother Andrew's strategist

Nov. 29, 2021 22:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a bigger role than previously known in helping defend his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of office, newly released transcripts and text messages show. The TV...

Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87

Nov. 29, 2021 16:30 PM EST

Lee Elder played through the scourge of racism. He broke down enormous barriers. He carved a path for Tiger Woods and others to follow. Finally, in the waning months of his life, he took his rightful place at Augusta National. Alongside the greats. ...

Miss Universe hopeful tests positive for COVID-19 in Israel

Nov. 29, 2021 10:45 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Organizers of the Miss Universe pageant said Monday that a contestant tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Israel, which is pressing ahead with plans to host the pageant despite closing its borders in the face of a newly detected variant. They...

French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over racism

Nov. 29, 2021 09:40 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in France’s Pantheon. But by choosing a U.S.-born figure -- entertainer Josephine Baker – critics say France is continuing a long tradition of...

On 2nd try, Swedes elect 1st female prime minister Andersson

Nov. 29, 2021 09:11 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was on elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation's head of government. In...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Nov. 28, 2021 23:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett goes to trial Monday on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago. Some key moments in the story: Jan....

Inquiry finds Georgia veterans agency chief harassed workers

Nov. 28, 2021 11:29 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation finds the now-retired leader of Georgia's veterans agency sexually harassed his secretary, part of a general pattern of demeaning behavior toward women and minorities. The state inspector general's report obtained by The Atlanta...