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Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for Asian American comment

Oct. 23, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma state senator is drawing criticism for referring to Asian Americans as “yellow families” during a legislative committee meeting on racial inequity. Sen. Dave Rader of Tulsa made the comment Wednesday to Oklahoma Policy...

Exhibit honoring black migrants to be unveiled in Wisconsin

Oct. 23, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Pastor Tyrone Patrick’s grandfather, Robert Patrick, worked picking cotton in Mississippi and could “out-pick anybody.” The more cotton he picked, the more money he made, because he was paid by the pound. With 14 children to help raise...

'Widespread' racial harassment found at Utah school district

Oct. 22, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal civil rights investigation released Thursday found widespread racial harassment of Black and Asian American students at a Utah school district, including hundreds of documented uses of the N-word and other racial epithets over the last five years. ...

Debut of Huey Newton bust spotlights an influential figure

Oct. 22, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

It was the first time in decades that she’d seen his glow. At the California foundry that fired a bust of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Percy Newton, his widow supervised as a bronze caster put finishing touches on what is to become the first permanent public art...

Justice Department to expand redlining investigation efforts

Oct. 22, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Friday a cross-government effort to investigate and prosecute redlining, the practice of banks discriminating against racial minorities or certain neighborhoods. It is the first major expansion of redlining investigations since the Obama...

Bosnian Serb police drill seen as separatist 'provocation'

Oct. 22, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Serb police on Friday held an “anti-terrorist” drill just outside the capital Sarajevo, in a move seen by many as another provocation by the Serb separatist leadership. The exercise was held in the ski resort at Mt....

Missouri mayor resigns before hearing regarding racial slur

Oct. 22, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

BATES CITY, Mo. (AP) — A small town Missouri mayor has resigned ahead of a scheduled impeachment hearing called after the mayor was allegedly recorded uttering a racial slur. Shawn Fox offered his resignation Monday to the Bates City Board of Aldermen, ahead of an...

3 years after Pittsburgh synagogue attack, trial still ahead

Oct. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the three-year mark since the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue approaches, survivors are planning now-familiar annual rituals of remembrance, the criminal case involving the suspect plods on, and the site is in line for restoration. The...

Virginia gives Democrats a test of Black turnout before 2022

Oct. 21, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University’s homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote. “Everybody I talked to said:...

Fallout from Jon Gruden emails leads to diversity questions

Oct. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

Every week for the past two seasons, NFL players take the field wearing social justice messages on their helmets, and “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” are stenciled in the end zones as part of the league’s Inspire Change platform. But actions often speak...