Latest Discrimination News

Man who yelled racial slurs in attack guilty of hate crime

Apr. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man who punched and kicked two people in Denver while yelling racial slurs has been convicted of a hate crime. Prosecutors announced Friday that 43-year-old Ryan Lee was found guilty of two counts of bias motivated crime and two counts of third-degree assault. He faces up to 15 years in...

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Apr. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 other Democrats....

Keller suspended 5 games, Anderson, Renteria 1 each for fray

Apr. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson didn't go into detail Friday about what he said during a bench-clearing fracas with Kansas City earlier in the week after a report that he directed a racial slur at Royals pitcher Brad Keller. Anderson was suspended one game for his actions...

Taxpayer bill from profiling case to reach $150M by mid-2020

Apr. 19, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The taxpayer bill for a racial profiling case stemming from former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration patrols in metropolitan Phoenix is expected to reach nearly $150 million by the summer of 2020. Officials say Maricopa County taxpayers have already paid $111.5 million in attorney and...

Embattled US Rep. Ilhan Omar tweets 'happy Passover'

Apr. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is wishing "happy Passover" to Jews commemorating the holiday in her home state of Minnesota and around the world. Omar is a Somali American and one of the first Muslims elected to Congress. She's been criticized for remarks in recent months on Israel, Jewish...

Montana State settles discrimination case, hit with new one

Apr. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University has agreed to pay $120,000 to a former student who claimed school officials discriminated against him when they expelled him for allegedly threatening violence against a transgender student. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports news of the school's settlement...

Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

Apr. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they also...

Slain Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader's wife admits killing him

Apr. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader admitted Friday to fatally shooting her husband. Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life in prison Friday under a deal in which she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse in the February 2017...

Southeast Asians protest what they call racial profiling

Apr. 19, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Islanders of Southeast Asian descent say they are being increasingly racially profiled by Providence police. Protesters gathered in City Hall on Thursday to protest and share stories. The Community Defense Project and the rally's organizers, say racial profiling has been on...

Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism

Apr. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why...