Latest Race and ethnicity News

'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in on racist tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. Condemnation of his comments "doesn't concern me because many people agree with me,"...

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and...

South Africa's ex-president denies corruption at inquest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma has denied corruption allegations against him, saying the charges are part of an international intelligence conspiracy that started more than 25 years ago to assassinate his character. Zuma is appearing before a state commission that is probing...

DeVos: Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat'

Jul. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews. Speaking at a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism, DeVos issued a scathing rebuke of the BDS movement, a campaign led by pro-Palestine...

The Latest: Fields gets life plus 419 years on state charges

Jul. 15, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A man convicted of federal hate crime charges for deliberately slamming his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a...

Reaction to Trump telling liberal lawmakers to leave US

Jul. 15, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a group of non-white Democratic congresswomen in tweets and said they should leave the U.S. and go back to the countries "from which they came." The four women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S. A sampling of reaction to Trump's tweets: __ "Mr....

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born...

German Jewish group says news article 'fuels anti-Semitism'

Jul. 14, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An umbrella organization of Germany's Jewish groups is alleging that an article in one of the country's leading magazines "fuels anti-Semitism." Central Council of Jews in Germany President Josef Schuster was commenting on an article Spiegel magazine published Saturday about a German...

Maryland police release footage showing officer using slur

Jul. 13, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

WHITE OAK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police department has released hours of body camera footage showing an arrest involving a white officer who used a racial slur while talking to a group of black men. The incident outside a Silver Spring McDonald's in May sparked controversy when the officer's use of the...

Dem infighting on race spills into 2020 presidential contest

Jul. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The highly public rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a clutch of freshmen congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has spilled into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest. The intramural conflict is threatening to overshadow President Donald Trump's history of...