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Taiwanese-born Chang gets racist tweets after Indians error

Apr. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona called racist social media messages sent to first baseman Yu Chang “stupid and ignorant” and said they have no place in baseball or “anywhere.” On Tuesday, Chang shared some anti-Asian postings he received on...

NWSL to probe player's claim of discrimination by security

Apr. 13, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

The National Women’s Soccer League opened an investigation Tuesday under its anti-discrimination policy after a Black player for the Chicago Red Stars said a security guard in Houston treated her and her boyfriend inappropriately because of their race. In a social media...

Texas students disciplined over 'slave trade' on Snapchat

Apr. 13, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

ALEDO, Texas (AP) — Students at a North Texas high school are being disciplined for their role in a mock slave auction they conducted on social media. A group of students at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus in the Fort Worth suburb of Aledo set up the so-called “slave...

Black prep player told to sit near banana peels: 'I'm fine'

Apr. 13, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A Black football player at an Illinois high school captured on video sitting in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatened to break his knees if he didn't comply says he's “fine" and wants people to “stop talking about the incident." ...

Facebook users can appeal harmful content to oversight board

Apr. 13, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board said Tuesday that it will start letting users file appeals over posts, photos, and videos that they think the company shouldn't have allowed to stay on its platforms. The board said it will accept cases from...

Son racially abused online after Tottenham loses to Man U

Apr. 11, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min on Sunday became the latest Premier League player to be targeted with racist abuse on social media following a match. The South Korea international was involved in an incident which saw a goal from Edinson Cavani ruled out...

Arbitrator upholds firing of Minneapolis police officer

Apr. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An arbitrator has upheld the Minneapolis Police Department's decision to fire an officer in July after it deemed his Facebook posts to be racist. However, the arbitrator said on Friday he sided with the police department based on the “awkward...

Women fighting fires in Florida: Colleagues' support crucial

Apr. 11, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Krystyna Krakowski became a firefighter in Florida at a time when there were very few women to work beside or guide her in the service. Twenty years later, she is not only thriving but also recruiting more females into the profession. Krakowski is one of five women at...

Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanes

Apr. 10, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more “elegant,” he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavory accounts. But...

Minnesota HS students walk out amid racist threats

Apr. 10, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — High school students in White Bear Lake walked out of class Friday after multiple Black students received racist threats through social media. The threats originated from an anonymous Instagram account but screenshots posted online indicate...