Latest Race and ethnicity News

DeSantis eyes 2024 from afar as GOP rivals move toward runs

Feb. 03, 2023 00:40 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren't holding back. No fewer than a half dozen Republicans eyeing the White House have begun actively courting top political...

Arkansas Gov. Sanders to give GOP response to Biden address

Feb. 02, 2023 13:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican address to the nation in response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech next week as the GOP seeks to show it's creating a new generation of leaders. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and...

DeSantis pushes ban on diversity programs in state colleges

Feb. 01, 2023 10:55 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced plans to block state colleges from having programs on diversity, equity and inclusion, and critical race theory in his latest step onto the front lines of the nation's culture wars. The Republican governor...

Why workers at growing number of nonprofits are unionizing

Jan. 31, 2023 10:16 AM EST

Over his six years at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Esteban Gil watched colleague after colleague leave. Part of it was the nature of the work: helping people in immigrant detention and in prison. It is high-stakes, high-stress work. But there was also something deeply wrong with the way the...

Trustees picked by DeSantis may change progressive college

Jan. 29, 2023 14:41 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — “Your education. Your way. Be original. Be you.” That's how New College of Florida describes its approach to higher education in an admission brochure. The state school of fewer than 1,000 students nestled along Sarasota Bay has long been known for its...

College halts diversity training to comply with DeSantis law

Jan. 27, 2023 14:33 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An optional training class on diversity for faculty at a central Florida public college has been canceled so administrators can ensure it complies with a new state law known as the “Stop Woke" act. Valencia College President Kathleen Plinske wrote in an email...

New US race, ethnicity standards proposed; first since '97

Jan. 26, 2023 15:07 PM EST

A Middle Eastern and North African category could be added to U.S. federal surveys and censuses, and changes could be made to how Hispanics are able to self-identify, under preliminary recommendations released Thursday by the Biden administration in what would be the first update to race and...

'Aryan Circle' members imprisoned for trying to kill inmate

Jan. 25, 2023 18:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two people who were members of a white supremacist prison gang were sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for their role in the attempted killing of an inmate while they were incarcerated at a Mississippi prison, federal prosecutors said. In 2017, Aaron...

S.C. committee advances limits to classroom teaching on race

Jan. 24, 2023 18:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would limit certain teachings on race in public schools and allow parents to challenge educational materials is moving through the Republican-controlled South Carolina House of Representatives. The proposal is the latest iteration of a GOP-led...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jan. 24, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Kansas City Star. January 18, 2023. Editorial: Want to teach Missouri kids patriotism? Then quit lying about ‘critical race theory’ This week, GOP legislators in Jefferson City will make their latest transparent attempt to erase the ugly history and legacy of...