Racial and ethnic discrimination

March 05, 2019 - 8:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school basketball playoff game already mired in controversy took another turn Tuesday when a player for a predominantly white school was suspended for targeting a racial slur toward the predominantly black school it was scheduled to play. Ardrey Kell...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, Chelsea fans watch an English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. Gathered with his Chelsea’s directors, Roman Abramovich stopped the football talk to raise deep concerns he wanted them to address at the club and beyond. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
February 27, 2019 - 12:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham is standing by its fans who frequently chant a term for Jews that can be considered offensive. The statement of support on Wednesday followed the chairman of Premier League rival Chelsea calling on Tottenham to end any ambiguity over the term by stopping its use altogether...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam. The graffiti was discovered Friday, ahead of Sunday's Dutch league match between ADO The Hague and Ajax, which is based in...
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In this Jan. 27, 2019, photo traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection Traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection of Monument Avenue and The Boulevard in Richmond, Va., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. A city councilwoman and others are attempting to get the Boulevard named after tennis star Arthur Ashe. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 10, 2019 - 4:26 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the...
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This Jan. 11, 2019 photo shows the mascot "Redmen" at Cedar High School in Cedar City, Utah. The southern Utah high school is getting rid of its “Redmen” mascot as it becomes the latest team to shed a Native American moniker deemed offensive to some people. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 5:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sports teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a southern Utah high school, becoming the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive despite opposition from some residents and a national American Indian group. The Iron County School Board voted 3-2...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. A federal judge dismissed a complaint on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, filed by Ollie connected to his allegations that his firing was in part racially motivated, deciding the complaint was filed prematurely. The judge did not rule on the merits of the request. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
February 05, 2019 - 1:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn. Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on...
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January 31, 2019 - 8:04 pm
Julius Campbell Jr., a former Virginia high school football star depicted in the movie "Remember the Titans," has died. He was 65. Campbell died Jan. 25 of organ failure, The Washington Post reported . Cathy Campbell confirmed her husband's death to the newspaper, calling him a "kind, compassionate...
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January 30, 2019 - 11:17 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two black high school baseball players are suing a Florida school district after they say coaches and administrators did nothing when they were subjected to racial taunts and hazing. The Tampa Bay Times reports 18-year-old Jay King and 17-year-old Judah Norwood sued the...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, entertainer Jermaine Dupri is shown during an interview in New York. Big-name entertainers believe social injustice needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl and are ensuring the topic that ignited a political firestorm and engulfed the NFL will be in the spotlight. Dupri says he was called a “sellout” during a meeting with people who had lost family members as result of police brutality. The music mogul plans to give mothers a platform to speak onstage during his Super Bowl Live event in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
January 25, 2019 - 8:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Some entertainers believe social injustice needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl and are ensuring the topic that ignited a political firestorm, engulfing the NFL, will be in the spotlight. They passionately disagree on how. Some will perform in Super Bowl-related events while...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie passes the ball during practice for the team's first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. Former UConn basketball coach Ollie has brought his $10 million dispute with the school over his firing to both state and federal court. Lawyers for Ollie and the university were to give oral arguments Friday, Jan. 25, in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on a motion that would allow Ollie to move forward with a racial discrimination complaint against the school without jeopardizing his right to an arbitration hearing with UConn over his firing last year. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
January 25, 2019 - 2:11 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has brought his $10 million dispute with the school over his firing to both state and federal court. A federal judge in Bridgeport on Friday heard arguments by lawyers for Ollie and the university over a motion that would allow Ollie...
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