Racial and ethnic discrimination

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues from the penalty box with Chicago Blackhawks fans during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago. Washington Capitals forward heard the unmistakably racial taunts from fans from inside the penalty box. As a black hockey player, he knew exactly what they meant by yelling, “Basketball, basketball, basketball.” (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
November 09, 2018 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Devante Smith-Pelly got up from his seat. The Washington Capitals forward had heard the unmistakably racist taunts from fans from inside the penalty box. As a black hockey player, he knew exactly what they meant by yelling, "Basketball, basketball, basketball!" "It's just ignorant...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, Paris Saint Germain's Jean-Claude Blanc, prior to the French League one soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Valenciennes, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris. PSG's deputy chief executive officer Jean-Claude Blanc spoke of his outrage Thursday Nov. 8, 2018, and pledged an investigation into some club scouts who secretly and illegally profiled potential young recruits from outside the Paris region with lists containing their ethnic origins.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, FILE)
November 09, 2018 - 8:26 am
PARIS (AP) — The French league of human rights filed a discrimination lawsuit against Paris Saint-Germain and the French soccer federation said Friday its ethics council will look into reports that the club's scouts illegally profiled the ethnic origins of potential young recruits. The federation...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, Paris Saint Germain's Jean-Claude Blanc, prior to the French League one soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Valenciennes, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris. PSG's deputy chief executive officer Jean-Claude Blanc spoke of his outrage Thursday Nov. 8, 2018, and pledged an investigation into some club scouts who secretly and illegally profiled potential young recruits from outside the Paris region with lists containing their ethnic origins.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, FILE)
November 08, 2018 - 4:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain says it was not aware some club scouts outside the capital were secretly and illegally profiled potential young recruits with lists containing their ethnic origins. PSG acknowledged that forms with "illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018", but declined...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the world premiere of "I Feel Pretty" at the Westwood Village Theater in Los Angeles. Schumer says don’t look for her in a Super Bowl commercial this time around. She’s sitting this one out in support of Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism. The comedian and actress explained her stance at length Friday, Oct. 19 on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 20, 2018 - 1:10 pm
Don't look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl commercials this time around. She's sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and "I Feel Pretty" actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram,...
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First base umpire Angel Hernandez (5) watches from his position during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
October 09, 2018 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernandez hit .250 in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. That's a mediocre batting average for a player and awful replay average for an umpire. Hernandez was overruled on three of four video reviews of his decisions at first base during Boston's 16-1 rout of the New York...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, then-San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) kneels in front of teammates during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Santa Clara, Calif. Eric Reid says he isn’t dropping his grievance against the NFL even after signing a one-year contract with the Panthers, and hasn’t made up his mind on how he’ll protest racial injustices in the future. In his first comments since rejoining the NFL on Thursday, Reid says he’s “still considering other ways of protesting” than kneeling during the national anthem, but wouldn’t elaborate. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 01, 2018 - 4:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid isn't planning on giving up his fight against racial injustice in America or his battle with the NFL. He just doesn't know if his protests against injustice will include kneeling for the national anthem . Reid, who signed a one-year contract last week with Carolina...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. Hill is joining the staff of The Atlantic weeks after the outspoken personality left ESPN after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
October 01, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jemele Hill is joining the staff of The Atlantic weeks after the outspoken personality left ESPN after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill posted on her Twitter feed a message from the publication's editor-in-chief. Jeffrey Goldberg wrote Hill will be a...
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FILE - In this is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. The outspoken ESPN personality has announced she is leaving the company. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." She tweeted Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, that it was her last day at ESPN. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
September 14, 2018 - 1:13 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a tweet that...
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Melbourne-based newspaper Herald Sun displays a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great, in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The newspaper defended its cartoonist Mark Knight's depiction of Williams and is asserting the condemnation, which has come from all parts of the world, is driven by political correctness. (AP Photo)
September 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the...
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Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during a hot afternoon in the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Newtown Square, Pa. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 5:04 pm
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods endorsed Nike's latest "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick with a message nearly as succinct. "It's a beautiful spot ," Woods said. The two-minute ad, which debuted during the NFL opener, highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and...
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