Racial and ethnic discrimination

July 06, 2018 - 2:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor University athletic director's claims that the school used black football players as scapegoats to cover up a school-wide sexual assault scandal are bizarre and "blatantly false," according to the university. The school responded in court filings Thursday to...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Two municipal workers stand ready to clean an area ahead of the Denmark-France World Cup match at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Legions of migrant workers, most of them are from Central Asia and elsewhere are the unsung heroes of Russia's World Cup, endlessly cleaning stadium grounds and fan zones but unable to watch the world-class soccer unfolding in their midst. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 05, 2018 - 8:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Behind the veneer of Russia's smooth-running World Cup are legions of migrant workers from Central Asia, who built the stadiums and keep them running, staff concession stands, and clean up after fans who revel through city streets. They are among millions of migrants who perform...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2016, file photo, then Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson watches before the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Charlotte, N.C. The NFL has fined former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. The league said Thursday, June 28, 2018, the investigation conducted by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White substantiated allegations against Richardson, that the improper conduct was limited to Richardson and that the team failed to report the allegations or any resolution agreements to the league.(AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
June 28, 2018 - 2:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL has fined former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. The league said Thursday the investigation conducted by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White substantiated the...
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Oscar "The Big O" Robertson, winner of the lifetime achievement award, left, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pose in the press room at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 26, 2018 - 12:13 am
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Oscar Robertson commends the off-court activism of today's NBA players, although the Hall of Famer wonders why more white athletes aren't speaking out, too. Robertson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from presenters Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the...
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Germany head coach Joachim Loew checks the pitch before the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
June 22, 2018 - 6:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Texas women's head track and field coach Beverly Kearney is photographed during practice in Austin, Texas. The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney. Kearney attorney Jody Mask on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018, told The Associated Press that the case will be dismissed. University spokesman Gary Susswein confirmed the school agreed to settle. Terms were not immediately disclosed. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out of her job in 2013 after the school learned she had a relationship with an athlete a decade earlier. Kearney, who is black,...
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June 19, 2018 - 2:28 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive...
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Russian police detane Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, center, as he holds a banner that read "Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people" near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. A British LGBT activist has been detained has been detained near the Red Square for holding a one-man protest against Russia's abuse of gays. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 16, 2018 - 10:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has accused St. Petersburg authorities of having it evicted from its premises in the city. The Fare Network, which helps FIFA and UEFA investigate cases of discriminatory behavior by fans, had planned to...
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Nigeria's John Obi Mikel attends a press conference on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 15, 2018 - 12:46 pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Nigeria's coach and captain brushed aside fears of the team being targeted with racist abuse in World Cup stadiums Friday, saying that the country's young players have enjoyed a warm welcome in Russia. There have been concerns about racism from local fans at the World Cup...
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June 08, 2018 - 3:10 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine black former and current University of Minnesota football players who say their rights were violated in a sexual misconduct investigation sued the school on Friday, alleging they are victims of racial and gender discrimination. The federal lawsuit stems from the university's...
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