Racial and ethnic discrimination

In this photo taken on Thursday, May 3, 2018, a general view of the soccer stadium Saint Petersburg, in St.Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
May 08, 2018 - 4:10 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Five weeks before the World Cup kicks off, FIFA fined the Russian soccer federation 30,000 Swiss francs ($29,900) on Tuesday because fans racially abused France players during a game in St. Petersburg. Monkey chants were aimed at black players, including Paul Pogba, during France's 3-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. The NFL players' union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid. The NFLPA cites one team appearing "to have based its decision not to sign a player based on the player's statement that he would challenge the implementation of a club's policy prohibiting demonstration” during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 07, 2018 - 2:13 pm
The NFL players' union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid. The NFLPA cites one team appearing "to have based its decision not to sign a player based on the player's statement that he would challenge the implementation of a club's policy prohibiting...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, April 19, 2018, Bryan Idowu Russian team Amkar Perm speaks during an interview for the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Russia is struggling to tackle soccer racism before it hosts the World Cup. Nigeria player Bryan Idowu, who was born and raised in St. Petersburg, says he has faced racism on the streets and on the field in Russia, but that the situation is slowly changing for the better. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 03, 2018 - 11:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — As a black football player who was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Bryan Idowu knows all about racism in Russia. He's dealt with it on the streets and on the field, and could be playing in Russia's World Cup next month for Nigeria. Idowu, whose Nigerian father came to Russia as a...
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May 02, 2018 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A black former tennis umpire said in a lawsuit that he was forced out of the sport because he complained about racial bias, including that another umpire called him a "monkey," allegations that the United States Tennis Association denied. The suit filed last week in federal court in...
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May 02, 2018 - 11:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players' union says former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid filed a grievance against the league, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners. Reid had joined former teammate Colin Kaepernick two seasons ago in kneeling during the national anthem...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is honored with the renaming of a portion of Yawkey Way to David Ortiz Drive outside Fenway Park in Boston. The City of Boston approved a plan Thursday, April 26, 2018, to change the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, it's original name. The street had been named in honor of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who some have said was racist. At center rear is Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and at right is Red Sox principal owner John Henry. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials Thursday approved changing the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park, because of allegations former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was a racist who resisted signing black ballplayers in the 1940s and '50s. The city's Public Improvement Commission unanimously...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2007 file photo, a Yawkey Way street sign hangs on a pole outside Fenway Park before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners in Boston. The City of Boston approved a plan Thursday, April 26, 2018, to change the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, it's original name. The street had been named in honor of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who some have said was racist. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, FIle)
April 26, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the city of Boston's approval to rename Yawkey Way (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The charity named for former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey says it is disappointed with Boston's decision to rename Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park. The city's Public Improvement Commission on...
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Former NFL quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 from Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty, right, in Amsterdam, Saturday April 21, 2018. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when refusing to stand for the national anthem, instead he knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 21, 2018 - 1:33 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job. Onetime San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, England's Morgan Gibbs White, right, and Rhian Brewster follow the ball during the FIFA U-17 World Cup semifinal match against Brazil in Kolkata, India. FIFA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 has closed a racism investigation that involved a Spain player and an England opponent from the Under-17 World Cup final. FIFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge against the Spanish player because of a “lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English player’s claim.” England striker Rhian Brewster reported overhearing teammate Morgan Gibbs-White being called a “monkey” during the team’s 5-2 win over Spain in India last October. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, file)
April 19, 2018 - 1:11 pm
FIFA's willingness to prosecute any racism complaints at the World Cup in Russia was questioned by activists Thursday after the governing body dropped a case from the final of the Under-17 edition without taking action. England striker Rhian Brewster reported overhearing teammate Morgan Gibbs-White...
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April 17, 2018 - 1:01 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA charged World Cup host Russia with fan racism on Tuesday, less than two months before the tournament begins. Monkey chants were aimed at black French players, including Paul Pogba, during France's 3-1 friendly win over Russia in St. Petersburg last month. "Disciplinary...
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