Race and ethnicity

April 25, 2018 - 1:01 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Five students are suing Syracuse University for disciplinary actions related to videos of a private event where fraternity members used racial slurs and simulated a sexual assault of a disabled person. The federal lawsuit filed anonymously Tuesday by five Theta Tau members...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Dr. Garen Wintemute, an emergency room physician at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center, shows the website of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, on a computer in the hospital in Sacramento, Calif. Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16 year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline of African-American homicide victims, a recent and rare scientific study of firearm violence found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis published their findings in the May issue of Annals of Epidemiology after reviewing the 50,921 firearm deaths recorded in California between 2000 and 2015. The researchers said it's the first such deep analysis of California gun deaths in 30 years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 24, 2018 - 7:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic men, a recent study of firearm violence has found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis...
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April 24, 2018 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are suspended from school, expelled and referred to law enforcement much more frequently than their white peers, according to a federal report released Tuesday. The report released by the Education Department is likely to add to an already tense national debate...
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April 24, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears divided over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices heard arguments Tuesday in the latest round of court action over Texas electoral districts that began in...
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April 24, 2018 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal data show that black students continue to be expelled and suspended from school much more frequently than their white peers. The report released by the Education Department on Tuesday is likely to add to an already tense national debate about what causes such racial...
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April 24, 2018 - 6:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main Jewish leader says he would advise people visiting big cities against wearing Jewish skullcaps, following a street assault last week on two young men wearing them. The attack in Berlin, in which a 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker is a suspect, added to growing concern...
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Lee Merritt, center, leads a news conference, Monday, April 23 2018, in San Bernardino, Calif., announcing a series of lawsuits against the Barstow Police Department regarding the shooting death of Diante "Butchie" Yarber. Family members and attorneys are disputing the official account of the fatal police shooting of Yarber, a 26-year-old black man, during a traffic stop earlier in the month in Barstow, Calif. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 12:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for the family of an unarmed black man killed by police in a busy Southern California parking lot said Monday that an autopsy found he was shot 10 times and died from choking on his own blood as police delayed getting him medical help. The autopsy concluded that 26-year-...
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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It's scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 23, 2018 - 6:29 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2...
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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It's scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 23, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2...
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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It's scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 23, 2018 - 11:24 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2...
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