Racial and ethnic discrimination

The graves of Richard and Mildred Loving are seen in a rural cemetery near their former home in Caroline County, Virginia, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Richard Loving, a white man, and his wife Mildred, a black woman, challenged Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage and ultimately won their case at the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967. Monday, June 12, 2017 marks 50 years since the Supreme Court issued that opinion, which overturned laws against interracial marriage in 16 states. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
June 11, 2017 - 2:44 pm
MILFORD, Va. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down as unconstitutional 16 state bans on interracial marriage. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and black woman who had been jailed for being married to...
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Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Philando Castile, who live streamed his shooting on Facebook, arrives in court to resume her turn on the witness stand during the trial of police officer Jeronimo Yanez, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn. Yanez is charged in the July 6 death of Castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, in a St. Paul suburb. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
June 07, 2017 - 5:58 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist told a supervisor on the scene that he didn't know where the motorist's gun was, but added that he told the motorist to get his hand off the firearm, according to audio recorded after the shooting. The audio is key...
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In this photo provided by HBO, Bill Maher, left, speaks with Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb, during a segment of his "Real Time with Bill Maher," Friday, June 2, 2017. Maher is facing criticism for his use of a racial slur during a discussion with the Republican senator on his HBO talk show Friday night. (Janet Van Ham/HBO via AP)
June 03, 2017 - 2:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher apologized Saturday for using of a racial slur to describe himself as a house slave during a live segment for his HBO talk show. Maher's comment during his discussion with Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, was quickly and broadly criticized after it aired on the comedian's "...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo actor Michael Che attends the "Top Five" premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto. "Saturday Night Live" star Che said he was surprised by the reaction to comments he made on the show in February 2017, when he called Boston the "most racist city" he has ever visited. The Boston Globe reports that the comedian and co-anchor of "Weekend Update" told an audience at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, June 2 in Boston that people were upset by the comments, adding that "when I say 'people,' I mean 'white guys.'" (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
June 03, 2017 - 12:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che (CHAY) says he was surprised by the reaction to comments he made on the show in February, when he called Boston the "most racist city" he has ever visited. The Boston Globe reports ( http://bit.ly/2rnajTP ) that the comedian and co-anchor of "...
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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and forward Kevin Durant (35) react after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 01, 2017 - 11:21 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense. Oh, he hit from long range, too. What a dominant NBA Finals opener with the Warriors. Durant finished with 38 points, eight...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Democrat Jorge Elorza celebrates his win over Independent Vincent Cianci, Jr. in the Providence mayoral race, in Providence, R.I. Rhode Island's largest city, Providence, has approved Thursday, June 1, 2017, final passage of a police accountability measure proponents say could be a national model to prevent discriminatory profiling based on race, gender identity and immigration status. Elorza has said he'll sign the legislation into law. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
June 01, 2017 - 8:51 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's largest city has approved final passage of a police accountability measure proponents say could be a national model to prevent discriminatory profiling based on race, gender identity and immigration status. The Providence City Council held a second and final...
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Jeremy Joseph Christian shouts as he is arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Authorities say Christian started verbally abusing two young women, including one wearing a hijab. When three men on the train intervened, police say, Christian attacked them, killing two and wounding one. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
May 30, 2017 - 7:42 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Unease about white supremacist activity in Portland deepened after the fatal stabbings of two men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade, and some people worry that the famously tolerant community could see a resurgence of the hostilities that once earned...
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FILE - This Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office shows Jeronimo Yanez. Jury selection begins Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the manslaughter case against Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer who is accused in the fatal shooting Philando Castile during traffic stop July 6, 2016, in Falcon Heights, Minn. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 30, 2017 - 11:23 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Minnesota officer accused of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black motorist (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Jury selection has wrapped up for the day in St. Paul in the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter for fatally...
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FILE - This Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo shows Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, speaking to media after a meeting with French president Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might prosecute its organizers on grounds of discrimination. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 29, 2017 - 9:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris has strongly criticized and is threatening to cancel an upcoming festival for black feminists where four-fifths of the event space will be open exclusively to black women. Rights groups have branded the event a step backward on race issues. In a series of angry...
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Angel Sauls, left, helps her stepdaughter, Coco Douglas arrange a sign and some painted rocks she made for a memorial in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for two bystanders who were stabbed to death Friday while trying to stop a man who was yelling anti-Muslim slurs and acting aggressively toward two young women. (AP Photos/Gillian Flaccus)
May 28, 2017 - 1:02 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train. The...
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