Race and ethnicity

In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, Kennesaw State University students and faculty along with Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as the university's mascot Scrappy the Owl, rally in support of five cheerleaders who knelt during the national anthem at an NCAA college football game on Sept. 30, in Kennesaw, Ga. Sturkey said he donned the costume without permission to protest racial inequality. Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, who chairs a Georgia House subcommittee in charge of funding the state's public universities, objected to the mascot's appearance at the rally. (Meris Lutz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 6:32 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The student who wears the owl mascot costume at a Georgia public university where five cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem had no business leading a cross-campus march in support of the cheerleaders, an influential lawmaker said. Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as...
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This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Army and the University of Maryland Police Department shows Richard Collins III, right, and Sean Urbanski. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Urbanski was indicted on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing Collins to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. (U.S. Army, University of Maryland Police Department via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 5:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean...
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October 17, 2017 - 5:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive while laughing is under investigation by Utah school officials, a school district said Tuesday, and the NAACP has called for harsh punishment. The 10-second cellphone video was made by Weber High...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2011 file photo, author Ron Chernow appears at his home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The historian whose Alexander Hamilton biography was the basis for the Broadway musical “Hamilton” has a new biography, "Grant," a thousand-page biography of Ulysses Grant. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)
October 17, 2017 - 10:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As he began work on what became a thousand-page biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow knew he was joining a very old argument. "I wanted to retire three chief myths about Grant: that he was a crude and brutal general; that he was a hopeless alcoholic who somehow stumbled...
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October 16, 2017 - 12:30 pm
SUNNY SIDE, Ga. (AP) — After reopening a cold case, authorities in Georgia have arrested five people — including two law enforcement officials — in a killing they say was racially motivated. Timothy Coggins, a 23-year-old black man, was found dead along a road in the city of Sunny Side, about 30...
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Players of Berlin kneel down prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and FC Schalke 04 in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga game at home to Schalke on Saturday. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while coaching staff, officials and substitutes took a knee off it. The action was intended to show solidarity with NFL players who have been demonstrating against discrimination in the US by kneeling, sitting or locking arms through the anthem before games. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 14, 2017 - 4:42 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. "We wanted to make a stand against racism," Hertha captain Per Skjelbred said after their 2-0 loss to Schalke. Hertha's starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on...
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October 14, 2017 - 3:42 pm
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A former school board member in South Carolina has apologized for sending an email where he called African-American board members "darkies." But one black Florence School District One member says that is not enough and he wants a state and federal investigation into possible...
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October 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it will allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while Ohio State University says it can't accommodate a rental request for a Nov. 15 speech but is considering alternatives. UC president Neville Pinto said in an email that...
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This image released by Open Road Films shows Chadwick Boseman, left, and Sterling K. Brown in a scene from "Marshall." (Barry Wetcher/Open Road Films via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book's first black superhero, the Black Panther. But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of...
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This image released by Open Road Films shows Chadwick Boseman, left, and Sterling K. Brown in a scene from "Marshall." (Barry Wetcher/Open Road Films via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new movie "Marshall" shows a Thurgood Marshall that most people don't know: a young brash NAACP lawyer used to working alone instead of the Supreme Court justice he would become. Portraying that Marshall was challenging for Chadwick Boseman, who already portrayed icons like...
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