Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn’t racist
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Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn’t racist

  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings said Tuesday that he doesn’t expect authorities to file hate crime charges. Attorney Tom Stevens’ comments came after former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu appeared before a state judge in Hartford. The … Continue reading

University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak
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University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak

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 the university is finalizing details of … Continue reading

Debates, protests increase over universities’ slavery ties
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Debates, protests increase over universities’ slavery ties

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The national debate over removing Confederate symbols from U.S. college campuses is spurring wider questions about university benefactors whose ties to slavery or white supremacy flew under the radar in decades past. Students and alumni are no longer simply opposing overt Confederate memorials, but also lesser-known founders and donors with … Continue reading

Study: More women, minorities being hired as TV directors
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Study: More women, minorities being hired as TV directors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hiring of ethnic minorities and women as first-time TV series directors is up sharply, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday. They’re part of record growth and diversity in the “pipeline” of incoming directors, the study of the 2016-17 TV season found. The percentage of minority first-time … Continue reading

Audit: Hispanics still treated differently in traffic stops
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Audit: Hispanics still treated differently in traffic stops

  PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly four years ago, a federal judge ordered a sweeping overhaul of then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office after concluding sheriff’s deputies had systematically racially profiled Hispanics in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Today, the agency is still dogged by findings that its officers treat minorities differently than whites during traffic stops. An … Continue reading

Actor Mark Ruffalo joins march against white supremacy
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Actor Mark Ruffalo joins march against white supremacy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Actor Mark Ruffalo has joined activists marching from Charlottesville, Virginia, to the nation’s capital to condemn white supremacy recently on display in the Virginia city. “The Avengers” star tweeted photos of himself Thursday in “The March to Confront White Supremacy.” In a statement, Ruffalo says he’s marching in memory of Heather … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
Campus Life / Education / National / Politics / Virginia

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

President Moore reacts to Charlottesville tragedy
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President Moore reacts to Charlottesville tragedy

August 15, 2017   As the proud father of a 32-year-old daughter that currently studies and works at the University of Virginia, I am deeply troubled by the violence, hate, and racism that were on full display in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, and the continued impact it is having on my daughter today and … Continue reading

West Virginia town tries to move past Michelle Obama post
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West Virginia town tries to move past Michelle Obama post

As a small West Virginia community tries to move past the backlash of a racist Facebook post that targeted first lady Michelle Obama, a council member had some inviting words for outsiders who look down on her town. “Come see us,” Joyce Gibson said. “Spend a day with us. If I knew you would come, I … Continue reading

Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes
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Protest threat prompts Chicago high school to cancel classes

CHICAGO (AP) — A Catholic high school on Chicago’s South Side canceled Friday classes amid concern about a demonstration, which was later postponed, to protest the fatal police shooting of a black man and a series of racially charged text messages from students. Eva Lewis, who helped organize the Black Lives Matter demonstration planned by … Continue reading

Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus
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Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has expressed its intention to remove a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi from a university in the capital, citing a controversy over what critics call his “racist identity.” Professors at the University of Ghana launched a petition last month calling for the removal of the statue, which was … Continue reading