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Stories with subject: Race and ethnicity
  • More Latino than white students admitted to UC 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:07 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.

  • 57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:41 pm
  • VIENNA - A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground.

  • Rice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:04 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama has bluntly expressed his disgust.

  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:26 am
  • CINCINNATI - An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.

  • Southern celebrates 100 years in Baton Rouge 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:28 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The people who make up the Southern University community will never forget the institution's history. It's a point of pride, from the recruiters who visit high schools, to the students counting down the days until graduation and to the alumni who stay in touch decades after they last took a class.

  • Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:11 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government.

  • Judge: MCSO staff to get corrected on Arpaio case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:40 pm
  • PHOENIX - A federal judge ordered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to immediately issue a statement correcting mischaracterizations his staff made about court findings in a racial-profiling case, according to court documents filed Thursday.

  • Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:38 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time.

  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are' 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:15 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.

  • Group marking 150th anniversary of Arkansas battle 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:48 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A southern Arkansas group is marking the 150th anniversary of a local Civil War battle with a re-enactment of the Confederate victory, educational programs and what some historians see as a shifting approach to remembering the war that divided a nation.

  • Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:46 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee.

  • US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. U.S. officials also denounced other instances of religious intolerance that are inflaming tensions the crisis in Ukraine and said no such behavior could be tolerated.

  • University in Bellingham too white, says president 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:10 am
  • BELLINGHAM, Washington - Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he's being deliberately provocative when he says the university is too white. The lack of diversity on college campuses a national crisis, he says.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • Ex-homeless student at UNR wins $30K scholarship 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:58 am
  • RENO, Nevada - A University of Nevada, Reno student who was homeless during part of her time attending high school in North Las Vegas has been named the winner of a prestigious national scholarship worth $30,000.

  • Racial slur found in theater owned by W.Va. State 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:23 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A racial slur spray-painted inside the West Virginia State University Capital Center Theater is being investigated by federal authorities.

  • Michigan civil rights group develops mobile app 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:04 am
  • DEARBORN, Michigan - A Michigan civil rights organization has developed what it's calling the first mobile app to report discrimination, ethnic harassment and other forms of bigotry.

  • Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:16 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.

  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.

  • Teacher at UK school accused of anti-Semitic slur 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:43 am
  • LONDON - One of Britain's most prestigious all-girl schools is investigating an alleged anti-Semitic comment made by a teacher to a student.

  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 am
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

  • Va. honors 2 schools for black students 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:19 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students.

  • NC high court holds hearings on Racial Justice Act 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:37 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's highest court will determine whether a lower-court judge erred when he ruled that racism was so pervasive in the trials of four convicted murderers that their sentences had to be changed from death to life behind bars without parole.

  • Politician's anti-Semitism sparks outcry in Italy 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:14 pm
  • ROME - An anti-Semitic post by a comedian who founded the Italian parliament's third-largest party has sparked outrage in Italy's tiny Jewish community.

  • Craig Cobb friends with suspect in KS slayings 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:36 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - White supremacist Craig Cobb is friends with a man jailed in the killing of three people at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City on Sunday.