Race and ethnicity

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Kyle Larson sits in his car before the final practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Kyle Larson was fired Tuesday, April 14, 2020, by Chip Ganassi Racing, a day after nearly every one of his sponsors dropped the star driver for using a racial slur during a live stream of a virtual race. Larson, in his seventh Cup season with Ganassi and considered the top free agent in NASCAR mere weeks ago, is now stunningly out of a job in what could ultimately be an eight-figure blunder by the star. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
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April 14, 2020 - 3:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As sponsor after sponsor dropped Kyle Larson after he used a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race, his NASCAR team owner was backed into a corner. Chip Ganassi could let McDonald's and Credit One Bank and Chevrolet pull their funding and bankrupt his team or he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Kyle Larson gets ready to climb into his car to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Kyle Larson used a racial slur on a live stream Sunday. April 12, 2020, during a virtual race — the second driver in a week to draw scrutiny while using the online racing platform to fill time during the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
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April 13, 2020 - 6:22 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson's racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon. McDonald's and Credit One Bank ended their sponsorship of Larson on Monday, a day after he used the N-word during a live stream of a virtual race. The decision came...
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In this Friday, April 3, 2020, photo, Homer Osborne, right, and Patricia Harris laugh as they joke about social distancing at Gateway Shopping Center in Memphis, Tenn. The shopping center has been chosen as a backup coronavirus medical care facility to ease the burden on Memphis-area hospitals anticipating a surge of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
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April 13, 2020 - 1:12 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Faced with the threat of overburdened hospitals, states across the country are converting convention centers, sports facilities and performance spaces into backup treatment sites for coronavirus patients. Tennessee is no exception. What some Memphis residents don’t get is why...
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In this 2008 photo provided by the League of Martin, Lenard Wells, front row center, receives an award from an organization he led to promote the hiring of African-American officers in the Milwaukee Police Department called the League of Martin. Wells, a former Milwaukee police lieutenant and a mentor to many in the black community, died of the new coronavirus. (Kim Robinson/League of Martin via AP)
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April 12, 2020 - 1:10 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lenard “Lenny” Wells didn’t just put on a badge and grind through his police work. He mentored generations of officers and community activists who went on to become police leaders and lawmakers. He helped ensure African Americans had equal access to promotions in the...
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April 11, 2020 - 4:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An internal investigation has been launched into why an African American doctor known for testing the homeless for the coronavirus was handcuffed outside his home by a police sergeant, Miami's police chief said Saturday. Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said in a video posted to social...
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April 11, 2020 - 10:04 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African officials are confronting China publicly and in private over racist mistreatment of Africans in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, and the U.S. says African-Americans have been targeted too. Some Africans in the commercial hub have reported being evicted or discriminated...
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April 11, 2020 - 7:58 am
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — He called himself “Commander” online. He was a leader of an international neo-Nazi group linked to plots to attack a Las Vegas synagogue and detonate a car bomb at a major U.S. news network. He was 13 years old. The boy who led Feuerkrieg Division lived in Estonia and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke during a business leaders breakfast at The St. Regis Beijing hotel in Beijing. Locke is denouncing President Donald Trump for a new campaign ad that seems to falsely imply Locke was a Chinese official. Trump’s reelection campaign released an ad that accused Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, of being too cozy with China. It featured an image of Biden and Locke on a stage with U.S. and Chinese flags in the background. (AP Photo/Lintao Zhang, Pool)
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April 10, 2020 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke is denouncing President Donald Trump for a new campaign ad that seems to falsely imply Locke was a Chinese official. Trump’s Republican reelection campaign released an ad Thursday that accused former Vice President Joe Biden, the...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. Biden expects to name a vice presidential vetting committee next week. That's according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss internal plans. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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April 10, 2020 - 4:22 pm
Joe Biden faces the most important decision of his five-decade political career: choosing a vice president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee expects to name a committee to vet potential running mates next week, according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spoke on...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, De. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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April 09, 2020 - 6:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is joining a growing call for the release of comprehensive racial data on the coronavirus pandemic, which he says has put a spotlight on inequity and the impact of “structural racism." Biden's Medium post on Thursday said he is joining...
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