Racial and ethnic discrimination

A man is detained by police on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 03, 2020 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day ushered in skirmishes near the White House and relatively minor demonstrations in California and elsewhere on the West Coast, but none of the widespread unrest that some had feared in the hours after the polls began closing around the country. Why is that? It's hard...
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Samantha Jones, left, and Peter Vina take selfies near the Michael Jordan statue on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in the atrium of the United Center, transformed into a super voting site in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
November 03, 2020 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As they chose a leader in a time of turmoil, supporters of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden found little common ground on the top crises facing the nation, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate. The divide between Republican and...
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People vote at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the NBA Jazz, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 03, 2020 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just past noon on Election Day, after casting her vote where the NBA’s Wizards and NHL’s Capitals play, Mary Pittman exited through one of the arena’s glass doors. Perched on the 77-year-old retiree’s walker: a stars-and-stripes hat touting the basketball team, autographed on the...
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Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, waits to speak at a Get Out the Vote Rally outside the Brooklyn Museum, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 03, 2020 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The murmurs spread quickly among the poll workers late Tuesday morning at a Brooklyn neighborhood station: George Floyd’s brother was present. A few came up to Terrence Floyd, whose brother George died in the custody of Minneapolis police, sparking protests for racial justice across...
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President Donald Trump smiles at supporters after a campaign rally at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, early Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2020 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pandemic and the fragile economy weighed heavily on voters in Tuesday’s presidential election, a contest that for many amounted to a referendum on President Donald Trump's leadership in a time of turmoil. AP VoteCast, an expansive survey of the electorate, found roughly two-...
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Voters line up before polls open on Election Day at a precinct in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
November 03, 2020 - 2:57 pm
She carefully planned a five-hour drive to the polling place in her Tennessee hometown to vote on Election Day. She considered the traffic, the weather, the surging coronavirus pandemic and — something she never imagined having to contemplate — the possibility of civil unrest in the aftermath of an...
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Election officials sort absentee and early voting ballots for counting inside Boston City Hall, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 03, 2020 - 6:46 am
Election Day is finally here. Or at least what we still call Election Day, since nearly 100 million Americans had already cast ballots by Tuesday. That's the result of an election system that has been reshaped by the worst pandemic in a century, prompting many voters to take advantage of advance...
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Envelopes containing ballots are shown at a San Francisco Department of Elections at a voting center in San Francisco, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Associated Press
November 02, 2020 - 6:46 am
Election Day is finally upon us. Or at least what we still call Election Day, since more than 93 million Americans have already cast ballots in an election that has been reshaped by the worst pandemic in more than a century, its economic fallout and a long-simmering reckoning with systemic racism...
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FILE - Eddie Hall Jr. and his wife Candace stand in front of the broken front window of their Warren, Mich., home, on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Some experts say political and social unrest as well as the coronavirus pandemic has taken a disproportionate physical and financial tolls on Black people, resulting in increased anxiety levels among African Americans. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP, File)
November 01, 2020 - 9:34 am
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The events of 2020 already had Eddie Hall on edge. Then, the troubles of a nation in turmoil landed on Hall's doorstep in suburban Detroit in September when racist graffiti was scrawled on his pickup truck and shots were fired into his home after his family placed a Black Lives...
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November 01, 2020 - 9:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, has elected a white leader, a move some analysts warn may cost it support from Black voters. The party, which attracted just over 20% of the votes and won 89 parliamentary seats in last year's national poll, on...
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