Race and ethnicity

GOP Leader McCarthy opposes Jan. 6 commission ahead of vote

WASHINGTON ((DailyNews)) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday he opposes a proposal to form an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, …

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Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities

DETROIT ((DailyNews)) — President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during …

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Fauci says pandemic exposed ‘undeniable effects of racism’

ATLANTA ((DailyNews)) — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially …

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Racist attacks revive demand for Asian American Studies

As Dartmouth College sophomore Nicholas Sugiarto flipped through the course catalog last semester, two words caught his eye: “Asian American.” The 19-year-old Chinese Indonesian American didn’t know Asian American-focused classes …

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Retired Black players say NFL brain-injury payouts show bias

PHILADELPHIA ((DailyNews)) — Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible …

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‘Foot soldiers’ of Birmingham to BLM: ‘Keep on keeping on’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ((DailyNews)) — Charles Avery had barely started marching when police arrested him, forced him into a police vehicle and took him to jail for participating in landmark civil …

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Pennsylvania voters to decide racial equity amendment

HARRISBURG, Pa. ((DailyNews)) — Protests over George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police were raging across the country last June when a Democratic lawmaker took to the floor …

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