Posts Tagged Race and ethnicity

Principal: players were subjected to racist slurs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A school principal said Tuesday that members of his high school’s football team were subjected to racist taunts from among a group of adults in an eastern Connecticut town where his team had just played an away game and lost.

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At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing

Cross-dressing South African satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, speaks to journalists as Evita Bezuidenhout, at Johannesburg's Market Theatre, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014, where he is launching a four-week run of "Adapt or Fly", a one-man show in which he sends up political figures of the past and present. Uys will play signature character Evita Bezuidenhout, a flamboyant white woman from the Afrikaner minority and stalwart of the apartheid era. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn’t tell jokes and can’t remember punchlines.

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4 fans formally accused in Brazil racism case

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have formally accused four Gremio fans of racially insulting a player in a Brazilian Cup match.

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Column: NBA still must deal with the race issue

In this April 29, 2014, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses a news conference in New York. Silver says his league will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures following the rash of cases in the NFL.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FILE)

ATLANTA (AP) — While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a pass on its latest brouhaha.

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‘Gone With the Wind’ at 75: Celebration, censure

This photo provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment shows Clark Gable, left,  as Rhett Butler, and Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in a scene from the film, "Gone With the Wind." The film's 75th anniversary will be celebrated over the next week, with special screenings and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's release of a lavish new limited-edition box set. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As its 75th anniversary approaches, “Gone With the Wind” is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film’s distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic’s portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.

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