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With racial tension high in Florida race, Trump calls Gillum a 'thief'

With racial tension high in Florida race, Trump calls Gillum a 'thief'The president portrayed the choice in the race as between a Republican with an Ivy League pedigree and a Democrat he sees as a criminal.



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Megyn Kelly's Long History Of Racial Insensitivity

Megyn Kelly's Long History Of Racial InsensitivityMegyn Kelly on Wednesday apologized for suggesting the day before that



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Government accuses Harvard of 'outright racial balancing'

Government accuses Harvard of 'outright racial balancing'Trump administration sides with Asian-American students suing over the Ivy League school’s admissions policy.



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Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian Opponent

Michigan Lawmaker Under Fire For Alleged Racial Slurs Against Asian OpponentMichigan state Rep. Bettie Cook Scott is facing calls from 19 groups to



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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'I Can't Guarantee' Trump Never Said Racial Slur

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'I Can't Guarantee' Trump Never Said Racial SlurWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday she "can't



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Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny

Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutinyHarvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.



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Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins Lets Signs Do His Talking On Racial Injustices

Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins Lets Signs Do His Talking On Racial InjusticesPhiladelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins used silence and signs to deliver a



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Was Starbucks' Racial Bias Training Effective? Here's What These Employees Thought

Was Starbucks' Racial Bias Training Effective? Here's What These Employees Thought“I was angry we had to educate people on how to not be racist"



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911 caller accused of racial bias after police search Native American teens

911 caller accused of racial bias after police search Native American teensThe mother of two Native American teens removed from a Colorado State University tour by campus police says her sons are the victims of racial profiling. A woman in their tour group called 911 because she thought the boys were acting suspiciously. Jericka Duncan reports.



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Starbucks to close 8,000 branches for afternoon of racial bias training after discrimination row

Starbucks to close 8,000 branches for afternoon of racial bias training after discrimination row  Starbucks will close more than 8,000 US stores for an afternoon of racial bias training after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia branch triggered claims of discrimination.  Almost 175,000 workers will go through training on May 29, the company announced on Tuesday after footage of the arrest made headlines.  Kevin Johnson, the Starbucks CEO, said the move was just “one step” in the company’s “journey” to improve and understand “what we did wrong”.  Footage of the arrest taken by other customers had gone viral in recent days and prompted a slew of negative headlines for the company.  The two black men had been waiting for a friend when they were asked to leave by staff. There are reports one or both of the men asked to use the restroom without buying anything.  An employee called the police before the men's friend arrived and argued with officers  as they applied handcuffs, saying: “You can’t discriminate.” Other customers are heard criticising the police.  The pair were arrested and held for eight hours before being released with no charge, according to their attorney.  The incident triggered protests, with critics holding posters saying “shame on you Starbucks” and “too little too latté”.  Protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia Credit: REUTERS/Mark Makela Mr Johnson gave interviews saying he wanted to “personally apologise” over the arrests and also met the two men to say sorry face-to-face.  He told ABC News: "The circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome in our store on Thursday were reprehensible… they were wrong." On Tuesday, Mr Johnson said in a statement: “I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it.  Starbucks's US stores will close on May 29 Credit: AP Photo/Lisa Poole “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.” The training on May 29 will “address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, prevent discrimination and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome”.  Starbucks has more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States which are all closing.  



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