Social diversity

October 02, 2017 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is starting a diversity fellowship program and will place about 20 selected candidates with teams and three with the sport's central office. Applications, limited to people of color and women, can be submitted from Friday through Nov. 17 and the individuals...
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In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Macklemore performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. U.S. rapper Macklemore is wading into Australia's gay-marriage debate by vowing to sing his marriage equality anthem "Same Love" during a weekend football grand final. (John Salangsang/Invision via AP, File)
September 28, 2017 - 5:10 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. rapper Macklemore is wading into Australia's gay-marriage debate by vowing to sing his marriage equality anthem "Same Love" during a weekend rugby final. Benjamin Haggerty, whose stage name is Macklemore, will be headlining the pre-game entertainment in Sydney on...
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FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, Wilmer Valderrama attends the People's Choice Awards 2017 nominations news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. In a statement Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, the National Latino Media Coalition said it was "heartened" by CBS doubling the number of Latino writers and series cast members since 2016. One example of a Latino newcomer to CBS: Wilmer Valderrama, who joined the cast of “NCIS” last season as agent Nick Torres. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2017 - 9:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Latino leaders meeting with top CBS executives last week were braced for a confrontation over a protracted scarcity of Latino actors and stories on the network's prime-time shows. "We said, 'That's it, no more'" in preparing for the encounter, said Alex Nogales of the National...
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August 14, 2017 - 1:32 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said Sunday he will sit during the national anthem this season to protest social injustice and segregation. Bennett sat on the visiting bench during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Seahawks' preseason opener against the Los...
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Jonathon Hunyor, CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, speaks in front of the law courts in Sydney, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, after lodging an application in the High Court for an injunction to prevent a vote on gay marriage through a non-binding ballot by mail. The so-called postal plebiscite has never been tried in Australia and faces court challenges by gay-rights advocates who want Parliament to legislate marriage equality now without an opinion poll. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 10, 2017 - 3:54 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he would boycott the survey as unacceptable. The mail ballot is not binding, but the conservative...
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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google’s new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from an employee who suggested women don’t get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination and companies like Google, Facebook and Uber say they are trying to change. Google is also in the midst of a Department of Labor investigation into whether it pays women less than men. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 07, 2017 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to why there are so few women in tech, Silicon Valley is in the midst of an ideological battle. The latest conflict is at Google, where a male engineer suggested that women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. His widely shared memo, titled "...
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August 07, 2017 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Google's new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from a male employee who suggested women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination. Google is also...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 Duke University president Vincent Price takes questions during an interview in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 05, 2017 - 10:01 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University's new president says his mission at the elite private school in North Carolina includes expanding diversity while preserving fairness. Vince Price spoke to The Associated Press this week, a month after starting his job. Price says the only way to produce the high...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, the Justice Department headquarters building in Washington. The Trump administration is signaling that it will begin investigating universities over whether their admissions policies illegally discriminate against applicants, according to a published report. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
August 02, 2017 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday it had no broad plans to investigate whether college and university admission programs discriminate against students based on race, seeking to defray worries that a job posting signaled an effort to reverse course on affirmative action. News...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, the Justice Department headquarters building in Washington. The Trump administration is signaling that it will begin investigating universities over whether their admissions policies illegally discriminate against applicants, according to a published report. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
August 02, 2017 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of "changing course on a key civil rights issue" after reports that it was launching a special project to investigate whether college and university admissions programs discriminate against students based on race...
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