Social diversity

Alphina Kamara at Wesleyan University, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Middletown, Conn. Kamara, a junior at Wesleyan University studying English and sociology, says she was never encouraged to explore options like an engineering course while in high school. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
October 22, 2020 - 3:10 am
Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her high school in Wilmington, Delaware. Kamara, who is Black, was enrolled in an “audio engineering” course that taught her how to make music tracks and videos instead of a regular...
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An employee leaves an office of SK Hynix Inc. in Seongnam, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Intel has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea's SK Hynix as it moves toward more diverse technologies while shedding a major Chinese factory at a time of deepening trade friction between Washington and Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 20, 2020 - 4:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Intel has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea’s SK Hynix as it moves toward more diverse technologies while shedding a major Chinese factory at a time of deepening trade friction between Washington and Beijing. Intel said it will...
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Theo Brown poses for a portrait outside his home in Marietta, Ga., on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. While at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Training Academy, Brown said he was once pepper-sprayed three times in a single training exercise while other trainees were sprayed once. It got to the point, he said, that other trainees didn’t want to work near him because of the “special attention” he was receiving. (AP Photo/Elijah Nouvelage)
October 16, 2020 - 1:30 am
At the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Training Academy in Virginia last year, an instructor on the firing range called out a name that was shared by two trainees, one Black and one white. When both responded, the white instructor clarified, “I meant the monkey.” That behavior, as alleged in an...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Laila Ali arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 10, 2020 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. The free, online Annual Salute to Women in Sports can be viewed Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Yahoosports.com. The theme is Speak with Sport, recognizing athletes and...
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Katherine Rutigliano comforts her son at their home in Phoenix, Ariz., on March 15, 2020. When she and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow Democrat again. Rutgliano didn't realize it, but she had moved her family to what is now the front lines in American politics. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
October 06, 2020 - 12:31 am
PHOENIX (AP) — When Katherine Rutigliano and her husband moved away from San Francisco in 2013, they figured they would never meet a fellow Democrat again. But housing was affordable around Phoenix. No more cramped condo. No more suffocating mortgage payments. No more tech-boom exhaustion...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, watches as the votes are posted for a measure at the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif. Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, by Gov. Gavin Newsom, that Holden authored. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 30, 2020 - 9:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The diversity legislation is similar to a 2018 measure that required boardrooms to have at...
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Models wear creations part of the Joy 2021 women's spring-summer collection at the "We are Made in Italy - Black Lives Matter in Italian fashion Collection" event during the Milan's fashion week in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 28, 2020 - 11:08 am
MILAN (AP) — When asked why there aren’t more people of color in the Italian fashion industry, officials have cited a lack of candidates in homogeneous Italy. Five African-born designers in Italy want to put that view to rest with their inclusion on the official Milan Fashion Week calendar Sunday...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2020 file photo, Wells Fargo CEO and President Charles Scharf is seated before he testifies during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Scharf apologized Wednesday, Sept. 23 for comments he made that dismissed concerns that the banking industry, which has a long history of racist behavior, wasn’t doing enough to promote and retain diverse talent. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 23, 2020 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives. Scharf said that “there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit from” in corporate America. The memo to employees was written in June, but...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2010, file photo, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan practices waving the green flag before a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Denny Hamlin is starting his own race car team in partnership Jordan and Bubba Wallace as the driver. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
September 22, 2020 - 4:13 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. The partnership was announced Monday night in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas. Getting enough people to staff polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge in many states. The virus’ disproportionate impact on Latinos has made the task of recruiting Spanish-speakers even more difficult. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
September 19, 2020 - 9:52 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even...
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