Feature Stories: Articles on Racial Profiling, Immigration Today
Current news, events, research, and reporting, covering the full range of racial issues, racism, discrimination, race relations in the contemporary society.
December 12th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Christmas in New Mexico offers a great cultural mix of festivities and ethnic history in addition to what you might experience on any given day. No matter when you visit New Mexico, the state's cultural mix is part of the appeal. Spanish colonial history, Native traditions and Anglo and Mexican influences are seen year-round in everything from architecture to food. But the Christmas season offers...
December 7th, 2013
Written by Greg Myre in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Feb. 11, 1990, AP reporter Greg Myre was in Cape Town when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela walked out of Victor Verster prison hand-in-hand with his then wife, Winnie, as people worldwide rejoiced. The momentous event rivaled the fall of the Berlin Wall just a few months earlier as a symbol of newfound freedom. Twenty-three years after its...
October 26th, 2013
Written by Vladimir Isachenkov in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
Racism claims plague a Moscow soccer club as Russia prepares to host two of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Sochi Olympics in February and the 2018 World Cup. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who is black and grew up in Ivory Coast, said he was racially abused by opposing fans during a Champions League match at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. The Russian club denied it, but the...
October 23rd, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
The KKK (Ku Klux Klan) claims they will be getting back to their roots with their visibility and participation in the annual European American Heritage Festival, which will be held October 26 in Pulaski, Tennessee. The Knights Party wants participants to "show your pride" at the event. "By your attendance at the festival, we hope that you and your family will grow in knowledge about the rich and...
October 18th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Cory Booker, the African-American Mayor of New Jersey, won a special election on Wednesday, October 16, to claim the state's vacant seat in the United States Senate. Booker beat conservative Republican challenger Steve Lonegan, a former mayor of the town of Bogota, 55 percent to 44 percent. The seat became vacant in June of this year when long-time Senator Frank Lautenberg died. There are 15...