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Amid racist insults, 'Bachelor' contestant Rachel Nance won't apologize for her culture

Nance talks about facing down racial slurs and criticism of being in interracial relationships.?
Rachel Nance on "The Bachelor" on March 18, 2024.
Rachel Nance on "The Bachelor" on March 18, 2024.

The story behind The Rock’s grandmother, soon to join the WWE Hall of Fame

Lia Maivia was one of the first women promoters of professional wrestling and will join her husband Peter “High Chief” Maivia in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Dwayne Johnson at Choctaw Stadium
Dwayne Johnson at Choctaw Stadium

Connecticut man pleads guilty to attacking Muslim state representative

State Rep. Maryam Khan was attacked while attending a service at the XL Center arena in Hartford with her family to mark Eid al-Adha.
Maryam Khan
Maryam Khan

Reports of anti-Muslim bias hit record levels after start of Israel-Hamas war, group says

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says more people reported hate incidents and discrimination last year than at any point in its 30-year history, including after 9/11.
6-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume.
6-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume.

Five charged in connection with burglaries of Asian American families in Washington state

The suspects are accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in currency, jewelry and other valuables from homes across more than 17 burglaries.
Five men are facing multiple felony charges in connection to a string of home invasion robberies targeting Indian American and South Asian American families in western Washington.
Five men are facing multiple felony charges in connection to a string of home invasion robberies targeting Indian American and South Asian American families in western Washington.

Hawaii’s biggest hula festival is honoring Lahaina wildfire victims this year

“When I dance it, when we practice every time, it just gives me a special sense of connection and it makes me so proud to be from Lahaina,” one Merrie Monarch Festival dancer said.
The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival

The way Asian Americans fill out federal forms is about to change

An updated directive adds new race categories in federal data collection, providing a host of options for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
The White House
The White House

Faculty and students protest Florida law that they say could keep top Chinese talent out of grad schools

“Individuals, they cannot decide where they are born. They’re only thinking of their educational opportunities," one professor said.
Students walk through the University of Florida campus
Students walk through the University of Florida campus

Bills targeting book bans raise concerns about the penalties libraries could face

Democratic state lawmakers are introducing legislation to counter the rise in book bans around the country.
The banned book section at The Family Book Shop in DeLand, Fla.
The banned book section at The Family Book Shop in DeLand, Fla.
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Census will offer Hispanic or Latino and Middle Eastern or North African race categories for the first time

The new single race/ethnicity category reflects how many Hispanics and people of Middle Eastern or North African descent would pick "some other race" on previous forms.
A YMCA youth ambassador conducts a Census 2020 interview in Los Angeles
A YMCA youth ambassador conducts a Census 2020 interview in Los Angeles

San Francisco residents protest probation sentence in 94-year-old Asian woman's assault

“When we see our seniors being violently attacked and there be no actual consequences for it,” District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said. “Yes, we are going to come together and we are going to stand together against what is happening.”
The San Francisco skyline.
The San Francisco skyline.

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