Author: Kiara Alfonseca ABC News

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Stephen Maturen/Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minnesota Department of Human Rights will release findings Wednesday from its investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department two years after filing a charge of discrimination against the city. The investigation is aimed at determining whether MPD engages in a pattern or practice of racial discrimination in violation of the […]

avid_creative/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Antisemitic incidents in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2021, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s latest annual report. The organization recorded 2,717 incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism — the highest number of incidents on record since the ADL began tracking these attacks in 1979. This averages to more […]

Harper Collins/Random House/Candlewick Press (NEW YORK) — A group of residents in Llano County, Texas, is suing county officials for removing books from public libraries because officials “disagree with the ideas within them.” The residents say the county is violating their first amendment rights by removing award-winning books from shelves due to their content and […]

Tetra Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Textbook publishers say they have been left in the dark about why their mathematics books were rejected by the Florida Department of Education, with the state claiming the textbooks sought to “indoctrinate” students. ABC News contacted the eight publishers who were rejected on the basis of “special subjects” — including […]

Tetra Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Textbook publishers say they have been left in the dark about why their mathematics books were rejected by the Florida Department of Education, with the state claiming the textbooks sought to “indoctrinate” students. ABC News contacted the eight publishers who were rejected on the basis of “special subjects” — […]

Law Professor Amy Wax in a photo provided by the University of Pennsylvania. – University of Pennsylvania (PHILADELPHIA) — Students at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School are calling for the suspension of a law professor who they say has repeatedly expressed racist beliefs about Black and Asian populations. “As descendants of enslaved ancestors, […]

iStock/Favor_of_God (ORLANDO) — The Florida Department of Health has released new guidance reaffirming its stance against gender-affirming care for transgender youth, following similar efforts by several other Republican-led states across the country. The agency slammed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which recently stated its commitment to “supporting and protecting” transgender youth, their […]

Catherine McQueen/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) — A man who has spent 32 years in prison for being wrongly convicted of murder was exonerated by San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Monday. Joaquin Ciria was arrested in 1990 and convicted of shooting and killing his friend, Felix Bastarrica, in San Francisco. His conviction was based […]

Courtesy Jace Dulohery (NEW YORK) — When Jace Dulohery started school at Oklahoma Christian University in 2020, no one knew he was transgender. He had already begun to medically and socially transition, and no one questioned him living in male housing his freshman year. However, when he opened up to a resident assistant about being […]

Julie Bennett/Getty Images (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — In the latest salvo of legislation targeting LGBTQ youth, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law two bills banning transgender health care for minors and teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Alabama legislature passed the two bills focusing on transgender youth a […]


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