Social diversity

Panelist, from left, Catt Sadler, formerly of E!, hockey player Hilary Knight, retired soccer player and ESPN commentator Julie Foudy and tennis star Venus Williams discuss gender pay inequity Saturday, June 15, 2019, at a forum hosted by lUNA Bar at the Salon Gustave in the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. (AP Photo/Ronald Blum)
June 15, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight in the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio gathered Saturday night for a forum sponsored by LUNA bar and moderated by Catt Sadler, who quit E! in...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2011, file photo, director Jennifer Yuh Nelson arrives at the premiere of "Kung Fu Panda 2," in Los Angeles. Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors, according to a study from USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the non-profit advocacy group Women in Animation. The study released Monday, June 10, 2019, says that in the past 12 years only 3% of animated film directors were women and only one was a woman of color. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
June 10, 2019 - 5:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a study released Monday says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors and other leadership roles in the industry. The study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and the nonprofit advocacy...
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Sephora employees gather in one of the company's closed stores, in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Sephora is closing its U.S. stores for an hour Wednesday to host inclusion workshops for its employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a store in California. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 05, 2019 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sephora closed all of its U.S. stores for an hour Wednesday to host "inclusion workshops" for its 16,000 employees, just over a month after R&B star SZA said she had security called on her while shopping at a store in California. The beauty retailer said the training had been in...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses her trophy after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, in the women's final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. Andreescu, 18, is seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the 2019 French Open, where play begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 25, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — There's been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, red surface. That means there are plenty of people who can succeed over the next two weeks at Roland...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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In this May 7, 2019 photo, black female cadets with the Class of 2019 pose at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the class. The cadets say they're proud to be part of a milestone at the historic academy after four years of testing their limits. (Cadet Hallie H. Pound/U.S. Army via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West Point's Long Gray Line. West Point remains mostly...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2019, file photo, workers assemble LED lights at a factory in Yushan county in central China's Jiangxi province. China is cutting taxes on its fledgling software and integrated circuit industries to spur development in the face of U.S. export controls that threaten to handicap Chinese tech companies. (AP Photo, File)
May 22, 2019 - 6:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is cutting taxes on its fledgling software and integrated circuit industries as U.S. export controls threaten to handicap Chinese tech companies. The Finance Ministry's announcement Wednesday comes amid a spiraling tariff war with Washington over Chinese technology ambitions...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 23, 2019, file photo, Macarena Sanchez, a soccer player who is taking legal action against her club and the Argentine soccer association for not recognizing her as a professional player, heads a ball before a mixed soccer match as part of the "I play for equality" event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Players in Latin America face obvious economic and cultural challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo, File)
May 06, 2019 - 5:04 pm
For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field. Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely...
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Lucy Liu poses at a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2019 - 7:01 pm
Major television networks are hitting far more lows than highs in tapping into Asian American talent, according to a study released Wednesday by the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition. The advocacy group's annual report on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX came on the first day of Asian Pacific American...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. On Friday, April 26, 2019, the United Methodist Church's judicial council upheld the legality of major portions of a new plan that strengthens the denomination's bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 26, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Methodist Church's judicial council on Friday upheld major portions of a new plan that strengthens bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. Conservatives welcomed the decision and said key elements of the policy, called the Traditional Plan, could begin...
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