Ethnicity and Gender


CANTON (NCPR) - Several aid organizations and pro-immigrant groups are pressuring the Canadian government to pull out of a controversial program which turns away almost all refugees coming in through the United States.

PA Ranks Near The Top In Hate Group Numbers

Feb 20, 2017
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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Pennsylvania has the fifth most hate groups in the US--a title it's now claimed for the second year running, according to a Southern Poverty Law Center study. 

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Pennsylvania wasn’t among the states where large-scale immigration enforcement took place last week, but communities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have reported raids.  

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - People gathered at the gravesite of Frederick Douglass on a cold yet sunny morning in Mount Hope Cemetery to honor his life and legacy on the anniversary of his 199th birthday. 

Erin Heaney

BUFFALO (WBFO) - Amidst the debate about immigration in the U.S., a recently-published report prepared by several research partners, including one from the University at Buffalo, challenges the claims that immigrants are a significant influence on the crime rate. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Frederick Douglass has been trending in the media lately, but not in response to his significant contributions to human rights, or his antislavery oratory. President Donald Trump’s comments at a recent Black History event about how Douglass has “done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more” caused an uproar online, with many speculating about whether Trump was truly aware of whom the legend was. 

Sanctuary Cities Bill Clears Pennsylvania Senate

Feb 9, 2017

(Keystone Crossroads) The Municipal Sanctuary and Federal Enforcement, or SAFE, Act would restrict state funding for communities where law enforcement agencies don't cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The National Women's Hall of Fame has chosen 10 women to be inducted this year. The class of 2017 was announced Tuesday in Seneca Falls, the site of the first women's rights convention, where the hall is located.

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) dismisses the outrage over President Donald Trump's executive actions as hysteria. The president temporarily halted all refugees from entering the country and anyone from seven Muslim-majority countries. 


ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced this week that transgender boys will now be allowed to join its scouting programs.