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In this image from video provided by Jodi Brown, posted to Instagram on Saturday, July 16, 2022, a performer dressed as the character Rosita waves off Brown's daughter and another 6-year-old Black girl at the Sesame Place amusement park in Langhorne, Pa. (Jodi Brown via AP)
Black Family Sues Sesame Place, Alleging Discrimination

The lawsuit comes in the wake of a viral video showing two other Black girls apparently being snubbed by a costumed employee during a parade at the Bucks County park.

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Delaware County Fire Company Disbands After Racial Slur Allegations

Members of the Briarcliffe Fire Company in Darby Township were allegedly overheard discussing how the time had come to leave the township because Black residents were moving into the area.

Pennsylvania State troopers pull over vehicles on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020,  along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Breezewood, Pa. Police around the country are reporting that as roads and highways emptied during the pandemic, some remaining drivers took advantage by pushing well past the speed limit. It's a trend that statistics show is continuing even as states reopen. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pennsylvania State Police Settle Suit Alleging They Profiled Hispanic Drivers

The ACLU accused police of aggressively questioning motorists and their passengers about their immigration statuses without cause or justification, and holding them for federal immigration officers.

An employee of the Philadelphia Commissioners Office asks a voter a series of Covid-19 health questions at a satellite election office before he is allowed to enter to deposit his ballot at Overbrook High School on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. The city of Philadelphia has opened several satellite election offices and more are slated to open in the coming weeks where voters can drop off their mail in ballots before Election Day. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Poll: Voting Equality Concerns Are on the Rise

Democratic lawmakers are concerned about equality as it pertains to voting rights, and have attempted to pass bills to combat that with little success.

FILE - Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference about the "Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act" on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Feb. 26, 2020. Emmett Till, pictured at right, was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store. Congress has given final approval to legislation that for the first time would make lynching a federal hate crime in the U.S. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Bill Honoring Emmett Till Will Finally Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

Following more than 200 failed attempts, an anti-lynching bill is finally poised to become law in the US.

In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, a person stands in front of Stars of David that are displayed in front of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh with the names of those killed in a shooting. (AP File Photo/Matt Rourke)
White Supremacists Spread Hate in Pennsylvania at an Alarming Rate in 2021

According to a report from the ADL, white supremacist propaganda was reported in every state except Hawaii in 2021, with the highest levels of activity coming from Pennsylvania. 

Shown is a Pennsylvania Historical Marker for Revolutionary War Gen. Anthony Wayne in Paoli, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. A recent review of all 2,500 markers the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission had been installing for more than a century, faced a fresh round of questions about just whose stories were being told on the state's roadsides, and the language used to tell them. The increased scrutiny that has focused on factual errors, inadequate historical context and racist or otherwise inappropriate references, prompting the state to remove two markers, revise two and order new text for two others so far. The changes have become grist for the political mill. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Racial Reckoning Turns Focus to Pennsylvania’s Roadside Historical Markers

Scrutiny over facts, historical context, and racist references has prompted changes and outright removals of historical markers across the state.