52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman

Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

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A Common Retort After Insensitive Remarks by Elected Leaders: Resign

Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.

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‘Fifth Girl’ in 1963 Church Bombing Gets an Apology From Alabama’s Governor

Gov. Kay Ivey offered to have state officials meet with lawyers for a maimed survivor of an infamous racist attack in Birmingham to discuss restitution for an “egregious injustice.”

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Netanyahu Apology to Bedouins Is Taken as an Affront

Critics and outraged officials accused the Israeli prime minister, on trial for corruption, of exploiting a tragic episode to discredit his own law enforcement agencies.

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Pediatric Doctors Group Apologizes for Racist Past Toward Black Physicians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.

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AOC Upbraids Republican Ted Yoho After He Denies Vulgarly Insulting Her

Representative Ted Yoho apologized for the tone of a run-in with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but denied calling her a misogynistic pair of expletives. “Not an apology,” she responded.

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Ocasio-Cortez Upbraids Republican After He Denies Vulgarly Insulting Her

Representative Ted Yoho apologized for the tone of a run-in with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but denied calling her a misogynistic pair of expletives. “Not an apology,” she responded.

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’30 Rock’ Episodes Removed From Streaming Over Blackface

Tina Fey, the show’s creator, wrote a note to the services saying, “No comedy-loving kid needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness.”

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General Milley Apologizes for Trump Photo Op Role

President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square, current and former military leaders say, has started a moment of reckoning in the military.

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South Korean Ends Yearlong Tower Protest After Samsung Apologizes

After 355 days perched atop a Seoul traffic tower, Kim Yong-hee, who says he was fired for labor activism, climbed down.

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How Not to Apologize in Quarantine

Refusing to accept responsibility is not a sign of strength. It’s a sign of narcissism.

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The Soft Side of China’s Coronavirus Propaganda

The Communist Party’s messaging is both more agile and more fragile than it seems.

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