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Racial Discrimination

Sweeping Ruling About Racial Bias in Capital Jury Selection Shows the Need for Sweeping Reforms

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

Last week, North Carolina state Judge Gregory Weeks issued a sweeping ruling setting aside the death sentences of three North Carolina prisoners because of a wealth of evidence proving the prosecutors' racial bias in jury selection.

Court Upholds $1 Million For Student Who Endured 'Life Threatening' Racial Harassment

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- One of the biggest awards ever issued for racial harassment in high school – $1 million – was upheld Monday by a federal appea...

About Leadership: Discrimination

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

In the modern corporation there is no place for racial or gender discrimination. This is an absolute. Any CEO, manager, or team leader who tolerates this abuse, or encourages a culture that fosters it, should be removed.

Supreme Court To Examine Voting Rights Act

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider eliminating the government's most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling ...

'Bin Laden Joke' Video By Canadian Military Sparks Outrage

AP | CHARMAINE NORONHA | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

TORONTO -- Canada's military is investigating the circumstances surrounding a video played during a formal dinner that featured an unidentified member...

Sarah Bufkin

NC Landmark Racial Justice Law Faces First Test After GOP Almost Repealed Statute Entirely | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following eight days of highly-charged hearings that highlighted the still-problematic role that race plays in North Carolina's criminal...

From Despair to Repair: Preparing College Students to Navigate Racial Conflicts on Campus

Roderick Carey | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Roderick Carey

Those of us who work to aid students in getting to college need to think a bit more about how well these students are emotionally and psychologically prepared to confront the racial and cultural conflicts they will encounter.

In America, Our Inalienable Right to Vote Is in Jeopardy

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The U.S. government -- including both the executive and the legislative branches -- has the obligation to ensure that the right to vote is more than an illusion for all U.S. citizens, regardless of their ethnicity, home, or history of conflict with the law.

Dunkin Donuts in Hot Water with African Americans

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Without a doubt, Dunkin Donuts wishes it could turn back the hands of time. Perhaps not in doing anything different with the group of people suing them, but they probably wish they could go back two weeks ago when the franchise focus of the week was all things Chick-fil-a!

Schools Should Not Predetermine the Right Number of Suspensions

John Thompson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
John Thompson

While I support efforts to reduce suspensions through aligned socio-emotional supports, I understand why Marc Epstein is suspicious of "discipline codes oriented more toward 'therapeutic responses' rather than the traditional suspension."

White Denial and Black Middle-Class Realities (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.16.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Whites with felony convictions are more likely to be hired than African Americans without any criminal background. You can wish away these facts, and erase these experiences, but denial and silence will not lead to change.

Jillian Berman

Ex-Benz Employees Claim They Were Subject To Racial Discrimination, Fired For Bringing It Up | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Two employees of a Manhattan Mercedes-Benz dealership claim they were subject to racial discrimination at work and then fired after bringing this issu...

Spanish Verb: Odio, to Hate

Alvina Vasquez | Posted 08.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Alvina Vasquez

It doesn't matter what we sound like, what we look like and where we live, we are American's in our hearts. We carry our patriotism in our hearts with Latin passion, and no one can take that away.

Monks Gone Wild: When Buddhism Derails In Myanmar

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Andrew Lam

"Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion renew humanity," the historical Buddha once said. One wonders what he would say now as innocent blood is shed in his name.

Stop and Frisk: The Stories Behind the Numbers

Vincent Warren | Posted 09.24.2012 | New York
Vincent Warren

Unless you've been stopped yourself, or you live in city neighborhoods where hundreds of people get stopped each day, you don't know what it's like to live under these conditions. You don't know what it's like to walk around feeling constantly targeted.

Black Ex-Banker Says BofA Practiced 'Apartheid'

Reuters | REBECCA HAMILTON | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - Two separate lawsuits alleging racial discrimination were filed in federal court in New York on Friday, against Bank of...

Wet Seal Workers Sue Retailer For Racial Discrimination

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Three former employees of Wet Seal Inc. have filed a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against the teen clothing store operator, cl...

Shop Allegedly Only Wanted Workers With 'Blond Hair And Blue Eyes'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

* Lawsuit claims discrimination is retailer's policy * Wet Seal worried over "brand image" -- lawsuit * Wet Sea says it ...

NAACP Convention To Tackle New Voting Laws

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

HOUSTON — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says its newest battle is really an old one. This year's NAACP nationa...

Man Claims He Was Subject To Noose, Shackle Display At Work

Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

A maintenance worker is suing his employer, claiming he was subject to harassment that included displays of shackles and a noose at work. Vernell ...

Survey: Asian Americans Support Affirmative Action

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

New findings throw a wrench in an already heated debate on the proper place of affirmative action in college admission. According to two new reports, ...

Selective Counterterrorism Practices Threaten Social Mobility of American Muslims

Sahar Aziz | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Sahar Aziz

At the Brookings' U.S. Islamic World Forum in Doha, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough was asked whether President Obama would implement his Cairo speech commitment to stop government discrimination against American Muslims.

America's Biggest Lie

Kyra Nyman-Aggarwal | Posted 08.14.2012 | Teen
Kyra Nyman-Aggarwal

Americans are not "indivisible" by any means. If you were to look at American history as if it were a story, one motif crops up repeatedly: Division is always present and defines the American people.

Steelworker Awarded $25M In NY Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A federal court jury has awarded $25 million in damages to a western New York steel plant employee who says his bosses failed to...

We Still Have a Long Way to Go to Achieve Racial Equality

Algernon Austin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Black Voices
Algernon Austin

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen recently illustrated how much overt racial bigotry against blacks has been reduced and he's correct. There is no better time to be black in America than today but we still have a long way to go before there is equal opportunity for all.