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Racial Discrimination

Popular TV Show Sued For Worker Discrimination

AP | SHEILA BURKE | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two black men are taking "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are bloc...

Watchdog To 'Stop Discrimination In Its Tracks'

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

By Dave Clarke WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - The new U.S. consumer financial watchdog said on Wednesday it will aggressively pursue...

Study: Race Of Jurors Plays Big Role In Convictions

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 04.17.2012 | Black Voices

In Florida, all-white jury pools found blacks accused of crimes guilty 16 percent more often than they did with white defendants according to a new s...

Did Racial Bias Hurt Blacks Applying For Jobs In Iowa? Judge Says No.

AP | DAVID PITT and RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices

DES MOINES, Iowa — A judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday that claimed Iowa's state government systemically discriminated against blac...

Racial Discrimination by Banks Only Worsens the Foreclosure Crisis

Alan Jenkins | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Alan Jenkins

The bank behavior identified by this investigation is unethical, unlawful, and harmful to our economy. It breaches our basic national values of equal opportunity and the common good.

Complicating the Racist Hunger Games Tweets

Lori Ungemah | Posted 06.09.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Articles are examining what the tweeters said and the potential whys behind their actions, but nobody is branching out to ask, "What next?"

We Can Defeat Alabama's State Hate Laws

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

It is clear that the Alabama law is accomplishing its goal of, as one of its sponsors stated, making life "unbearable" for immigrants.

"Color Blindness" Is Denial

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We must not and cannot dismiss these incidents as simply the actions of a few individuals, for racism and other forms of oppression exist on multiple levels. These incidents are symptoms of larger systemic national problems.

Trayvon Martin, a Victim of Florida's Jim Crow Atmosphere

Desmond Meade | Posted 05.20.2012 | Miami
Desmond Meade

We have allowed this environment to fester in Florida and the rest of the country for much too long. Why don't we collectively resolve, over the long-haul, to make the Martin family the last family we grieve for and with?

Former Burbank Police Officer Wins $1.3 Million From City

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.20.2012 | Los Angeles

A former Burbank deputy police chief was awarded $1.29 million Monday after a jury found that he was fired for speaking out against racial discriminat...

Does Discrimination Drive People To Smoke?

Posted 03.16.2012 | Black Voices

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rolls out its graphic anti-smoking ad campaign next week, researchers at the Brown School at W...

Institutionalized Racism and the War on Drugs

Joshua Shulman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Joshua Shulman

Is our Criminal Justice system really just a way to keep large numbers of African-Americans out of mainstream society, like we did under Jim Crow?

Jeremy Lin: Success and Stereotypes, Five Lessons for Youth

Christopher Emdin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Sports
Christopher Emdin

For many urban youth, Jeremy Lin's story is a perfect example of how one can transcend the categories they are placed in, and do more than they are expected to.

Black Borrowers Face Higher Hurdles in Lending, Study Shows

Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices

By Stefanos Chen This post originally appeared at AOL Real Estate. Qualifying for a loan in today's tight credit market is hard. But add rac...

Federal Air Marshals Claim Unfair Work Environment

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 02.09.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Some senior officials at the Federal Air Marshal service made fun of veterans, homosexuals and minorities, creating what employees descr...

Racial Discrimination Can't Be Solved by Fighting Poverty

Elaine Gross | Posted 04.07.2012 | New York
Elaine Gross

Many people would agree that disparate treatment based on race is wrong, but how can we try to remedy the situation when so few people are willing to create policies and practices that explicitly address such forms of structural racism?

Discrimination Lawsuit Holds Subprime Lenders Accountable

Shaun Donovan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Shaun Donovan

African-American and Latino families have been hit especially hard by economic recession. Most outrageously, these communities were also targets of many of the practices that helped cause it -- including discrimination, predatory lending and fraud.

Discrimination Suit Filed Against Elway Dealership

AP | Posted 01.10.2012 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A former employee is alleging workers were routinely subjected to racial discrimination at a California car dealership partially owned ...

Interesting Court Decisions

Ed Koch | Posted 03.04.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

I agree with the Justice Department that South Carolina's proposed picture ID requirement as a precondition to voting is not necessary. I just don't believe that fraud at the polls is a significant problem.

WATCH: Black Baby Doll Hanging From Noose Found On NYC Parks Department Headquarters

wpix.com | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices

The New York City Parks and Recreation Department is under investigation after a 60-year-old African American employee found a black baby doll hanging...

Is Silicon Valley Adding to the Jobs Depression for Blacks and Latinos?

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business
Nathan Newman

The U.S. high tech industry employed 5.87 million people in 2009 -- and its total payroll given high average salaries was 10 percent of all wages paid in the country. Yet blacks and Latinos are horrendously underrepresented in the industry, especially in Silicon Valley itself.

GOP Effort To Repeal Racial Bias Law Dealt Blow

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's governor on Wednesday halted a Republican effort to dismantle a law that gives death row inmates a new way to a...

"Occupy For Human Rights": The U.S. Government Should Protect the Human Rights of All People

Chandra Bhatnagar | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Chandra Bhatnagar

December 10th is Human Rights Day, a day when people and governments around the world will celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recommit to protecting and promoting human rights.

WATCH: 'Rampant Discrimination' At University Of New Mexico

KOB.com | Posted 11.23.2011 | Black Voices

Black faculty, students and employees at the University of New Mexico are speaking out about alleged unfair treatment some say has been going on for y...

Poverty Amid Plenty: America's Continuing Shame

David Coates | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David Coates

To what degree are we all fellow-citizens in this society, and to what degree are we not? Are we one America or are we two? If we are one America, it is surely time to make the alleviation of poverty our number one priority.