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‘American Idol’ $250M Racism Case Dismissed, Win For Fox

The $250 million lawsuit from 10 former American Idol contestants charging Fox, producers Freemantle Media, former EP Nigel Lythgoe various sponsors and others with racial discrimination looks to be over. And that's mainly about timing, or rather time running out for most of the plaintiffs. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Harvard Students Fail 1964 Louisiana Voting Literacy Test

This video has been going around the past few days -- I have no idea if it's legit or not, but obviously the appeal is that it cuts a bunch of different ways: Tests are bad. Voting tests are bad. Racial discrimination is bad. Harvard students aren't as smart as they think they are. Take your pick. Link here.

John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

last weekNews : The Two-Way

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination.

Mike Brown Sr. Calls on US to End to Racial Discrimination at UN Human Rights Body

Mike Brown, Sr. traveled to Geneva this week to speak to the United Nations Human Rights Body. The UN Human Rights Council consists of a collection of reputable regimes including Algeria, indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba. Mike Brown, … Continue reading ?

How much of racial discrimination stems from the customers?

Here is some reporting on a new paper by John Nunley, Adam Pugh, Nicholas Romero, and Richard Seals, here is one bit: Black applicants faced major discrimination when applying for jobs with a customer focus. Researchers looked for jobs with words like “customer,” “sales,” “advisor,” “representative,” “agent,” and “loan officer” in the description. For jobs […]

Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died

Retired firefighter and attorney Arnett Hartsfield Jr., who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died Friday in L.A. He was 96.

Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Retired firefighter and attorney Arnett Hartsfield Jr., who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died Friday in L.A. He was 96.

Documentary to Explore Racial Discrimination in Transportation Planning

Documentary to Explore Racial Discrimination in Transportation Planning: My friend Matt Martin is creating a documentary about a case in Beavercreek, OH that explores racial issues. I think it looks tremendous, but I’m biased.

FTC Needs to Make Sure Companies Aren’t Using Big Data to Discriminate

The ACLU filed comments today with the FTC urging it and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to investigate whether big data is being used in online marketing in ways that are racially discriminatory. If companies are in fact engaging...Show More Summary

UH research focuses on suicide resilience and vulnerability

Religious beliefs and practices may reduce thoughts of suicide among African-American adults in stressful life events induced by racial discrimination, according to a new research study conducted at the University of Houston (UH). read more

It Is A Sordid Business, This Supreme Court Permitting States to Discriminate on the Basis of Race

Shorter John Roberts: “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race. Unless racial discrimination can provide electoral assistance to the Republican Party, in which case it’s perfectly fine.”

SCOTUS to Texas: Go Forth and Discriminate Against Your Citizens Starting Monday

4 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

The Supreme Court said Saturday that, for the first time, it is allowing a voting law to be used for an election even though a federal judge, after conducting a trial, found the law is racially discriminatory in both its intent and its impact, and is an unconstitutional poll tax. Show More Summary

White people think racial discrimination in America is basically over

Nearly two decades ago, when retired football star O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his white wife and her friend, a sobering reality of the nation’s racial divide was laid bare: blacks and whites often look at the same set of facts and see different truths. Surveys found that the vast majority of […]

Why are Rifi’s bigots free but Brandis’s “bigots” muzzled?

Attorney-General George Brandis in March on why the Racial Discrimination Act should be reformed to permit more debate on, say, Middle Eastern culture, immigration and…

CNN Sued for Age Discrimination While Layoffs Target 55 and Older

CNN's woes got even more woeful Tuesday when it was announced that CNN's parent company, Turner Broadcasting, would slash 8.5% of CNN's workforce, and a longtime CNN producer filed a $5 million age and racial discrimination suit against the leftwing cable network. Show More Summary

Judge Orders Microsoft to Pay $2 M. for Bullying and Discrimination

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

A Texas judge has issued a final ruling against Microsoft, ordering the once-dominant software company to pay a leading former salesman $2 million in damages in a defamation, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination lawsuit. Read more...

The Supreme Court Is Poised To Cripple The Federal Ban On Housing Discrimination

Racial discrimination has become more and more subtle. And this Supreme Court case will test a crucial housing discrimination standard that seeks to root out this discrimination. The post The Supreme Court Is Poised To Cripple The Federal Ban On Housing Discrimination appeared first on ThinkProgress.

We should be trusted by government to speak freely

Today, a brave attempt to reform the Racial Discrimination Act to restore some free speech: …

NFL Admits Husain Abdullah’s Penalty For Prayer Was Wrong

Already trying to maneuver its way out of accusations (and evidences) of insensitivity toward women and racial minorities, the last thing the National Football League needs is a religious discrimination controversy. So it makes sense...Show More Summary

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