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“Virginia Asks Court To Ignore Pre-1965 Discrimination In Voting Rights Case”

Tierney Sneed for TPM: Virginia’s State Board of Elections is asking the court weighing a voting rights case being brought in the state to exclude any evidence of the state’s history of racial discrimination. The board filed a motion Monday … Continue reading ?

Searching for the Origins of the Racial Wage Gap In Jim Crow America

Were black workers paid less because employers discriminated or because of a systemic skills gap?

Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a … Continued

Breaking Down Beliefs of Racial Hierarchy

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Movement led to a series of laws banning public discrimination. African Americans were no longer barred from certain restaurants, some schools were integrated and fair housing laws created more living options. Show More Summary

U.N. Experts Seem Horrified By How American Schools Treat Black Children

American schools are hotbeds for racial discrimination, according to a preliminary report from a group of United Nations experts.  The U.N.'s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent traveled around the U.S. last month to learn more about the various structural barriers and challenges African-American face. Show More Summary

Toyota to Pay up to $21,900,000 to Black and Asian Borrowers to Settle Federal Discrimination Investigation

Toyota’s U.S. financing unit will pony up as much as $21.9 million to black and Asian borrowers in order to settle allegations of racial bias after it was discovered that black and Asian consumers paid more than whites for their car loans, the Los Angeles Times reports.

New Draft Voter ID Paper Showing Discriminatory Effect of Voter ID Laws

Think Progress: For years, researchers warned that laws requiring voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the poll would discriminate against racial minorities and other groups. Now, the first study has been released showing that the proliferation of … Continue reading ?

Race Matters: Howard Grad Fired From DC Bar For Being Black Awarded $687K In Racial Discrimination Case

Briggitta Hardin Wins Racial Discrimination Case Against Redline Bar A Howard grad by the name of Briggitta Hardin has won a racial discrimination case following a job interview at a sports bar where she claims she was fired for her

U.N. Experts Catalog Seemingly Endless List of Racial Discrimination in the U.S.

last weekNews : Truthdig

By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Past injustices and crimes against African Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice.

Judge Awards Black Bartender $687,000 in Racial Discrimination Case against DC Sports Bar

A former bartender was awaraded $687,000 after jurors found that the owner of a D.C. bar violated her civil rights under federal and District anti-discrimination laws, the Washington Post reports.

FCC Sued for $10 Billion in Federal Court For Racial Discrimination

The National Association of African-American Owned Media and Byron Allen, the comedian and CEO of Entertainment Studios, are suing both the FCC and Charter Communications for $10 billion, citing its “Jim Crow policies” of “racial discrimination in contracting for television channel carriage,” reports Deadline. Show More Summary

A White Cook Is Suing Eataly for Racial Discrimination

Oy vey. This lawsuit may cause a double take: A white Eataly line cook claims he suffered "racial discrimination" while working at Mario Batali's food hall. As SNL-parody-worthy as it sounds, the 39-year-old's lawsuit against the company...Show More Summary

FCC & Charter Slapped With $10B Racial Discrimination Lawsuit By Byron Allen

You might feel you've read this one before – and you have, kind of. Less than a month after Byron Allen got  AT&T and DirecTV carriage deals after charging them with racial discrimination in a $10 billion lawsuit, he's got some new targets. Show More Summary

The Continuing Saga of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Dealer Interest Rate Markup on Car Loans, Part Two

  Since we last reported on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its controversial crusade to uncover racial discrimination by car dealers on interest rate markup on automobile loans, the agency has ordered over $100 million in fines and settlements against banks that some have deemed extortion. Show More Summary

Residents of Compton, California weigh in on Oscars snub and racial discrimination

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Charlotte Rampling, controversially, has intervened. Spike Lee has voiced his frustrations, again. And Jada Pinkett Smith, the wife of Will Smith, has announced a personal boycott. But while allegations of institutional racism at the Oscars have been big news in Hollywood and around the world, the...

Former Md. Police Chief and 2 Officers File Civil Rights Lawsuit Claiming Racial Discrimination 

Three black Pocomoke City, Md. police officers have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming racial discrimination that "most Americans would have believed unthinkable in the second decade of the 21st century," the New York Times reports.

Minority And Low-Income Communities Are Targeted For Hazardous Waste Sites, Research Confirms

We have decades of research showing a clear pattern of racial and socioeconomic discrimination when it comes to siting facilities for hazardous waste disposal, polluting industry and other land uses are disproportionately located inShow More Summary

Fired Police Chief, 2 Other Officers, Sue For Racial Discrimination

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — A fired black police chief and two black officers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday, alleging the kind of Jim Crow-era racial discrimination that “most Americans...Show More Summary

3 Black Maryland Police Officers File Racial Discrimination Suit

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Kelvin Sewell, fired from his job as chief of the Pocomoke City Police Department, and two black officers allege systemic harassment and a hostile atmosphere.

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