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Illinois Women’s B-Ball Players File Racial Suit Against School

Several former Illinois women’s basketball players are filing a suit against the school for racial discrimination and a breach of their civil rights by coordinating segregated practices and maintaining different disciplinary standards for black and white players. Head coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant are specifically named in the suit. The players are seeking […]

Is This Kid’s Haircut Too Extreme?

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Bay Area teachers sent little Jalyn Broussard home for having a ‘distracting’ haircut at school—but his mother says it was a matter of racial discrimination.

Justice Breyer Against the Death Penalty

The two most unusual opinions of the past Supreme Court term addressed issues that were not even presented by the cases before the Court. In a dispute involving claims of racial discrimination in jury selection, Justice Anthony Kennedy...Show More Summary

China Grills US' Human Rights Abuses Against Minorities in Annual Report

In a new report, China blasted the United States for having a "terrible human rights record," citing America's racial discrimination, income inequality, and government surveillance, among other social ills.

China criticises US human rights record

Racial discrimination and police abuses cited in China's annual response to the US' report on Beijing's rights record.

China attacks U.S. rights record in annual report

BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Friday of being "haunted by spreading guns" and racial discrimination, in its annual tit-for-tat rebuttal to U.S. criticism of China's human rights record.

Supreme Court rightly supports Fair Housing Act 'disparate impact' claims

For years, civil rights groups have feared that the Supreme Court would hamstring the effort to end racial segregation in housing by ruling that only practices rooted in intentional discrimination violated the Fair Housing Act. But on Thursday, a 5-to-4 majority rightly held that the landmark law...

Would CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Be in Prison If He Were White?

Last week CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling went to prison. If he were white, he probably wouldn’t be there. Sterling was one of the CIA’s few African-American case officers, and he became the first to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against the agency. That happened shortly before the CIA fired him in late 2001. The official...

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies, Rules on Housing Racial Discrimination Claims, Whole Foods Accused of Overcharging: P.M. Links

last weekNews : Reason

The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold an interpretation of the Affordable Care Act (an interpretation opposite the actual law's wording) that allows subsidies for federal exchanges. Some Reason analysis of the ruling here, here, here,...Show More Summary

Clarence Thomas: The NBA proves “racial imbalance” can be good for black people

Court's sole African American justice writes puzzling dissent in housing discrimination case

Why Today Was a Battle Won in the War Against Racial Discrimination

We’re living in a tale of two Americas, where racial segregation and racial disparities in housing continue to plague our nation. A report we released this week outlines just how disadvantaged future generations of Black Americans will be because of predatory lending practices that disproportionately targeted people of color. Show More Summary

In Fair Housing Act Case, Supreme Court Backs 'Disparate Impact' Claims

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The court decided the case by a 5-4 margin, saying that claims of racial discrimination in housing cases shouldn't be limited by questions of intent.

Supreme Court upholds far-reaching racial discrimination rules for housing

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that forbids racial discrimination in housing, ruling the civil rights measure covers more than merely cases of intentional and blatant racial bias. 

SCOTUS Might Be About to Mess With the Fair Housing Act

last weekNews : Truthdig

(Rob Crandall / Shutterstock.com) While we’re all waiting for the Supreme Court to make some historic calls about key issues like gay marriage, here’s another big one to keep in focus: racial discrimination in housing. More specifically,...Show More Summary

'Anyone Who Looks Black or Urban': Tales of Zara's Racial Profiling

According to a new report, Zara—the “fast fashion” clothing company that’s recently come into the spotlight after its general counsel sued for discrimination and retaliation—has a deeply-embedded culture of racial profiling. Surprise, surprise. Read more...

America Sucks at Affordable Housing. The Supreme Court Might Make It Even Worse.

In the coming days, the Supreme Court will hand down a decision that could weaken the Fair Housing Act's ban on racial discrimination in housing. The timing couldn't be worse: The nation's housing affordability crisis is growing, according...Show More Summary

Judge Rejects Lawsuit by 2 Black Men Alleging a Pattern of Racial Discrimination at Kansas City Entertainment District

A U.S. District court has thrown out a class action racial-discrimination lawsuit against a Kansas City, Mo., entertainment center.

Report: North Carolina voting restrictions have racially-disproportionate outcomes

By Chief Justice Roberts's own standard, "any racial discrimination in voting is too much."

Quotes: And Now, A Word From President Clinton's Education Secretary

We’re kind of in a testing era in the United States... If you have a problem, throw a test at it. - Stanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond in the NY Times (Tougher Teacher Licensing Exams and a Question of Racial Discrimination)

Tougher Teacher Licensing Exams and a Question of Racial Discrimination

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Minority candidates have been lagging whites in passing the tests, jeopardizing a goal of diversifying the teaching force so it more closely resembles the makeup of the country’s student body.

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