Stories tagged: discrimination
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Black Lives Matter is a movement that can’t be sued, judge says
Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Immigration crackdown could hurt Idaho industries
Idaho’s food and agribusiness industry brought in $1.51 billion in 2011, according to the Idaho Department of Commerce.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Saudis far from unanimous over allowing women to drive
The morning after Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in opening its roads to female drivers, the top-trending hashtag among the kingdom’s Twitter users wasn’t supportive.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Mississippi gets more time in lawsuit over Confederate-themed flag
JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Mississippi more time to respond to a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. The court said …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Trump revels in drama over spat with NFL
President Donald Trump is indulging in his favorite kind of drama – personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Appeals court allows more of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ law
Texas can require law enforcement to comply with requests from federal immigration authorities to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
New travel ban leads Supreme Court to cancel Oct. 10 hearing
Supreme Court justices on Monday canceled the scheduled Oct. 10 argument in the Trump Administration travel ban case and asked both sides to explain whether the matter has been overtaken …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Tom Brady on Trump: ‘I certainly disagree with what he said’
When the time came for the national anthem Sunday, one of the biggest questions of the day concerned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
NFL’s top sponsors stay quiet after Trump call for boycott
As NFL owners and players rushed to defend their right to protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s criticism, one group of stakeholders has remained largely silent — the …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay
Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Trump adds to rollback of Obama legacy with anti-gay measures
Early on, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seemed to be exempted from Donald Trump’s most inflammatory rhetoric. He was the first Republican presidential nominee to mention LGBT people in …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions on smashed St. Martin
Some black and mixed-race residents of the hurricane-devastated French territory on the island of St. Martin are expressing anger at a perception that white tourists have been given priority during …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Lawmaker wants Confederate statues removed from U.S. Capitol
On the heels of a clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Virginia last month, Rep. Barbara Lee wants statues of Confederate heroes removed from the U.S. Capitol.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Groups seek to halt Trump transgender military policy change
Two LGBT-rights organizations asked a federal judge in Washington on Thursday to bar President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
ACLU sues Trump over ‘political’ ban on transgender soldiers
President Donald Trump was sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, setting the stage for another bruising court battle about a directive from …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Trump sign at Oregon dry cleaners draws praise, criticism
La Grande Dry Cleaning has become an unlikely front in the battle over Donald Trump’s presidency.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Atlanta
A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Religious leaders plan rally as moral rebuke to Trump’s presidency
The Rev. Al Sharpton organized more than 1,000 religious leaders from multiple faiths to rally Monday in Washington, D.C., saying he hopes to show that opposition to President Trump is …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Courthouse removes flag after white supremacists display it
An Oregon courthouse has taken down a flag that began as a way to honor fallen police officers, but has turned into a controversial symbol after white supremacist demonstrators in …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Historians warn against rushing to take down statues
The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward Native Americans), the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
U.S. to limit visas from 4 nations that won’t take deportees
The Trump administration is poised to impose visa restrictions on four Asian and African nations refusing to take back their citizens who’ve been deported from the United States, officials said …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches
Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Charlottesville covers Confederate statue with black shroud
Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city’s mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Labrador blasts Boise State president following rally criticism
Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says maybe it’s time for Boise State University President Bob Kustra to resign after Kustra criticized the Republican congressman’s response to a recent white supremacist …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
German Foreign Ministry pokes fun at Breitbart gaffe
Germany’s Foreign Ministry is having some fun at the expense of a Breitbart News gaffe.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
University of Texas takes down four Confederate statues overnight
The University of Texas removed four Confederate statues from its Austin campus early Monday morning, amid growing pressure to take down such monuments in the wake of racist violence in …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
WSU students plan march following Charlottesville violence
Washington State University students are planning to march on campus Saturday in response to the weekend mayhem in Charlottesville, Virginia. They also are demanding changes in university policy to curb …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Chicago to sue Justice Department over new police grant rules targeting sanctuary cities
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the city plans to sue the Justice Department over a plan to withhold federal public safety grants to jurisdictions that adopt certain “sanctuary city” …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Montana court asked to rule against anti-transgender measure
A civil-rights organization is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rule that a proposed measure to prevent transgender people from using the public bathrooms of the gender they identify with …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Judge dismisses discrimination suit against CNN, Turner
A federal judge has dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS.