Stories tagged: discrimination
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Trump moves to build border wall, cut sanctuary city funds
President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration policies Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Anti-Defamation League award named in Beau Biden’s honor
The Anti-Defamation League is creating an award for law enforcement in the memory of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Landlords can’t have blanket policy of refusing to rent to people with a criminal history, Washington attorney general says
The Washington State Attorney General’s office has sanctioned five property companies for refusing to rent to anyone with a criminal history, saying those policies are a form of de facto …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
JPMorgan settles federal mortgage discrimination suit
NEW YORK – JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that it had agreed to settle a federal lawsuit accusing the bank of working with mortgage brokers who discriminated against minority borrowers for …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Palouse UPstanders to teach community how to respond to hate
A new group in Moscow and Pullman, inspired by an uptick in harassment around the country, will host a bystander intervention training this week, where participants will learn how to …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
King’s legacy celebrated as Trump, Lewis duel lingers
Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader’s daughter is encouraging Americans …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Writers resist hate, celebrate MLK Jr. in Moscow
Community members gathered at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow on Sunday night to read and listen to writing and music as part of a local hosting of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Trump to meet with Martin Luther King III on Monday to discuss voting rights
President-elect Donald Trump, who spent the weekend engaged in a war of words with civil rights activist and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, will meet Monday with Martin Luther King III …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Push to protect ‘Dreamers’ from Trump gains new GOP supporters
A group of House Republicans is pushing President-elect Donald Trump to keep in place Obama administration protections for about 750,000 young illegal immigrants, joining with Democrats on legislation to extend …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Four in Chicago held after Facebook video shows group assaulting disabled man
Authorities in Chicago charged four people with hate crimes Thursday following the emergence of a disturbing video appearing to show them shouting obscenities about President-elect Donald Trump and white people …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Pullman groups to fight hate in community
Forty-five people packed into a small room at the Daily Grind coffee shop on Main Street on Wednesday evening to discuss ways to combat bullying and cultivate acceptance in the …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Park service blocking Trump inauguration protests, lawyers say
Civil rights attorneys in Washington say they’ll take the National Park Service to court unless the agency grants permits to groups seeking to protest the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Trump deposed in lawsuit against celebrity chef Jose Andres
Just over two weeks from taking office, President-elect Donald Trump gave a videotaped deposition stemming from a lawsuit he filed after a celebrity chef backed out of plans to open …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
Petition backs transgender boy kicked out of Cub Scouts
Garden State Equality, the statewide advocacy and education organization for the LGBTQ community, is calling for the Boy Scouts of America to reinstate a transgender 8-year-old Secaucus boy into his …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
California DMV licensed 800,000 undocumented immigrants under 2-year-old law
On the day California officials implemented a controversial law that allows undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses, Department of Motor Vehicles offices throughout the state were packed with immigrants looking …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:46 a.m.
Montana governor, legislators condemn plans for white-nationalist march
Montana’s top elected officials in both parties have denounced plans for a white-nationalist march in Whitefish, the town that’s become home to alt-right movement writer and activist Richard Spencer. It’s …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
8-year-old transgender boy asked to leave Cub Scout pack
The family of an 8-year-old New Jersey boy says he was kicked out of Cub Scouts because he is transgender, a move that could open a new front in the …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:06 a.m.
Pennsylvania professor under fire for ‘white genocide’ tweet
A Drexel University professor has been summoned to a meeting with school officials after he tweeted, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Montana ski town roiled by white supremacist ‘troll army’
The ski resort town of Whitefish, 6,600 people strong in a valley just west of Glacier National Park about 60 miles from the Canadian border, is an unlikely flashpoint between …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Analysis: Trump team sought informatin on women’s issues programs from State Department
The Donald Trump transition team instructed the State Department to turn over all information Wednesday about “gender-related staffing, programming, and funding,” setting off alarm bells among those who fear that …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Trump on his proposed Muslim ban, registry: ‘You know my plans’
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to stand by his plans to establish a registry for Muslims and temporarily ban Muslim immigrants from the United States.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Wal-mart to stop selling ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ shirts after police protest
The president of the national Fraternal Order of Police, the country’s largest police organization, on Tuesday asked Wal-Mart to stop selling T-shirts and sweatshirts which say “Black Lives Matter” and …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
New deadline in works for harassment training agreed to following Condon ethics complaint
Sherry Jones, the National Organization of Women member who filed an ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon over the handling of a sexual harassment complaint against former Police Chief Frank …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Tom Arnold claims he has footage of Trump saying ‘every dirty, every offensive, racist thing ever’
Actor Tom Arnold is making waves with recent claims that he has outtakes from “The Apprentice” that feature President-elect Donald Trump using inflammatory language.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Students could face expulsion for racially charged video
Two high school students could face expulsion after they allegedly made a video in which they use a racial epithet to refer to the school’s principal and black students at …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
New York man gets 30 years in prison in X-ray weapon plot
A New York industrial mechanic convicted of attempting to produce a mobile X-ray device intended to kill Muslims has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Siblings donate $10 million to lynching victims memorial
The children of a late Michigan businessman are donating $10 million to help build a memorial and museum in Alabama dedicated to black lynching victims.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
North Carolina will strike down transgender ‘bathroom bill’
North Carolina’s incoming governor says that legislators are planning to hold a special session to repeal a law limiting protections for LGBT people.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Aryan Brotherhood Mississippi leader gets life sentence
A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Mississippi has been sentenced to life in prison, months after a federal jury convicted him of helping kill a man over an unpaid …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
North Carolina Gov.-elect Roy Cooper to state lawmakers: Go home
Responding to the General Assembly’s effort to limit his power before he takes office Jan. 1, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said it’s time for lawmakers to go home.