Stories tagged: discrimination
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 1:08 P.M.
Twitter ends ban of notorious white nationalist Richard Spencer
A month after Twitter suspended Richard Spencer’s account, it has given the megaphone back. Spencer, a self-professed founder of the “alt-right” movement advocating for a whites-only state, seems to want …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 10:39 A.M.
UK leader introduces official definition of anti-Semitism
British Prime Minister Theresa May introduced an official definition for anti-Semitism on Monday in hopes of curbing attacks against Jewish people.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 1:22 P.M.
Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI
Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 9:03 A.M.
Arkansas court throws out ruling on birth certificate law
Arkansas’ highest court has thrown out a judge’s ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children’s birth certificates without a …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
German companies pull advertising from US website Breitbart
Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 8 A.M.
Wal-Mart joining corporate surge to protect LGBT employees
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. added insurance coverage for transgender workers this year, joining more than 500 companies taking a bigger role in advancing the rights of LGBT employees in a competitive …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 6 A.M.
Whites-only covenants still exist in many mid-century Spokane neighborhoods
In more than 30 plats or subdivisions across Spokane County, covenants restricting home sales to whites still exist. They have no force of law, but would take individual action to …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 8:16 A.M.
Breitbart News urges boycott of Kellogg after brand abandons website
Breitbart News urged its readers to boycott Kellogg Co. after the cereal maker stopped advertising on the news site, whose former chairman is a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 12:43 P.M.
Idaho single-sex classrooms violated federal law
Officials with the U.S. Department of Education say an Idaho school district violated federal law when it segregated elementary students into single-sex classrooms.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 11:19 A.M.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard settles discrimination lawsuit
A lawsuit filed by a female engineer against Puget Sound Naval Shipyard alleging discrimination has been settled with the Navy slated to pay $144,000, apologize to the woman and institute …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:22 A.M.
Groups document more than 860 hate incidents since elections
Civil rights groups say President-elect Donald Trump should forcefully and publicly denounce racism and bigotry. They are pointing to more than 860 bias-related incidents recorded in the 10 days following …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart amid concerns about hate speech
Kellogg is pulling its ads from the website Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization whose former chairman Steve Bannon was tapped as a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 4:06 P.M.
Dictionary.com’s word of the year is ‘xenophobia’
You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.”
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 2:22 P.M.
Former Playboy playmate pleads not guilty in body shaming case
An attorney for a former Playboy playmate pleaded not guilty on her behalf Monday to charges that she secretly photographed a 70-year-old woman in the nude in the shower area …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
Seattle directing $250,000 to needs of immigrant students
Seattle says it will spend $250,000 to help address the needs of undocumented immigrants enrolled in the city’s public schools as well as their families.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 6:30 P.M.
How to talk about race and politics at Thanksgiving dinner
With Thanksgiving upon us, the inevitable dinner discussion about politics, race, Donald Trump, race, what’s wrong with America – and race – are bound to bring some uncomfortable drama to …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 3:53 P.M.
Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists
President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 2:49 P.M.
Couples file appeal over North Carolina gay-marriage law
Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
Portland mayor cancels march he was to lead
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has called off an anti-hate march he was planning to lead after hearing that a counter-protest was planned.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:10 P.M.
Montana elector, age 92, under fire for anti-gay comments
A 92-year-old man casting one of Montana’s electoral votes has been criticized for his comments about gay people
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
CNN and Jake Tapper apologize for ‘unacceptable’ banner text
CNN and host Jake Tapper have both apologized for an on-screen banner that Tapper said was “unacceptable” and “horrified” him when it appeared during his show on Monday.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 11:52 A.M.
Oregon judge denies petition for gender-neutral designation
A judge has denied a Medford resident’s request to identify as neither male nor female.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 9:51 A.M.
Klan’s planned parade raises questions about white supremacists in NC
The election of Donald Trump and the people he is choosing as advisers and cabinet members have brought renewed attention to one fan club that the president-elect has tried to …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 7:54 A.M.
‘Go to another country’ if you don’t like Donald Trump, judge tells new citizens
Federal Magistrate Judge John Primomo presided over the induction ceremony on Friday. In his speech to the imigris, he touched on the protests that have cropped up across the nation …
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 7:35 A.M.
Women’s share of Microsoft jobs drops again
At Microsoft, about one of every four employees is female. The latest data on the diversity of the Redmond software giant’s workforce, released this week, showed a second consecutive annual …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
Lewis-Clark State College students, faculty stand silently for peace
Some called it simply a gathering, others a protest. But the individuals assembled at Lewis-Clark State College Thursday agreed the event was about standing up to hate.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 4:13 P.M.
Lawsuit: Idaho paternity laws violate rights of same-sex couples and their kids
Idaho’s laws on paternity, artificial insemination and vital statistics unconstitutionally violate the rights of same-sex couples and their children, a new lawsuit filed Thursday in federal district court charges.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts
Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called “alt-right” in an apparent purge.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 4:54 P.M.
Investigator says most allegations in discrimination lawsuit against Spokane County Public Defender’s office unfounded
A county-hired independent investigator has concluded most of the allegations in a lawsuit filed by a county attorney against the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office are unfounded.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 11:10 A.M.
Mayors of ‘sanctuary cities’ say they’ll fight Trump’s plans
Democratic mayors of major U.S. cities that have long had cool relationships with federal immigration officials say they’ll do all they can to protect residents from deportation, despite President-elect Donald …