Stories tagged: discrimination
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 5:48 P.M.
Trump talks of ‘ghettos’ in describing urban African-American areas
Donald Trump on Thursday referred to urban areas populated by African-Americans and plagued by violence and economic struggles as “ghettos” during an afternoon rally.
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 7:27 P.M.
Asian-American groups meet with Fox News personnel over Jesse Watters segment
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and other advocacy groups met Tuesday with two officials from Fox News to discuss an Oct. 3 segment in which Fox News’ Jesse Watters …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 9:59 A.M.
Ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke to debate at historically black college
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and current Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke will participate in a debate at historically black Dillard University.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 6:54 P.M.
Yoga pants parade to protest man’s comments on women’s wear
Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who said the attire looks tacky and ridiculous.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 5:11 P.M.
U.K. to pardon thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws
Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Those who are still alive can will be eligible …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 11:12 A.M.
Seattle teachers wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts to school
Teachers, students and parents across Seattle public schools are wearing “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts Wednesday to promote racial equity in schools.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016
A black doctor wanted to save a man’s life. First she had to convince the flight attendant she was an ‘actual physician.’
When Tamika Cross heard a woman screaming for help for her husband who fell ill on a Delta flight last weekend, she sprang to action. The young black doctor, on …
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 5:16 P.M.
Judge allows gender-bias case against Microsoft to proceed
A federal judge has allowed a class-action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination by Microsoft to proceed.
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Ginsburg calls anthem protest ‘dumb and disrespectful’
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is calling the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem “dumb and disrespectful.”
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 12:50 P.M.
Black Lives Matter mural in Mountain Home painted over by school officials
School officials have painted over murals painted onto high school parking spaces in southern Idaho after one image of the Black Lives Matter movement sparked student protests.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
Returning Confederate flag at high school draws complaints
A confederate flag has been permanently covered over after a previous cover up began to fade, sparking criticism.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
Arizona county to pay $4 million in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s racial profiling case
Officials voted Wednesday to pay $4.4 million in legal fees to attorneys who won a racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, marking yet another expense in a case that’s …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 12:21 P.M.
Idaho students protest for, against Black Lives Matter mural
Students who want a Black Lives Matter movement mural to remain where it was painted on a high school parking space protested Wednesday against a superintendent’s decision to remove it, …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 11:40 A.M.
North Carolina gay-marriage law challenge dismissed by judge
A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that says magistrates with religious objections can refuse to marry same-sex couples.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:53 A.M.
University of Oregon president recommends renaming dorm named after KKK boss
The University of Oregon’s president is recommending renaming a campus dormitory building named after a former faculty member who led the Eugene chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, following demands …
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 1:10 P.M.
School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case
A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys’ bathroom at his high school.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
Microsoft offers tool to report abusive content in its online services
Microsoft is making it easier to call out racist, sexist, or other abusive content on Xbox Live and the company’s other online services.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Maine governor leaves obscene voicemail on lawmaker’s phone
Republican Gov. Paul LePage unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator, leaving him a voicemail message that said “I am after you” and telling reporters he wished it were …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 7:10 P.M.
States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules
Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force …
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 3:37 P.M.
‘Good Morning America’s’ Amy Robach sorry for ‘colored people’ reference
“Good Morning America” co-anchor Amy Robach has apologized for saying “colored people” on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 2:02 P.M.
Federal judge blocks Obama’s rules on bathrooms for transgender students
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s instructions for public schools to accommodate transgender students, siding late Sunday with Texas and a dozen other states that challenged the …
MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
Former trooper accuses Washington State Patrol of wrongfully firing him over brain tumor
A former state trooper in Spokane is suing the Washington State Patrol, claiming the agency wrongfully fired him over a brain tumor that impacted his motor abilities.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 10:21 A.M.
Report blasts Baltimore police over racial bias, force
BALTIMORE – The Justice Department and Baltimore police agreed to negotiate court-enforceable reforms after a scathing federal report released Wednesday criticized officers for using excessive force and routinely discriminating against …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 2:05 P.M.
Coach fired for praying sues Washington school district
A Washington state high school assistant football coach who was fired for praying at midfield after games has sued the school district, saying his religious rights were violated.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 9:56 A.M.
Muslim flight attendant sues ExpressJet over suspension
A Muslim flight attendant has sued ExpressJet, accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 4:59 P.M.
Miss Teen USA says friends, music influenced racist tweets
The new Miss Teen USA calls her use of racist language on social media a “careless mistake,” saying she was influenced by friends.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 2 P.M.
ADP to pay $1.4 million to settle racial discrimination charges
Payroll processor ADP has agreed to pay nearly $1.4 million to resolve charges alleging it discriminated against black and Hispanic job candidates and employees in Illinois.
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
Seattle City Council bans ‘conversion therapy’ for gay youngsters
The Seattle City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance to bar the practice of conversion therapy to try to make gay young people straight.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
Wisconsin election laws struck down by federal judge
A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared multiple Republican-authored election laws unconstitutional in a sweeping ruling.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 2:34 P.M.
Navy ship to be named for late gay rights leader Harvey Milk
The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list.