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Portland Man Settles Race Discrimination Suit against Police Department

An African American man has settled a race discrimination claim against the Portland Police Department for $50,001. The lawsuit was filed after the man was pulled over twice in one month by the same police officer. After the man complained, the officer went to the man’s employer, the postal service, and told his boss that Read More

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Former Marriott Exec Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit

A former Marriott executive has filed a race discrimination claim against the hotel chain. In the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the former employee alleges he was the victim of race discrimination and harassment, as well as retaliation for opposing forbidden practices. He alleges that he was asked to get up Read More

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Former UConn Men’s Basketball Coach Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Kevin Ollie, the former UConn Men’s Basketball Coach who led the Huskies to a national championship title in 2014, has filed a lawsuit alleging race discrimination against the university. Ollie alleges he was subject to disparate treatment because his predecessor, Jim Calhoun, was allowed to keep his job as head coach despite committing similar recruiting Read More

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Former NBA Player Sues United Airlines for Race Discrimination

Former NBA Player Eric Murdock is suing United Airlines for race discrimination, alleging a flight attendant would not allow him to sit in an exit row. Murdock had asked a flight attendant if he and his son could move to the exit row, where there was an empty seat, so that they could sit together. Read More

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U.S. Dept. of Ed. Investigating Race Discrimination Against Students in Forsyth County

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating allegations that the Forsyth County school board discriminated against students on the basis of race. The Southern Coalition for Social Justice filed the complaint on behalf of Action4Equity, a local organization for concerned citizens. The complaint alleges that the local school board and Winston-Salem/Forsyth Read More

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JP Morgan Settles Class Action Race Discrimination Allegations

Current and former employees of JP Morgan filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the bank. In response, JP Morgan has agreed to a $19.5 million settlement with the class members. Another $4.5 million will be put into a fund supporting recruitment, bias training, review of assignments, and coaching program for black advisers.  The Read More

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Portland Police Captain Files Race Discrimination Suit

Portland Police Captain Derek Rodriguez has filed a lawsuit against the city of Portland, claiming that it discriminated against him because he is Latino. Rodriguez was formerly tasked with leading the police bureau’s Internal Affairs Division, which investigates complaints of officer misconduct. Rodriguez alleges in the lawsuit that he was placed on leave for months Read More

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Portland Store Accused of Discriminating against African Americans

A Portland store has been accused of race discrimination after a customer visited its store and found that products designed for multi-cultural use were being kept behind a locked display. An African American customer went to a Fred Meyer store in search of shampoo and conditioner, only to find that all of the products designed Read More

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Uber Settles Employees’ Suit for $10 Million Covering 480 Current and Former Employees

Uber has announced how it will pay out a $10 million settlement in a class action suit comprised of 480 current and former employees of Uber. $1.9 million will be divided among 56 current and former employees, totaling approximately $33,928 to each employee. Another $5.1 million will be divided among the 480 current and former Read More

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Equal Women Eight Months behind White Men in Wages

Research from April 2018 found that women are paid 80 cents to every dollar earned by a man. But the disparity between the pay of women and men is even larger when considering race, educational level and experience. Black women have to work an extra eight months to make the same as their male counterparts, Read More

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