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New York City Will Ban Discrimination Based on Hair

The New Your City Commission on Human Rights has released new guidelines indicating that the targeting of people because of their hair or hairstyle, at work, school or in public places, will be considered racial discrimination. The law will apply to everyone but is particularly aimed at remedying the disparate treatment of black people. In Read More

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Employee’s Claim of Racist Talk at Work Proceeds to Jury

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee’s claim of racist talk in the workplace should not be dismissed, but rather should proceed to jury. The employee’s lawsuit alleges that her co-workers would say offensive things about African Americans. Such comments included referring to African American men as “lazy” and the “scum of Read More

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Former Diversity Recruiter for City of Milwaukee Alleges Race Discrimination

An African American man who was hired as a diversity recruiter for the City of Milwaukee to improve diversity for employees of the city alleges he was fired after reporting race discrimination. The former recruiter alleges that he reported that his supervisors were treating him – and other African Americans – differently than white employees. Read More

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Kansas City to Settle Race Discrimination Claim with Firefighter

After recommendation by a city attorney, a city council committee has approved an $111,000 settlement to a former Kansas City Fire Department deputy. The claim is still pending approval from the full city council. The KCFD deputy brought a lawsuit alleging race and age discrimination and retaliation after he testified in another discrimination case. The Read More

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New Research Reveals Racial Bias among Emergency Medical Responders

A new research study from Oregon suggests that emergency medical responders (EMTs) may be treating minority patients differently than they treat white patients. Notably, the research revealed that black patients were 40% less likely to receive medications than white patients. The study looked at 104,000 medical charts of ambulance patients from 2015 to 2017. It Read More

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Teacher Files Race Discrimination Claim against a New York School District

An English teacher in a New York school district has filed a race discrimination lawsuit, alleging that she has faced multiple instances of racism in her 17 years with the district. She is the only African American employee at the district. Her lawsuit alleges that another teacher, who is white, told her that the food Read More

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Saks Fifth Avenue Lawsuit Alleges Race and Age Discrimination

Eight men have filed a lawsuit against Saks Fifth Avenue, alleging that the company discriminated against them on the basis of their race and age. These allegations arise out of Saks’ flagship store in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit alleges that some of the men were hired in 2010 and 2011 and were placed in sales Read More

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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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