New York City Says Businesses Can't Discriminate Based on Hair
Not only can the city force companies to rehire employers who were let go due to this racial discrimination, but it can also levy penalties up to $250,000.
How the On-Demand Economy Enables the Cycle of Racial Labor Discrimination
We talked to the National Employment Law Project’s Nayantara Mehta about how apps like Uber exploit workers and dress up old models of discrimination in shiny new clothes.
These Lawsuits Explain Exactly Why Employees of Color Are Over Fox News
The class-action suit alleges that: “On at least two occasions, Slater actually kicked Ms. Douglas in the buttocks as she walked down the hall at Fox’s offices.”
Black Couple Sues Barneys For Racial Discrimination
“One would think that Barneys would have instituted change after being fined over $500,000 by the New York State Attorney General for this very type of discriminatory behavior.”
Judge Approves Byron Allen's $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit
Allen on his lawsuit against telecom giant Charter Communications: “This lawsuit was filed to provide distribution and real economic inclusion for 100 percent African American-owned media.”
SCOTUS Says Race Was Factor in Death Row Sentence
Nearly 30 years after a carefully constructed all-White jury convicted him of murder, a Black man living on death row will now get a new trial. Justice Clarence Thomas would rather that he didn’t.
Alexander McQueen's Flagship Store Faces New Racial Discrimination Suit
Black employees who work in the company’s main store in New York City allege “systematic racism” in the form of mockery, body searches on the sales floor and exclusion from meetings.
STUDY: Half of Black Millenials Know a Victim of Police Violence, Still See Cops as Protectors
Fifty-four percent of young black people surveyed say that either they or someone they know have been harassed by police or been the victim of police violence. Meanwhile, 66 percent still think police are there to protect them.
Justice Dept. Warns: Ebola Panic Doesn't Make It OK to Discriminate
“Both science and law must inform our approach,” the federal government says.
Study: Portland Drivers Show Racial Bias When Yielding to Pedestrians
Black test subjects had to wait 32 percent longer than white subjects to cross.
'American Idol' Hit With $250 Million Racial Discrimination Suit
Ten black former contestants are suing.