Posts tagged "racial discrimination"

Department of Justice Report Finds Baltimore Police Department Saturated with Civil Rights Violations

The Justice Department has issued a scathing 163-page report finding that the policies and practices of the Baltimore Police Department systematically violate the civil rights of black residents.

Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Law

A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has struck down North Carolina’s voter identification requirement, arguing that it was passed with racially discriminatory intent.

Texas Voter ID Law Ruled Racially Discriminatory by Court of Appeals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that Texas’ law requiring individuals to show a limited selection of government issued photo identification when they go to vote is racially discriminatory. Wednesday’s ruling marks a momentous victory in an already three-year-long court battle to challenge the strictest voter ID law in the...
In Lawsuit, NYPD Officers Claim They're Punished for Refusing to Discriminate

In Lawsuit, NYPD Officers Claim They’re Punished for Refusing to Discriminate

A dozen NYPD officers are suing the city and the NYPD for allegedly punishing them when they refuse to partake in stop-and-frisk quotas.
The Supreme Court Fair Housing Ruling is a Civil Rights Victory

The Supreme Court Fair Housing Ruling is a Civil Rights Victory

The court in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which bans housing discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.
College Students Charged With Hate Crimes Against Black Roommate

College Students Charged With Hate Crimes Against Black Roommate

Four San Jose State University students have been charged with misdemeanor hate-crime and battery for committing hate crimes against their 17 year-old black roommate.
Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers

Report Reveals LGBT People of Color Are Most Disadvantaged Workers

Inequality, lack of workplace protections, and violence and discrimination in schools all contribute to high rates of poverty and unemployment for many LGBT workers of color.
Judges Rules "Stop-and-Frisk" Unconstitutional

Judges Rules “Stop-and-Frisk” Unconstitutional

"No one should live in fear of being stopped whenever he leaves his home to go about the activities of daily life."
Bananas Thrown at First Black Italian Minister

Bananas Thrown at First Black Italian Minister

Kyenge has been the target of much racial hostility since her appointment in April.
Review of "Stand Your Ground" Laws Receives Bipartisan Support

Review of “Stand Your Ground” Laws Receives Bipartisan Support

Leaders of both political parties have spoken up in favor of reforms to the "Stand Your Ground" laws that have been associated with the high profile case of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.
Why The Voting Rights Act Still Matters: 16 Recent Examples of Voter Suppression and Discrimination

Why The Voting Rights Act Still Matters: 16 Recent Examples of Voter Suppression and Discrimination

Attempts at voter suppression from the recent past attest to the idea that discrimination remains incredibly rampant and is often best stopped with federal intervention.