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Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against Blacks with 'African American-Sounding Names'

Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against Blacks with ‘African American-Sounding Names’

Researchers found that ride-sourcing companies are not exempt from practicing racial discrimination.

Airbnb Responds to Racism by Tweaking Anti-Bias Policies for Hosts

Airbnb Responds to Racism by Tweaking Anti-Bias Policies for Hosts

"When we designed the platform — three white guys — there were a lot of things we didn't think about," Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said.

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Partial Win in Fight Over North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Law

Federal judge rules North Carolina's university system must allow transgender students and employee to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Voter ID Laws Smacked Down as Being Overtly Racist

Voter ID Laws Smacked Down as Being Overtly Racist

Federal court in North Carolina said state disenfranchised “African-Americans with almost surgical precision,” while federal judges in Wisconsin and North Dakota said Blacks and Native American voters were affected.

U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Law

U.S. Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Law

Court ruled the law discriminated against African-American residents.

Transgender History Made at Democratic Convention

Sarah McBride became the first openly transgender person to address a major party convention; party platform includes “transgender” for first time.

Congressman Elijah Cummings

Democratic Platform Touts Diversity, Inclusion

Positions are stark contrast to GOP policy. Meanwhile, undocumented immigrants to work and speak at DNC convention.

NBA pulls All-Star game from Charlotte

North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Stance Forces NBA to Move All-Star Game

Lawmakers ignore lessons learned in other states of the business benefits of diversity, with hundreds of millions of dollars lost.

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Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates, Federal Court Rules

Appeals court agrees the Texas law made it harder for Blacks and Latinos to vote and violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

Newt Gingrich

All Muslims in U.S. Must be Tested for Their Beliefs, Says Gingrich

Those who believe in Islamic principles should be deported, said Gingrich, who also called for all mosques to be monitored.

GOP platform committee

GOP Ignores Internal Pleas for Inclusion 

The party’s platform committee rejected repeated attempts by its own members to soften the GOP’s stance against the gay community — or even acknowledge discrimination — in the official party platform.

Ash Carter

Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Troops

The policy allowing transgender people to serve openly not only “is the right thing to do,” but also benefits the military’s ability to recruit and retain the best talent.

NJ Transit

NJ Transit Settles $3.65 Million Discrimination Suit

Complaints include supervisors using racial slurs, with one putting a noose around a worker’s neck.

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GOP Blocks LGBT Rights Amendment Days After Orlando Shooting

After Republican leaders claimed to “stand in solidarity” with the LGBT community following the tragedy in Orlando, GOP leaders rejected a proposal to protect LGBT people from discrimination.

Mansplaining for Soccer Pay Gap

Men from U.S. Soccer Federation offer nothing but excuses for why the Women’s U.S. National Team earns significantly less than men’s, despite women’s being more profitable.

TD Bank, Hilton, Accenture, Kellogg’s and Others Demand North Carolina Repeal Radical New Anti-LGBT Law

Letter from major business leaders to be delivered by HRC President Chad Griffin and Equality NC Executive Director Chris Sgro to Gov. Pat McCrory.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

Corporate Pressure Forces Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBT Law

Companies, including several DiversityInc Top 50, threatened to leave the state if the law passed.

Syrian refugees

Lawmakers in N.Y., S.C. Seek to Unwelcome Refugees

Republican representatives have proposed bills to create a registry for Syrian refugees and prohibit financial assistance.

Donald Trump

Jewish Groups Latest to be Offended by Trump

Rabbis call for boycott, Anti-Defamation League to redirect Trump donations; his hate speech and authoritarian style likened to Nazi Germany.

Equality Act

DiversityInc Top 50 Companies Endorse Equality Act

It is still legal to fire someone for being gay in 32 states. The Equality Act would end employee discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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EEOC Files First-Ever Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuits

"With the filing of these two suits, EEOC is continuing to solidify its commitment to ensuring that individuals are not discriminated against in workplaces because of their sexual orientation."


Greyhound Admits Cheating People with Disabilities

The bus transportation company will pay at least $300,000 to passengers it discriminated against and addresses ADA violations.

Georgia Senate Passes Act to ‘Religiously’ Discriminate Against LGBT Community

The bill's sponsor said it could even protect the rights of the KKK.

New Louisiana Gov. to Fight LGBT Job Discrimination

Incoming Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to issue an order protecting LGBT state workers and government contractors from discrimination in the workplace.