Tag: Civil Rights

hair discrimination, batts, school

Queens Mother Lavona Batts Sues Catholic School for Telling Her Son He Could Not Wear His Hair in Cornrows

Lavona Batts’ 8-year-old son attended his first day of school at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Jamaica, Queens, wearing his hair in cornrows. When his grandmother, Joan, picked him up, the principal rubbed the top of the boy’s head and said, “We don’t accept this,” according to Batts’ complaint. The…

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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty Grills Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Civil Rights Practices

Facebook has been in headlines frequently lately, and the press has not been positive. After claims of unfair working conditions, retaliation and pandering to right-wing figures, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s name is in the news again. He attended a congressional hearing on Wednesday to discuss Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra. Instead,…

Trump's 'Go Back' Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

If the United States government were a company and President Trump an employer, his tweet in which he told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to their home countries would constitute as workplace discrimination. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) were…