Tag: Discrimination

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Justice Department Sues Baltimore County Police Department for Employment Discrimination

The Justice Department (DOJ) has sued Baltimore County, Maryland and its police department for what it has deemed discriminatory hiring practices against prospective entry-level officers. The department had been using an exam, which Black applicants consistently performed worse on than white applicants, leading to fewer Black applicants being hired in…

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Resigns Amid Signs of Harassment and Discrimination at the Department

Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross has abruptly resigned amid claims of harassment and discrimination at his department. The Philadelphia Police Department announced Ross’ resignation Aug. 20. Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney said Ross had ineffectively handled these cases of harassment and discrimination and that he believes Ross’ leave is best for…

From Goodwill to the Salvation Army: Evaluating the Ethics of some of America’s Best-Known Charities

Last year when Change.org’s petition to stop Goodwill Industries from exploiting its workers with disabilities entered the spotlight, the public was confused as to why an 80-year-old law which allowed the practice still governed an organization claiming to do charitable work. However, Goodwill is not the only so-called charity that…

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Upper Crust Bakery Reaches Settlement with DOJ Over Immigration Employment Discrimination

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement agreement with Arizona-based company Upper Crust Bakery over a suit involving immigration status discrimination. Upper Crust Bakery, which provides baked goods for companies like Starbucks, Cotsco and Kroger’s discriminated against certain employees by requiring them to provide specific immigration documents to…

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A Decatur Elementary School Criticized Over Natural Hairstyle Discrimination, School District Distances Itself from School Policy

Narvie Harris Elementary School in Decatur, Ga., faced backlash regarding its discriminatory school policy regarding acceptable natural hairstyles worn by its students. Administrators at the school created and displayed a poster of what they deemed “appropriate” and “inappropriate” hairstyles for class. The advertisement solely featured Black children. Related Story: CROWN…