Tag: Ethnicity

Students Who Share a Race with Teachers Get Better Grades

College students who are of the same race or ethnicity as their teaching assistants earn higher grades at statistically significant levels, and the findings are consistent across racial and ethnic groups, according to a study released this week. The study, “TAs Like Me: Racial Interactions Between Graduate Teaching Assistants and…

What Do NYPD Officers Think of City Standoff Over #BlackLivesMatter

By Sheryl Estrada Kindness wasn’t on the agenda Tuesday during the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) meeting of delegates in Queens. According to the New York Daily News, the meeting, with about 350 in attendance, almost ended up in fisticuffs. Tempers flared, with members shouting at their president, Patrick Lynch, over…

Stealing Indian Land for a Copper Mine

The desert riparian environment of Oak Flat. Photo by Anna Jeffrey By Sheryl Estrada “All of the federally recognized tribes now know the world has changed,” Wendsler Nosie, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, said. A resident of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, in southeast Arizona, the change…

The New Motivation For Hate Crimes

By Chris Hoenig Ethnicity has replaced race as the No. 1 bias behind hate crimes, according to an analysis of data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). In 51 percent of the estimated 293,800 nonfatal violent and property hate crimes in 2012, the victims reported ethnicity—defined as the victim’s…

December Legal Roundup: Must You Act 'American'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: National-Origin Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Employment Contracts | National Labor Relations Act and Arbitration | Benefits | Legislation and Administrative Action National-Origin Discrimination Asking employees to model Texas business culture is not national-origin…

AMA Classifies Obesity as a Disease

By Chris Hoenig & Manuel McDonnell-Smith Photo courtesy: CDC/ Debora Cartagena In June, the nation’s leading organization of medical professionals, the American Medical Association (AMA), made a bold move in recognizing obesity as a disease. The new policy calls for expanded research, treatment options and insurance coverage to treat patients…

Housing Discrimination More Subtle, But Still Absurdly High

By Chris Hoenig Image Courtesy: TheDigitel It’s less overt and harder to easily identify, but housing discrimination by sellers, landlords and housing agents still runs high. A new report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development finds that in major cities across the country, Blacks, Hispanics and Asians…