Tag: Lawsuit

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: April 28

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Civil Rights Leaders…

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Black Corrections Officer Wrongly Accused of Shoplifting in Walmart Claims Store Employees Racially Profiled Him 

Despite Walmart’s ongoing commitment to diversity as an organization, employees at one store in Georgia have been accused of racially profiling one of their customers. Monique Beals of The Hill reported that “David Conners, a Clayton County corrections officer, was stopped and handcuffed by a Fayetteville police officer while he…

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School District in Farmington, Utah Covered Up Over 200 Cases of Racial Harassment During a 5-Year Period

In a disturbing new report, officials with the Department of Justice have revealed that Black and Asian American students at a school district in Utah underwent years of verbal abuse and bullying while administrators willfully turned their back on the issue. In total, school records show at least 212 documented…

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California Man Suing Company That Denied Him Employment Because of His Hairstyle

People of color repeatedly suffer in both the workplace and in education because of simple matters like their hairstyle — and the issue sadly doesn’t appear to be going away. CNN’s Nicquel Terry Ellis and Cheri Mossburg have reported that “a Black job applicant suing an employer over hair discrimination…

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Pinterest Enacting New Company-Wide DEI Initiatives Following Gender and Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Following a lawsuit led by the General Treasurer of Rhode Island, social media company Pinterest has announced that it will be enacting a series of new diversity, equity and inclusion workplace reforms to settle a recent lawsuit against them. Patrick Anderson of The Providence Journal reported that “the reforms are…

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Media Executive Byron Allen Calls for McDonald’s CEO To Step Down Over Continuing Allegations of Company’s ‘Horrible, Racist Culture’

Businessman and TV personality Byron Allen is ramping up his ongoing criticism and legal battle with McDonald’s president and CEO Chris Kempczinski, calling for his resignation in a new open letter to the company. TheGrio, a media company owned by Allen, reported that “in his letter, Allen demands McDonald’s end…