Tag: Race

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Hair Discrimination Would be Outlawed Federally Under Bill Sen. Cory Booker Introduced

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced the first federal bill against natural hair discrimination Thursday. His move supports the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair (CROWN) Act. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives along with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MD.),…

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Two White UConn Students Arrested for Yelling N-Word on Campus

Two white University of Connecticut students were caught on video, yelling the N-word outside of on-campus apartments. After student-led protests calling out the issue of race at the predominantly white institution, the men have been arrested. Students protested the incident on campus Monday morning, saying the men’s behavior called attention…

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Community Rallying Behind Black High School Security Guard Marlon Anderson, Who Was Fired After Telling Student to Not Call Him the N-word

Marlon Anderson was a security guard at West High School in the Madison School District in Wisconsin for 11 years. But he was abruptly fired after a Black student called him the N-word multiple times — and Anderson told him not to, while also using the word. “Every type of…