Tag: Race

Marlon Anderson, n-word

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…

Republican, Democrat, sentences

Study Finds Republican-Appointed Judges More Likely to Give Black Defendants Longer Sentences Than Democrat-Appointed Judges

A 2018 study by the American Economic Journal discovered Republican-appointed judges impose longer sentences on Black defendants than their Democrat-appointed counterparts. The paper, “Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions” by Alma Cohen and Crystal S. Yang compiled data on over 500,000 federal defendants linked to a sentencing judge. The study is…

Baltimore County, discriminatory, DOJ

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…