Tag: Racial Discrimination

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School in Vermont Charged in New ALCU Complaint With Failing To Protect Its Only Black Student 

In 2020, a 10th-grade Black female student attending high school in Vermont began experiencing severe harassment and racial discrimination from her classmates. The girl was new to the school, as well as the only Black student, and despite “repeated derogatory racial slurs, references to white supremacy and threats of physical…

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Herb Washington, Former MLB Player and Owner of Largest McDonald’s Franchise, Sues Company for Racial Discrimination

Former Oakland Athletics player, Herb Washington, who built the country’s largest Black-owned McDonald’s franchise, filed a lawsuit this week charging the fast-food behemoth with racism. The company is accused of “redlining and retaliation,” or systemically pushing Black franchisees to open in impoverished neighborhoods, causing them to yield less profit. McDonald’s…

Archived: NAACP Warns Minorities Traveling to Missouri

NAACP’s national delegates voted on Wednesday to issue a “travel advisory” stating that people of color and other marginalized groups travelling to Missouri are at risk of their civil rights being violated. According to the Springfield News Leader, the delegates chose to nationally adopt the advisory after it was put…

Archived: Black Girls Face Unequal Punishment in Schools

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Kenji Roberts and Sakinah White are raising girls who are both good students. They are getting good grades and are very involved in extracurricular activities, like cheerleading. But for each, an indelible mark has been left, scars of school discipline systems that treat them…

Archived: November Legal Roundup: Does ADHD Excuse Verbal Abuse

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Disability Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | National-Origin Discrimination | Age Discrimination | Race Discrimination | Labor Relations | Family and Medical Leave Act Disability Discrimination Back to top Selective Impairment Does Not Substantially Limit Police Supervisor…