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  • Gay African American Arson Attack

    November 13, 2017 A town clerk in Hitchcock, Oklahoma, has filed a federal lawsuit against local police and government officials because he claims they turned a deaf ear to his complaints of homophobic and racist harassment inflicted on him and his family. Randy Gamel-Medler, who is gay and African-American, says the situation began in September […]

  • Texas A&M Gender Bias

    October 29, 2017 A former Aggie student has accused A&M officials of bias against men when they allegedly violated his rights while he served on the Corps of Cadets team. The student, listed as “John Doe,” has named nine university officials along with the university as defendants. He has filed the lawsuit in federal court […]

  • Racism costs Airbnb host $5000

    August 20, 2017 When UCLA law student Dyne Suh and her friends headed to the Big Bear cabin they reserved through the website AirBnB for a ski weekend, they did not receive the reception they had expected. When Suh was just minutes from the cabin, the host, Tami Barker, informed her that the reservation was […]

  • LA Immigrant Worker Abuse

    August 10, 2017 Customers of four California Chinese restaurants might have noticed a change in ownership and management at the locations during the spring of 2017 after the former owners and managers were arrested for wage theft and tax evasion totaling $6.5 million. The arrests also uncovered stories of immigrant workers who were housed in […]

  • Castille officer acquitted

    July 10, 2017 A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot popular cafeteria employee, Philando Castile, 32, during a traffic stop in 2016 was acquitted on all charges by a jury in June 2017. Officer Jeronimo Yanez pulled Castile over in a suburb of Minneapolis, claiming he believed that Castile matched the description of a robbery suspect. […]

  • Disney wrongful termination lawsuit

    June 10, 2017 Francine Arthur, African-American mother of two, claims in an October 2016 lawsuit that she was harassed since April 2012 and wrongfully terminated by the Disney Corporation in California. Prior to her termination, she received multiple promotions since she began working as a night shift custodian in 2008. She moved up to Ghirardelli, […]

  • Historic LGBT Ruling

    May 20, 2017 On April 4, 2017, eight judges on a Chicago appellate court ruled to protect LGBT employees from discrimination in the workplace under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, making this the first decision of its kind. An Indiana federal district court will rehear the case. According to Gregory Nevins, a lawyer from the […]

  • Huntington Beach Safeway discrimination lawsuit

    May 10, 2017 On April 10, 2017, Deirdre Harris, a 42 year-old African-American woman, from Huntington Beach, filed a civil rights lawsuit against Safeway and its subsidiary Albertson’s. The lawsuit claims that a store manager allegedly failed to take steps to correct or apologize for a checkout employee’s actions after the cashier incorrectly assumed Harris […]

  • Supreme Court jury racial bias

    April 10, 2017 In February 2017, the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in favor of awarding a Mexican-American Texas death row inmate a new sentencing hearing. The reason for the change was that one of the jurors was heard to say during deliberations that the defendant must be guilty because Mexican men “take whatever they want.” In […]

  • Trump revokes transgender laws for schools

    March 10, 2017 Despite pressure from the Department of Education and the newly appointed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, President Trump recalled protections for transgender children who want to use the school bathroom that matches their gender identity. The Justice Department joined civil rights officials from the Education Department arguing for continued choice by students when […]

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