Race Relations In The USA and Diversity News

Migrant workers are suing the seed company for being underpaid for work in the corn fields.
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The seed company, DuPont Pioneer, is being sued by migrant workers for being underpaid. A major seed company, DuPont Pioneer is being sued by more than 30 migrant farm workers who say they were underpaid while removing tassels from corn in southwestern Michigan. The workers are mostly from Texas and were hired in 2012 to work in Cass County. Detasseling is hot, labor-intensive work that occurs while the corn still is in the ground. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Grand Rapids, accuses Johnston, Iowa-based DuPont Pioneer and two recruiters of violating federal wage and migrant labor...
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows protestors in Philadelphia demonstrating near the Consulate of Mexico in support of immigrants recently entering the United States via Mexico. For Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania the influx of Central American children who have crossed illegally into the United States has propelled immigration to a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the Mexican border, eclipsing the new health care law and the federal deficit.
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Addressing immediate and long-standing immigration problems is becoming the defining issue in the November election. The crisis of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border has become a compelling and driving force with November elections approaching, potentially affecting campaigns in ways that hold risks for both the Republican and Democratic parties and for President Barack Obama. How the issue plays out in coming months depends both on what happens in Texas, where border arrivals have declined in the summer heat, but could rise again, and in Washington, where Obama is weighing...
People are gathering in places like Oklahoma city in efforts to increase understanding across race and the police.
Citizens of Oklahoma City gathered to take steps to improve relations between blacks and police. More than 100 people turned out Thursday at the Oklahoma Capitol to rally, discuss race-related issues and seek ways to educate themselves and police. The rally came in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and subsequent protests. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot to death by a white police officer. The Oklahoma City event, called the "Hold Your Hands Up, Don't Shoot! Make Your VOTE Count Rally," featured speakers from groups including...
Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) newly elected president Carlo Tavecchio adjusts his glasses at the end of the national elective assembly at Fiumicino, near Rome, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Carlo Tavecchio has been elected the new president of the Italian football federation, replacing Giancarlo Abete. Despite allegations of racism marring his electoral campaign, Tavecchio beat Demetrio Albertini by a majority vote on Monday.
The Italian Soccer Federation is plagued by racism as a result of the football federation's new president being investigated by UEFA over an alleged racist comment and could be banned for three months. Carlo Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian soccer, was elected last week despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy. Players' and coaches' associations in Italy both expressed outrage, and FIFA had urged the Italian federation to investigate. However, UEFA has intervened and opened a case that could result in Tavecchio...
The U. S. Department of Justice is investigating the death of Michael Brown to ensure that the truth will be revealed about what actually happened.
The death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, by a police officer is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice as tension continues to escalate between residents of Ferguson, Missouri and law enforcement agencies, which now include the National Guard. The DOJ has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer, in an effort to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed,...
Law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri has brought out military gear to control the protest that is occurring as a result of the death of the unarmed teen, Michael Brown.
The heavy police response and the presence and use of military artillery during the protest in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of the unarmed teen, Michael Brown, is raising concerns. Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon. The transfers have come under public scrutiny after the forceful police response to racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Amid video images of well-armed...
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
When it comes to issues involving race, President Obama walks a fine line as the first African-American president of the United States. It was again evident when he avoided mentioning race as he reminded us that we are all a part of one American family in his statement following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson Missouri. For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation's first black president. Just months after being...
Sam Perkins, once falsely arrested, turned the experience into a 30-year career as a criminal defense lawyer to help the disenfranchised navigate the justice system.
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An attorney, newly elected as the first black president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, turned a false arrest into a future of helping others navigate an unjust justice system. Sam Perkins credits the start of his nearly 30-year career as a criminal defense attorney to the handful of weeks he spent as a criminal defendant, albeit a wrongly accused one, in the late 1960s. As he was passing through a Michigan department store, two security guards stopped him and accused him of shoplifting. A sales lady quickly came to his defense, he said, "but they arrested me anyway...
Migrant workers are suing the seed company for being underpaid for work in the corn fields.
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows protestors in Philadelphia demonstrating near the Consulate of Mexico in support of immigrants recently entering the United States via Mexico. For Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania the influx of Central American children who have crossed illegally into the United States has propelled immigration to a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the Mexican border, eclipsing the new health care law and the federal deficit.
People are gathering in places like Oklahoma city in efforts to increase understanding across race and the police.
Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) newly elected president Carlo Tavecchio adjusts his glasses at the end of the national elective assembly at Fiumicino, near Rome, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Carlo Tavecchio has been elected the new president of the Italian football federation, replacing Giancarlo Abete. Despite allegations of racism marring his electoral campaign, Tavecchio beat Demetrio Albertini by a majority vote on Monday.
The U. S. Department of Justice is investigating the death of Michael Brown to ensure that the truth will be revealed about what actually happened.
Law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri has brought out military gear to control the protest that is occurring as a result of the death of the unarmed teen, Michael Brown.
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
Sam Perkins, once falsely arrested, turned the experience into a 30-year career as a criminal defense lawyer to help the disenfranchised navigate the justice system.
Migrant workers are suing the seed company for being underpaid for work in the corn fields.
August 26th, 2014 with 0 Comments
The seed company, DuPont Pioneer, is being sued by migrant workers for being underpaid. A major...
The U. S. Department of Justice is investigating the death of Michael Brown to ensure that the truth will be revealed about what actually happened.
August 19th, 2014 with 0 Comments
The death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, by a...
This July 18, 2014, file photo shows protestors in Philadelphia demonstrating near the Consulate of Mexico in support of immigrants recently entering the United States via Mexico. For Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania the influx of Central American children who have crossed illegally into the United States has propelled immigration to a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the Mexican border, eclipsing the new health care law and the federal deficit.
August 25th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Addressing immediate and long-standing immigration problems is becoming the defining issue in the...
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
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Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) newly elected president Carlo Tavecchio adjusts his glasses at the end of the national elective assembly at Fiumicino, near Rome, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Carlo Tavecchio has been elected the new president of the Italian football federation, replacing Giancarlo Abete. Despite allegations of racism marring his electoral campaign, Tavecchio beat Demetrio Albertini by a majority vote on Monday.
August 21st, 2014 with 0 Comments
The Italian Soccer Federation is plagued by racism as a result of the football federation's new...
The U.S. Justice Department has accused a North Carolina Sheriff Department of racially profiling Hispanic drivers, ordering that be jailed rather than issues a citation when stopped for traffic violations.
August 13th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Hispanics are racially profiled by deputies in the North...
Sam Perkins, once falsely arrested, turned the experience into a 30-year career as a criminal defense lawyer to help the disenfranchised navigate the justice system.
August 18th, 2014 with 0 Comments
An attorney, newly elected as the first black president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal...
In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo a "Zwarte Piet" or "Black Pete", jokes with children after arriving with Sinterklaas, or Saint Nicholas, by steamboat in Hoorn, north-western Netherlands. Amsterdam’s mayor and organizers of a large children’s winter festival have unveiled plans on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 to reform the image of “Black Pete” in order to remove perceived racist elements over a period of years.
August 15th, 2014 with 0 Comments
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People are gathering in places like Oklahoma city in efforts to increase understanding across race and the police.
August 22nd, 2014 with 0 Comments
Citizens of Oklahoma City gathered to take steps to improve relations between blacks and police....
Law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri has brought out military gear to control the protest that is occurring as a result of the death of the unarmed teen, Michael Brown.
August 19th, 2014 with 0 Comments
The heavy police response and the presence and use of...
Blacks, Hispanics and women do not make up a significant percentage of Apple’s workforce, the largest among the tech giants. But Apple is not alone in its lack of diversity.
August 13th, 2014 with 0 Comments
Blacks, Hispanics are underrepresented in Apple's workforce, which primarily relies on white and...
There is a real shortage of black male teachers and efforts are being made to prepare and increase the number of black male educators.
August 1st, 2014 with 0 Comments
Black male teachers are desperately needed in schools...