National Collegiate Dialogue - Racial Discrimination Cases & Discussion

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October 20th, 2014
Is "Stand Your Ground" laws a license, an excuse to use force or to kill?
Who benefits from "Stand Your Ground" laws and statutes? "Stand your ground" statutes benefit whites more than blacks, are unnecessary and cause minority men to live in fear, several experts said Friday to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission as it evaluates racial disparities in the laws. But one dissenter, an African-American lawmaker from South Carolina, said the law benefits black defendants by...
October 20th, 2014
Many are advocating travel bans from countries where there has been an outbreak.
Discrimination occurring as the Ebola crisis unfolds in the United States is becoming a growing concern. Several leaders in a Staten Island neighborhood that's home to a large Liberian community said Friday they are concerned about discrimination amid Ebola fears. The comments came at a town hall meeting held by New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett to address concerns about...
October 6th, 2014
Donald Kagan said he forgives now-retired Judge Frank Barbaro (left), who convicted him of murder in a case the judge now admits was tainted by racism.
Was there reverse racism in a murder case conviction, where a white man was found guilty of killing a black man? Donald Kagan had been in prison for murder for more than a decade when doubts about his guilt arose from an uncommon source: the former judge who had convicted him. The reason was more extraordinary still: The now-retired, white jurist felt he had been swayed by bias against Kagan,...
October 6th, 2014
Written by Sam Hananel in National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 34 Comments
Abercrombie has settled two other EEOC discrimination lawsuits over the same issue and it changed its "look policy" four years ago to allow its workers to wear hijabs.
Did retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminate against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf clashed with the company's dress code? That is one of the questions the Supreme Court will take on in its new term, which begins today, October 6, 2014. In the Abercrombie dispute, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the retailer after it refused to hire Samantha Elauf...
September 25th, 2014
In this June 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause.
Immigration poses major challenges for President Barack Obama who thus far has had a complicated history with the politics of immigration. The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama has been both embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause. In 2006, about 30 Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them...

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