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September 19th, 2014
Too many police departments and their officers and other personnel do not reflect the people who make up the communities that they serve.
More diverse police departments are needed to reflect the population of the communities they serve. This has become increasingly clear in the wake of recent police shootings and other incidents involving white policemen and blacks being arrested, beaten, shot, or killed. But many departments will readily acknowledge that that goal continues to go unachieved for a number of reasons. The need is...
September 19th, 2014
Written by Alan Scher Zagier in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 1 Comment
Ferguson and St. Louis County employed military gear in addition to many police officers during the protests over Michael Brown’s death.
A federal lawsuit alleges police brutality in Ferguson and St. Louis County due to the use of excessive force and arrests of innocent bystanders during widespread unrest following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The five plaintiffs in the suit in St. Louis include a clinical social worker who said she and her 17-year-old son were roughed up and arrested after not evacuating a...
September 18th, 2014
Written by Eric Tucker in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday.
A study or racial bias in law enforcement has been launched by the U.S. Justice Department. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday...
September 18th, 2014
Written by Mike Stobbe in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
A new government study shows that black children and teens, between the ages of 5-19, drown at a much higher rate than other children and teens.
Black children drown at a much higher rate than other kids, a new government study shows. And, while summer is over, swimming lessons and other training can take place to stop drowning deaths among black children and black teens. Next summer swimming pools could be less of a danger. The research study found that black children ages 5 to 19 drown in swimming pools at a rate more than five times...
September 17th, 2014
Minorities are often portrayed negatively in newspapers and on television.
Blacks and Hispanics distrust the media when it comes to reporting news and general information about their respective communities in a factual and balanced way. In fact, a new study shows a large majority of black and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of...

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