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November 13th, 2014
Written by Mark Sherman - ... in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 0 Comments
In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, people wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington to listen to oral arguments in a voting rights case. In last week’s elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.
The Supreme Court will review the U.S voting district in a case which alleges that Republicans relied too heavily on race to draw new electoral maps following the 2010 census. In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority. Black Democrats...
November 13th, 2014
Written by Eric Tucker in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
In this May 29, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to John Doar, who handled civil rights cases in the 1960's, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Doar, who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and integrate universities in the South, died Tuesday at age 92.
Civil Rights lawyer, John Doar, a Lincoln Republican who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and worked against segregation in the South, died Tuesday at age 92. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Burke Doar. Doar was a Justice Department civil rights lawyer from 1960 to 1967, serving in the final months of...
November 10th, 2014
Written by Lenore Sobota in All About Family, Race Relations with 1 Comment
This is Ronald Regan as a college student at Eureka College, where he became a freshman in the fall of 1928.
Ronald Reagan had three black classmates, making it the most diverse freshman class ever when he enrolled in Eureka College in the fall of 1928. Willie Sue Smith, who became the first black woman to graduate from Eureka College had a connection to Eureka that started well before she came for college in fall 1928 - the same year as Ronald Reagan. Her parents - Harry and Lula Smith - passed through...
November 10th, 2014
The Whitten Inn hotels are charged with discriminatory practices against Hispanic employees.
Four Whitten Inn hotels have been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for racial discrimination against minority employees who were subjected to racial slurs, derogatory comments and retaliation for seeking remedy. The hotel chain broke the law by subjecting minority employees in New Mexico, Texas and South Carolina to a hostile work environment and firing those who...
November 10th, 2014
How much is race a factor in the shifting white vote?
Why is the Democratic Party losing white voters, which was quite evident in results of the 2014 mid-term election when Republican candidates made gains in both houses of Congress? White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acutely in the South - and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core...

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