September 2013

September 21st, 2013
Written by Phillip Elliott... in All About Family with 0 Comments
Gov. Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is demanding that federal officials abandon their challenge of his state's voucher system, accusing the Justice Department of being more interested in doing favors for teacher unions than helping students. In an appearance blocks from the Justice Department that was just as much about politics as policy, Jindal said President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric...
September 21st, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Randall Kerrick and Jonathan Ferrell
Another black man has been mistakenly killed by a police officer. A former Florida A&M University football player was shot "at least 12 times" as he sought the assistance of officers following a crippling traffic accident. Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, died of multiple gunshot wounds earlier this month after running in the direction of arriving officers who had been called to the scene by...
September 20th, 2013
Written by Glenn Minnis in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Ghetto Tracker App Ad
A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll found that segregation is much more prevalent today than at any other time over the last decade and many fear with modern day creations such as the so-called "Ghetto Tracker App" there's little chance of conditions vastly improving any time soon. While manufacturers tout the creation as merely a way to help wayward travelers track, identify and avoid dangerous...
September 19th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a popular Chicago-based Rosebud restaurant chain, alleging that it rarely hires black job applicants at its eateries. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court alleges that Rosebud Restaurants Inc. is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for failing or refusing to hire African-...
September 19th, 2013
Written by Marlene Caroselli in Eyes On The Enterprise with 0 Comments
Diversity training is still needed in the workplace as the population becomes more multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. Too often, employees allow fears and stereotyping to govern how they perceive and interact with fellow colleagues. Target, the large department store, experienced firsthand the challenges of developing a culture of inclusiveness. A recent Huffington Post article, "Leaked Target...