August 2014

August 26th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
Migrant workers are suing the seed company for being underpaid for work in the corn fields.
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...
August 25th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in All About Family with 0 Comments
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.
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...
August 22nd, 2014
Written by Kristi Eaton - ... in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
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...
August 21st, 2014
Written by Rob Harris - AP... in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
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....
August 20th, 2014
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Who was Michael Brown, Jr., why did he die, and how can we as a nation and communities across America prevent such incidents from happening?
Who was Michael Brown, Jr, and why was he killed by police while walking down the streets to his grandmother's house with a friend and unarmed? From what we have learned, Michael Brown was a teenager, recently graduated from high school, and was to begin his freshman year at a technical college, but was killed the day before he was to begin. Apparently, he did not have a history of delinquency or...