September 2014

September 15th, 2014
Written by Julie Watson in All About Family, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Study findings show that racial disparities in American education - from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline - begin at the earliest grades.
Black children have higher rates of truancy and suspensions in schools in California as in many other states across the nation, according to a study just released. Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high rates compared to other students last year, according to a study just released and follows similar...
September 15th, 2014
Written by Dave Collins in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Blacks and Hispanics motorists are stopped at a much higher rate than whites or other minorities by Connecticut police officers.
Blacks and Hispanics are stopped at a higher rate by Connecticut police officers, a new study shows. Many Connecticut police departments are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at rates higher than the minority driving populations of their cities and towns, according to data released by the state Thursday. The numbers were compiled by researchers at Central Connecticut State University under a...
September 11th, 2014
Written by Justin Juozapavicius in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor said affirmative action is still needed because of many people of color being born in economically challenged circumstances, going to school in districts that lag behind, and other disparities. Photo Credit:
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says affirmative action is still needed and she wouldn't be where she is today without affirmative action. To think that such programs are no longer needed is to be "blind to a reality that's staring you in the face." "(Race) makes a difference in a society, because a society is affected by it at every level," said Sotomayor, who spoke for more an hour...
September 11th, 2014
Written by Lisa Cornwell -... in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 0 Comments
Parents of expelled black student are suing the Colerain High School because school allegedly targeted students because of rap music videos and race.
Black students are suing a school district for allegedly being expelled because their actions fall within undesirable racial stereotypes. The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos and targeted because of race has sued a suburban school district in federal court, charging violations of constitutional rights including free speech. Attorney...
September 11th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Minorities are often discriminated against, albeit unintentionally, in the areas of housing and employment.
Minorities are often discriminated against by prevalent and common business policies and practices, and sometimes it is unintentional. This unintentional discrimination is often referred to as disparate impact. The Supreme Court could decide this month to take up another housing discrimination case that challenges the legal doctrine known as disparate impact. Two previous housing bias cases were...