December 2014

December 23rd, 2014
Written by Jeffrey Collins in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 1 Comment
This undated file photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944. A South Carolina state judge, in a Dec. 7, 2014 ruling, vacated Stinney's conviction in the deaths of two young girls, clearing his name.
The youngest black boy to be executed has been deemed as a great miscarriage of justice. More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice. George Stinney was arrested, convicted of murder in a one-day trial and...
December 23rd, 2014
Written by Cain Burdeau - ... in Discrimination Cases, Race Relations with 0 Comments
An advocacy group that investigates complaints of discrimination, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, said Friday that St. Bernard has agreed to settle the case for $1.8 million. The settlement stems from a 2006 lawsuit filed against the parish.
Blacks win a settlement for a housing discrimination case where they were restricted from renting in new areas that had been rebuilt following Hurricane Katrina. A settlement has been reached in a long legal fight over St. Bernard Parish housing policies that allegedly restricted black people from renting in the parish as it rebuilt after catastrophic damaged caused by flooding from Hurricane...
December 23rd, 2014
Written by Jacques Billeau... in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.
Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio will end his popular and notorious business raids as pressure continues to mount on his office’s arrest tactics and practices. The Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the...
December 10th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Mario Balotelli posted a picture with text on Instagram that appears to be racist and Anti-Semitic.
Mario Balotelli is being seen as racist and Anti-Semitic for a picture and text he posted on Instagram. Balotelli has been charged by the English Football Association on Friday for posting a message on a social media site that is criticized for being both racist and anti-Semitic. Balotelli uploaded on Instagram a picture of the video-game character Super Mario, with whom the Italy international...
December 10th, 2014
Written by Jamey Keaten in Race Relations, Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
This Aug. 20, 2001, file photo shows French Holocaust survivors gathering at the site of the former Drancy detention camp, north of Paris, France. From Aug. 20, 1941 until the end of World War II, more than 70,000 Jewish men, women and children passed through Drancy on their way to Nazi extermination camps, particularly Auschwitz. The wagon is part of the memorial site.
France will be compensating thousands of Holocaust survivors and family members in the United States and elsewhere. They will be entitled to compensation from a $60 million French-U.S. fund - reparations to those deported by France's state rail company SNCF during the Nazi occupation. As part of the deal, the U.S. government will work to end lawsuits and other compensation claims in U.S. courts...