Racial Discrimination Cases

January 23rd, 2014
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Cargill has agreed to pay millions as part of a discrimination case settlement.
A long-standing case of discrimination against the large meat processing company, Cargill, has ended, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The discrimination settlement will be used to pay back wages to thousand of applicants who were denied jobs at three of Cargill's facilities based on race and ethnicity. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. will pay $2.2 million as part of settlement with the...
January 21st, 2014
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Nicolas Anelka has been charged for performing what is considered an anti-Semitic gesture after winning a championship soccer game.
West Bromwich Albion striker, Nicolas Anelka, was charged by the English Football Association on Tuesday for performing a racially aggravated gesture considered to be anti-Semitic while celebrating a Premier League goal. The former France international, who faces a minimum five-game ban under the FA's anti-discrimination sanctions, has until 1800 GMT Thursday to respond to the charge. The gesture...
January 17th, 2014
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a letter Thursday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement demanding that Washington pick up nearly $30 million in compliance costs.
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio called on the Feds to pick up the tab for fines levied against the Maricopa County Sheriff's office because of his aggressive policies towards illegal immigrants. Facing huge compliance costs from a court ruling that found his office had racially profiled Latinos, Arpaio has demanded that the federal government fork over nearly $38 million, saying Washington is to blame...
January 14th, 2014
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A federal lawsuit has been filed against an auto dealership for predatory lending practices against black customers.
Predatory lending practices against black customers is the focus of a lawsuit being filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Federal and state prosecutors are suing the owners and operators of "buy-here, pay here" used-car dealerships in Charlotte, saying they engaged in predatory lending practices against black customers. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that the lawsuit was filed...
January 7th, 2014
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In East Haven, Connecticut, a former police officer has been sentenced for two years in prison for repeatedly harassing Latinos.
A white former police officer accused of being part of a conspiracy to harass Latinos has been sentenced to two years in prison on an obstruction charge. Jason Zullo was sentenced Monday in federal court in Hartford. Prosecutors had sought the two-year sentence, while Zullo's lawyer had asked a judge for no more than a year. Zullo and three other white officers were charged last year with abusing...


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