Racial Discrimination Cases

January 3rd, 2014
Written by Marcy Gordon in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
Ally Financial charged minority borrowers higher rates on auto loans than white borrowers with similar credit histories.
Ally Financial Inc. discriminated against Hispanics, Asians and African Americans and is paying $98 million to resolve U.S. government claims that minority borrowers were charged higher rates on its auto loans than whites with similar credit histories. The agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the government's biggest auto-loan...
December 28th, 2013
Written by Michael Graczyk - Associated Press in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
The knockout game allegedly was enacted when a white man videoed himself sucker punching a 79-year-old- black man.
The video, knockout game, was enacted in the alleged commission of a racial hate crime. A white man has been arrested on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly shooting video of himself sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a "knockout game"-style attack. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, made a brief appearance Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy, who scheduled a detention...
December 22nd, 2013
Written by Paul Elias in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
The California Supreme Court has ruled that law school data should be made available to a professor who wants to challenge affirmative action admission policies.
Affirmative Action to be challenged by law school data , which breaks down attendance and grade performance by race. In a bitter fight over the effects of affirmative action, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that law school data on race, attendance and grades should be available to the public. The unanimous decision represents a legal victory for a law professor seeking to test his...
December 21st, 2013
Written by Eric Tucker in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
The officers, who had been members of a specialized vice crime unit, alleged they were singled out for transfer and demotion in 2006 after some of them wrote an anonymous letter accusing a white lieutenant of racial discrimination.
A federal jury has for the second time ruled that black police officers were discriminated against. The jury ruled in favor of five black District of Columbia police officers who said they were retaliated against after making allegations of racial discrimination against a supervisor. The jury on Thursday awarded the officers $425,000 in damages, and a judge is expected to assign back pay and...
December 8th, 2013
Written by Frank Eltman in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
A federal judge ruled that a predominantly white suburb of New York discriminates against minorities to help preserve segregation.
A predominantly white and affluent suburban New York village discriminated against minorities in decisions about residential zoning that helped preserve segregation, a federal judge ruled Friday. Attorneys for the plaintiffs against the village of Garden City called the ruling historic. Village officials said they intend to appeal. "This case is a prime example of housing discrimination and...


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