Racial Discrimination Cases

July 14th, 2013
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demonstrators against the Zimmerman verdict
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department said Sunday it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors will file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case. The department opened an investigation into Martin's death last year but stepped aside to allow the state prosecution to proceed. In a statement...
July 12th, 2013
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Target employees and customers
FRESNO, California (AP) - Three former Hispanic employees are suing Target Corp., the second-largest U.S. discount chain, for discrimination and retaliation, citing a training document reminding managers that not all Hispanics eat tacos and burritos, dance to salsa or wear sombreros. The lawsuit, filed June 24 in California, alleges that Caucasian managers at a warehouse regularly used racial...
June 5th, 2013
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Behavioral teens
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A report by the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that suspensions of black and Hispanic students is a lot higher at the state’s public schools than white children. . The report released Wednesday examines data collected by the Rhode Island Department of Education between 2004 and 2012. It finds the disparities are even greater in...
March 26th, 2013
Written by Colleen Long - Associated Press in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) - The right people at the right time in the right location, but does that mean the NYPD brass encourages racial profiling? That phrase - repeated over and over in a secret recording of a police supervisor - is at the crux of a civil rights challenge to the New York Police Department's contentions tactic known as stop, question, and frisk. "So, who are the right people?" asks Officer...
February 12th, 2013
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LONDON (AP) - English second-tier team Millwall said it is "deeply shocked and appalled" by television footage showing its supporters racially abusing striker El Hadji Diouf during a win over Leeds at The Den in November.   A Sky Sports News report showed footage of the former African footballer of the year subjected to racist chants and taunts throughout the League Championship game. Obscenities...


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