October 6th, 2014
Written by Sam Hananel in National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 40 Comments
Did retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminate against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf clashed with the company's dress code?
That is one of the questions the Supreme Court will take on in its new term, which begins today, October 6, 2014.
In the Abercrombie dispute, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the retailer after it refused to hire Samantha Elauf...
September 25th, 2014
Written by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press in All About Family, National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 27 Comments
Immigration poses major challenges for President Barack Obama who thus far has had a complicated history with the politics of immigration.
The son of a Kenyan immigrant, Obama has been both embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who have viewed him as both a champion and an obstacle to their cause.
In 2006, about 30 Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them...
September 24th, 2014
Written by Lynn Elber in National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 7 Comments
Minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly unchanged pattern of hiring, according to a study recently released by the Hollywood Directors Guild of America.
The Directors Guild of America report said that employers have made no significant improvement in diversity among TV directors in the last four years.
According to the study, white males directed the...
September 19th, 2014
Written by Allen G. Breed in Common Ties That Bind, National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 34 Comments
More diverse police departments are needed to reflect the population of the communities they serve. This has become increasingly clear in the wake of recent police shootings and other incidents involving white policemen and blacks being arrested, beaten, shot, or killed. But many departments will readily acknowledge that that goal continues to go unachieved for a number of reasons.
The need is...
September 17th, 2014
Written by Jesse J Holland in Common Ties That Bind, National Collegiate Dialogue, Race Relations with 8 Comments
Blacks and Hispanics distrust the media when it comes to reporting news and general information about their respective communities in a factual and balanced way. In fact, a new study shows a large majority of black and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of...