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Discrimination

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  • Discrimination Free Zone showcased at TV show taping

    Discrimination Free Zone showcased at TV show taping
    Behind a recent night of laughs in Hollywood, there was a serious universal message. As NBC filmed "Last Comic Standing" in the Fort Lauderdale Improv comedy club at the Seminole Hard Rock, the Discrimination Free Zone foundation invited attendees and...
  • Discovering that Christopher Columbus is persona non grata

    In September 1928, the leaders of a burgeoning immigrant community in eastern Pennsylvania met in their usual gathering place, the Italian Home on South Fifth Street, to talk about raising money for a gift for their new city. They decided to canvass the...
  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • Ethnic aristocracies have no place in modern America

    Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters. Not now. Political and career advantage is found in trumpeting -- or occasionally...
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Hampton housing authority director to resign

     Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants Hampton housing authority director to resign
    HAMPTON — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is calling for the resignation of Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Executive Director Ronald Jackson because of "concerns of racial discrimination and retaliation" reported to the...
  • Downey Unified School District settles transgender discrimination claim

    A California school district settled a claim Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights that alleged officials discriminated against a transgender elementary school student. The Downey Unified School District agreed, among...
  • Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher

    Perra S. Bell, Towson University history teacher
    Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications from a fractured hip. The former Baltimore resident was 95....
  • Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional
    A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state's 16-...
  • Fort Lauderdale public works department employees file complaint about 'toxic' work environment

    Fort Lauderdale public works department employees file complaint about 'toxic' work environment
    A group of Fort Lauderdale employees filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the public works department is a "hostile, toxic and bullying work environment." Employees older than 40 get demoted and disciplined for no reason...
  • Born amid KKK backlash, Columbus statue endures

    Born amid KKK backlash, Columbus statue endures
    In September 1928, the leaders of one of Easton's burgeoning immigrant communities met in their usual gathering place, the Italian Home on South Fifth Street, to talk about raising money for a gift for their new city. They decided to canvass the Italian...
  • U.S. Bank accused of housing discrimination in Palm Beach County

    U.S. Bank accused of housing discrimination in Palm Beach County
    The National Fair Housing Alliance has filed an amended lawsuit against U.S. Bank, accusing it of not properly maintaining foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods across Palm Beach County and other communities nationwide. The fair housing group...