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  • Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy

    Christian group fights for identity against Cal State policy
    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship members say they just want to spread the word, to provide a welcoming space for believers and non-believers alike on college campuses that sometimes can seem cold and isolating. But because it requires its leaders to...
  • Security guard suffered discrimination, jury finds

    Security guard suffered discrimination, jury finds
    A security guard with a missing arm became a victim of discrimination when his employer removed him from his job after a customer complained, a jury has found. The verdict capped a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s...
  • Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court

    In allowing Texas' voter identification law to go into effect, at least for the November election, the U.S. Supreme Court last week showed the nation precisely what it meant in 2013 when its conservatives struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act...
  • IOC making future hosts sign non-discrimination clause

    IOC making future hosts sign non-discrimination clause
    Thomas Bach has been president of the International Olympic Committee barely a year, but he is beginning to turn the hidebound organization inside out. The latest move is philosophically the most significant so far, as long as the IOC backs its words...
  • 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-...