Five men were charged Monday in connection with a brawl at a suburban Chicago restaurant, where “anti-racist” protesters allegedly walloped on white supremacists gathered for lunch. The brawl took place Tinley Park at the Ashford House. The 20 white supremacists gathered under the guise of a European heritage organization. Their presence triggered about 18 people wearing masks and hoodies and carrying bats and batons to rush into the restaurant and wail on the group, police said. About 10 diners were injured, and three were hospitalized with head wounds, according to reports. Full article.
Hate crimes, especially ones that are racially charged, are deeply rooted in our nation’s history. Despite the election of Barack Obama to the highest position in the country, Americans continue to fight an uphill battle against racism. Although most often it does not escalate to brutal attacks, there continues to be an overwhelmingly high number of reports of minorities being discriminated against in the workplace. Discriminating against an individual based on race or national origin is unlawful and can be prosecuted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.
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