February 2, 2012

Voting Laws May Prove Discriminatory In 2012 Election

The Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr., has vowed to use the full weight of his department to ensure the new electoral laws are not discriminatory.
November 3, 2011

Religious Discrimination Claimed Against Veterans Affairs Officials

In Houston, TX, a lawsuit has accused Veterans Affairs officials of religious discrimination. The lawsuit was filed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4, the American Legion Post 586 and the National Memorial Ladies. The lawsuit alleges the Houston National Cemetery for banning religious words such as “God” or “Jesus” and banning prayers at soldiers’ funerals.
September 21, 2011

Nivea Apologizes For Controversial Ad in Esquire

Skin care company Nivea has issued an apology for an advertisement that ran in Esquire magazine last month. The advertisement for Nivea for Men featured a clean-cut, African-American male holding what appeared to be a mask of a black man with an Afro hair style and a beard. The copy accompanying the ad read, “Look Like You Give a Damn. Re-civilize Yourself.”
August 29, 2011

Recent Grad Suit Claims Minnesota High School's Homecoming Event is Racist

Quera Pruitt, an African-American student and recent graduate, is suing a high school she attended, claiming it allowed a “racist” and “bigoted” school spirit event to occur.
August 24, 2011

GOP Candidates’ Statements About Slavery

Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have signed a pledge to the Family Leader and in doing so have signed their names to a controversial preamble which suggests that black children born into slavery had better family structures than black children today.
August 11, 2011

Verizon to Pay $20 Million to Settle Nationwide EEOC Disability Suit

Verizon Communications and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have reached a settlement in a nationwide class disability discrimination lawsuit. Verizon has agreed to pay $20 million and provide significant equitable relief to resolve a disability lawsuit.
August 10, 2011

2 California Cities Involved In Discrimination

A racial discrimination lawsuit was filed against Lancaster and Palmdale for allegedly excluding black and hispanic families from receiving housing subsidies.