September 10, 2012

Sharon Osbourne Will Not Return to ‘America’s Got Talent’ Because of Discrimination Claim

Sharon Osbourne has chosen to decline the offer to return as a judge for “America’s Got Talent.” The decision was made after NBC’s handling of a potential casting for her son Jack on the network’s new show, “Stars Earn Stripes.” Osbourne’s 26-year-old son was fired from the program after he revealed his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and that the decision was delivered via email two days prior to his start date. Osbourne then decided to leave […]
September 10, 2012

Philadelphia swim club discrimination case settled

The Justice Department announced a settlement agreement in a Philadelphia-area racial discrimination case. The case dates back to June 2009. Creative Steps Day Camp of Northeast Philadelphia paid The Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley for pool access for summer campers. Despite having paid for pool access, the Valley Swim Club returned the camp’s money and campers were told not to return to the pool. It was alleged that several campers heard pool members making […]
August 20, 2012

Saudi woman approved to wear headscarf during Olympics judo competition

A controversy over Olympic competitor’s hijab sparked an outpour of complaints across the globe. The International Olympic Committee, International Judo Federation and Saudi officials had agreed that Wojdan Shaherkani, a female Saudi Arabian judo fighter, is allowed towear a headscarf during her matches. Shaherkani had signed an agreement with Saudi Olympics officials that she could compete only if she wears “correct and approved” clothing that “sticks to Islamic principles.” This year is the first time […]
August 13, 2012

Wells Fargo settles huge $175 million discriminatory lending lawsuit

In New York, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $175 million in order to settle discrimination lending practices lawsuit which was brought by minority borrowers who claim they were discriminated against. The Department of Justice had accused Wells Fargo of discriminating against African-American and Hispanic borrowers by having them get involved in more expensive subprime loans. More than 30,000 minority borrowers between 2004 and 2009 were affected. See Growing statistics such as these highlight the importance […]
August 9, 2012

Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage raising eyebrows

The fast food company, Chick-fil-A, stands for Christian values in which its 1,600 restaurants nationwide close on Sundays. However, recently the fast food restaurant took a stance on gay marriage when President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for […]