June 12, 2012

Justices to Hear Arizona's Appeal Over Controversial Immigration Law

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the political fight over Arizona’s immigration law. Arizona’s law has met strong opposition from the Obama administration. At issue is whether states have any authority to step in to enforce immigration matters or whether that is the exclusive role of the federal government.  This is referred to as the constitutional question “pre-emption.”  The Obama administration sued Arizona after it passed a controversial law that sought […]
April 16, 2012

Joseph Maturo, Mayor of East Haven, Connecticut, apologizes for ‘taco’ comment

The mayor of East Haven is under fire after making a racist comment about Latinos after four of the city police officers were charged with using excessive force against undocumented immigrants.
April 12, 2012

Pepsi to Pay Penalties for Hiring Discrimination

Pepsi beverage company will pay $3.13 million, provide job offers and offer training to resolve a race discrimination lawsuit which was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
March 21, 2012

Tea Party Groups In Tennessee Demand Textbooks Overlook U.S. Founder’s Slave-Owning History

A group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee are pushing for a major overhaul in U.S. History textbooks.
March 20, 2012

Ohio landlady appeals to keep ‘White Only’ sign at pool

Jamie Hein hung a “White Only” sign at her pool after her tenant, Michael Gunn, has his biracial daughter visit and swim in the pool. Gunn, who is white, brought a case against the pool and Jamie Hein.
February 6, 2012

Tyson Discrimination Verdict Restored By Appeals Court

Last year the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that there were no racial undertones when a white manager at a Tyson chicken plant in Alabama called black men working there “boy.”
November 9, 2011

Lawsuit Against Baluchi's Indian Restaurant For 'Tip Discrimination'

Baluchi's Indian restaurant in Queens, NY, has been sued by two South Asian customers over tip discrimination. The two plaintiffs claim that they were told they had to pay an 18% tip at the Indian restaurant.