Archive | discrimination

Trayvon Martin’s murder and Emmett Till: What Others Say

Have you been wondering how you and your family would be impacted if your son was a “Trayvon Martin” or an “Emmett Till”? I have, and as a mother it scares the hell out of me.  No child at that age is perfect. They get into trouble. They piss people off. They are in the […]

Response to United States Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Decision by Long-Time Civil Rights Activist, Dr. John Salter

The late Aaron Henry, longtime Mississippi Voting  Rights and Civil Rights Activist speaks before a group at the University of Mississippi.(UM Photo) Dr. John Salter, aka Hunter Grey, who is a Civil Rights Veteran and Sociologist, was asked for his opinion on the recent Supremem Court decision over Voting Rights. Here’s his response:* * * […]

Emmett Till’s Mississippi Delta Hasn’t Changed Much, Reporter Finds

Heart of the Mississippi Delta, near the murder site of Emmett Till. Has it changed much? You decide. “The advice from the front office at East Side High in Cleveland, Mississippi, is clear. Lurk in the corridor with the kids and the school principal, Dr Randy Grierson, is bound to show up shortly.With boisterous laughter, […]

DOJ Settles NYC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Justice Department Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against New York City Transit Authority The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) to resolve allegations that the NYCTA is engaged in a […]

DOJ Settlement: HIV Discrimination

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 11, 2012 Health Care Providers Settle with Justice Department Over Complaints of HIV Discrimination The Justice Department announced that it has reached two settlements today resolving claims that health care providers refused to serve people with HIV in violation of the Americans with […]

Texas Elections Require Monitoring; DOJ

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 13, 2011 Justice Department to Monitor Elections in Texas WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor municipal elections on May 14, 2011, in Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty, Medina and San Patricio Counties in Texas to ensure compliance with the Voting […]

Former Employees Settle Race Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit in Arkansas

PRESS RELEASE4-18-12 Little Rock Real Estate Company Settles EEOC Race Discrimination and Retaliation Suit Bankers Asset Management Will Pay $600,000 for Excluding Blacks for Jobs and Punishing Employees for Complaining About Bias LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Bankers Asset Management, Inc., a real estate company in Little Rock, will pay $600,000 to former employees and a […]

Boss Calls Employee the N-word; Another person fired for complaining

Bias cases are hitting in record numbers at EEOC. Here is one out of Michigan — Mark Louks was angered when his boss at Noble Metal Processing in Warren, Michigan used the N-word to refer to a black co-worker. Louks, who is white, complained: to his boss, to his union and to the U.S. Equal […]

Sanford, Florida Black Teen Gunned Down by Neighbor; Police Look Other Way

News ReleaseFor Information, ContactColorOfChange.orgMarch 19, 2012 Civil Rights Group Launches Campaign Urging the U.S. Department of Justice to Arrest Trayvon Martin’s killer and Investigate the Sanford Police Department March 19, 2012 New York, NY – Civil rights group ColorOfChange.org today launched a campaign calling on the US Department of Justice to take over the case […]

Social Justice, Civil Rights and Retirement

A quick note to readers of this Civil Rights and Social Justice blog — Please drop by my newest blog, The Retirement Monologues at http://retirementmonologues.com/, where I am focusing on the latest retirement issues that face many of us as we march on through life. Not financial planning (everyone else worries about that), but fun stuff […]