Archive | media racism

Why ethics and diversity matter: The case of Trayvon Martin coverage | Poynter.

This is a good article on the problems faced by mostly white media — it is dying through lack of diversity, as it should. No organization can remain un-diversified and survive. Business knows this, and the U.S. Supreme Court hears its message (something I find particularly interesting, coming from this conservative group). Any way… Take […]

Jury selection begins Monday for a 45-year-old civil rights case in Alabama

Kathy Lohr of National Public Radio reports that Jury selection begins Monday for a 45-year-old civil rights case in Alabama. A former state trooper is charged with murder in the shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a black protester who was killed in 1965. Jackson’s death united civil rights leaders across the country and led […]

Status of Black US Males in “Crisis” New York Report States

(Buffalo News) The Council of Great City Schools today released a stark report detailing the status of young black males in the United States. “The nation’s young black males are in a state of crisis,” the authors write. “This report is likely to make people angry, and it should. We hope that this is a […]

Arizona’s ‘Tough Sheriff’ Must Answer To Justice Department; Discrimination Against Hispanics

By AMANDA LEE MYERS, PAUL DAVENPORT The Associated Press PHOENIX — The Justice Department sued the nation’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff” on Thursday, calling Joe Arpaio’s defiance of an investigation into his office’s alleged discrimination against Hispanics “unprecedented.” It’s the first time in decades a lawman has refused to cooperate in one of the agency’s probes, […]

U.S. Demographics Changing; Businesses That Adapt To Diversity Will Move Out Ahead of Others

Wednesday, September 1, 2010Contact: Susan Klopfer, MBAGroup KlopferCell U.S. citizens are changing, whether they know it or not. “Besides getting older, our skin color is changing. Even our taste for food, how we dress and the religions we follow are undergoing major transformation. “From businesses to families — new languages, new relationships and new […]

SPLC Settles Wrongful Death Suit of 73-Year-Old Retired Black Man in Louisiana

Aug. 30, 2010Southern Poverty Law CenterMorris Dees, Founder Dear Friend, I’m proud to tell you that we’ve settled the lawsuit we filed on behalf of Louise Marie Monroe, the widow of a black man who was shot to death by a police officer in Homer, Louisiana. Earlier this year, we filed a civil suit against […]

Series of Free Online Diversity Workshops Announced By Civil Rights Author, Diversity Expert

Contact: Susan KlopferGroup Upside Potential Exists For Companies That Embrace Diversity New EEOC data shows that religious discrimination claims have doubled in the past 15 years, and the number of settlements has tripled since 1997. This should not surprise most executives for two reasons, says diversity consultant Susan Klopfer. First, the United States is […]

Day 8, Curtis Flowers Mississippi Murder Trial; Smoke and Fog…

Dr. Alan Bean, forensic historian, is covering this historical murder trial in Winona, Mississippi. Here is his report on Day Eight: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” The prosecution of Curtis Flowers rests on this bit of folk wisdom. Curtis told investigators he never strayed onto the east side of Highway 51 on the morning in […]

Fear Stalks a Mississippi Town; Day One, The Trial of Curtis Flowers

Forensic historian Dr. Alan Bean files his first report from Winona, Mississippi where the murder trial of Curtis Flowers has opened: You could feel the fear in the courthouse in the Montgomery County courthouse today. The jury pool had already been cut from 600 to 156 when we arrived for day one of Curtis Flowers’ […]

Sixth Trial for Curtis Flowers, Mississippi African American, Opens June 7 in Winona; Prosecutors ‘Set a Record’

Friends of JusticeExecutive Director, Dr. Alan Beanemail: abean@friendsofjustice.netcell: 817.688.6765office: 817.457.0025Mailing Adress: 3415 Ainsworth Court, Arlington, Texas 76016 The case against Curtis Flowers [Winona, Mississippi] started with a bloody footprint. It took just over a week to link the print pattern to a Grant Hill Fila running shoe. Then a policeman remembered seeing a Fila shoe […]