Category Archives: Missouri

US Neighborhoods Still Divided, Contributes to Racial Inequality

While legal segregation in the United States ended decades ago, many American cities, such as Kansas City, Missouri, St. Louis, and Chicago are still divided. It can be hard to alleviate racial tensions and prevent racial discrimination in major cities where segregation is very much apparent. New census data has shown black-white segregation is slightly… Read More »

Policing Scandals: Is There A Remedy?

Racial inequality and racism and discrimination continue to plague the citizens of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department. Millions of dollars have been spent due to police misconduct: false arrests, perjury, racial bigotry and discrimination, excessive force, and unjustified killings. Families of people victimized by city cops continue to see others suffer from the ongoing… Read More »

Diversity at the U.S. Air Force Academy

The last several years have called for major changes for both higher education and the military. For colleges across the country, Black Lives Matter activists have called for change and more diversity in leadership. At the academy, there are strict guideline around acceptable conduct. So while there were student protests at schools like the University… Read More »

Race Initiatives at MU and UM

In Fall of 2015, the University of Missouri System Board of Curators announced several race initiatives for its four campuses, in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis. One position created was that of chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. Also included in the restructuring was the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX. The… Read More »

Ferguson, Missouri to Swear in New Police Chief

A community still dealing with racial issues, racial inequality, and racial prejudice has sworn in its first African-American police chief. The Ferguson Police Department is a mostly-white police department in a majority black city that has undergone much turmoil. Federal oversight has demanded police reform and the city was sued over alleged patterns of discrimination… Read More »

Were You Wrongfully Terminated?

Getting fired is stressful and emotionally traumatic. But the question may remain ‘was the termination wrongful?’ and ‘what is a hostile work environment?’ Workers may choose to seek legal advice by contacting an attorney or law firm to better understand the difference between being illegally laid off and unfairly fired. While employers, as well as… Read More »

Safe Spaces Controversy

The incidents involving racism and discrimination and racial prejudice at the University of Missouri have prompted national discussions about ‘safe spaces’ at colleges. Professors have expressed concern that their lectures and course content may be too triggering to be taught freely, whereas others emphasize the importance of being aware of different points of view. The… Read More »

The Focus on Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson, Missouri became a federal focus over policing as numerous riots and protests took place after the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old black man by a city police officer. Currently, Ferguson City Council members are voting on a plan to overhaul the city’s police and court systems, which could potentially defuse a Justice Department lawsuit… Read More »