Tag Archives: discrimination

Consumers Face Discrimination Too

Airbnb is an online rental service that enables people to list, find, and rent vacation homes. Recently, this online room-sharing company has faced claims of race discrimination. Several Airbnb users have shared stories on social media about discrimination when attempting to book a room. Harvard University researchers found it was more difficult for guests with… Read More »

Discrimination in Hiring: Many Studies, Different Results

New research on hiring bias found no significant difference in likeliness of job applicants receiving callbacks depending on their name. While previous studies have indicated that applicants with names traditionally held by blacks and Hispanics were less likely to get job interviews, this more recent study announced by the University of Missouri moves away from… Read More »

First Federal Bank Agrees to Settlement: End Fair Housing Dispute

Unfortunately, racial discrimination continues to happen both inside and outside the workplace. Discriminatory practices based on race, such as raising interest rates and denying rental and mortgage applications, happen often. First Federal Bank of Kansas City was accused by two fair housing organizations, Legal Aid of Western Missouri and the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing… Read More »

California Wal-Mart Sued

An African American shopper at Wal-Mart alleges that due to racial discrimination, he was incorrectly identified as a shoplifter. He was handcuffed and detained and allegedly accused of stealing from the store. Race discrimination is one of the factors listed in the plaintiff’s lawsuit in regards to damages sought and mistreatment based on color. While consumers’… 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 »

‘Shopping While Black’: Consumer Discrimination

Consumer racial profiling is discriminatory, but continues despite laws prohibiting it. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination happens every day. The article below details shoppers’ experiences in Canadian retail stores: three shoppers of different racial background documented how they were treated in chain stores in five different cities. Excessive attention from store employees or being followed… Read More »

Race and Color Discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has created an informative webpage on race and color discrimination and harassment.  According to the webpage, race and color discrimination is when an employee is treated unfavorably at work because of the employee’s race or color.  Under Missouri law, race and color discrimination is when an employee is treated unfairly… Read More »