Tag Archives: race discrimination

Anchorwoman’s Termination and Discrimination Lawsuit

A former news anchor for WTAE news, Wendy Bell, is suing her former employer for discrimination. After Bell covered a mass shooting at a backyard barbeque in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, she made a controversial post on her professional Facebook page. Bell, who is white, claimed it was a call to action on the perceived black-on-black crime… Read More »

Remembering Our War Heroes

Memorial Day, a time for remembering the people who died while serving in our armed forces, recently passed but it is important to remember our war heroes throughout the year. Some may be familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen, racial pioneers who broke the color barrier among Army aviators in World War II. Jesse Leroy Brown… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Employer, Employee, Independent Contractor

Misclassification by employers of employees as independent contractors and vice versa can lead to many errors in business. The article below discusses some of the positives and some of the downsides of being an independent contractor vs. an employee. It has been estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that hiring an employee can cost… Read More »

Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Three former Camden City, New Jersey police officers are suing the Camden County Police Department over allegations of age and race discrimination. One of the officers, who is African American, and the others, whose races were not named in the lawsuit were not hired on, but younger, Caucasian police officers were. The three plaintiffs were… Read More »

Equality Discussion Raised Thanks to International Women’s Day

While many associate the Black Lives Matter movement with a concern for racial equality and racial issues that persist, the co-founder of the social media hashtag #blacklivesmatter called attention to ending all forms of discrimination against African Americans and also ending discrimination against women. Alicia Garza spoke about equality and the effects of discrimination on… Read More »

Stress and Discrimination Connection

According to a poll done for the American Psychological Association, the majority of American adults have experienced discrimination, with most saying the discrimination is experienced frequently in the workplace, from police, or other situations. The article below details particular occurrences or behaviors that can trigger higher stress levels; an example provided was Hispanic adults who… Read More »

More Diversity Training

The St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called attention to and criticized the handling of complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination from a Muslim student. A charge of discrimination was filed with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC discrimination claim alleges the… Read More »