Tag: racial bias

Does Mo’Nique Have A Case? Netflix Sued For Racial Discrimination

Source: Paul Morigi / Getty Mo’Nique is taking things to the next level with her fight against Netflix. Back in 2018, she requested people boycott the streaming service for “gender bias” and “color bias” and now she’s suing them. But does she have a case? According to NBC News, the Oscar-winning actress and comedienne filed […]

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‘Significant Racial Bias’ Found in National Healthcare Algorithm Affecting Millions of People

Significant racial bias has been uncovered in algorithms yet again—this time in a nationally deployed healthcare system that insurers use to dole out healthcare to millions of people annually, according to a new study published in Science. The risk-prediction tool was found to consistently underestimate the health needs of Black patients. Black patients who were […]

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21-Year-Old Florida Man Jailed for Missing Jury Service Has His Record Cleared—Now That He’s Experienced the Trauma of Prison

Deandre SomervillePhoto: Brynn Anderson (Associated Press) A 21-year-old Florida man who was locked up for 10 days for missing jury service had the rest of his sentence vacated and his record cleared Monday. Originally, Deandre Somerville was looking at a year of probation and 150 hours of community service, in addition to the 10 days he […]

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Florida Judge Sentences 21-Year-Old to 10 Days in Jail for Missing Jury Duty

Deandre Somerville was sentenced to 10 days in prison, one-year probation and 150 hours of community service for missing a jury service in West Palm Beach, Fla.Photo: Brynn Anderson (AP) Talk about getting an “n-word wake up call” —to quote legendary comic Paul Mooney. A young black man, who said he overslept and missed jury […]

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‘Black Nonsense’: Pennsylvania State Police Says Its Officers Did Not Racially Profile Black Driver

Photo: iStock Pennsylvania State Police, investigating one of their own for allegations of racial bias, have (surprise!) cleared themselves of any wrongdoing. The incident in question took place on July 8, when two white state troopers pulled over Rodney Gillespie’s car after he briefly crossed over the center lines of a narrow, winding two-lane road. […]

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NC Sheriff Allegedly Was OK With Murder in Order to Hide Use of ‘Racially Insensitive Language’

Photo: iStock Talk about killing a story. A North Carolina sheriff has been indicted on charges he knew of a credible threat against a deputy but did nothing to stop it — even going so far as to encourage the wannabe killer to “take care of it” — in order to stop the deputy from […]

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He’s Baack: Trump Appointee Who Quit Consumer Watchdog Agency After Racial Backlash Gets New Government Job at HUD

Donald Trump. Trump appointee Eric Blankenstein’s new job at HUD weeks after he quit the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau following a backlash over racially charged blogs he wrote is causing new outrage.Photo: Getty Apparently, when it comes to the Trump administration, a racially charged past is no bar to being able to stay employed from […]

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Black Children at White Schools Are More Likely to Be Told They Have a Learning Disability

A Black student at a school with few other Black children is more likely to be diagnosed with a learning disability than a similarly performing child at a predominantly Black school, a new study in Society and Mental Health found. It’s a similar case with kids still learning the English language. According to the study, […]

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