Tag: racial discrimination

White News Anchor Keeps Job After Comparing Black Co-Anchor to a Gorilla: ‘He Kinda Looks Like You’

Screenshot: Quinlan Report In the long list of things to never say to a black person, right before, “No, you can’t have more napkins” you’ll find comparing us to a primate right up there. Yet despite this longstanding edict, KOCO anchor Alex Housden decided to risk life and limb by uttering the following: During a […]

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Black Man Files $500,000 Lawsuit Against Portland Bar That Denied Him Entry for Wearing ‘Too Many’ Necklaces

Image: iStock You haven’t lived until you’ve been barred from entering an establishment because of its decidedly anti-black dress code. But instead of suffering in silence, one would-be patron of a Portland, Ore., bar opted to clap back with a lawsuit. From Oregon Live: An African American man has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against one […]

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Our Dog ‘Doesn’t Like Black People’: Tennessee Church’s Sorry Excuse for Denying a Black Housekeeper a Job

Photo: iStock The Catholic Diocese of Memphis (Tenn.) is facing backlash after a black housekeeper lost out on a cleaning job after church staffers reportedly claimed a priest’s dog “doesn’t like black people” and therefore she’d need to find work elsewhere. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal (ah, Tennessee), housekeeper LaShundra Allen and a white […]

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White Professor Accuses Historically Black Tuskegee University of Age, Racial Discrimination: ‘It’s Just Wrong’

Image: iStock Here’s something I never thought I’d live to see: a historically black college has been slapped with a lawsuit alleging age and racial discrimination—by a white guy. According to the Daily Beast, the school in question is Alabama’s Tuskegee University, which is being sued by its own 73-year-old physics professor and one-time Teacher […]

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American Airlines Accused of Policing Black Passenger’s Curves After Deeming Her Romper ‘Inappropriate’

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) A Houston-based doctor says she was removed from an American Airlines flight and humiliated in front of her son because her outfit—a colorful romper—was deemed “inappropriate” for the flight. Dr. Latisha “Tisha” Rowe, who was flying with her 8-year-old son on June 30 from Kingston, Jamaica (hot) to Miami (also […]

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Black Woman Alleges She Was Denied Service, Forced to Give Up Her Seat for White Men

Liah Gant taking to reporters during a press conference.Screenshot: WXYZ Video Welcome to 2019: Where our president is racist, our college campuses aren’t far behind, and black people are apparently still expected to give up their seat to white folks. Huffington Post reports that on June 20, Lia Gant was at a J. Alexander’s restaurant […]

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Supreme Court Will Hear Byron Allen’s Racial Discrimination Suit Against Comcast

Photo: Photo by Noam Galai (Getty Images for Bloomberg Businessweek) If you’re suing a person or company for racial discrimination, do you need to prove that race was the sole factor for the discrimination, or merely a contributing factor? That’s the legal decision the Supreme Court will soon decide. On Monday, the high court agreed […]

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Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave After Being Accused of Selling Black Students in Mock Slave Auction

Image: iStock I’ve never participated in a mock slave auction, but I would imagine a fourth-grade classroom isn’t the ideal place to have one—especially in 2019. Yet here we are, admonishing another teacher for contaminating their learning environment with racist bullshit. On Thursday, a Watertown, NY, teacher was placed on administrative leave after being accused […]

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