Tag: racial discrimination

You Can’t Make This Up: Black Man Reports Racial Discrimination at Work to His Boss, Somehow Gets Arrested for His Trouble

Screenshot: KGW News (YouTube) Much like many of you reading this, Michael Fesser is black. Being black, our experiences in the workplace tend to differ from our unseasoned counterparts. Do Garrett and Zoey have to put up with being called racial slurs by their coworkers? Probably not, but Fesser told his boss that he did. […]

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UCLA Just Dropped Its 2020 Hollywood Diversity Report and…It’s Heavy on the Mayonnaise

Oscar nominees attend the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Hollywood has a bit of a diversity problem. For those out the loop, look no further than Sunday night’s […]

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Media Outlets, Politicians Get Roasted By Twitter for Treatment of Black Women in Parliament: ‘This Is Due to Institutional Racism’

Screenshot: @DawnButlerBrent (Twitter) As black folks throughout the world can attest, white people far too often have an extreme degree of difficulty telling us apart. Footage of LeBron James was somehow included in broadcasts covering the death of Kobe Bryant and, not too long ago, both Fox News and CBS were forced to apologize after […]

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I’m Not Saying the NYPD Is Racist, I’m Just Saying That 90 Percent of Jaywalking Tickets in the Bronx Go to Black and Brown People…And Now It’s Being Investigated

Image: Shutterstock Earlier this month, Anne Branigin, The Root’s resident hot pot connoisseur, revealed some startling statistics: A recent StreetsBlog analysis found that, between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2019, NYPD issued 316 summonses for jaywalking—and nearly 90 percent went to black or Latinx people (as the article notes, this rate dwarfs the city’s black […]

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‘Because I’m Black’: Bank Racially Profiles Man Who Just Won A Discrimination Settlement, Says Lawsuit

Source: Andrew Unangst / Getty Sauntore Thomas is one Detroit resident who can’t get a break from racial profiling and discrimination. According to Detroit Free Press, Thomas had just settled a racial discrimination lawsuit with his ex-employer only to be racially profiled at the bank where he tried to cash his settlement check. MORE: Veteran […]

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The NFL Owners’ Unyielding Commitment to White Coaches

The Rooney Rule, a policy that requires any team in the National Football League to interview at least one diverse candidate for any open head coach or senior executive position, was introduced in 2003, not due to the NFL’s benevolence (as ESPN personality Bomani Jones has reminded everyone) but because the year before, magniloquent lawyer Johnnie […]

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Culture War in the Workplace

The proceedings began with three fast, muted raps on the door. Layleen Cubilette-Polanco’s family and friends, joined by many, many people who’d never even met her, filled every row in the small, mostly beige hearing room on the third floor of the federal courthouse, somewhere between downtown Brooklyn and the waterfront. Five months before, on […]

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