discrimination

  • Potential No. 1 pick in NFL Draft apologizes for offensive, racist tweets

    DALLAS, Tx. – Josh Allen, a potential No. 1 pick in tonight’s NFL Draft, spent the night before the draftremoving offensive tweets from social media. The former Wyoming quarterback told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith that he was “young and dumb,” while apologizing. The tweets, which no longer exist on...
  • National Geographic admits being racist in the past

    National Geographic acknowledged Monday that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent. “We had to own our story to move beyond it,” editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg told The Associated Press in...
  • Manager of IHOP apologizes after black teens were asked to pay in advance

    A server at a Maine IHOP restaurant asked a group of black teenagers to pay upfront for their meal, prompting the manager to issue a public apology. Manager Melvin Escobar told the Sun Journal newspaper, “This is the first time it happened, and that will be the last time.” What...
  • African American files lawsuit against airline after a noose was found near his work locker

    Hawaiian Airlines employee Timothy Degrate said that he found a noose near his locker that he believes his coworkers left as a threat against him. According to Hawaii News Now, Degrate is now filing suit against the airline for racial harassment and discrimination. “What that means to me: murder, death, intimidation,” Degrate, a lead line service supervisor...
  • Judges to examine if drug stash-house stings racially biased

    CHICAGO (AP) – The question of whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony drug stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of hearings beginning Thursday in Chicago and could determine whether agencies curtail or even abandon their use nationwide. A first-of-its-kind panel of federal trial judges...
  • Diagnosing Discrimination: Disability discrimination

    An 11Alive investigative series uncovered claims of wide-spread discrimination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An unprecedented number of CDC employees come forward with details about their complaints, typically kept secret, because someone at the agency disclosed a list of nearly every employee who filed complaints to...
  • 400 groups claiming discrimination by IRS lawsuits have been settled

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that the Justice Department is settling class action lawsuits brought by more than 400 conservative groups who said they were “improperly” delayed when seeking tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. “The IRS’ use… of heightened scrutiny was wrong and should never have occurred,” Sessions...
  • School removes quotes from gay students in yearbook

    Two gay high school students whose quotes were removed from their senior yearbook say they’re “disheartened and angry” by the “senseless censorship” behind the move. Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz, who recently graduated from Kearney High School in Missouri, told KCTV they submitted their senior quotes for the yearbook on time...
  • Watch: Man goes on a racist rant on subway!

    A man on a Q train launched into a racist tirade against a woman on Tuesday, calling her “Chinese eyes” and threatening to murder her “whole f—ing nation” if she doesn’t get out of the country. The incident happened at about 3 p.m. Tuesday as the Q train was...