A SCOTUS case from Texas seriously tested the use of disparate impact theory in racial discrimination claims. Victory.
The 7th Circuit ruled a black school administrator in Chicago stated a valid racial discrimination claim after she was laid off.
The city is mostly calm and peaceful after riots that tore it down and burned it up Monday. Students try to reclaim their identity in the city.
Protests turned violent in northwest Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while he was in police custody. Several police officers were hurt.
A racially-biased test was distributed to students at a Maryland high school. Although the test offers valuable lessons, its use must include sensitivity, especially among non-college students.
Feelings of racism trigger protests across the country, especially in cities like Atlanta, where they are mostly peaceful. They began after the Zimmerman verdict and don’t appear to be slowing.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman on the grounds of self-defense scares us, and it also highlights a huge loophole in our nation’s self-defense laws.
Schools are becoming more segregated by race in the US, not less, and this trend seems to carry with it an increasing segregation in US schools by poverty level.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/10/AR2009021003449.html According to a report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in celebration of Black History Month, the word is out that blacks are…