Court: Woman Fired Because She Is ‘Not Black Enough’

A Canadian woman has been awarded monetary damages after an arbitrator found that she was fired for not being Black enough. Source:  Albert Lin/Diversity Inc Rachel Brothers, who is biracial, worked as a Regional Educator for the Black Educators Association’s office in Kentville, Nova Scotia, in 2006 for 11 months before she was fired that December. In a ruling released …

Racial Profiling Costs Macy’s $650,000

Source: Julissa Catalan /DiversityInc Following an 18-month investigation, Macy’s has agreed to pay a $650,000 settlement to address racial-profiling claims at its flagship store on 34th Street in New York City. The Herald Square store had been accused of disproportionately accusing Blacks and Latinos of shoplifting, and in some cases subjecting them to heightened surveillance procedures and even detention. The agreement—which …

Was Oklahoma Football Star Running Back Joe Mixon a Victim of a Hate Crime, Gender Bias?

Source: Berry Tramel/The Oklahoman Was Joe Mixon the victim of a hate crime? How’s that for a twist in the saga of Mixon, the OU tailback who was charged with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury, after allegedly punching fellow OU student Amelia Molitor. Molitor was not charged, though she allegedly slapped Mixon first. For the …

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg: America Has A Real Race Problem

Source: Ian Millhisher/Think Progress The Supreme Court was “once a leader in the world” in combating racial discrimination, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “What’s amazing,” she added, “is how things have changed.” Ginsburg, who was one of America’s top civil rights attorneys before President Carter appointed her to the federal bench in 1980, spoke at length with theNational Law Journal‘s Marcia …