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Target Apologizes for ‘Manatee Grey’ Color for Plus-Size Women’s Dresses

Retailer Target has apologized to offended customers after a Twitter user discovered that the grey color option for a dress had two different names. The standard sizes’ grey was called ‘Dark Heather Grey’ while the plus-size version was called ‘Manatee Grey.’ continue reading »

Invisible Racism - It’s Not the Racism of Your Parent’s Day

I’ve been watching the discussions over immigration reform and the civil rights movement for a number of years. I began reading about racism while I was still in the Army. I remember getting into trouble as a young Second Lieutenant for having a copy of Eldridge Cleaver’s “Soul on Ice.” continue reading »

NAACP Presents Oral Argument Urging the Supreme Court to Uphold the Voting Rights Act

Today, Debo P. Adegbile of the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF) presented oral argument on behalf of defendant-intervenors in the Supreme Court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, one of the most important continue reading »

Yale University Proposing to Use Immigrants as Guinea Pigs?

Yes, that’s right. One of the country’s most prestigious universities is ready to use immigrants as guinea pigs. Tell Yale University Dean Robert Alpern to reject a military interrogation training center that would use immigrants as test subjects. continue reading »

‘Lucha Libre’ Wrestler RJ Brewer: Crusader Against Illegal Immigration (VIDEO)

Professional wrestler "RJ Brewer" is El Mero Malo, the chief bad guy on "Lucha Libre USA," a Mexican-themed wrestling tour. Unmasked and unapologetic, RJ Brewer is an unlikely crusader against illegal immigration on the tour who has become continue reading »

FBI Releases 2011 Hate Crime Statistics

According to statistics released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 6,222 criminal incidents involving 7,254 offenses were reported in 2011 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin continue reading »

Justice Dept. Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against North Carolina Firm

The Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement with Gamewell Mechanical Inc., a subsidiary of Woodfin Heating, Inc. based in Salisbury, N.C., resolving claims that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it terminated three employees based on the incorrect assumption that they were undocumented foreign nationals when they were in fact U.S. citizens. The company is in the mechanical construction business and fabricates and installs heating and cooling systems. continue reading »

Justice Dept. to Investigate Latino Students, Families Facing Discrimination in Louisiana

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education that they will investigate two additional components of an SPLC civil rights complaint that describes widespread discrimination against Latino students and their families in Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). continue reading »

Organization Urges NC Sheriff’s Office to Negotiate with DOJ After Discrimination Allegations

A immigrant-advocacy group that has denounced racial profiling of Hispanics by a North Carolina sheriff's office urged local authorities to reconsider their refusal to negotiate with the Justice Department, which issued a report confirming the allegations and threatening a lawsuit. continue reading »

TSA is Racially Profiling, but Not to Find Those Previously Thought

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has long faced accusations that their agents at the gate racial profile travelers. However, claims of racial profiling have changed a bit. continue reading »

Jordan Ramos Says She Was Discriminated Because of Size and Wants Human Rights Investigation

Jordan Ramos, a 21 year-old University of Iowa student, said she was discriminated against because of her weight in Union Bar in Iowa City, Iowa. continue reading »

Is ‘Go Back to Mexico’ the Chant of 2012?

What is going on with this 'Go Back to Mexico' chanting. No this isn't coming from Mexico trying to lure tourists back with a 'Go Back to Mexico' shout out. continue reading »

Don King Calls Boxer Chris Arreola a ‘Wetback’ -Watch Video

During a 15 minute rambling news conference speech attempting to promote his two boxers, the legendary boxing promoter, Don King, 80, left the room aghast with a racial slur. continue reading »

DHL Sued by U.S. Government for Harrassing and Intimidating Hispanic Workers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today that it has filed suit against DHL Global Forwarding for subjecting a class of Hispanic employees to continue reading »

National Hispanic Media Considers Boycott of LA Radio Shadow Inciting Hate & Crimes Against Latinos

Several representatives of leading Los Angeles Latino civil-rights groups met this morning at the National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, headquarters in Pasadena, California, to discuss the John and Ken Show and its troubling pattern of broadcasting hate and misinformation over the public airwaves. continue reading »

EEOC Charges Bass Pro with Discriminating Against Latino Applicants Preferring White Applicants

Bass Pro, a nationwide retailer of sporting goods, and apparel products, engaged in a pattern or practice of failing to hire African-American and Hispanic applicants for positions in its retail stores nationwide, and retaliated against employees who opposed the discriminatory practices, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today. continue reading »

Major US Cheese Producer Charged for Discriminating Against Hispanic & Other Minority Job Applicants

The administrative complaint seeks back wages and interest for at least 270 class members, as well as job offers for at least 17 of the original applicants. OFCCP also is requesting that Leprino Foods' existing federal contracts be canceled and the company be debarred from entering into any future contracts until the violations are resolved and the company corrects its discriminatory employment practices. continue reading »

Justice Dept Settles Hispanic Discrimination Lawsuit Against Arizona Schools

The Department of Justice announced yesterday that it has entered into a consent decree with the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) that, if approved by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, continue reading »

Hispanic Student Harassed by Teacher Sues School District for Civil Rights Violations

MALDEF Suit Seeks Reforms of Practices that Created Hostile Learning Environment and Deprived Student of Equal Opportunity. When Diana Aviles received her crying daughter's phone call last year, she couldn't believe what she heard continue reading »

“Americans With Disabilities Act” 21 Years Later, Kathy Martinez’ Story (VIDEO)

Watch disability rights advocate Kathy Martínez of Berkeley, California explain how the law has helped people with disabilities in our nation, and hear her point out the difficulties still to overcome. continue reading »