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Jun 29, 2009 Paris Police Use Racial Profiling, Study Finds

QUOTE: The Paris police stop young Arab and black men for identity checks far more often than young whites, according to a study

New York Times
Jun 29, 2009 Supreme Court Ruling Offers Little Guidance on Hiring

QUOTE: the Supreme Court tried to address a... quandary for many cities and other employers: what they should do when an employment test yields results that overwhelmingly favor whites. But many legal experts said that instead of setting forth clear new rules, the court’s decision left things as muddled as ever for the nation’s employers...

New York Times
Jun 11, 2009 The Amazon: The future of the forest:

QUOTE: Brazil’s government hopes that land reform in the Amazon will slow deforestation. Greens doubt it

Economist
May 17, 2009 After a Sensational Crime, a Trial Marked by Quiet

QUOTE: ...[the] French are essentially unable to follow the courtroom drama [of a high profile murder case] because of a law that bans the public and the media from trials that involve minors.

New York Times
Apr 19, 2009 India's Muslims See Bias in Housing: Recent Increase Is Blamed on Islamist Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai Last Fall

QUOTE: accusations of discrimination [against Muslims] highlight the often simmering religious tensions in the world's biggest democracy [India]...

Washington Post
Mar 19, 2009 Hijab debate lifts veil on limits of Norway's tolerance: A Muslim woman's request to wear a hijab with her police uniform has sparked national controversy.

QUOTE: the predominantly Christian [Norway] nation is plagued by a religious dilemma over the right of a Muslim woman to wear a hijab as part of her police uniform. ...the controversy highlights the latent fears of a nonpluralistic society, where 91 percent belong to the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Norway.

Christian Science Monitor
Jan 08, 2009 Latinos Recall Pattern of Attacks Before Killing

QUOTE: While some Latino immigrants say they are reluctant to report crimes because they are in the country illegally or fear the police will assume they are, they and their advocates believe the police did not see a pattern because they did not want to see one. “I told people, here the authorities are waiting for a white to kill a Hispanic or a Hispanic to kill a white,” Mr. Orellana said. “They keep attacking and robbing, and nothing changes. There had to be a death...

New York Times
Jan 03, 2009 Airline Apologizes For Booting 9 Muslims: Group Plans Discrimination Complaint

QUOTE: A U.S. airline apologized yesterday to nine Muslim American passengers from the Washington area who were removed from a flight out of Reagan National Airport, but a Muslim civil rights group said it intends to press a discrimination complaint against the airline for its treatment of the passengers.

Washington Post
Dec 22, 2008 Police to get training after head-scarf wearer's arrest

QUOTE: The Douglasville Police Department said Monday its officers will undergo "sensitivity and cultural diversity training" after a Muslim woman who refused to remove her head scarf at a courthouse was jailed.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 24, 2008 In India, Controversy Over Hindus' Arrests: Terrorism Case Sets Off Politicking, Protests

QUOTE: the arrests of Hindus in a terrorism case and the use of the new tag "Hindu terror" have sparked enormous controversy. The acrimonious political debate and the street demonstrations in support of the accused threaten to paralyze India's concerted response to terrorism. The controversy also points to the growing complexities of combating tit-for-tat terrorism in this predominantly Hindu but officially secular nation.

Washington Post
Nov 03, 2008 Racists for Obama: Plenty of white bigots will vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday. There are some things they fear more than black people.

QUOTE: Though our biases may be the result of some hard-wiring, we can choose not to express them, or not to let them get the best of us. Maybe that’s why when people do cling to their prejudices, they have a hard time defending them. The cause may have a scientific explanation, but the justifications we give to racism are largely irrational.

Salon
Oct 24, 2008 The Future of Term Limits Is in Court

QUOTE: Now that the City Council has approved changing term limits to allow Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to run again, this much is certain: The battle will move to the courtroom. Two lawsuits challenging the move are already in the legal system and more are expected.

New York Times
Oct 20, 2008 Minorities More Likely to Die in ER

QUOTE: Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to die in U.S. emergency rooms after a trauma than white patients are, researchers report.

Washington Post
Oct 06, 2008 Female fighters: We won't stand for male dominance

QUOTE: The PKK has an idealistic philosophy, one that combines Kurdish nationalism with certain communist goals, such as equality and communal ownership of property. The fighters here say that their cause has evolved beyond a desire for a Kurdish state -- that they are now fighting to generate dramatic social change. Today, the PKK's ideology revolves around a belief that global crises and injustice are a result of millennia of male-dominated rule.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Sep 18, 2008 Spanish Speakers Have Difficulty Accessing Health Care in U.S.

QUOTE: Spanish-speaking Hispanics in the United States have difficulty accessing the health-care system, University of North Carolina researchers report.

Washington Post
Aug 01, 2008 McCain Camp Says Obama Is Playing ‘Race Card’

QUOTE: Senator John McCain’s campaign accused Senator Barack Obama on Thursday of playing “the race card,” citing his remarks that Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing out that he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”

New York Times
Jul 22, 2008 A Housing Rescue Nears - But For Whom? Minority neighborhoods would especially benefit from a $3.9 billion aid package

QUOTE: industry analysts expect that black and Hispanic homeowners will bear the brunt of the foreclosure crisis. But is it because they overextended and should not have been in the housing market to begin with? Or were they the unsuspecting victims of predatory lending?

Christian Science Monitor
Jun 19, 2008 E.U. Moves to Standardize Immigrant Policy: Illegal Residents Could Be Jailed for as Long as 18 Months Pending Deportation

QUOTE: The European Parliament approved new rules Wednesday designed to standardize the dramatic differences in member countries' treatment of illegal immigrants, whose presence is one of the most heated political issues in Europe today.

Washington Post
Jun 02, 2008 State Dept. Reinstates Gaza Fulbright Grants

QUOTE: after word of the grant withdrawals got out, senior American and Israeli officials expressed surprise and outrage, saying that training ambitious and talented young people under Fulbright grants was one of the ways to help blunt the appeal of radical forces in Palestinian society.

New York Times
May 29, 2008 Racial Shift in a Progressive City Spurs Talks (Portland Journal)

QUOTE: Yet one person’s frontier, it turns out, is often another’s front porch. It has been true across the country: gentrification, which increases housing prices and tension, sometimes has racial overtones and can seem like a dirty word. Now Portland is encouraging black and white residents to talk about it, but even here in Sincere City, the conversation has been difficult.

New York Times
May 27, 2008 De-emphasis on Race in Adoption Is Criticized

QUOTE: The report, based on an examination of the law’s impact over a decade, said that minority children adopted into white households face special challenges and that white parents need preparation and training for what might lie ahead. But it found that social workers and state agencies fear litigation and stiff penalties under the law for even discussing race with adopting couples. As a result, families often do not get the counseling they need. It also found that states have ignored an aspect of the law that requires diligent recruitment of black parents.

New York Times
Apr 08, 2008 Moscow Killings Blamed on Racism: Non-Slavs Targeted, Rights Groups Say

QUOTE: The killing of [a Moscow man], which remains under investigation, is part of a wave of racially motivated murders in Moscow that has put the city's migrant communities on edge, particularly people from Central Asia, according to human rights groups. Easily singled out because of their non-Slavic appearance, Central Asian workers have borne the brunt of the attacks by skinheads and neo-Nazis.

Washington Post
Mar 31, 2008 Who Are We? New Dialogue on Mixed Race

QUOTE: Being accepted. Proving loyalty. Navigating the tight space between racial divides. Americans of mixed race say these are issues they have long confronted, and when Senator Barack Obama recently delivered a speech about race in Philadelphia, it rang with a special significance in their ears.

New York Times
Mar 06, 2008 District to Settle Bible Suit

QUOTE: The federal suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the People for the American Way Foundation...It argued that the course curriculum...promoted Protestant Christianity and a specific reading of the Bible as a literal historical document.

New York Times
Mar 05, 2008 Ban on Using Nationality to Exclude Jurors Is Upheld

QUOTE: Affirming a magistrate’s ruling, [a federal] judge concluded last week that prosecutors cannot exclude prospective jurors solely on the basis of their national origin.

New York Times
Feb 21, 2008 For Muslim Students, a Debate on Inclusion

QUOTE: The intense debate over whether organizations for Muslim students should be inclusive or strict is playing out on college campuses across the United States...The debate boils down to whether upholding gender segregation is forcing something artificial and vaguely hypocritical in an American context.

New York Times
Feb 18, 2008 Study Finds Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance

QUOTE: [Authors of a new study say] that “individuals without private insurance are not receiving optimum care in terms of cancer screening or timely diagnosis and follow-up with health care providers.” Advanced-stage diagnosis, they wrote, “leads to increased morbidity, decreased quality of life and survival and, often, increased costs.”

New York Times
Feb 14, 2008 Hitting Merit Pay With a Fair-Play Standard (Federal Diary)

QUOTE: "If [pay-for-performance] systems are not fair and equitable, transparent and credible, and do not have the buy-in of federal employees, I do not believe they have a place in the federal government," [says Rep. Danny K. Davis]...Davis also questioned whether the government should set up systems that may not provide an annual cost-of-living increase to employees and may foster discrimination against minorities and older workers.

Washington Post
Jan 27, 2008 Fairness On the Ballot

QUOTE: defenders of racial preferences, such as the politicians who administer and benefit from Missouri's racial spoils system. The crux of the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative (MoCRI) would amend that state's constitution to say: "The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education or public contracting."

Washington Post
Jan 25, 2008 Resegregation of U.S. schools deepening: Districts in big cities of the Midwest and Northeast undergo the most change.

QUOTE: ...[some experts say] the fact is that segregated schools tend to be highly correlated with such things as school performance and the ability to attract teachers..."Once you separate kids spacially from more privileged kids, they tend to not get the same things," says [one expert]. "And we need to start thinking about how a school that's racially isolated can be preparing students for this global society we live in."

Christian Science Monitor
Dec 29, 2007 A Biracial Candidate Walks His Own Fine Line

QUOTE: Much of Mr. Obama’s success as a politician has come from walking a fine line — as an independent Democrat and a progressive in a state dominated by the party organization and the political machine, and as a biracial American whose political ambitions require that he appeal to whites while still satisfying the hopes and expectations of blacks.

New York Times
Nov 28, 2007 To Muslim Girls, Scouts Offer a Chance to Fit In

QUOTE: Scattered Muslim communities across the United States are forming Girl Scout troops as a sort of assimilation tool to help girls who often feel alienated from the mainstream culture, and to give Muslims a neighborly aura. Boy Scout troops are organized with the same inspiration, but often the leap for girls is greater because many come from conservative cultures that frown upon their participating in public physical activity.

New York Times
Nov 26, 2007 Sudan arrests UK teacher for teddy bear blasphemy

QUOTE: Numerous media reports say Gibbons was arrested after allowing her class of 7-year-olds to name a teddy bear "Mohammed."

CNN (Cable News Network)
Nov 10, 2007 The Saturday Profile: Denmark’s Unabashed Lightning Rod on Immigration

QUOTE: Since her appointment to the post in September, she has emerged as a stalwart defender of a country’s right to require immigrants to accept its basic values and, inevitably, a lightning rod in Europe’s continuing debate over immigration.

New York Times
Nov 05, 2007 Foster Children at Risk, and an Opportunity Lost (A History of Neglect)

QUOTE: It is as much a story of trouble as of triumph. The Miracle Makers Inc. of Brooklyn, which swiftly grew into one of the largest of the minority agencies, was banished from foster care in 2005 after years of poor performance that shortchanged children. Two other minority agencies, responsible for hundreds of children, were shuttered and their officials convicted of stealing money. Another closed after city investigators found that agency staff members were giving jobs and contracts to relatives.

New York Times
Nov 05, 2007 Protesting Demeaning Images in Media

QUOTE: The rallies are taking place as civil rights leaders, cultural critics and others use the moment to debate how to represent the diversity of black life while minimizing offensive words and images. A big issue is the distinction between standards and censorship. Some charge that what Enough Is Enough does is censorship.

New York Times
Oct 23, 2007 Tension Tied to Race Percolates in Ithaca

QUOTE: Tempers flared last week over the district’s handling of a two-year-old racial-harassment complaint. Almost half of the 1,600 students at Ithaca High School stayed home two days amid fears of possible violence and a rumored “hit list” that singled out minority students who have been seeking a forum to bring their grievances into the open.

New York Times
Oct 09, 2007 Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight

QUOTE: Elderly gay people like Ms. Donadello, living in nursing homes or assisted-living centers or receiving home care, increasingly report that they have been disrespected, shunned or mistreated in ways that range from hurtful to deadly, even leading some to commit suicide.

New York Times
Oct 08, 2007 Immigration, Black Sheep and Swiss Rage

QUOTE: The party’s political campaign has a much broader agenda than simply fighting crime. Its subliminal message is that the influx of foreigners has somehow polluted Swiss society, straining the social welfare system and threatening the very identity of the country.

New York Times
Oct 07, 2007 Race Gap: Crime vs. Punishment

QUOTE: Data collected from state courts by the Justice Department also shows that a higher percentage of black felons than white felons receive prison sentences for nearly all offenses, and also that blacks receive longer maximum sentences for most offenses.

New York Times
Oct 06, 2007 Christian Split in Lebanon Raises Specter of Civil War

QUOTE: Christian youth are signing up for militant factions in the greatest numbers since the end of the civil war, spray painting nationalist symbols on walls and tattooing them on their skin, and proclaiming their willingness to fight in a new civil war — in particular, against fellow Christians.

New York Times
Oct 01, 2007 Muslim sect resisted in Md.

QUOTE: The controversy here is the latest involving Muslim efforts to build or expand mosques and community centers. Local opposition has stalled projects in Pompano Beach, Fla.; Louisville; and Rockaway, N.J. Opponents often cite traffic or loss of tax revenues but, says Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, anti-Muslim bias plays a role.

USA TODAY
Sep 11, 2007 Defying history and stereotype, the south's schools rise: Hundreds of high schools in the region, many still under desegregation orders, have quietly become public-education powerhouses.

QUOTE: This year, the top five schools in Newsweek's ranking of US public high schools are below the Mason-Dixon line. While Vermont's homogenous schools are ranked the "smartest," according to Morgan Quitno Press, top-performing schools in the South – from Enloe High School in Raleigh, N.C., to Suncoast Community in Riviera Beach, Fla. – have risen against the odds, teaching racially diverse and, often, poor students who, research shows, come to school less prepared than white students.

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 04, 2007 Abandon Stereotypes, Muslims in America Say

QUOTE: Leaders of American Muslim organizations attribute the growing intolerance to three main factors: global terrorist attacks in the name of Islam, disappointing reports from the Iraq war and the agenda of some supporters of Israel who try taint Islam to undermine the Palestinians.

New York Times
Aug 15, 2007 How New Arabic School Aroused Old Rivalries

QUOTE: When aides to Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein were presented last fall with a proposal for an Arabic language and culture school... they said they could not resist the appeal of a school that seemed right for the times and that would be a piece of the school system’s mosaic of dual-language programs.[But] Those intentions ran straight into the treacherous ethnic and ideological political currents of New York...

New York Times
Aug 06, 2007 For Tutsis of Eastern Congo, Protector, Exploiter or Both?

QUOTE: U.N. officials blame the general [Laurent Nkunda] for forcing an estimated 230,000 people from their homes since January and creating the worst humanitarian disaster Congo has experienced since the peak of its decade of civil war…But Nkunda… says he is fighting for a cause greater than himself…

Washington Post
Jul 25, 2007 Local Property Dispute Grows Into International Issue for Kazakhstan

QUOTE: One of the fundamental principles of the [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe]...is religious freedom. The standoff with the Hare Krishna movement threatens the image of a harmonious, multidenominational country...

Washington Post
Jun 27, 2007 On Education: Film Portrays Stifling of Speech, but One College’s Struggle Reflects a Nuanced Reality

QUOTE: A new documentary is making the rounds that argues, with vivid examples, that the nation’s colleges are squelching freedom of expression and are no longer free marketplaces of ideas.

New York Times
Jun 14, 2007 V.C. Nation: In the Venture Capital World, a Helping Hand for Women and Minorities

QUOTE: While technology investors tend to see themselves as fair-minded and socially liberal, they have done a poor job of integrating African-Americans, Hispanics and particularly minority women into their ranks...Part of [the Center for Venture Education’s] mission is to help diversify the business by helping to bring along African-Americans, Hispanics and women.

New York Times
May 20, 2007 Immigrant's Death Sparks Tensions in N.Y.: 3 Police Officers Investigated After April Homicide

QUOTE: Perez's killing has exposed tensions between well-off white employers and poor immigrant workers in this northern Westchester County town of 12,000 about 40 miles north of New York, where 75 percent of residents are non-Hispanic whites and about 25 percent are Hispanic.

Washington Post

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