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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 21, 2012 Justices Take Up Race as a Factor in College Entry
QUOTE: In a 2003 decision that the majority said it expected would last for 25 years, the Supreme Court allowed public colleges and universities to take account of race in admission decisions...By agreeing to hear a major case involving race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas, the court thrust affirmative action back into the public and political discourse after years in which it had mostly faded from view.
New York Times Dec 21, 2011 Countrywide Will Settle a Bias Suit
QUOTE: The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the largest residential fair-lending settlement in history, saying that Bank of America had agreed to pay $335 million to settle allegations that its Countrywide Financial unit discriminated against black and Hispanic borrowers during the housing boom.
New York Times Dec 15, 2011 Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos
QUOTE: Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has engaged in systemic discrimination against Latinos...A comprehensive investigation found the practices include "unlawful stops, detentions and arrests of Latinos,"...
CNN (Cable News Network) Sep 03, 2011 Arizona Redistricting Panel Is Under Attack, Even Before Its Work Is Done
QUOTE: the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, with two Republican members, two Democratic members and an independent chairwoman, has found itself subject to such fierce attacks that its work is being questioned even before that work has been done. The stakes are high — explosive population growth over the last decade, especially among Latinos, entitles the state to one more Congressional seat, its ninth.
New York Times Aug 19, 2011 Feds investigate L.A. sheriff's office for civil rights violations
QUOTE: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is being investigated for alleged "systemic" civil rights violations during routine traffic stops by trying to identify people who live in publicly subsidized housing...
CNN (Cable News Network) Jun 15, 2011 Report: Newark airport screeners targeted Mexicans and Dominicans
QUOTE: Security screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport singled out Mexican and Dominican passengers for nearly two years, according to a federal report obtained by The Star-Ledger newspaper. The racial profiling was so prevalent in 2008 and 2009 that some TSA employees at the airport referred to their colleagues as "Mexican hunters," a Star-Ledger story based on the 2010 internal report said.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 17, 2011 The Middle-Class Tax Trap
QUOTE: Asking a population that’s increasingly brown and beige to accept punishing tax rates while white seniors receive roughly $3 in Medicare benefits for every dollar they paid in (the projected ratio in the 2030s) promises to polarize the country along racial as well as generational lines.
New York Times Mar 22, 2011 Race Issues Rise for Miami Police
QUOTE: Miami has a long history of racially charged police shootings, some of which combusted into deadly riots and Justice Department inquiries that ended with police officers in prison. The pattern this time is familiar: All seven men who were fatally shot by the police were African-American; the police officers who shot them are all Hispanic.
New York Times Jan 07, 2011 Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal
QUOTE: ...Mr. Acosta’s class and others in the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American program have been declared illegal by the State of Arizona — even while similar programs for black, Asian and American Indian students have been left untouched....It was Mr. Horne, as the state’s superintendent of public instruction, who wrote a law aimed at challenging Tucson’s ethnic-studies program. The Legislature passed the measure last spring, and Gov. Jan Brewer signed it into law in May amid the fierce protests raging over the state’s immigration crackdown.
New York Times Jan 04, 2011 Birthright Citizenship Looms as Next Immigration Battle
QUOTE: The next big immigration battle centers on illegal immigrants’ offspring, who are granted automatic citizenship like all other babies born on American soil. Arguing for an end to the policy, which is rooted in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, immigration hard-liners describe a wave of migrants like Ms. Vasquez stepping across the border in the advanced stages of pregnancy to have what are dismissively called “anchor babies.”
New York Times Jun 18, 2010 Justice Dept. Will Fight Arizona on Immigration
QUOTE: The Obama administration has decided to file a lawsuit to strike down a new Arizona law aimed at deporting illegal immigrants, thrusting itself into the fierce national debate over how the United States should enforce immigration policies.
New York Times May 14, 2010 Student’s Arrest Tests Immigration Policy
QUOTE: after protests by Latino groups, demonstrations at the Georgia Capitol by her sorority sisters and a letter of support from the university’s president, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency granted a one-year deferral on her deportation so she could finish college. The “deferred action” means she could still be deported, but will be allowed to apply for an extension next year.
New York Times May 12, 2010 New York Minorities More Likely to Be Frisked
QUOTE: Blacks and Latinos were nine times as likely as whites to be stopped by the police in New York City in 2009, but, once stopped, were no more likely to be arrested....intense debate about the effectiveness and propriety of the tactic, but also litigation intended to force the department to reveal more information about the encounters.
New York Times Apr 23, 2010 U.S.’s Toughest Immigration Law Is Signed in Arizona
QUOTE: Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed the toughest illegal immigration bill in the country into law on Friday, aimed at identifying, prosecuting and deporting illegal immigrants. The governor’s move unleashed immediate protests and reignited the divisive battle over immigration reform nationally. Even before she signed the bill at a 4:30 p.m. news conference here, President Obama strongly criticized it.
New York Times Jul 31, 2009 Latinos say they also face racial profiling by police
QUOTE: Many Latinos say they know how Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates felt during a recent arrest because they believe police often racially profile Hispanics, too.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 22, 2009 After Losing Freedom, Some Immigrants Face Loss of Custody of Their Children
QUOTE: crackdowns against illegal immigrants thrust local courts into transnational custody battles and leave thousands of children in limbo.
New York Times 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 Dec 29, 2008 Webb Sets His Sights On Prison Reform
QUOTE: This spring, Webb (D-Va.) plans to introduce legislation on a long-standing passion of his: reforming the U.S. prison system. Jails teem with young black men who later struggle to rejoin society, he says. Drug addicts and the mentally ill take up cells that would be better used for violent criminals. And politicians have failed to address this costly problem for fear of being labeled "soft on crime."
Washington Post Nov 14, 2008 A Killing in a Town Where Latinos Sense Hate
QUOTE: teenagers declared that they were going to attack “a Mexican” and headed to the more ethnically diverse village of Patchogue to hunt...Interviews with business owners, students, government officials and immigrants in the area suggest that illegal immigration has been a wellspring for anger and tension in the neighborhood, with day laborers drawing the greatest fire.
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 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 Sep 11, 2008 ‘Jim Crawford’ Republicans: The GOP is working to keep eligible African-Americans from voting in several states.
QUOTE: It was a mainstay of Jim Crow segregation: for 100 years after the Civil War, Southern white Democrats kept eligible blacks from voting with poll taxes, literacy tests and property requirements...Now, with the help of a 2008 Supreme Court decision, Crawford vs. Marion County (Indiana) Election Board, white Republicans in some areas will keep eligible blacks from voting by requiring driver's licenses.
Newsweek 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 Jul 19, 2008 Move to Digital TV Faces Language Barrier: Many Hispanics Unprepared for Switch
QUOTE: The switch to all-digital television has been bumpy. Despite multimillion-dollar ad campaigns by the government and the broadcasting industry, some lawmakers and community leaders fear that the efforts have fallen short in informing viewers who watch TV with rabbit-ear antennas that those days are numbered. Consumers who do not speak English rely heavily on such television broadcasts to receive critical information such as news and weather warnings. But these communities have been the hardest to reach and educate about the transition.
Washington Post May 06, 2008 Reports Find Racial Gap in Drug Arrests
QUOTE: large disparities persist in the rate at which blacks and whites are arrested and imprisoned for drug offenses, even though the two races use illegal drugs at roughly equal rates. Two new reports, issued Monday by the Sentencing Project in Washington and by Human Rights Watch in New York, both say the racial disparities reflect, in large part, an overwhelming focus of law enforcement on drug use in low-income urban areas, with arrests and incarceration the main weapon.
New York Times 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 16, 2008 Suffering in Silence Over Foreclosure: In Upscale Md. Subdivision, Few Know the Troubles Neighbors Face
QUOTE: Perrywood's story is remarkable, not just for its cluster of defaults or the relative affluence of its residents. It also reflects a troubling national trend: African American homeowners and other minorities are more likely than non-Hispanic white borrowers to be saddled with the subprime loans and adjustable-rate mortgages that put them at greater risk of losing their homes.
Washington Post Dec 30, 2007 So Many Crimes, and Reasons to Not Cooperate
QUOTE: discourage people from cooperating with the investigation of crimes — crimes committed against their own homes, their own neighbors, their own children....based on more than just fear of gang retaliation. It is also a consequence of their deep distrust of the local police and prosecutors and politicians.
New York Times Nov 23, 2007 Surge Brings New Immigration Backlog
QUOTE: Because of annual limits on all green cards, immigrants from some countries like Mexico and the Philippines often have to wait decades for visas to become available. Now the agency has fallen behind on the bureaucratic work of logging in applications and deciding whether to grant visas or allow immigrants to become United States citizens.
New York Times Nov 17, 2007 Immigration Dilemma: A Mother Torn From a Baby
QUOTE: The case exposes a recurring quandary for immigration authorities as an increasing number of American-born children of illegal immigrants become caught up in deportation operations. With the Bush administration stepping up enforcement, the immigration agency has been left scrambling to devise procedures to deal with children who, by law, do not fall under its jurisdiction because they are citizens.
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 Oct 29, 2007 Suit aims to stop illegal-immigrant law
QUOTE: The law makes it a felony to transport or shelter illegal immigrants. Businesses, which are barred by federal law from hiring illegal immigrants, can be sued by a legal worker who is displaced by an illegal one. The measure denies illegal immigrants certain public benefits such as rental assistance and fuel subsidies.
USA TODAY Oct 21, 2007 This Land: Beside a Smoldering Dump, a Refuge of Sorts
QUOTE: Two weeks ago, federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit intended to clean up or shut down Duroville, which they said was lacking in necessary permits but plentiful in horrid conditions: defective construction, faulty electrical wiring, unhealthful distribution of drinking water and a deeply flawed septic system. Those ponds of gray.
New York Times Oct 15, 2007 Study Finds Disparities in Mortgages by Race
QUOTE: But the Furman Center study, a summary of which is being released today, still raises questions about the role of race in lending practices. A separate analysis of mortgage data by The New York Times shows that even at higher income levels, black borrowers in New York City were far more likely than white borrowers with similar incomes and mortgage amounts to receive a subprime loan.
New York Times Oct 14, 2007 Racial Crisis? Or Just Rope in the Hands of Fools?
QUOTE: There are few historic moments as honored and ingrained in the American psyche as those from the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, but how much they translate to the current moment is far less clear. So maybe the product relaunch of the noose as an odious signifier of hate speech bespeaks something fundamentally askew in the national psyche.
New York Times Oct 12, 2007 Crackdown Upends Slaughterhouse’s Work Force
QUOTE: Across the country, the federal effort to flush out illegal immigrants is having major effects on workers and employers alike. Some companies have reluctantly raised wages to attract new workers following raids at their plants.
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 Aug 01, 2007 Black and White: A new study finds that blacks who kill whites are more likely to face execution.
QUOTE: A new study finds that blacks on death row convicted of killing whites are more likely to be executed than whites who kill minorities.
Newsweek Jul 03, 2007 The Mayor, the TV Anchor And the Ethics Fireworks in Los Angeles
QUOTE: If [Salinas covered the mayor while in a relationship with him] there are serious concerns to be raised about her ethics and those of her station’s news managers if they were aware of the connections.
Poynter Online 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 May 13, 2007 Overflowing Fairfax Homes Split Neighbors: Issue Stirs Debates Over Economics, Race
QUOTE: Long a source of tension in the suburbs, where high prices force many immigrants to pool financial resources and share housing, residential crowding has generated a surge of complaints in Fairfax, a county where one in four residents is foreign-born.
Washington Post May 07, 2007 English-only workplaces spark lawsuits
QUOTE: Employers may legally adopt an English-only speaking rule if they can show it is a business necessity .... But Ronna Timpa, owner of Workplace ESL Solutions in Henderson, Nev., says employers go too far in adopting strict policies that prevent co-workers from talking in their native language even during lunch.
USA TODAY Apr 21, 2007 Groups decry labor abuses at `mercado' markets: CAMPAIGN WILL INFORM WORKERS OF THEIR RIGHTS
QUOTE: Scores of California workers employed in small neighborhood stores in Latino and Asian communities are enduring abuse in the workplace - unpaid wages, long hours without breaks, verbal and sexual abuse...a coalition of labor unions and civil rights organizations Friday launched a statewide campaign to educate workers about their rights, and employers about their legal obligations.
San Jose Mercury News Jan 18, 2007 The spread of the credit check as civil rights issue: Minorities are starting to fight employers over the use of credit history in hiring.
QUOTE: Some privacy and minority advocates are now seeing credit as a civil rights issue as minorities start to fight employers and insurers who base decisions on credit histories. Their effort could slow the near doubling in credit checks by employers in the past decade, which impacts millions of Americans who are struggling with debt. "It's definitely a civil rights issue because of the growing use of credit reports and credit scores for hiring, renting an apartment, insurance, and the fact that people of color have not been integrated into the credit scoring system as much as traditional, white, middle-class America"...
Christian Science Monitor Dec 05, 2006 NYC Health Board Votes to Ban Trans Fats: City Health Board Cites Heart Risks
QUOTE: "The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously yesterday to require the city's roughly 20,000 restaurants to stop cooking with trans fats, making New York the first major U.S. city to adopt such a ban."
Washington Post Dec 01, 2006 Is there a "black vote" in Venezuela?
QUOTE: Barlovento is home to one of the largest concentrations of black Venezuelans in the country, and it is a center of the growing Afro-Venezuelan movement. But leaders here say that their struggle for increased visibility is too often a lonely one, even though the government claims to represent the world's downtrodden.
Slate Nov 03, 2006 Immigration crackdown debated: A lawsuit this week claims that a 'get tough' raid in Georgia crossed a line.
QUOTE: the Southern Poverty Law Center claims the constitutional rights of six US citizens were violated by overzealous agents during the...raids.
Christian Science Monitor Oct 31, 2006 A Home Valuation Web Site Is Accused of Discrimination
QUOTE: Web site that provides free home valuations, has been accused by a coalition of community activist groups of undervaluing the homes in black and Latino neighborhoods.
New York Times Sep 27, 2006 States, Counties Begin to Enforce Immigration Law
QUOTE: law enforcement officers did not check the immigration status of people they came into contact with, and in the vast majority of cases, a run-in with the law carried little threat of deportation. But that accommodation for the burgeoning illegal population ended abruptly in April....Some Latino leaders say the program here is contributing to a discriminatory climate in which Hispanic drivers feel as if they are being "hunted" by police.
Washington Post Sep 20, 2006 Georgia Law Requiring Voters to Show Photo ID Is Thrown Out: Judge Says Some Would Be Disenfranchised; State Plans Appeal
QUOTE: A state judge yesterday rejected a Georgia law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification...the law, pushed by Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) to fight voter fraud, violates the state constitution because it disenfranchises citizens who are otherwise qualified to vote.
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