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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 06, 2012 Study Looks at Bias in Celebration Penalty Calls
QUOTE: a study published in July in The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology by two researchers in psychology at Northwestern University tested the question of bias in unsportsmanlike conduct penalties called after touchdowns....“The same pattern of blacks being punished more than whites seems to hold true both in the N.F.L. and in this experiment,” Livingston said. “I would conclude that the results are generalizable to N.F.L. referees.”
New York Times Mar 26, 2012 Trayvon's killing and Florida's tragic past
QUOTE: No matter the state, the circumstances are eerily familiar: a slaying. Minimal police investigation. A suspect known to authorities. No arrest. Protests and outrage in a racially charged atmosphere. Florida is known for its amusement parks, beaches and pensioners from the North. But history bears out that Florida has been as much a part of the South and its vigilante-enforced racial caste system as Georgia and Alabama.
CNN (Cable News Network) 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 23, 2011 Justice Dept. Cites Race in Halting Law Over Voter ID
QUOTE: The Justice Department on Friday blocked a new South Carolina law that would require voters to present photo identification, saying the law would disproportionately suppress turnout among eligible minority voters....an aggressive stance in reviewing a wave of new state voting restrictions, largely enacted by Republicans in the name of fighting fraud.
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 21, 2011 Racism Charges Put a Sport on Edge
QUOTE: The English Premier League is considered the world’s best club competition and features many of the top international players. Two-thirds are foreign-born. Racial sensitivity in the league has increased substantially in recent years, and the atmosphere is considered far more embracing than leagues in Spain and Italy. Yet, the Terry and Suárez cases indicate that English officials are still troubled by some abusive on-the-field behavior.
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) Nov 06, 2011 Silence following Williams's racial insult shows how little golf has changed
QUOTE: Twenty-one years ago the ugly Shoal Creek controversy was supposed to change the face of golf. The revelation that many of the country's top golf clubs had exclusionary membership practices based on race led to a period of painful self-examination for the sport....Woods remains the only African-American on Tour, and, as Williams made graphically clear, he is still defined by his blackness.
Golf Magazine Sep 08, 2011 The Lingering Injustice of Attica
QUOTE: FORTY years ago today, more than 1,000 inmates at Attica Correctional Facility began a major civil and human rights protest — an uprising that is barely mentioned in textbooks but nevertheless was one of the most important rebellions in American history....more than 500 state troopers burst in, riddling catwalks and exercise yards with thousands of bullets. Within 15 minutes the air was filled with screams, and the prison was littered with the bodies of 39 people — 29 inmates and 10 hostages — who lay dead or dying.
New York Times Sep 04, 2011 Israeli protests: 430,000 take to streets to demand social justice: Up to 300,000 take part in Tel Aviv, 50,000 in Jerusalem and 40,000 in Haifa in Israel's biggest ever demonstration
QUOTE: Hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets on Saturday night in Israel's biggest ever demonstration to demand social justice, a lower cost of living and a clear government response to the concerns of an increasingly squeezed middle class.
Guardian Unlimited Sep 04, 2011 Libyans Turn Wrath on Dark-Skinned Migrants
QUOTE: As rebel leaders pleaded with their fighters to avoid taking revenge against “brother Libyans,” many rebels were turning their wrath against migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, imprisoning hundreds for the crime of fighting as “mercenaries” for Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi without any evidence except the color of their skin.
New York Times Jul 31, 2011 Is terrorism against Israel really more justified than terrorism against Norway?
QUOTE: Norway is the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israel country in Europe today.
Aish HaTorah 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) Jun 13, 2011 Scientists Measure the Accuracy of a Racism Claim
QUOTE: physical anthropologists at the University of Pennsylvania, which owns Morton’s collection, have remeasured the skulls, and in an article that does little to burnish Dr
New York Times May 14, 2011 In Prison Reform, Money Trumps Civil Rights
QUOTE: A majority of those swept into our nation’s prison system are poor people of color, but the sudden shift away from the “get tough” rhetoric that has dominated the national discourse on crime has not been inspired by a surge in concern about the devastating human toll of mass incarceration. Instead, as Professor Bell predicted, the changing tide is best explained by perceived white interests. In this economic climate, it is impossible to maintain the vast prison state without raising taxes on the (white) middle class.
New York Times Apr 30, 2011 Separating Free Speech From Hate in South Africa
QUOTE: Race remains a fraught issue... Roelof du Plessis... accusing Mr. Malema of being a Communist, suggesting that South Africa was heading toward a genocide against whites.
New York Times Apr 12, 2011 Suit Alleges Bias in Disability Denials by Queens Judges
QUOTE: Now, a class-action lawsuit... says that five of the eight Queens judges are not just difficult, but also biased against the applicants — many of whom are poor or immigrants — and have systematically denied benefits to the disabled by making legal and factual errors.
New York Times Apr 04, 2011 Religion Does Its Worst
QUOTE: As for the killing itself — whether by infiltrated Taliban insurgents or not — it was a heinous crime against innocent people and should be denounced throughout the Islamic world, in mosques and beyond... Already, Muslims are victims in 14 percent of religious discrimination cases when they make up 1 percent of the population.
New York Times Jan 30, 2011 Issues of Race Bubble Up as Republicans Assert New Power in Albany
QUOTE: An otherwise routine session last Monday in the New York State Senate erupted into an argument over seating arrangements and office space that hinted at issues of race and gender that are percolating as Republicans assert their authority as the majority party.
New York Times Jan 28, 2011 Suits on Same-Sex Marriage May Force Administration to Take a Stand
QUOTE: President Obama has balanced on a political tightrope for two years over the Defense of Marriage Act, the contentious 1996 law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages. Now, two new federal lawsuits threaten to snap that rope out from under him.
New York Times Dec 21, 2010 E.E.O.C. Sues Kaplan Over Hiring
QUOTE: Sending a sharp warning to employers nationwide, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the Kaplan Higher Education Corporation on Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against black job applicants through the way it uses credit histories in its hiring process.
New York Times Dec 19, 2010 'Don't ask, don't tell' is repealed by Senate; bill awaits Obama's signing
QUOTE: The U.S. military will for the first time in history allow gays to serve openly after the Senate voted Saturday to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that has required such troops to hide their sexual identity or risk being expelled from the services. While opponents said repeal would create a battlefield distraction that could endanger troops, supporters drew parallels to the military's decision to end racial segregation in the 1950s and the admission of women to military service academies in the 1970s.
Washington Post Jul 21, 2010 White House Offers Apology to Official Accused of Bias
QUOTE: The White House and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack apologized profusely and repeatedly on Wednesday to a black midlevel official [Shirley Sherrod--Ed.] for the way she had been humiliated and forced to resign her Agriculture Department job after a conservative blogger put out a misleading video clip that seemed to show her admitting antipathy toward a white farmer.
New York Times Jun 28, 2010 Justices Rule Against Group That Excludes Gay Students
QUOTE: A public law school did not violate the First Amendment by withdrawing recognition from a Christian student group that excluded gay students, the Supreme Court ruled...
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 24, 2010 What's behind Rand Paul's confusion
QUOTE: [Rand] Paul thrust us into one of thorniest corners of that larger question: What's the government's role in regulating how private actors -- private individuals and the private sector -- treat people of another race. The framers of the 14th Amendment wouldn't go there; in 1868, America wasn't ready for it.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 15, 2010 Top backers of gay/transgender nondiscrimination bill push for a vote
QUOTE: As the Obama administration reviews whether to discard the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, House Democratic leaders are quietly pushing another sensitive issue in the culture wars: civil rights for transgender workers.
Washington Post 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 29, 2010 The Jewish Question: British Anti-Semitism
QUOTE: [Anthony Julius] is a truth-teller, and authentic enough to stand against the English literary and academic establishment, which essentially opposes the right of the state of Israel to exist, while indulging in the humbuggery that its anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism.
New York Times Apr 21, 2010 Bias Accord as Harbinger
QUOTE: A DECISION this month by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to drop its racial-discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo in exchange for a say in reviewing its lending practices could set the stage for similar agreements with other big mortgage lenders, some experts say. From 2007 to 2009, the N.A.A.C.P. filed suit against 15 lenders, accusing them of offering high-cost loans to many black borrowers during the subprime lending boom, even though many of the applicants could have qualified for lower interest rates and closing costs.
New York Times Apr 03, 2010 Cautious praise for travel screening change
QUOTE: Lawmakers, civil liberties groups and security experts cautiously praised the Obama administration's decision to abandon using nationality alone as a basis for deciding which U.S.-bound international air travelers to subject to additional screening, but they warned that too little is known to conclude that the revised policy will be effective and not discriminatory.
Washington Post Nov 03, 2009 At Supreme Court: Can prosecutors be sued for framing defendants? Two African-American men wrongly imprisoned for 25 years filed a lawsuit against prosecutors for fabricating evidence against them...
QUOTE: The US Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to consider an unusual question: Do Americans who have been framed by unscrupulous prosecutors for crimes they did not commit have a right to sue the prosecutors when the fraud is finally exposed?
Christian Science Monitor Oct 23, 2009 Why Angry British Voters Are Tuning In to Bigots (Viewpoint)
QUOTE: the sense of grievance... is widely held, and is especially potent among white, working-class Britons, who believe they are in competition with immigrants and minorities for limited jobs and resources, and that the political classes give preferential treatment to those groups.
Time Magazine Sep 25, 2009 Justice Dept. to Address Backlog of Civil Rights Complaints
QUOTE: Some former staff members say those words have weight. They have spoken of deep damage done to the Justice Department's civil rights work by its previous leadership... and, through a series of hires, systematically placed lawyers ideologically aligned with the Bush administration -- some with little to no civil rights experience -- in permanent civil rights jobs.
Washington Post Sep 18, 2009 Frustrations Grow Among Slovakia's Hungarian Minority
QUOTE: fully five years after Hungary and Slovakia joined the European Union, Bratislava and Budapest suddenly find themselves squabbling over the ethnic Hungarian minority [in Slovakia].
Der Spiegel Sep 01, 2009 Post-Katrina 'vigilante' violence: rumor or fact? The US Attorney's Office and the FBI are looking into allegations of roaming 'people hunters' targeting blacks in the floods and chaos...
QUOTE: What actually happened [in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina] and who is culpable in these incidents is now the focus of probes by the US Attorney's Office and the FBI.
Christian Science Monitor Sep 01, 2009 Why Jews see racism in Israel
QUOTE: About two-thirds of Ethiopian Jews receive support from state [Israel] welfare agencies. And just over 10 percent recieve post-high school education compared to 40 percent of Israeli Jews, according to an Ethiopian advocacy group.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 12, 2009 What Do We Know about Tourette's? If you have the idea that every patient curses unpredictably, think again
QUOTE: ...Tourette’s disorder is the subject of popular misconceptions...
Scientific American Aug 09, 2009 Germans wary as mosque rises in Cologne: Plans to build the largest mosque in the country highlight a fundamental demographic change that some fear poses a threat to Europe's Christian culture.
QUOTE: Cloaked within complaints about noise, parking, and its [a large mosque planned to be built] possible impact on property values was the unease of a Germany that is coming to grips with a fundamental demographic change – the rise of its Muslim minority – and worried that it might pose a threat to Europe's Christian culture.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 07, 2009 Reforming Crack-Cocaine Laws, but Leaving Injustice Intact?
QUOTE: reformers of drug sentencing laws are closing in on a goal that was unthinkable even a few years ago: scrapping the federal sentencing structure established in 1986 that gives far harsher penalties for crack cocaine than for powder cocaine, resulting in prisons packed with low-level, predominantly African American offenders.
Time Magazine Aug 07, 2009 Corrupt Democracy in India
QUOTE: new reports documenting the pervasive abuses committed by the Indian police are providing firsthand evidence not only of warrantless arrests... but also the complicity of parties and political leaders who have turned police and paramilitary forces in a number of [Indian] states into bodyguard agencies and private armies.
Nation Aug 06, 2009 Iraqis Freed by U.S. Face Few Jobs and Little Hope
QUOTE: He [Alaq Khleirallah] is one of roughly 90,000 detainees who have been released from American detention centers in the past six years, a process that will end sometime next year, when the last center is to be transferred to Iraqi control. Almost 10,000 detainees remain in American custody. They have received a grim welcome.
New York Times Aug 04, 2009 Evicted Palestinians stand their ground – on thin mattressesEvicted Palestinians stand their ground – on thin mattresses
QUOTE: In all, 58 Palestinians were evicted in this predominantly Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah. Though they had received – and refused to obey – a court order in May to leave after losing a longstanding dispute over property rights, it was still a shock.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 03, 2009 'They Want to Destroy Christians' Spasm of Religious Violence Leaves a Pakistani Minority in Mourning, Frustration
QUOTE: Killing has become commonplace in Pakistan. But this attack [in Gojra] startled the country both for its ferocity and for its stark message to religious minorities.
Washington Post Jul 26, 2009 Does your doctor judge you based on your color?
QUOTE: While it's extremely difficult to tell in any given situation how much race -- consciously or subconsciously -- plays a role in a doctor's decision making, multiple studies over several decades have found doctors make different decisions for black patients and white patients even when they have the same medical problems and the same insurance
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 26, 2009 Latin American Jews contend with spike in anti-Semitism: Derogatory political statements and attacks on synagogues have increased since Israel's January war in Gaza.
QUOTE: Across Latin America, Jewish leaders say they are contending with a new level of anti-Semitism that heated up after Israel's military operation in Gaza in December.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 21, 2009 Gates arrest: racial profiling or 'tempest in a teapot'?
QUOTE: Mr.[Henry Louis] Gates' arrest on the front porch of his own home last week became a moment of national reflection, with Gates insisting that the incident was evidence of the persistence of racial profiling – even in one of America's most liberal cities.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 21, 2009 Report Says Immigration Agents Broke Laws and Agency Rules in Home Raids
QUOTE: Armed federal immigration agents have illegally pushed and shoved their way into homes in New York and New Jersey in hundreds of predawn raids that violated their own agency rules as well as the Constitution, according to a study...
New York Times Jul 16, 2009 In Jerusalem, battle of Palestinian day camps
QUOTE: Teaching Islamic values and Palestinian pride are certainly among the top priorities at the "Better Tomorrow" camp; indoctrination and extremism are not, say [Basima] Alian and her boss, camp director Sufian Jadallah. But the camp is housed in an Islamist cultural center that Israeli police welded shut early last year, leaving behind a letter from the Interior Ministry.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 15, 2009 Continental divide separates Africans, African-Americans (Black in America 2)
QUOTE: African immigrants to the United States say cartoonish caricatures and a Western media penchant for reporting on Africa's disease, hunger and war -- rather than the continent's successes -- trivialize their cultures.
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