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African-American Exec Accuses Fox Sports Of Race Discrimination

African-American Exec Accuses Fox Sports Of Race Discrimination

Jerry Davis worked at Fox Sports for 15 years, without being promoted once. He now believes that he knows why: He is African-American. Of the roughly 34 people in top management positions at Fox Sports, he says that none are black -- and, as far as he knows, no African-Americans have ever held top leadership... Read More »

Ex-Wet Seal Managers Claim The Company Called The Number Of Black Employees A 'Huge Issue'

Ex-Wet Seal Managers Claim The Company Called The Number Of Black Employees A 'Huge Issue'

By Abby Rogers Three ex-Wet Seal managers filed a lawsuit alleging shocking bias against black employees, claiming one manager was ordered to hire more whites or be fired. The former managers -- who filed the federal race discrimination lawsuit on Thursday in California -- are hoping to turn it into a... Read More »

United Airlines Pilots File Racial Discrimination Suit

United Airlines Pilots File Racial Discrimination Suit

Two dozen black pilots alleged in a lawsuit on Tuesday that United Continental Holdings, the parent of United Airlines, passed them over for management promotions because of race. The world's biggest carrier denied the allegations and said it would fight them in court. Read More »

Black School Employees Accuse Black Supervisor Of Racism

Black School Employees Accuse Black Supervisor Of Racism

There's no shortage of cases in which workers claim they've been discriminated against by a supervisor because of race. But it's unusual for employees to formally complain of racism from a fellow member of a minority. Yet, that's the scenario that's played out in suburban Seattle, where nine black employees... Read More »

Restaurant Workers Group Targets Darden In Race-Discrimination Lawsuit

Restaurant Workers Group Targets Darden In Race-Discrimination Lawsuit

It's been nearly 50 years since landmark passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that among other things prohibited discrimination in employment based on race or national origin. But that doesn't mean blacks and other minorities don't still face discriminatory practices on the job. One such allegation in... Read More »

Ready Mix Reportedly Settles Race-Bias Claims That Included Noose Display

Ready Mix Reportedly Settles Race-Bias Claims That Included Noose Display

A Southern supplier of concrete and cement products has reportedly agreed to pay $400,000 to seven black employees to settle federal charges that it discriminated against them by using racial epithets and displaying a noose at work sites in Alabama Black males employed at a Ready Mix USA plant in the... Read More »

Denied Jobs, Blacks In Iowa Test New Bias Theory

Denied Jobs, Blacks In Iowa Test New Bias Theory

By Ryan J. Foley IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- After years of litigation, a judge will soon decide whether to grant thousands of black employees and job applicants monetary damages for hiring practices used by every agency of Iowa state government that they say has disadvantaged them for decades. Read More »

Black Missouri Lawmakers Vow To Fight Worker Discrimination Bill

Black Missouri Lawmakers Vow To Fight Worker Discrimination Bill

A group of black lawmakers in Missouri has pledged to fight efforts by Republicans to revise state labor laws to make it more difficult for workers to prove discrimination claims. Members of the Legislative Black Caucus say the legislation would roll back decades of civil rights advances and protect... Read More »

Lawsuit Accuses John Elway Car Dealership Of Racial Discrimination

Lawsuit Accuses John Elway Car Dealership Of Racial Discrimination

Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway has been named in a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at one of his auto dealerships in Southern California. The suit, filed Monday by former sales manager Timothy Sandquist, accuses the general manager of Elway's Manhattan Beach Toyota outlet of racial... Read More »

Obama Seeks Ideas On Reducing Black Joblessness

Obama Seeks Ideas On Reducing Black Joblessness

By Suzanne Gamboa WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a shift in White House tactics on the cusp of an election year, President Barack Obama isn't shying away these days from saying that many of his policies were designed with African-Americans in mind. Until now, the nation's first black president has carefully... Read More »

Black Lawmakers Target High Urban Unemployment

Black Lawmakers Target High Urban Unemployment

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO MIAMI (AP) -- Taking the microphone at a church in a predominantly black neighborhood of Miami, the Rev. Jesse Jackson asked how many in the crowd knew someone looking for a job. Most of the several hundred people in the televised town hall gathering stood up. How many knew someone... Read More »

Unemployment: Who's Been Hit the Hardest?

Unemployment: Who's Been Hit the Hardest?

While the most recent numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that very little has changed since January and unemployment rates held at 9.7%, they also reveal some fascinating facts on which gender, race, age and education levels are taking the hardest hits in this economy. Read More »

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