Tag: discrimination

Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

Child with Down’s Syndrome used for security guard’s racially-tinged amusement

| September 24, 2014

By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper A black family taking pictures of their son–who has Down’s syndrome on his first day of school was interrupted by white school security guard, who proceeded to ridicule the 12-year-old, the boy’s mother said. Brandiss Pearson told the Post-Standard of Syracuse, N.Y., they were […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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Racism costs U.S. billions every year

Racism costs U.S. billions every year

| December 9, 2013

Closing the income gap between whites and minorities would boost earnings by 12 percent, an economic windfall of $1 trillion, according to a recent study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Altarum Institute.

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Former Houston cop faced ‘Blue Code of Silence’

Former Houston cop faced ‘Blue Code of Silence’

| October 14, 2013

For many current and former Houston Police Department (HPD) officers, many believe that they have had to work in an environment where they have been the victim of a work environment built upon a foundation of retaliation and an unwritten “code of silence.”

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