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Racial Discrimination

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Schools Shifting From ‘Zero Tolerance’ Discipline Policies

Because rates of discipline have been disproportionally high for some racial groups, guidance from the US Dept. of Education and Justice is suggesting changes in ‘zero-tolerance’.

01/28/2014

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Retailer Wet Seal To Pay $7.5 Million In Racial Discrimination Suit

The former employees at Philadelphia-area stores claimed management set out to fire African-Americans because they didn’t fit the retailer’s “brand image.”

05/09/2013

(School officials and advocates listen as Pa. Rep. Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., speaks about the Education Department complaint.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Group Files Discrimination Complaint Over Philadelphia Schools’ Downsizing

The Pennsylvania public school advocate group “Action United” filed the complaint after, the group said, its analysis of the plan showed that schools slated for closing disproportionately serve African-American, low income, and disabled students.

01/28/2013

("Red Tails," a dramatization of the Tuskegee Airmen, stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard.)

Movie Review: ‘Red Tails’

If only the filmmakers telling this story were as high-flying and ambitious as the heroic characters their movie celebrates.

01/20/2012

(Officer Kenny Godbold, in July file photo.   Credit:  Alicia Guide/ ardmore.patch.com)

NAACP Plans Legal Action On Behalf Of Lower Merion Police Officer

Representatives of the NAACP say they are standing behind veteran officer Kerry Godbold, whom they say was passed over by the department in his bid to become a sergeant earlier this year.

09/21/2011