The prestigious Yale University discriminates against white and Asian Americans students in its admission process

U.S. 08/14/20, 13:18

A Justice Department investigation found that Yale University illegally discriminates against white and Asian American applicants in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act while receiving millions of taxpayer dollars, the Daily Caller reported. A two-year investigation concluded that Yale violated Title VI, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ...

A high school in Florida prohibits the creation of a pro-life student organization

U.S. 11/11/19, 15:10

A Florida state high school rejected the creation of a pro-life student organization because it was too "political" and "controversial," while accepting animal rights groups, denounced the legal group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). In August, Gabrielle Gabbard, a student at Gulf Coast High School, after applying for recognition of the pro-life ...

Actor Robert De Niro in real-life drama with ex-worker

U.S. 10/03/19, 16:02

Robert De Niro has found himself in a real-life court drama, trading dueling lawsuits with his former assistant after their decade-long working relationship went dreadfully sour. He's accusing her of misappropriating money. She says he subjected her to sexist and harassing comments. Chase Robinson sued the 76-year-old De Niro Thursday in Manhattan ...

Taylor Swift asks Tennessee senator to support Equality Act

Politics 06/01/19, 11:08

Taylor Swift says she's kicking off Pride Month by asking Tennessee's Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to protect LGBTQ rights and support the Equality Act. The pop star, who lives in Tennessee, posted a letter on social media early Saturday that she supported the House's recent passage of the Equality Act, ...

Texas bus company settles worker-bias charges

U.S. 05/29/19, 19:17

Settlement with El Expreso Bus Co. of Houston is sixth under DOJ's Protecting US Workers Initiative, which investigates and penalizes employers that discriminate against qualified US employees in favor of foreign guest workers

Federal govt aims to roll back transgender health protection

Politics 05/24/19, 09:44

The Trump administration proposed Friday to roll back Obama-era discrimination protections for transgender people in health care. The Health and Human Services Department released a proposed regulation that in effect says "gender identity" is not protected under federal laws that prohibit discrimination in health care. It is part of a backdrop of ...

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

U.S. 05/23/19, 10:03

Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked.About half of Americans think there's age discrimination in the workplace, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.But there's a split by age. The ...

Harris wants to fine companies that pay men more than women

2020 Campaign 05/20/19, 05:03

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is unveiling a pay equity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women. Harris's plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a mandatory Equal Pay Certification from the Equal Employment ...

A separate war: Pioneering black Marines endured, prevailed

U.S. 05/17/19, 00:11

It was the dress blue uniforms that drew John Thompson to join the U.S. Marines, where black men were not welcome, so he could defend a country that denied him the rights he wanted to fight for."I said, 'Wow, that's a real pretty uniform,'" recalls Thompson, now 94.It took President ...

NC ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor wins GOP redo of tainted election

U.S. 05/15/19, 06:50

North Carolina's most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state's "bathroom bill" against a Democrat who was granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent's campaign. State Sen. Dan Bishop topped ...

Update: Bishop wins GOP primary in NC special election

U.S. 05/14/19, 19:58

The Latest on a Republican primary election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat (all times local):8:50 p.m.Republicans in North Carolina have chosen state Sen. Dan Bishop as their party's nominee in a special congressional election ordered after a ballot fraud scandal marred last year's race.Voters on Tuesday selected Bishop ...

French soccer looking to stop homophobia in stadiums

Sports 05/13/19, 06:51

The French soccer league has set up an action plan to tackle homophobia in its stadiums, a system that will pave the way for judicial sanctions against abusive fans.Often heard at French league matches, homophobic chants have been tolerated for a long time by many club officials, and soccer authorities ...

South Africa chief vows to purge ANC of ‘deviant tendencies’

Africa 05/12/19, 10:37

South Africa's president is vowing to purge his party of "bad and deviant tendencies" as he prepares to appoint a new Cabinet following a victory in national elections.The 57% share of the vote was the worst-ever election showing for the African National Congress, which has ruled since the apartheid system ...

South Africa starts voting amid corruption, unemployment

Africa 05/08/19, 00:12

South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment.Wednesday's vote comes 25 years after the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the system of racial discrimination the country remains divided by economic inequality .The party of Nelson Mandela that has been ...

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