The Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that money be given only to “a person of the Caucasian race” from Iowa.
A years-long fight for diversity in the New York City Fire Department headed back to square one on Tuesday.
The operators of an apartment building in southern Brooklyn were facing a lawsuit Tuesday, for allegedly discriminating against potential tenants.
Proposed New York state legislation would protect gender identity or expression from discrimination, and subject any violator to a potential hate crime prosecution.
A Queens psychiatric hospital has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, following a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens in hiring procedures.
Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
More than 40 percent of the applicants who passed the latest New York fire department exam are minorities.
A spokeswoman for Dunkin’ Donuts said the company, which is based in Canton, Mass., values the diversity of its franchisee ranks.
The efforts to diversify the department comes in response to a lawsuit charging discrimination in the department’s testing and hiring practices.
A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers.
For many in this economy, the fact that they are unemployed isn’t their fault. But some people are being denied a new job because they currently are without one.
“It has racial overtones. It really does. My parents grew up in the south and we heard stories over the years,” said Greg Seabrook.
A judge found that white recruits are more likely than black recruits to have friends or family members in the Fire Department encouraging them to persevere through the department’s long hiring process.
Judge Nicholas Garaufis gave his findings Wednesday following a civil trial last month in Brooklyn. The Justice Department had sued on behalf of a black fraternal organization.
The judge said the EEOC supported its claim of a pervasive bias with no statistical evidence of discrimination and about 10 statements from four or five managers or executives in a company of 10,000 employees, 603 of whom took maternity leave during a six-year span covered by the lawsuit.