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More Minorities Pass New FDNY Entrance Exam

More than 40 percent of the applicants who passed the latest New York fire department exam are minorities.


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NJ Ex-Franchisees Accuse Dunkin’ Donuts Of Bias

A spokeswoman for Dunkin’ Donuts said the company, which is based in Canton, Mass., values the diversity of its franchisee ranks.


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Record-Breaking Number Of Minorities, Women Take FDNY Exam

The efforts to diversify the department comes in response to a lawsuit charging discrimination in the department’s testing and hiring practices.


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New York Considering Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill

A year after lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate taking shape in Albany is discrimination against transgender New Yorkers.


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NYC Bill Would Ban Discrimination Based On Employment Status

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.


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Plaintiffs In FDNY Discrimination Suit Ask About Noose

“It has racial overtones. It really does. My parents grew up in the south and we heard stories over the years,” said Greg Seabrook.


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Black Firefighter Organization Permitted To Visit FDNY Applicants At Home

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.


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Judge: Independent Monitor To Oversee FDNY Diversification Effort

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.


Judge Rejects Claim Of Discrimination At Bloomberg Company

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.


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White Plains Firefighter Says He Was Harassed By Co-Workers Because He’s Gay

Steven Saunders alleges that his supervisors told him to keep his sexual orientation a secret but then proceeded to “out” him without his permission later subjecting him to obscene verbal attacks and gestures from his colleagues.


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Decades-Old Discrimination Lawsuit Wraps Up

What’s believed to be the longest-running race discrimination case in the history of the United States has come to an end.


There are only two cemeteries in San Francisco, California. Neither accept new interments.

Demonstrators Protest At NYC Cemetery Accused Of Racism

There’s unrest at a Bronx cemetery, as dozens picketed outside Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, carrying signs and asking to bury racism.


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Alleged Discrimination Rocks N.Y. Waterways

A New York Waterways employee has been suspended after telling two Muslim women to take off some of their religious attire.


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Lawsuit: Bowlmor Lanes Boss Weeded Out Minorities

A lawsuit accuses a New York City businessman of using Facebook and MySpace to keep certain minorities from making reservations at his nightclub.


A hiring freeze was in effect as of Thursday morning in the City’s fire department, which was set to offer 300 new jobs.

NYC To Appeal Fire Dept Discrimination Ruling

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City will appeal a ruling that has halted the hiring of rookie firefighters amid test-discrimination claims.

CBS 2–08/06/2010