Tag: Discrimination

Parting Blow to Fair Federal Funding

Department of Justice sign, Washington DC, USA.
According to The New York Times and The Washington Post, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to do away with the disparate impact rule when it comes to federal funding approvals in the last days of the Trump administration.   The DOJ has reportedly submitted for presidential approval a change to how it enforces Title VI of the Civil...

Spanish-Speaking Announcer Sues Over Discrimination in New York

Luis Grandison, a Black Spanish-language horse-racing announcer who worked for the New York Racing Association was paid half the salary his English-speaking white counterparts received before he was fired in June, a new lawsuit charges. Grandison worked as an announcer at Belmont Park and two other New York state racetracks for six years, and sued the New York Racing...

A Biography of the American Public Library

American public libraries have long been a gathering place for communities across the nation, but they haven't always been welcoming to women and people of color. The precursor to the public library, the “social library,” dates back to the 1700’s when it served as a venue for wealthy, white men to exchange books and ideas. In 1731, inventor and...
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