Latest Discrimination News

Tennessee House speaker mulls rejecting US education money

Feb. 08, 2023 21:31 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One of Tennessee's most influential Republican lawmakers says the state should stop accepting the nearly $1.8 billion of federal K-12 education dollars that help provide support for low-income students, English learners and students with disabilities. House...

Walz makes Juneteenth a holiday; bans hair discrimination

Feb. 03, 2023 17:09 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Juneteeth will become a state holiday in Minnesota, under a bill signed by Gov. Tim Walz on Friday in a state where it's now illegal to discriminate on the basis of hair texture or style. The Democratic governor made Minnesota the 26th state to recognize June...

Welsh choir won't sing 'Delilah' amid rugby sexism claims

Feb. 01, 2023 09:43 AM EST

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — A popular song by Tom Jones that has been a regular feature at Welsh sporting events will not be performed at the Six Nations tournament amid allegations of sexism, bullying and racism at the Welsh Rugby Union. “Delilah,” which was first released in 1968,...

Minnesota football players' discrimination lawsuit dismissed

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who were accused of sexual assault in 2016 in a case that roiled the school's football program. The lawsuit against the school claimed that the players faced...

French prime minister unveils plans to tackle racism

Jan. 30, 2023 12:18 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Name it, act on it, sanction it. That is the focus of a new drive against racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds that was announced Monday by French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. The four-year plan starts with educating youth with a...

Seattle could broaden anti-discrimination law to add caste

Jan. 27, 2023 16:50 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant wants to add caste to the city’s anti-discrimination policy, saying discrimination takes place throughout the U.S. based on the South Asian practice of assigning people their social status at birth. In announcing the...

Judge tosses ex-police chief's suit against Charlottesville

Jan. 24, 2023 13:49 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a former Virginia police chief’s $10 million wrongful termination lawsuit saying she didn’t have sufficient evidence of discrimination, conspiracy or malice. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon said in an opinion published...

France is "very sexist," watchdog body says, sounding alarm

Jan. 23, 2023 07:39 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Five years into the #MeToo movement, French society "remains very sexist in all of its spheres,” a government-created equality watchdog said in an annual report Monday that also sounded the alarm about double-digit rates of sexual violence reported by women. The High...

LGBTQ people, allies dodge $1,500 fines in North Dakota

Jan. 20, 2023 15:07 PM EST

As more than a dozen states consider passing anti-transgender legislation this year, North Dakota lawmakers rejected a bill Friday that would have made people pay $1,500 each time they refer to themselves or others with gender pronouns different from the ones they were assigned at birth. ...

Historic Black churches receive $4M in preservation grants

Jan. 20, 2023 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Administrators of a trust fund established to preserve historic Black churches in the United States on Friday revealed a list of houses of worship receiving $4 million in financial grants. The list of 35 grantees includes 16th Street Baptist Church Inc. in...