Latest Discrimination News

With college athletes on cusp of revenue-sharing, there are Title IX questions that must be answered

May. 24, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

The looming athlete pay system that will upend the traditional college sports model and still-to-be-determined details about how millions of dollars will be distributed are certain to bring questions about gender equity. Of special interest will be whether schools must comply with...

Australian judge rules that social media platform X must answer to hate speech complaint

May. 24, 2024 02:39 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge has ruled that the social media platform X is subject to a state’s anti-discrimination law even though it does not have an office in Australia. Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Judge Ann Fitzgerald said in a decision...

Kentucky governor takes action on Juneteenth holiday and against discrimination based on hairstyles

May. 23, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear designated Juneteenth as a holiday for state executive branch workers on Thursday and expanded protections in state hiring and employment by banning discrimination based on hairstyles. The separate executive orders signed by the Democratic governor...

Fate of lawsuit filed by Black Texas student punished over hairstyle in hands of federal judge

May. 23, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A federal judge did not issue an immediate ruling on Thursday after hearing legal arguments over whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Black high school student who has alleged racial and gender discrimination over his monthslong punishment by his Texas school district...

Attempts to regulate AI’s hidden hand in Americans’ lives flounder in US statehouses

May. 23, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The first attempts to regulate artificial intelligence programs that play a hidden role in hiring, housing and medical decisions for millions of Americans are facing pressure from all sides and floundering in statehouses nationwide. Only one of seven bills aimed at...

Supreme Court upholds a South Carolina congressional district, finding no discrimination against Black voters

May. 23, 2024 10:21 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court upholds a South Carolina congressional district, finding no discrimination against Black voters.

From schools to the Olympics, how France's staunch secularism affects religion in public life

May. 23, 2024 08:28 AM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Walk around multicultural metropolises like Paris or Marseille, or any small village in the French countryside, and signs of faith are everywhere. Many Muslim women wear headscarves and historical Catholic churches anchor nearly every neighborhood. But...

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

May. 22, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded...

Reparations proposals for Black Californians advance to state Assembly

May. 21, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate advanced a set of ambitious reparations proposals Tuesday, including legislation that would create an agency to help Black families research their family lineage and confirm their eligibility for any future restitution passed by the state. ...

A Minnesota city will rewrite an anti-crime law seen as harming mentally ill residents

May. 21, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

A Minnesota city has agreed not to disclose private medical information about renters with mental health issues and to pay $175,000 to resolve a complaint from the federal government that the city discriminated against mentally ill residents in enforcing an anti-crime law. The U.S....