Latest Discrimination News

ECHL suspends Panetta after he is accused of racial gesture

Jan. 23, 2022 19:46 PM EST

The ECHL suspended Jacob Panetta on Sunday after the brother of longtime NHL defenseman P.K. Subban accused the Jacksonville defenseman of making “monkey gestures" in his direction. The league said the indefinite suspension is pending a hearing under its collective bargaining...

Ex Waste Management worker sues over racial discrimination

Jan. 23, 2022 12:01 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Black former Waste Management employee said in a federal lawsuit that his supervisor and coworkers in Topeka discriminated against him because of his race. The Wichita Eagle reports that Robert Smith worked for the trash company for 13 years before he was...

New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment

Jan. 23, 2022 11:25 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some conservatives are taking aim at policies that allow doctors to consider race as a risk factor when allocating scarce COVID-19 treatments, saying the protocols discriminate against white people. The wave of infections brought on by the omicron variant and...

It's men only in Nordic combined at the Olympics for now

Jan. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Like her brother, Annika Malacinski dreams of going to the Olympics in Nordic combined. As wintry weather settled in at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg last fall, she and Niklas trained together in this tiny town that hosted the 1980...

Jewish leaders, backers defiant a week after hostage siege

Jan. 22, 2022 14:37 PM EST

On the eve of her 100th birthday Saturday, Ruth Salton told her daughter she was going one way or another to Friday night Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel, just days after a gunman voicing antisemitic conspiracy theories held four worshippers hostage for 10 hours at the Fort Worth-area...

State wins trial over bias claims at women's prison

Jan. 22, 2022 14:03 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A jury has ruled in favor of the state Corrections Department in a trial about work opportunities for male officers at Michigan's only prison for women. The men sued in 2011, claiming to be victims of discrimination. They said they were denied certain jobs...

Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people

Jan. 22, 2022 12:24 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in European capitals Saturday to protest vaccine passports and other requirements governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrations took place in Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm. ...

Suit alleging discrimination at Tulane med school settled

Jan. 22, 2022 11:11 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at Tulane University's School of Medicine has been settled. Dr. Princess Dennar, a former director of the school's residency program, filed the lawsuit in 2020. It alleged a decade of discrimination, unfair rotations for...

Hotel-turned-museum hosted Black people during segregation

Jan. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — For African Americans who were traveling around the country during the days of segregation, there were not many hotels that would allow them to stay for the night. For some travelers, that meant finding a local family that would take them in for the night if the...

McConnell responds to uproar over comment about Black voters

Jan. 21, 2022 20:22 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Friday against the uproar over a comment he made about African American voters, calling the criticism directed his way “outrageous.” McConnell had been accused of racism for saying that “African...