Latest Discrimination News

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...

Dutch Senate expands constitutional ban on discrimination

Jan. 17, 2023 10:07 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment to the country's constitution, expanding its first article to specifically ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or disability, a move hailed as historic by rights groups. The constitution's...

Mississippi agency denies NAACP's water discrimination claim

Jan. 08, 2023 16:21 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi environmental regulator has denied claims that the state agency he leads discriminated against the capital city of Jackson in its distribution of federal funds for wastewater treatment. In a recently unearthed letter to the U.S. Environmental...

Youngkin seeks probe of delayed awards at elite high school

Jan. 03, 2023 17:56 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin called Tuesday for an investigation of a prestigious high school, after some parents there said they were never notified of academic commendations awarded to their children. Youngkin asked Attorney General Jason Miyares, a...

Mass shootings compound loss felt by marginalized groups

Dec. 30, 2022 14:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pulse was more than a safe space for Brandon Wolf and his friends. The nightclub was a haven for members of Orlando, Florida's LGBTQ community — a place to be themselves without fear. “It’s probably the first place I ever held hands with somebody I had a crush...

Netanyahu government: West Bank settlements top priority

Dec. 28, 2022 14:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu’s incoming hard-line Israeli government put West Bank settlement expansion at the top of its priority list on Wednesday, vowing to legalize dozens of illegally built outposts and annex the occupied territory as part of its coalition deal with ultranationalist...