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Girl, 10, Drew a Picture at School. Then Cops Arrested Her

ACLU of Hawaii demands $500K in damages, plus reforms

(Newser) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding $500,000 in damages after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing. A parent of a student at Honowai Elementary School outside Honolulu demanded staff call police in response to the girl's drawing, which allegedly depicted...

Guy Who Alleged Swastikas at Tesla Wins $137M

Owen Diaz said company created a hostile work environment

(Newser) - Tesla has been ordered to pay a whopping $137 million to a former contract employee who sued over racist abuse he endured at the company's factory in Fremont, Calif. Elevator operator Owen Diaz said he worked at the factory for about a year up to 2016, during which fellow...

Dad: School Librarian Cut My Daughter's Hair Off

Jimmy Hoffmeyer is suing for $1M, claiming racial discrimination over March incident

(Newser) - Two times in March, 7-year-old Jurnee Hoffmeyer came home from her Michigan school with a surprise haircut. Now, her dad is suing, claiming the white school librarian who gave Jurnee her second cut did so without his permission and violated his biracial daughter's constitutional rights. Per the $1 million...

2 Black Men Handcuffed Returning TV Sue Walmart

Lawsuit alleges they were detained for up to an hour, never got to exchange the TV

(Newser) - Dennis Stewart went to his local Walmart in Conroe, TX, last year and bought a 58-inch TV. When he got it home, he saw that it wasn’t working properly, and decided to exchange it. It was a big TV, so he enlisted his buddy Terence Richardson to return it....

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Teens Rank the 9 Biggest Threats They Are Facing

Climate change fails to make the top 5

(Newser) - Teenagers are perhaps less concerned with climate change than you might think, ranking it sixth in a list of the nine greatest threats to their generation, according to a new Washington Post -Ipsos poll. The national survey of 1,349 teens aged 14 to 18, conducted online in May and...

New State Law Bars Schools From 'Hairstyle Discrimination'

Illinois law is named after Jett Hawkins, 4

(Newser) - Earlier this year, 4-year-old Jett Hawkins was told that his braids were a violation of the dress code at a private school in Chicago. On Friday, he was present as Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker signed the Jett Hawkins Act, banning hairstyle discrimination in schools. The law requires the state board...

Things Get Worse for Team After Tortilla-Throwing Incident

Calif. high school basketball players lose regional title over incident

(Newser) - A California high school basketball team embroiled in controversy after an incident involving a rival team has had its regional title yanked away. Coronado High School's head basketball coach, JD Laaperi, had already been fired after Coronado supporters at a June 19 championship game threw tortillas at the team...

She Was Almost at Bat. Then: 'Does Anyone Have Scissors?'

Black teen softball player Nicole Pyles cut her hair rather than remove hair beads as umps asked

(Newser) - A Black teen softball player from Durham, North Carolina, says she was humiliated at a game last month in an incident she says led to a discriminatory ask and an impromptu haircut. In an interview with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice cited by the New York Times , 16-year-old Nicole...

He Lived Out Titanic Scene. What Came Next Wasn't Easier

Documentary tells of discrimination against Chinese survivors including Fang Lang

(Newser) - You'll recall that famous scene in Titanic when Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack, clinging to a wooden door in the frigid ocean, lets go. His companion, Kate Winslet's Rose, eventually gets the attention of rescuers in the lone lifeboat that had returned to the scene to search for survivors....

Soldier Arrested in Assault on Black Man Walking by His House

Jonathan Pentland told victim, 'You're in the wrong neighborhood'

(Newser) - "I didn't do anything to you," a Black man tells a white man in a viral video. "I'm about to do something to you," responds Jonathan Pentland, an active-duty soldier, who was demanding the man leave his neighborhood, known as the Summit, in Columbia,...

Black Deputy's Family Told Cemetery Won't Bury 'Coloreds'

Louisiana's Oaklin Springs Cemetery updates contract amid uproar

(Newser) - As he was dying of cancer, a Louisiana sheriff's deputy told his family the specific cemetery he wanted to be buried in. Allen Parish Sheriff's Deputy Darrell Semien was comforted to know that Oaklin Springs Cemetery in Oberlin was close to home, meaning the possibility of frequent visitors....

Black Woman Harassed by Seatmate: Delta Did Me Right

Demetria Poe says airline took care of her after white seatmate got confrontational

(Newser) - A young Black kindergarten teacher from Minnesota has a new favorite airline after the way it handled an unpleasant incident with a fellow passenger. Per USA Today , 25-year-old Demetria Poe took a Delta Air Lines flight last month from Minneapolis to Washington, DC, to attend the Commitment March for racial...

Black Astronaut: Cop Falsely Accused Me of Rape

Leland Melvin says he could've been killed like George Floyd

(Newser) - If we can put people in space, we can surely solve problems of racial discrimination, according to former astronaut Leland Melvin—but it will mean doing so together. Melvin, who's logged 565 hours in space, says he was never afraid to leave Earth. But it was a different story...

Suit: McDonald's 'Intentionally' Hurt Black Franchisees

Plaintiffs say they were steered into difficult situations, while white franchisees weren't

(Newser) - More than 50 former franchisees accuse McDonald's of racial discrimination in a lawsuit that follows a similar complaint by Black executives. Also filed in federal court in Illinois, the latest suit claims Black franchisees were set up to fail with misleading financial information that steered them into undesirable locations...

Minority Officers Allege Discrimination Over Chauvin

They file racial discrimination charges in Minnesota

(Newser) - Eight minority corrections officers who work at the jail holding a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd allege that they were barred from guarding or having contact with the officer because of their race, the AP reports. Floyd died on May 25 after...

Reporter's Tweet Gets Her Banned From Covering Protests

Alexis Johnson is now suing the 'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday, the AP reports. Alexis Johnson, who is black, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania alleging the Post-Gazette was engaging in racial discrimination and illegal retaliation....

Walmart, CVS End 'Out of Step' Practice

Drugstore chains will no longer lock up beauty products for people of color

(Newser) - Companies and brands are now making extra efforts to get rid of discriminatory policies after the killing of George Floyd , and drugstore chains are following in Walmart's footsteps in terms of one merchandise segment. Earlier this week, the retailer announced it would be taking hair and beauty products made...

Walmart Ends Policy Panned as Racist

African-American beauty products won't be locked up anymore

(Newser) - Walmart says it will no longer lock up African American beauty products, ending a practice viewed as racist. At some Walmart stores, hair and beauty products designed for black people were kept in glass cases accessible only with an employee key, in some cases across the aisle from shelves of...

They Had Every Right to Use the Gym. He Didn't Think So

White CEO in Minneapolis loses office lease after video shows him calling 911 on black entrepreneurs

(Newser) - One of the perks of using an office space via WeWork in Minneapolis' MoZaic East complex is that you get to take advantage of the site's amenities, including its gym. But, per the Hill , a group of black entrepreneurs who've owned a business in the building for a...

She Demanded White Server, Got a Yes 'Without Hesitation'

Olive Garden cans manager after encounter in Evansville, Ind.

(Newser) - The manager of an Olive Garden in Evansville, Ind., has been fired after consenting to a customer's request that her black server be replaced with a white one. Hostess Amira Donahue, 16, tells WEHT that a white female customer requested hot water during Saturday's dinner rush before demanding...

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