December 7, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
The United Nations Office of the Higher Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported their concerns on Friday over the outcome of both the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsak, said "I am concerned by the grand juries' decisions and the ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The Supreme Court first addressed affirmative action in the 1978 case of Bakke v. Regents of the University of California, which concerned the University of California Davis Medical School's use of quota systems for admissions. The Supreme Court held that the quota system, which allocated a ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Sarah Steers
American history, and the development of American cultural identities, cannot adequately be explained without a thorough discussion of racial discrimination. The following is an overview some notorious, and notable, events. The Naturalization Act of 1798 required that applicants for US ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Neil Devlin
In 1999, unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit. His death incited community outrage on the issue of policing and race. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a nonprofit legal organization devoted to defending constitutional ...[read more]
April 6, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnists Leonard M. Baynes and David L. Gregory, both of the St. John's University School of Law, discuss the anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the interplay of racial and economic justice ... This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the enactment of Title VII ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Supreme Court will not hear a case regarding racial discrimination in home sales and rentals after the matter was settled out of court on Wednesday. Originally scheduled for oral argument December 4, the case of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc. presented the issue ...[read more]
October 7, 2013
by Addison Morris
Japan's Kyoto District Court on Monday ordered a group of activists to pay 12 million yen (USD $120,000) to a Korean elementary school for holding anti-Korean demonstrations that disrupted classes and frightened children. The rallies took place between December 2009 and March 2010 and were ...[read more]
August 29, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A class of plaintiffs consisting of around 1,200 African-American financial advisers have reached a $160 million settlement with Merrill Lynch in a racial discrimination lawsuit, according to a plaintiffs' attorney on Wednesday. The settlement has to be approved by the Judge Robert Gettleman for ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Public understanding of the shape and direction of affirmative action has been influenced primarily by US Supreme Court decisions. However, affirmative action litigation decided in state courts and federal courts other than the Supreme Court has also had a lasting influence on its legality and ...[read more]
June 11, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On June 11, 1963, US President John F. Kennedy proposed what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a radio and television address to the American people. President Kennedy asked Congress to draft legislation to prohibit discrimination against Americans in public facilities. He also asked ...[read more]

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