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New York approves segregation proposal in high-rises

The City of New York approved a proposal to build a “poor door,” or separate door for residents living in affordable housing to enter their building. The proposal, submitted by Extell, one of the most prominent developers in the city, gives the company the right to install a separate set of doors into a high-rise […]

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Apprentice settles for $34,500 in racial discrimination claim

A New Jersey apprenticeship school has settled a claim of racial discrimination for $34,500. The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of Sheet Metal Workers Local 25 allegedly dismissed a black apprentice two weeks before he was to graduate from the program. 

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Actor Rob Brown settles racial profiling lawsuit with Macy’s

Actor Rob Brown will settle his “shop-and-frisk” racial profiling lawsuit against retailer Macy’s and New York City. Brown, 30, claimed he was handcuffed, paraded through the chain’s flagship store and questioned for hours on June 8, 2013 after being accused of using a fake credit card to purchase a $1,300 watch for his mother. 

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.

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Report: 1 in 5 black kids view race as an obstacle

  According to research commissioned by BBC’s Newsround programme, 21 percent of black children felt their skin color would impact their level of success. Just 2 percent of white children and 13 percent of Asian children shared the same sentiment. 

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Detroit lawyer racially profiled at Talbots

Portia Roberson, a Detroit lawyer, is the latest black person to be racially profiled while shopping. Roberson went to a suburban Detroit Talbots store to return items. Before she returned them, however, she wanted to try them on. According to her Facebook post, when Roberson emerged from the dressing room, she was confronted by police officers.

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Report: black college student has same chances of employment as white high school graduate

According to a report released by Young Invincibles, African-American students who have attended college have the same probability of getting a job as a white high school graduate.  Researchers took a look at data mainly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census. 

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Lawsuit: woman says she was fired for her Afro

A former security guard is suing the Brooklyn arena’s security team for $900,000. Tiffany Bryan, 27, alleges that her bosses at AEG Worldwide ridiculed her hair when she was an employee at the Barclays Center. 

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Study: Eviction rates for black women comparable to black male incarceration

A recent study released by the MacArthur Foundation found that while black men face disproportionately high rates of incarceration, black women are disproportionately evicted from their homes. In a given year, approximately 16,000 adults and children are evicted in Milwaukee from approximately, 6,000 housing units. 

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Poll: drivers in Portland show racial bias towards pedestrians

Racial bias goes beyond education, employment, health care and criminal sentencing according to a new study of traffic psychology. The study was conducted in downtown Portland by Portland State University and University of Arizona. 

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