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  • Black Ohio Democrat Denounces "Plantation-Style" Management by His State Party

    11/13/2014 6:02:06 AM PST · by Shery · 12 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/ ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Democrat John Barnes, a member of the Ohio state legislature, has pulled back the curtain on the racial politics that pervade his party. Barnes, who is African-American, alleges in a lawsuit against the Ohio Democratic Party and its outgoing chairman Chris Redfern that he faced discrimination, retaliation, and defamation at the hands of his own party for refusing to join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and for raising the issue of racism by Democrats. I donít know whether the conduct Barnes alleges is legally actionable, but it certainly is revealing. As Paula Bolyard at PJ Media reports, Barnes describes a...
  • Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

    10/14/2012 6:28:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | 14 Oct 2012 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) Ė The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also...
  • Did biased rule changes knock White sorority off winnerís contest platform?

    03/10/2010 6:52:26 AM PST · by Kfobbs · 18 replies · 1,025+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | March 10, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    In February during Black History a White sorority crossed over into what has been historically black fraternities and sororities territory in winning a Black Step competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The young women of Zeta Tau Alpha, a predominantly White sorority of well heeled steppers from the University of Arkansas beat out five other teams in the final round to win the national Sprite Step-Off competition and the $100,000 prize. Unfortunately for the young women of Zeta Tau Alpha that started the competition with eighty teams from fraternities and sororities at forty universities their coveted first place win was not the...
  • MetLife to Pay For Bias in Rates

    08/31/2002 4:44:30 AM PDT · by Lightnin · 218+ views
    St. Petersburg Times | 8-31-02 | Jeff Harrington
    The company charged nonwhite customers more than whites during much of the 20th century. By JEFF HARRINGTON, Times Staff Writer © St. Petersburg Times published August 31, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MetLife Inc. has agreed to give nonwhite customers as much as $160-million in compensation to settle accusations that it made them pay higher, race-based rates for life insurance between 1901 and 1972. The settlement, approved by a federal judge in New York and made public this week, represents one of the biggest payouts to rectify discriminatory insurance practices that first came to light in the Tampa Bay area three years ago....
  • NAACP: State Bias Harms Black Students

    06/20/2002 4:04:55 AM PDT · by Lightnin · 27 replies · 169+ views
    St. Petersburg Times | June 20, 2002 | Alisa Ulferts
    The civil rights group intends to complain to federal authorities about alleged discrimination and campaign for a smaller class-size referendum. By ALISA ULFERTS, Times Staff Writer © St. Petersburg Times published June 20, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TALLAHASSEE -- The NAACP staged a two-front attack on Florida's education system Wednesday, accusing the state of discriminating against minority students and vowing to take action to stop it. The organization plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education civil rights office, alleging that minority students are more often suspended, expelled, moved into special education programs and stuck in crowded classrooms, an...