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American opinions and perceptions of race relations, opportunities and discrimination are distinctly divided by racial lines, a recent study finds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: 61 Percent Of African-Americans Say US Race Relations Getting Worse

A new survey from the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of African-Americans believe race relations are getting worse in the United States. As a whole, 44 percent of poll respondents said race relations are not getting better, with 41 percent of Caucasians and 42 percent of Hispanics holding the same view.


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Jury Issues $425K Verdict Against D.C. Police Force

A federal jury has for the second time ruled in favor of five black District of Columbia police officers who said they were retaliated against after raising allegations of racial discrimination.


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Black Capitol Police Officers File Amended Lawsuit

Dozens of current and retired black officers with the U.S. Capitol Police have filed a new complaint against the agency.



Md. Cub Scout Pack in Flap Over Anti-Bias Stance

A Cub Scout pack in Maryland says it was forced to remove an anti-discrimination statement from its website in order to keep its charter.


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Va. Senate Passes Sexual Orientation Measure

The Senate has passed a measure to prohibit state government from discriminating against employees because of their sexual orientation.


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Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.


The U.S. Justice Department will follow is routine practice of monitoring Florida and Wisconsin's primary elections on Tuesday. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Justice Department Will Monitor FL And WI Primaries

The Justice Department routinely deploys observers to monitor elections across the country, with an eye toward discriminatory voting practices, harassment and intimidation.