racial discrimination

For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.  (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

African-American Professor: Reagan Did More To Help Black Education Than Obama

Dr. Jahi Issa credits President Reagan with doing more to help fund black teachers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

21 hours ago

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D.C. Adds Race to Nation’s Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation’s capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges.

10/13/2014

People perceive race differently in tough economic times, with African-Americans appearing “blacker” to whites – a trend reflecting that many social groups become more exclusionary when presented with “competition” for scarce resources. (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: African-Americans Seen As ‘Blacker’ During Tough Economic Times

People perceive race differently in tough economic times, with African-Americans appearing “blacker” to whites – a trend reflecting that many social groups become more exclusionary when presented with “competition” for scarce resources.

06/10/2014

Accelerated aging and a greater likelihood of suffering from an age-related illness at a younger age are two consequences being linked to African-American men who have experienced high-levels of racism throughout their lives. (MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Racism May Accelerate Aging In African-American Men

A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that African-American men who reported high levels of racial discrimination, or who have internalized anti-black attitudes, have an increased risk of premature death and chronic disease than white people.

01/08/2014

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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.

12/20/2013

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Paula Deen Re-scheduled for ‘Today’ Show on Wednesday

Paula Deen will appear on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday, according to host Matt Lauer.

06/24/2013

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Court Tosses D.C. Police Discrimination Verdict

A federal appeals court has overturned a jury verdict in favor of five District of Columbia police officers who sued the department for racial discrimination.

02/15/2013

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SunTrust Mortgage Settles Fed Complaint For $21M

SunTrust Mortgage Inc. has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in its lending practices, documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court show.

05/31/2012

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