Sunday, November 17, 2019

Tag: Racial bias

‘She Cannot Be Fair’: White Louisiana Prosecutors...

A Black Louisiana judge who criticized the work of prosecutors as racially biased is now being targeted with a complaint of bias...

State Court’s Move to Vacate Curtis Flowers’...

The case of a Black Mississippi man tried six times for murder has been sent back to a local court for a new trial,...

Robots and Racism: New Study Suggests That...

Yes, robot racism is a thing. A new study out of New Zealand's University of Canterbury found that humans tend to extend their racial biases...

New Study Suggests White Officers No More...

Increasing racial diversity in police departments might not be the key to  reducing the number of Black men gunned down by police, according to...

The Same Prosecutor Tried Him 6 Times...

The Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of an African-American death row inmate in Mississippi who alleged prosecutors' efforts to keep Black people...

Study Indicates People With Black-Sounding Names Less...

A study conducted by a Yale University postdoctoral associate and lecturer has revealed that private practice lawyers in California have some bias...

New Study Digs Deeper Into Why Racial...

A new study out of Princeton University suggests racial bias could play a major role in the increased likelihood of disciplinary action faced by...

Court Finds Ferguson School District’s Election Methods...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Missouri school district that includes students from Ferguson violated the federal Voting Rights...

‘Concerned’ Residents Call Cops on Black Oakland...

Several Oakland firefighters have expressed concerns about safety and racial bias following a series of incidents involving a Black fireman who was not only...

Trump’s Judge Picks Could Boost Racial Bias...

The "Age of Trump" will likely last far longer than the presidency of its namesake, with effects to be felt long after the current...

Chicago Judge Expected to Rule on Stash-House...

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago is slated to issue a first-in-the-nation ruling Monday about whether law enforcement stings where suspects are...

Tall, Dark and Dangerous? Study Finds Tall...

Entangled in controversy, you would think the infamous New York Police Department would have enough things to worry about, including a recent leaked file...

Hospitals Serving African-American Mothers Have Higher Mortality...

  Women who deliver at hospitals serving predominately Black mothers are much more likely to suffer serious complications, including birth-related embolisms and infections, according to...

The Black/White Sentencing Disparity Has Increased, New...

A recent study by the United States Sentencing Commission just confirmed what most in the Black community already knew. The report, published earlier this month,...

New Study Examines Racial Inequities In Quality...

The quality of care infants receive in California neonatal intensive care units could be linked to their race or ethnicity, a new study by...

Rethinking Removing Confederate Memorials: Why This May...

In Virginia, emotions are running hot. Following the death of one and the injuring of 19 after a car plowed into a group of...

Young Black Girls Perceived As Less Innocent...

Adults tend to view Black girls as young as 5 years old as less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, according to...

Ontario Implements New Rules for Police ‘Street...

As part of Ontario's ongoing efforts to fight racism, the government has appointed a federal judge to review regulations on ID checks by police. Last...

Stanford Study Reveals Oakland Cops Use Less-Respectful...

After poring over 183 hours of body camera footage taken during 981 routine traffic stops by Oakland Police Department officers, Stanford researchers have proven...

SCOTUS Rejects Two Republican-Drawn Congressional Districts In...

The Supreme Court on Monday, May 22, rejected two congressional redistricting maps in North Carolina, ruling that race played too much of a role...

NYPD Officer Who Shot, Killed 18-Year-Old Ramarley...

The NYPD officer responsible for fatally shooting 18-year-old Ramarley Graham in February 2012 has resigned after being found guilty of failing to follow department...