race bias

Jun 2, 2021

NFL to halt ‘race-norming,’ which assumed lower cognitive function in Black brain injury claims

The NFL pledged to halt the use of “race-norming,” which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function, in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and to review past scores for any potential race bias.

Feb 24, 2020

California settles race, education discrimination case

Welcome to Monday, the 32nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Hustler Magazine Inc. v. Falwell that the First Amendment rights to free speech and press prevent public figures from collecting damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress based on parodies of them. Here are some news items for the start of the week. […]

Feb 18, 2020

Black women, men praise Md. bill on hairstyle bias, cite personal accounts

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyle drew strong support Tuesday from black women and men – including the bill’s Senate sponsor — who recounted having endured or having seen family members experience the trauma of having to straighten their naturally curly locks to be accepted in the workplace or in society […]

Feb 7, 2020

Bill would amend Md. civil rights law to ban hairstyle bias

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s prohibition on racial discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations would be expanded to include bias on the basis of hairstyles associated with race under legislation pending before the General Assembly. Specifically, the measure would broaden the civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include “traits historically associated with race, incl[...]

Sep 10, 2018

Commutation for killers draws diverse reactions

Welcome to Monday, the 25th anniversary of the television premiere of “The X-Files.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — California Gov. Jerry Brown draws praise and scorn for commuting 20 murderers’ sentences. — Trump’s legal team forgoes legal claim against Stormy Daniels. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration was tardy [&[...]

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