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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 16, 2016 Philando Castile, Fatally Shot in His Car, Was a Magnet for Minor Traffic Stops
QUOTE: In a 13-year span, Philando Castile was pulled over by the police in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region at least 49 times, an average of about once every three months, often for minor infractions....The episode, to many, is a heartbreaking illustration of the disproportionate risks black motorists face with the police... growing national debate over racial bias in law enforcement.
New York Times Jul 25, 2013 U.S. Asks Court to Limit Texas on Ballot Rules
QUOTE: The Obama administration on Thursday moved to protect minority voters after last month’s Supreme Court ruling striking down a central part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, with the Justice Department asking a court to require Texas to get permission from the federal government before making changes....Gov. Rick Perry of Texas cast Mr. Holder’s remarks as an attempt by the Obama administration to weaken the state’s voter-integrity laws...
New York Times Mar 01, 2013 The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking
QUOTE: The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitler’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945. The figure is so staggering that even fellow Holocaust scholars had to make sure they had heard it correctly when the lead researchers previewed their findings at an academic forum...
New York Times Jul 05, 2012 Israeli Identity Is at the Heart of a Debate on Service
QUOTE: On one level, the questions shaking the Israeli political system this week are pragmatic: how many ultra-Orthodox men and Arab citizens should be drafted into the military or national service, over how many years and how should those who resist be penalized?....At issue is not so much the pragmatic needs of the military, where integrating large numbers of Haredim promises to be more hassle than help, but a growing resentment over who serves the state and who reaps its rewards.
New York Times Mar 26, 2012 Trayvon's killing and Florida's tragic past
QUOTE: No matter the state, the circumstances are eerily familiar: a slaying. Minimal police investigation. A suspect known to authorities. No arrest. Protests and outrage in a racially charged atmosphere. Florida is known for its amusement parks, beaches and pensioners from the North. But history bears out that Florida has been as much a part of the South and its vigilante-enforced racial caste system as Georgia and Alabama.
CNN (Cable News Network) Feb 09, 2012 Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say
QUOTE: Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less advantaged children and improving their chances for success as adults....while the achievement gap between white and black students has narrowed significantly over the past few decades, the gap between rich and poor students has grown substantially during the same period.
New York Times Dec 21, 2011 In Islamic Law, Gingrich Sees a Mortal Threat to U.S.
QUOTE: Mr. Gingrich was articulating a much-disputed thesis in vogue with some conservative thinkers but roundly rejected by many American Muslims, scholars of Islam and counterterrorism officials. The anti-Shariah theorists say that just as communism posed an ideological and moral threat to America separate from the menace of Soviet missiles, so today radical Islamists are working to impose Shariah in a “stealth jihad” that is no less dangerous than the violent jihad of Al Qaeda.
New York Times Dec 20, 2011 Finding Fault in the Palestinian Messages That Aren’t So Public
QUOTE: For years, many Israeli and Palestinian analysts have said that what Palestinian leaders tell their own people in their own language — as opposed to English-language statements tailored to opinion in the rest of the world — is the truest reflection of their actual beliefs. This has had the effect of further entrenching the sides to the conflict and undermining confidence that it can ever be resolved.
New York Times Dec 17, 2011 Political turmoil flares in Iraq as U.S. pulls out
QUOTE: Iraqiya accuses al-Maliki of trying to consolidate his own power rather than share it....[al-Mutlaq] said al-Maliki has flouted the power-sharing deal's provisions by refusing to name permanent ministers to lead the defense and interior ministries, which concentrates control over the military and police in the prime minister's hands.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 17, 2011 Karzai: Freed rape victim has choice to marry attacker
QUOTE: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a rape victim freed from prison after he intervened on her behalf has the right to make her own choice about whether to marry her attacker....Karzai said the West should have confidence in Afghanistan's judicial processes after international forces withdraw.
CNN (Cable News Network) Dec 15, 2011 Arizona sheriff faces federal allegations of discrimination against Latinos
QUOTE: Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has engaged in systemic discrimination against Latinos...A comprehensive investigation found the practices include "unlawful stops, detentions and arrests of Latinos,"...
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 25, 2011 Israel’s Other Occupation (Op-Ed)
QUOTE: the legislature overrode the judiciary, when the Knesset passed a law authorizing community settlements in the Galilee and Negev to reject candidates who did not fit their “social-cultural fabric.”....Their legal battle led to an Israeli Supreme Court decision in 2000 that rejected discrimination against Arab citizens, stressing, “equality is one of the foundational principles of the State of Israel.”...In its current term, the Knesset has sought to turn parliamentary power against democratic principles and Israel’s Arab minority.
New York Times Nov 11, 2011 CNN Sets Off a Debate on Race and Technology
QUOTE: In the documentary, the blogger and venture capitalist Michael Arrington is shown saying “I don’t know a single black entrepreneur.”....Already, the program has people talking about a disparity that is often not broached in technology circles — the staggering lack of diversity in Silicon Valley
New York Times Nov 06, 2011 Silence following Williams's racial insult shows how little golf has changed
QUOTE: Twenty-one years ago the ugly Shoal Creek controversy was supposed to change the face of golf. The revelation that many of the country's top golf clubs had exclusionary membership practices based on race led to a period of painful self-examination for the sport....Woods remains the only African-American on Tour, and, as Williams made graphically clear, he is still defined by his blackness.
Golf Magazine Jul 06, 2011 Israel Debates Two-Day Weekends, and Its Lifestyle
QUOTE: Pretty much the entire Western world observes Saturday and Sunday as its weekend, and many in Israel would like to align the schedule here with that of the West....With nearly a fifth of the population Muslim Arab, a natural choice for the second day off would be Friday, the Islamic holy day.
New York Times Jun 22, 2011 My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
QUOTE: ...I am still an undocumented immigrant. And that means living a different kind of reality. It means going about my day in fear of being found out....Last year I read about four students who walked from Miami to Washington to lobby for the Dream Act, a nearly decade-old immigration bill that would provide a path to legal permanent residency for young people who have been educated in this country...Their courage has inspired me.
New York Times Apr 17, 2011 The Middle-Class Tax Trap
QUOTE: Asking a population that’s increasingly brown and beige to accept punishing tax rates while white seniors receive roughly $3 in Medicare benefits for every dollar they paid in (the projected ratio in the 2030s) promises to polarize the country along racial as well as generational lines.
New York Times Mar 22, 2011 Race Issues Rise for Miami Police
QUOTE: Miami has a long history of racially charged police shootings, some of which combusted into deadly riots and Justice Department inquiries that ended with police officers in prison. The pattern this time is familiar: All seven men who were fatally shot by the police were African-American; the police officers who shot them are all Hispanic.
New York Times Mar 10, 2011 Congressman Defends Hearing on Radical Islam
QUOTE: Many Muslims fear they will be made targets, while religious and civil rights leaders are protesting what they see as ethnic profiling and the singling out of a particular minority... (counterterrorism officials) are concerned that the sessions will have the opposite of their intended effect, by making Muslims, who may already be nervous about talking to the authorities, even more nervous about doing so.
New York Times Feb 27, 2011 Abuse Often Follows Afghans to America
QUOTE: In Afghanistan, a decade after the overthrow of the Taliban and the rise of an influential women’s rights movement, the violent subjugation of women remains broadly accepted... But much more quietly, a culture of domestic violence — not only by husbands but also by husbands’ families — has followed Afghan immigrants to destinations like New York, where women’s advocates say they are now discovering just how widespread the problem is.
New York Times Feb 06, 2011 Elite Institutions are Tested on Diversity
QUOTE: Taken together the reports paint a picture of elite institutions struggling to adapt to the modern world in a country where universities still depend on the government for most of their funding — and where the independent Office for Fair Access is supposed to make sure that any university wishing to charge the new £9,000, or $15,000, a year maximum tuition has made sufficient progress in encouraging participation by low-income and other under-represented groups.
New York Times Jan 07, 2011 Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal
QUOTE: ...Mr. Acosta’s class and others in the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American program have been declared illegal by the State of Arizona — even while similar programs for black, Asian and American Indian students have been left untouched....It was Mr. Horne, as the state’s superintendent of public instruction, who wrote a law aimed at challenging Tucson’s ethnic-studies program. The Legislature passed the measure last spring, and Gov. Jan Brewer signed it into law in May amid the fierce protests raging over the state’s immigration crackdown.
New York Times Dec 29, 2010 An Election Gone Wrong Fuels Tension in Kabul
QUOTE: Instead insecurity, disaffection and fraud, particularly in the south, left the country’s largest and most important ethnic group, the Pashtuns, with sharply reduced representation. The results have been vigorously disputed for three months and have pushed the country to the brink of a constitutional crisis.
New York Times Dec 19, 2010 'Don't ask, don't tell' is repealed by Senate; bill awaits Obama's signing
QUOTE: The U.S. military will for the first time in history allow gays to serve openly after the Senate voted Saturday to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that has required such troops to hide their sexual identity or risk being expelled from the services. While opponents said repeal would create a battlefield distraction that could endanger troops, supporters drew parallels to the military's decision to end racial segregation in the 1950s and the admission of women to military service academies in the 1970s.
Washington Post Jun 18, 2010 Justice Dept. Will Fight Arizona on Immigration
QUOTE: The Obama administration has decided to file a lawsuit to strike down a new Arizona law aimed at deporting illegal immigrants, thrusting itself into the fierce national debate over how the United States should enforce immigration policies.
New York Times Jun 15, 2010 Evidence of Plans for Kyrgyz Violence
QUOTE: Violence ebbed on Tuesday and people began emerging from their barricaded homes in Kyrgyzstan’s ethnically torn south, as evidence mounted that days of brutal bloodletting had been deliberately organized to ignite long-running tensions between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks.
New York Times May 27, 2010 Pediatricians now reject all female genital cutting
QUOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics has rescinded a controversial policy statement raising the idea that doctors in some communities should be able to substitute demands for female genital cutting with a harmless clitoral "pricking" procedure.
CNN (Cable News Network) Sep 01, 2009 Low-Wage Workers Are Often Cheated, Study Says
QUOTE: Low-wage workers are routinely denied proper overtime pay and are often paid less than the minimum wage, according to a new study ...
New York Times Aug 09, 2009 Germans wary as mosque rises in Cologne: Plans to build the largest mosque in the country highlight a fundamental demographic change that some fear poses a threat to Europe's Christian culture.
QUOTE: Cloaked within complaints about noise, parking, and its [a large mosque planned to be built] possible impact on property values was the unease of a Germany that is coming to grips with a fundamental demographic change – the rise of its Muslim minority – and worried that it might pose a threat to Europe's Christian culture.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 16, 2009 Bridging the Culture Gap (Doctor and Patient)
QUOTE: Clinicians who are unaware of cultural influences may not only miss important medical implications for a patient but can also inadvertently exacerbate an often already tenuous therapeutic relationship.
New York Times Jul 14, 2009 Is China spying on Uighurs abroad?
QUOTE: Analysts and Uighur exiles say that China has an intelligence network aimed at monitoring developments in the Uighur diaspora and trying to sow dissension within and among Uighur groups. There is also wide agreement that Uighur operatives involved in the network are often coerced into it by the Chinese authorities.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 30, 2009 Does Israel Mistreat Palestinian Child Prisoners?
QUOTE: The report [from Defense for Children International] states that "the ill-treatment and torture" of Palestinian child prisoners [in Israel] "appears to be widespread, systematic and institutionalized, suggesting complicity at all levels of the political and military chain of command."
Time Magazine Jun 29, 2009 Paris Police Use Racial Profiling, Study Finds
QUOTE: The Paris police stop young Arab and black men for identity checks far more often than young whites, according to a study
New York Times Jun 29, 2009 Supreme Court Ruling Offers Little Guidance on Hiring
QUOTE: the Supreme Court tried to address a... quandary for many cities and other employers: what they should do when an employment test yields results that overwhelmingly favor whites. But many legal experts said that instead of setting forth clear new rules, the court’s decision left things as muddled as ever for the nation’s employers...
New York Times Jun 11, 2009 The Amazon: The future of the forest:
QUOTE: Brazil’s government hopes that land reform in the Amazon will slow deforestation. Greens doubt it
Economist May 17, 2009 After a Sensational Crime, a Trial Marked by Quiet
QUOTE: ...[the] French are essentially unable to follow the courtroom drama [of a high profile murder case] because of a law that bans the public and the media from trials that involve minors.
New York Times Apr 19, 2009 India's Muslims See Bias in Housing: Recent Increase Is Blamed on Islamist Terrorist Attacks in Mumbai Last Fall
QUOTE: accusations of discrimination [against Muslims] highlight the often simmering religious tensions in the world's biggest democracy [India]...
Washington Post Mar 19, 2009 Hijab debate lifts veil on limits of Norway's tolerance: A Muslim woman's request to wear a hijab with her police uniform has sparked national controversy.
QUOTE: the predominantly Christian [Norway] nation is plagued by a religious dilemma over the right of a Muslim woman to wear a hijab as part of her police uniform. ...the controversy highlights the latent fears of a nonpluralistic society, where 91 percent belong to the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Norway.
Christian Science Monitor Jan 08, 2009 Latinos Recall Pattern of Attacks Before Killing
QUOTE: While some Latino immigrants say they are reluctant to report crimes because they are in the country illegally or fear the police will assume they are, they and their advocates believe the police did not see a pattern because they did not want to see one. “I told people, here the authorities are waiting for a white to kill a Hispanic or a Hispanic to kill a white,” Mr. Orellana said. “They keep attacking and robbing, and nothing changes. There had to be a death...
New York Times Jan 03, 2009 Airline Apologizes For Booting 9 Muslims: Group Plans Discrimination Complaint
QUOTE: A U.S. airline apologized yesterday to nine Muslim American passengers from the Washington area who were removed from a flight out of Reagan National Airport, but a Muslim civil rights group said it intends to press a discrimination complaint against the airline for its treatment of the passengers.
Washington Post Dec 22, 2008 Police to get training after head-scarf wearer's arrest
QUOTE: The Douglasville Police Department said Monday its officers will undergo "sensitivity and cultural diversity training" after a Muslim woman who refused to remove her head scarf at a courthouse was jailed.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 24, 2008 In India, Controversy Over Hindus' Arrests: Terrorism Case Sets Off Politicking, Protests
QUOTE: the arrests of Hindus in a terrorism case and the use of the new tag "Hindu terror" have sparked enormous controversy. The acrimonious political debate and the street demonstrations in support of the accused threaten to paralyze India's concerted response to terrorism. The controversy also points to the growing complexities of combating tit-for-tat terrorism in this predominantly Hindu but officially secular nation.
Washington Post Nov 03, 2008 Racists for Obama: Plenty of white bigots will vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday. There are some things they fear more than black people.
QUOTE: Though our biases may be the result of some hard-wiring, we can choose not to express them, or not to let them get the best of us. Maybe that’s why when people do cling to their prejudices, they have a hard time defending them. The cause may have a scientific explanation, but the justifications we give to racism are largely irrational.
Salon Oct 24, 2008 The Future of Term Limits Is in Court
QUOTE: Now that the City Council has approved changing term limits to allow Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to run again, this much is certain: The battle will move to the courtroom. Two lawsuits challenging the move are already in the legal system and more are expected.
New York Times Oct 20, 2008 Minorities More Likely to Die in ER
QUOTE: Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to die in U.S. emergency rooms after a trauma than white patients are, researchers report.
Washington Post Oct 06, 2008 Female fighters: We won't stand for male dominance
QUOTE: The PKK has an idealistic philosophy, one that combines Kurdish nationalism with certain communist goals, such as equality and communal ownership of property. The fighters here say that their cause has evolved beyond a desire for a Kurdish state -- that they are now fighting to generate dramatic social change. Today, the PKK's ideology revolves around a belief that global crises and injustice are a result of millennia of male-dominated rule.
CNN (Cable News Network) Sep 18, 2008 Spanish Speakers Have Difficulty Accessing Health Care in U.S.
QUOTE: Spanish-speaking Hispanics in the United States have difficulty accessing the health-care system, University of North Carolina researchers report.
Washington Post Aug 01, 2008 McCain Camp Says Obama Is Playing ‘Race Card’
QUOTE: Senator John McCain’s campaign accused Senator Barack Obama on Thursday of playing “the race card,” citing his remarks that Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing out that he “doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.”
New York Times Jul 22, 2008 A Housing Rescue Nears - But For Whom? Minority neighborhoods would especially benefit from a $3.9 billion aid package
QUOTE: industry analysts expect that black and Hispanic homeowners will bear the brunt of the foreclosure crisis. But is it because they overextended and should not have been in the housing market to begin with? Or were they the unsuspecting victims of predatory lending?
Christian Science Monitor Jun 19, 2008 E.U. Moves to Standardize Immigrant Policy: Illegal Residents Could Be Jailed for as Long as 18 Months Pending Deportation
QUOTE: The European Parliament approved new rules Wednesday designed to standardize the dramatic differences in member countries' treatment of illegal immigrants, whose presence is one of the most heated political issues in Europe today.
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