Post Tagged with: "discrimination"

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

City Launches New Anti-Bias Campaign

Communities, Immigration, Media, New York May 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

New York City is launching a new anti-discrimination campaign, #YouHaveRightsNYC.

Sophia H. Kang (Photo via LInkedIn)

A Charge of Discrimination at The Korea Society

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan, Women May 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

Sophia H. Kang has charged that The Korea Society discriminated against her in depriving her of advancement opportunities because she is a Korean and a woman, The Korea Times reports.

Chinese Community Upset at Offensive Halloween Costumes

Chinese Community Upset at Offensive Halloween Costumes

Asian, Business, Culture October 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Fu Manchu and “Chinaman” costumes can be found online to purchase as Halloween costumes, upsetting members of the Chinese community who say these images carry the discrimination and oppression endured by Chinese people in the West as far back as the Gold Rush 150 years ago.

Director Mira Nair (in black) with the cast of "Reluctant Fundamentalist," including Kate Hudson (left). Photo by Jinal Shah/South Asian Times.

9/11 Film Seeks to Build Bridges between U.S. and Islamic World

New York, South Asian September 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm

The “Reluctant Fundamentalist,” a new movie directed by New Yorker Mira Nair that addresses the prejudices that South Asians endured in the aftermath of 9/11, opened at the Venice Film Festival recently, The South Asian Times reported. Below are some excerpts from of the article.

Jessica Sanchez (Photo via the FilAm)

Voices in Focus: Updates Galore and a ‘Chinese Food Crisis’ in Brooklyn

Culture, Food April 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Updates on the investigation into a controversial circumcision practice, the allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College, and the Chinatown newsstand declared illegal after 35 years; Filipino-American outrage over the near-ouster of Jessica Sanchez from American Idol; and a “Chinese food crisis” in Brooklyn.

Amsterdam News reported that many African-Americans have been treated unfairly by bankruptcy attorneys. (Photo by Justin Chan)

Study Finds That African-Americans Face Discrimination in Bankruptcy

African American, Economy April 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

African-Americans are more likely than whites to experience racial discrimination when filing for bankruptcy, the Amsterdam News reported. A new study has found that attorneys tend to steer African-Americans toward a more expensive and complicated form of bankruptcy.

Judith Ruano (Photo by Patrick Wall/DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: An International Scoop For a Local Publication

Business, Education, Media April 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

Black Star News follows up with “Kony 2012” scoop; street vendor turned restaurant owner finds new set of challenges; Scott Stringer appoints 40 new community board members under 40; officials demand investigation into alleged hiring discrimination at Brooklyn College against female Jewish academics.

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FDNY’s Court-Ordered Efforts to Diversify Begin to Show Results

Labor April 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

The New York City Fire Department’s new applicant exam has attracted a larger proportion of minorities and women than previous recruitment efforts. The department’s first Associate Commissioner for Compliance offers his take on the situation.

A Liquors store in Queens (Photo from EDLP)

Latinos Seeking Liquor Licences Charge Discrimination

Economy, Featured Posts, Latino April 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Some Latino business owners in Queens have accused their local community board of discriminating against them when they applied for liquor licenses. A board member denied the charge.

Three of the four panelists at Baruch's discussion of portrayals of Muslims in the media were journalists.(Photo by Jaina Teeluck)

Journalists Debate Media ‘Demonization’ of Muslims

Featured Posts, Media, Middle Eastern March 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

While one panelist at Thursday’s Baruch College discussion of Muslims in the media called the portrayal of Muslims a “demonization,” others argued that the problem goes both ways — that the Muslim community’s suspicion of the media and “bunker mentality” has led it to a demonize journalists, and to avoid them rather than engage with them.

Liz OuYang of OCA-NY addressed a packed press conference, flanked by Private Danny Chen's father (wearing a hat) and mother (in a white sweater). Chen's parents addressed the crowd through a translator as well.

Danny Chen update: Details of abuse and calls for sensitivity training

Asian, New York, Politics January 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

In light of Army Private Danny Chen’s death three months ago, Council member Margaret Chin and Council Speaker Christine Quinn have introduced a resolution in the City Council, calling on the Defense Department to examine policies on the Army’s cultural diversity and sensitivity training for soldiers.

Demanding justice for Private Danny Chen

Demanding justice for Private Danny Chen

Asian, Manhattan, New York December 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

The US Army announced today (Dec. 21) that seven soldiers and one officer have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, and assault and battery in relation to the death of Private Danny Chen. The news was welcomed by Chen’s family and community activists in Chinatown.

The Empire Justice Center’s Cheryl Keshner speaks at a press conference in Bay Shore last week about the need for all Suffolk residents to be able to communicate with police.

Suffolk cops caught with anti-immigrant sign

Immigration, Opinion, Uncategorized September 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Newsday’s Joye Brown reported yesterday on what Latino leaders found when they went inside the Third Precinct in Bay Shore last week. The group had just finished a press conference calling for the Suffolk County Police Department to be more accessible to immigrants following the release of a memo fromRead More

Hempstead Fire Department drops policy barring non-citizens

Hempstead Fire Department drops policy barring non-citizens

Immigration, Metro Area September 19, 2011 at 2:50 pm

An immigrant needed the help of the New York Civil Liberties Union to be permitted to join a volunteer fire department on Long Island. His successful challenge has led the town of Hempstead to drop its requirement that firefighters be U.S. citizens.

N.Y.U. race discrimination suit

African, In the News, Sub-Saharan African September 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

New York University has been ordered to pay $210,000 to an African immigrant who worked in Bobst Library to settle a federal lawsuit that alleges a Bobst mailroom supervisor harassed the victim, calling him “monkey” and “gorilla” and telling him, “Go back to your cage.”