Minorities

A new study of federal data finds that black and Latino students are far less likely to attend top public colleges than their white and Asian peers. The Center for American Progress think tank reported Thursday that among all black students at U.S. public colleges in 2014, only 9 percent attended highly selective schools. For […]

A total of sixteen Black and Hispanic employees at the Coca-Cola soft drink company have filed a lawsuit claiming that they have been forced to work under conditions that can be categorized as being “a cesspool of racial discrimination,” reports the New York Daily News on Monday.

“The Emmys are so white-washed[.] It’s sad that in 2011 and with a BLACK president, you don’t see any blacks represented in acting categories or on these award shows. SMH. We need more QUALITY black programs created,” TyPierce posted on the blog TheYBF.com in response to red carpet photos. Unfortunately TyPierce’s observations are nothing new. […]

A new report released by the Brookings Institution shows minorities are the majority in eight major metropolitan areas. Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas; New York; San Diego; Montgomery County, Md.; and Prince William County, Va., are majority-minority communities. Non-Hispanic whites are a minority in 22 of the country’s 100-biggest urban areas. The shift in numbers shows […]

The most successful blacks and Hispanics are more likely to have poor neighbors than are whites, according to a new analysis of Census data. The average affluent black and Hispanic household — defined in the study as earning more than $75,000 a year — lives in a poorer neighborhood than the average lower-income non-Hispanic white […]

NEW YORK — New York Fire Department Commissioner Salvatore Cassano urged African-Americans and women to apply to become firefighters. Cassano touted a new hiring exam aimed at diversifying the FDNY. The exam, however, must be approved by a judge. The FDNY has long been accused of discriminating against minorities, eventually causing a judge to rule […]

A program entitled “Not Guilty: The Tragedy of Wrongful Convictions in the U.S., and the DNA Evidence that Frees Them,” seeks to exonerate thousands of minority inmates who falsely end up on the wrong side of prison bars, due to deep flaws found in the legal system. Created by ForensicScience.org, “Not Guilty” provides tangible data […]

Juan Williams told Bill O’Reilly that he gets nervous at airports when he sees Muslims. For this, Williams has been roundly denounced as a bigot. But Williams’ association between innocent Muslims and the perpetrators of the 9-11 attacks was less about bigotry—at least, bigotry conventionally defined—than about his mind working normally. To live in America […]

A study published in the Journal of Surgery states that pedestrians hit by a motor vehicle are much more likely to die if they’re uninsured or a member of a racial minority. It compared the number to whites or those who are insured and sustain similar injuries.

The military threw out hundreds of service members in 2009 for violating its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, including a disproportionate number of women and minorities and dozens of service members in “mission critical” positions, according to a new analysis of military data.