Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Hanes ordered to pay $650K in discrimination case

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An African-American man recently won $650,000 in a racial discrimination case against Hanes. Yunusa Kenchi, a former employee of the popular underwear company, experienced racial discrimination several times in the 1.5 years that he worked there, said Patrick Boyd, of The Boyd Law Group, PLLC. In one event, someone walked up to Kenchi in his New York […] [Read More]

Mayor’s office receives hundreds of tacos

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Joseph Maturo’s office, a.k.a. East Haven Town Hall, received about 500 tacos Thursday afternoon, according to several media outlets. The tacos were donated to a local homeless shelter, reports said. Junta for Progressive Action, a Latino non-profit organization in New Haven, Conn., sent the tacos to the East Haven mayor on behalf of people who sent […] [Read More]

East Haven mayor helps Latino community one taco at a time

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As you’ve probably heard, four East Haven police officers were arrested Tuesday on charges of intimidating and harassing Hispanic residents and business owners. I’m glad the FBI is holding these officers accountable for their actions, which are racist and bullying. However, since hearing a clip of their mayor talk, I’m not surprised that this type […] [Read More]

“Stuff” Republicans say about Black people

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Please take a look at this clip. I couldn’t believe some of the things these people were saying. Where is the progress? Video: “Stuff” Republicans say about Black people Related Links Mixing It Up: Blumenthal: In DC there’s an effort to restrict minorities’ voting rights Mixing It Up: More Asian Americans are running for Congress […] [Read More]

Ohio says “whites only” sign must go

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An Ohio woman, who said she was trying to protect her assets, filed an appeal to keep a “whites only” sign posted at her pool, the New York Daily News Reported on Thursday. The woman, Jamie Hein, owned a duplex, and a biracial teenager was visiting her father who lived there and wanted to take a dip […] [Read More]
Categories: Prejudice

Lawsuit filed after black woman buried in Jewish cemetery

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  A 72-year-old Jewish white woman has filed a lawsuit against a Jewish cemetery in Colchester because it allowed a non-Jewish black woman to be buried there.  The black woman is buried in the interfaith section of the cemetery.  The white woman was at the meeting in 2009 when the cemetery added the interfaith section.  The […] [Read More]

Does racism still exist?

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After reviewing some of the blog posts and comments from last year, I noticed that there are some people who don’t believe racism exists. While I don’t believe that racism ever stopped me from excelling or held me back from something I wanted or needed, I do believe that it exists. To be quite frank, […] [Read More]

East Haven police discriminate

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After a two-year investigation of the East Haven Police Department, the U.S. Justice Department found a pattern of discrimination against Latinos, WTNH reported. Here is the rest of the story: “The results of the investigation, which was launched in September 2009, were released Monday. It was prompted by allegations of biased policing, unconstitutional searches and […] [Read More]
Categories: Prejudice