Racial Discrimination

Dream Defenders Petition Demands Education Equality The civil rights group Dream Defenders is asking Gov. Rick Scott to end education discrimination in Florida's school system.
Trayvon Martin's Mother Speaks Out Against Racial ProfilingAfter the shooting death of her 17-year old son, Trayvon Martin’s mother has spoken out against the practice of stop-and-frisk and racial profiling on Sunday.
Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme CourtThe United States Supreme Court opened hearings Wednesday on a challenge to the law that if overturned could fundamentally reshape how an entire region of the country handles elections.
County Sues Yacht Company In Racial Discrimination Case Broward County has sued a yachting crew company for its refusal to pay a woman who won a discrimination suit against them.
Fired By Board, Oliphant Considers Racial Discrimination SuitThe Broward School Board voted Tuesday to approve the firing of Miriam Oliphant from her job as a guidance counselor at an alternative high school. Within hours, her attorney filed a demand for a virtual pile of public records relating to Oliphant's hiring and firing, and hinted she may sue for racial discrimination.
Racial Comment Lands S. Fla. Teacher In Principal's OfficeA South Florida Catholic school teacher is being reprimanded after making an insensitive comment to an African-American student.