Racial Discrimination

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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.


Sybrina Fulton (Source: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Speaks Out Against Racial Profiling

After 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.

CBS Miami–08/18/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme Court

The 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.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013


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.


(Source: CBS4) Miriam Oliphant fights for her job with the Broward School Board April 5, 2011.

Fired By Board, Oliphant Considers Racial Discrimination Suit

The 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 Office

A South Florida Catholic school teacher is being reprimanded after making an insensitive comment to an African-American student.