Tag: discrimination

Black and White Marylanders Disagree on What Racial Inequality Looks Like, New Poll Shows

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Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Wikimedia Commons

Most Maryland voters, black or white, agree that race relations are in decline, according to the newest Goucher Poll for fall 2017. But when it comes to the details of how that manifests, there’s an apparent divide along racial lines.

Feds ‘Administratively Close’ Racial Discrimination Investigation into Hogan’s Nixing of Red Line

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Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter

Gov. Larry Hogan is off the hook in a federal civil rights probe into his decision to veto the nearly $3 billion Red Line rail project for Baltimore in June 2015.

Protesting Discriminatory Law, Another Group Moves Conference from North Carolina to Baltimore

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Courtesy The Grand Baltimore

For the second time this year, North Carolina’s loss is Baltimore’s gain.

Baltimore Teacher Fired After Shouting at Students, Using N-Word

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Harlem Park School Teacher

An unidentified teacher has been let go by Baltimore City Schools after a couple videos surfaced of her engaging in a nasty confrontation with students in a Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School classroom.

Howard County Leaders Urge Sheriff to Resign, Citing Discrimination Investigation

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Courtesy Howard County Sheriff's Office/Facebook
Courtesy Howard County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook

By Ethan McLeod and Robert O’Brien

Howard County’s council, state delegates and former leaders are piling onto a call made by their executive for Sheriff John Fitzgerald to resign.

“Wire” Actress to Host JHU’s New Conversation Series About Discrimination

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We can add another to the list of great speaker series hosted by Johns Hopkins. This new “art and conversation series” at the university was inspired by the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, and the subsequent rioting and unrest in the city. Consequently, the Redlining series (named after the practice of denying mortgages and other services to certain neighborhoods based on their racial demographics) will focus on “what the legacies of discrimination and segregation mean to the future of opportunity and inclusion in the city.” 

Racial Penalties Cost Baltimore’s Black Borrowers Millions of Dollars

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Having the national spotlight on Baltimore isn’t always comfortable. But on balance, I think it’s a good thing when some of the structural reasons for Baltimore’s troubles are given greater scrutiny.

New York Times Editorial Says Racism “Doomed” Baltimore

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Business Insider photo.
Business Insider photo.

All of a sudden, people everywhere have opinions about Baltimore–including the New York Times, which published a scathing Sunday editorial about the city’s problems that really didn’t pull any punches.

Senate Committee Alters Definition of “Gender Identity” in Trans Equality Bill

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Opening of the State of Maryland legislature Annapolis, Md

On February 20, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee approved a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate “in housing, employment, and public accommodations” on the basis of gender identity, the way it is currently illegal to do so on the basis of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, and so on. But getting it out of committee required a few amendments, including one that altered the bill’s definition of “gender identity.”

As reported at the City Paper, the original version of bill defined “gender identity” as “a gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior of an individual regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth.”

Morgan State Frat Gets In Trouble For Rejecting Gay Pledge

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Brian Stewart, a student at Morgan State University, dreamed of becoming a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the same frat his mentor had joined. But the day after his interview, he was rejected for reasons he didn’t understand. And then someone sent him copies of Facebook messages that KAP members had exchanged about him, which featured some colorful language describing his sexual orientation.