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racial discrimination

  • Darryl George, a black high school student in Texas, served more than a month suspension and is now at an alternative school over his locs. Barbers Hill Independent School District prohibits male students from having hair extending below the eyebrows, ear lobes or top of a t-shirt collar. George’s family filed a lawsuit claiming the suspension violates the state’s Crown Act, which went into effect September 1, just before George was suspended. In this episode of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn discusses why the Crown Act is needed to prevent incidents of discrimination.
  • Alabama’s gender wage gap is one of the largest in America, where white women are paid only 67 cents for every dollar a white man earns. Black and Hispanic women are paid less, making only 52 cents and 41 cents, respectively. In today’s edition of Crunk Culture, Robin Boylorn discusses the gender and racial wage gaps on a broader scale and provides some actions that can be taken to help narrow those gaps.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has opened a civil rights investigation into a complaint that Alabama discriminated against Black residents when handing out funding for wastewater infrastructure.
  • In two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court's 2023 summer recess, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote majority opinions that involved the use of race. Alabama figures into this conversation.
  • ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to toss a lawsuit accusing lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking a…