The Tallahassee yoga shooting suspect had an extensive history of spreading hate online against women and minorities

Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/Getty Images The gunman who killed two and wounded five others at a Tallahassee yoga studio before killing himself Friday night had an extensive history of spreading hate messages about women and minorities online.  After 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle was identified Saturday, multiple reports found police records of arrests for groping women and […]

On anniversary of Charlottesville clashes, Trump condemns racism, says he 'fights for' minorities

The US President has spoken out against racism and violence ahead of a fresh Unite the Right rally on Sunday, and has trumpeted his own achievements that he says have benefitted African-Americans and Hispanics. “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I […]

White male ministers will be ‘hoofed out’ by minorities, anti-feminist Tory MP warns

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:58 White male ministers are at risk of being shafted, to make way for black and ethnic minority as well as female MPs, Tory MP Philip Davies has claimed, warning that white, male MPs could be “hoofed out” to make way for minorities. UK PM Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, broadly […]

Trump calls for strict voter ID laws, which critics say disenfranchises the poor and minorities

AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump gave up on his investigation into voter fraud, and pivoted to pushing voter identification legislation. Civil rights activists say that requiring voters to show identification disenfranchises minorities, the poor, and the elderly. Trump never proved any of his claims about widespread voter fraud. President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday […]

Myanmar’s president calls for rewrite of military-drafted constitution, fair treatment for minorities amid Rohingya crisis

Thomson Reuters Myanmar’s president called for a reform to the country’s military-drafted constitution and justice for recognized minorities as over half a million Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state have been pushed out by the military. In Myanmar, the President’s post is largely ceremonial, and the military holds much more political power. Some say the […]

The housing collapse hit minorities hardest — and the impact is still being felt across America

John Moore/Getty The housing market collapse that started in 2006 and led to the deepest recession and worst financial crisis in generations had a disproportionate impact on minority communities that still hampers the ability of low-income households to fully participate in the economy. That’s according to a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

A short exercise in middle school sets minorities on a path to college

Enlarge (credit: Austin Community College) In the US, a college education makes a huge difference for most people. It opens up lots of career opportunities, many of them at higher than average pay. The better economic opportunities it provides are associated with things like better health and a longer life expectancy. Unfortunately, the US population […]

45% of Intel’s new hires are diverse, but underrepresented minorities are just 12.5% of work force

Change isn’t easy. Intel said today that 25.8 percent of its work force are women, and 12.5 percent of the staff are underrepresented minorities. And that’s after a few years of trying. About 45 percent of the company’s hires employees were from diverse backgrounds in 2016, according to the company’s 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report. […]