Uber’s head of HR resigns after an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination

Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Uber’s Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination. Hornsey is head of Uber’s human resources department and one of the firm’s top spokespeople on diversity and discrimination issues. She had been in the role for about 18 months. […]

Lonely Planet Under Fire After Accusing Swiss Police of Racial Profiling

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Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial sensitivity training

The world’s biggest coffee company Starbucks has announced that it will close all of its company-owned cafes in the United States for one afternoon on May 29 to educate employees about racial bias. The announcement comes as the company tries to cool tensions following an incident in its Philadelphia store, in which two black men […]

TV star sorry for racial clanger

AUSTRALIAN Olympic legend Kerri Pottharst has issued a public, unreserved apology for making a comment that has offended many viewers of Channel 7’s Commonwealth Games beach volleyball coverage. The beach volleyball gold medal-winner from the Sydney 2000 Olympics dropped a comment that many fans believe was racially insensitive when commenting during Australia’s massive win over […]

Lack of racial diversity in medical textbooks could mean inequity in care, study suggests

Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room in Vancouver, Patricia Louie saw posters that only featured white and light skin-toned people depicted as patients. She wondered if medical textbooks would also reflect what she considered to be a biased portrayal of Canada’s diverse population.

‘Painfully stupid’: Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele responds to racial insult hurled at him during conservative conference

Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Politicon Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) communication director Ian Walters sparked controversy with what was seen as a racially charged insult on Friday night. Walters said told hundreds of dinner guests, “We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy, that was the wrong thing to do.” Steele […]

Neues „Racial Profiling“-Urteil: Kontrollen der Bundespolizei seit 2006 illegal

Kontrollen der Bundespolizei in Zügen und auf Bahnhöfen waren seit 2006 rechtswidrig. Das hat der Verwaltungsgerichtshof Baden-Württemberg in einem heute veröffentlichten Urteil entschieden. Die Richter erklärten die Kontrollpraxis der sogenannten Schleierfahndung für unvereinbar mit dem Europarecht. (Als Schleierfahndung werden Personenkontrollen bezeichnet, die ohne Verdacht und ohne Anlass durchgeführt werden. In Deutschland geschieht das derzeit im […]

Technology as racial exploitation in ‘Black Gooey Universe’

Art is often about making you look at regular, day-to-day objects in ways you haven’t before. Artist and UNBAG co-founder American Artist has certainly done that with Black Gooey Universe, showing at Brooklyn’s HOUSING studio until February 16th. The exhibition features pieces like “Mother of All Demos,” named after the famous XeroxPARC GUI demo, and […]

How Automation Could Worsen Racial Inequality

All across the world, small projects demonstrating driverless buses and shuttles are cropping up: Las Vegas, Minnesota, Austin, Bavaria, Henan Province in China, Victoria in Australia. City governments are studying their implementation, too, from Toronto to Orlando to Ohio. And last week, the Federal Transit Administration of the Department of Transportation issued a “request for […]