As research of preventative genetic testing increases, many fear the impact this information can have on employment and health-insurance practices — leading the Senate to vote Thursday to ban genetic-based discrimination. An expert on genetics examines the issue. Continue reading
The city of Baltimore has lately seen skyrocketing foreclosure rates and slumping home prices. The housing shake-up led the city to sue its largest lender — Wells Fargo — over allegations that it gave black homebuyers higher loan rates than white buyers. Ray Suarez examines the impact of the housing crisis in Baltimore. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could influence the way courts handle racial discrimination cases throughout the country. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the details of the case. Continue reading
The Supreme Court Thursday ruled against allowing race-based criteria in proposed diversity plans in two school districts. Following a report by Marcia Coyle on the ruling and the mood in the courtroom, Roger Clegg and Theodore Shaw, two experts in race relations analyze the likely impact of the Court’s decision. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on a case dealing with the statute of limitations on claims of gender discrimination in pay. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the arguments. Continue reading
Tim Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s son, talks about his mother and her legacy, the Special Olympics. Eunice Kennedy Shriver celebrates her 85th birthday this week.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that an employee could collect monetary awards from her employer for retaliating against her for sexual harassment complaints, broadening worker protection under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Continue reading
President Bush said Monday he was proud to back the supporters of a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. Political analysts consider the Republican drive to adopt the amendment and the possible role it may play in mid-term elections. Continue reading