Posts Tagged ‘NYC’
(The Guardian) The New York City police department is facing a federal class action lawsuit over the expansion of its controversial stop-and-frisk program into residential buildings largely populated by African Americans and Latinos.Lawsuit alleges NYPD violated civil rights by entering private buildings
(ABCNews, Juju Chang) Jeremy Lin has dunked and dazzled his way toward shattering the Asian geek stereotype — good at math, not good with the ladies.
Growing up Asian-American, my sisters and I were painfully aware of the biases, but it was worse for my brother.
Enter JT Tran, the self-styled "Asian Playboy," who has built an empire from hosting dating seminars for single Asian men, who pay thousands of dollars to learn the art of romance from him.‘Asian Playboy’ Teaches Asian Men to Get Over Racial Stereotypes, Build Confidence
(Huffington Post) Minhee Cho went to Papa John's for some fast food goodness. Little did she know, she would get it served with a side of racism.
In it, under the customer's name section, the restaurant employee who rang up the order used the racial slur "lady chinky eyes" to describe her.‘Lady Chinky Eyes’: Papa John’s Store Calls Woman Racial Slur In Receipt
(NY1) The New York City Fire Department is once again feeling the heat from a federal judge over its hiring practices.
Judge Nicholas Garaufis says despite progress on diversity in recent recruiting, the department hasn't done enough to reverse discrimination against black and Hispanic candidates.
He's expected to spell out a solution in a separate ruling.
The written entrance exam is being redesigned after the judge ruled it favored white applicants back in 2007.
But the judge now says the process that follows the test also favors white candidates.
Since they make up most of the department, the judge says they have a better chance of having potential background problems overlooked.Judge: New FDNY Hiring Practices Don’t Go Far Enough
(Huffington Post) New York City will spend $127 million in public and private funds on programs designed to help young black and Latino men.
Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg will kick in $30 million from his foundation and hedge fund manager George Soros will match that amount, according to the mayor's office. The remaining $67.5 million will be paid by the city.
The Young Men's Initiative was first reported by The New York Times on Wednesday. The mayor's office called it the nation's "boldest and most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men" in a statement.
It will include job placement, fatherhood classes and training for probation officers and school staff on how to help the young men get ahead. More than a dozen city agencies will be involved.
The program will target about 315,000 black and Latino men between the ages of 16 and 24.NYC To Spend $127M On Programs For Young Men