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Checking in on your friends and coworkers isn't enough - here are steps you can take at work to help fight racial discrimination

A stop Asian hate rally following the violence in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021. Zhao Gang/Xinhua Diksha Kale is a criminal defense attorney who researches gender studies and criminal law. She says it's important to do more than just mental health check-ins on your friends during violent times. Take action by demanding better policies and donating to or volunteering at organizations working on the ground. See more stories on Insider's business page. Recently, my friend and I...
Tags: Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Atlanta, Mental Health, United States, Violence, Donald Trump, Hate, Racial Discrimination, Nordic, Atlanta Georgia, Contributor, Michel Foucault, The Conversation


Addressing racial inequities in real estate through education and outreach

At John L. Scott, we’re taking several steps to address the homeownership gap to make a difference in our communities.
Tags: Sponsored, Radio, Social Justice, Racial Discrimination, University of Missouri, John L. Scott, Brokerage, Homeownership Gap, A Path to Equity in Education”


Portland police officers used force more than 6,000 times against protesters last year

A demonstrator is pepper sprayed shortly before being arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Portland police used force 6,000 times against protesters last year, according to DOJ attorneys. These incidents at times violated department policies and top brass didn't question it, they said. Portland became a flashpoint for protest activity and police response after Geo...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Trends, Portland, Police Brutality, Department Of Justice, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Criminal Justice, Doj, Racial Discrimination, Portland Police Bureau, Tyler Sonnemaker, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests


Brace Yourself for an Angry Online Mob When Closing Branches

When banks and credit unions close branches, consumers will vent their wrath online. Be prepared for a big backlash, or risk losing business. The post Brace Yourself for an Angry Online Mob When Closing Branches appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Racial Discrimination, Seniors, Digital Banking Strategies, Community & Public Relations, Branch Strategies, Consumer complaints, Featured Content, Branch Closings, Community Backlash, PR complaints


Chase settles with Black homeowner over alleged discriminatory appraisal

The lender will pay the Chicago homeowner $50k and provide mandatory training to its employees on fair lending and appraisals.
Tags: Regulations, Chicago, Radio, Chase, Hud, Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, Select, Fair Housing, Wintrust Bank, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Christina Jordan


A high-profile engineer at Mailchimp accused the company of 'sexism and bullying' in resignation announcement

Mailchimp has announced a new Patreon integration for its users. SOPA Images / Contributor Mailchimp engineer Kelly Ellis quit Wednesday after accusing the company of "sexism and bullying." Ellis said in a Twitter thread that she resigned after a conversation about pay "went south." Ellis is also involved in an ongoing gender pay bias lawsuit against her former employer, Google. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Kelly Ellis, a principal software engineer at the email-...
Tags: Google, Politics, Enterprise, Trends, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, Pay Gap, Gender Discrimination, Mailchimp, Coinbase, Racial Discrimination, Ellis, Google Pinterest, Tech Insider, Pay Disparity, Kelly Ellis


Technology and society 'smashed together in a head-on collision.' Mozilla Foundation surveyed the wreckage.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other social media companies faced one of their toughest challenges in 2020 as misinformation surged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rafael Henrique/Getty Images In 2020, technology's true impact on society was exposed, a new Mozilla Foundation report argues. It examined how tech shaped debates over racial justice, labor rights, and corporate accountability. In 2021, companies will face pressure to build "responsible" tech, Mozilla's president told Insider. Visit...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Transparency, Politics, Technology, Microsoft, California, Washington, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Social Media, Surveillance


Google will pay $2.6 million to workers over claims its hiring and pay practices were biased against women and Asians

Logo of Google is seen at an office building in Zurich Reuters Google will pay $2.6 million to settle racial and gender-bias claims, the US Department of Labor said Monday. Google reached the agreement with after a DOL audit found "preliminary" evidence of bias. Google has faced lawsuits before over claims it discriminates against women and people of color. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google has reached a deal with the US Department of Labor, requiring it to pay nea...
Tags: Google, New York, Enterprise, California, Washington, San Francisco, Trends, Seattle, Gender Pay Gap, Gender Bias, Gender Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, Alphabet, Sunnyvale California, Kirkland, DOL


CEO Brian Chesky says Airbnb stopped being a 'hands-off' platform earlier than other tech companies because customers got 'physically hurt'

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. REUTERS/Mike Segar Airbnb ditched "hands-off" moderation earlier than rivals, CEO Brian Chesky told Bloomberg Thursday. The company addressed issues more quickly because customers got "physically hurt," Chesky said. Chesky also explained why Airbnb has responded more strongly to racism and the Capitol attacks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky threw a bit of shade at other tech "platforms" on Thursday, telling Bloomberg's E...
Tags: California, Trends, Corporate Social Responsibility, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Racism, Washington Dc, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Biden, Racial Discrimination, Brian Chesky, Emily Chang, Capitol, Charlottesville Virginia, Chesky


Racial bias against black medical practitioners ‘reflects fissures of an unresolved past’

The testimonials of black doctors have given credence to allegations of racial profiling. Of those listed on a Gems blacklist, 94% of general practitioners were black The post Racial bias against black medical practitioners ‘reflects fissures of an unresolved past’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Discovery, Racism, Constitution, Racial Profiling, Racial Discrimination, Kwazulu Natal, Openaccess, Gems, Top Six, Pretoria High Court, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, South Africa (country, Medical Schemes Act, Health Professions Council Of South Africa, Medical Practitioners


“No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building The post “No One Took Us Seriously”: Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Barack Obama, World, Racism, Democrats, United States, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Racial Discrimination, Capitol Police, Openaccess, United States Republicans


‘No one took us seriously’: Black cops warned about racist Capitol police for years

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building The post ‘No one took us seriously’: Black cops warned about racist Capitol police for years appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Barack Obama, World, Racism, Democrats, United States, Capitol Hill, Propublica, Donald Trump, Racial Discrimination, Capitol Police, Openaccess, Capitol, Top Six, United States Republicans


2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, News, Pinterest, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Disney, Nbc News, US, Careers


Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Reportedly Paid Women and People of Color Like Shit

The cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase consistently paid women and people of color less than other employees performing similar jobs, new data from the New York Times has found, exposing a glaring pay gap that’s large even by the tech industry’s miserable standards.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tech, Bitcoin, New York Times, Crypto, Pay Gap, Gender Discrimination, Coinbase, Racial Discrimination, Cryptocurrency


Huawei reportedly worked with 4 additional companies to build surveillance tools that track people by ethnicity, following recent revelations that it tested a 'Uighur alarm'

Getty Huawei has worked with at least four partner companies to develop surveillance technologies that claim to monitor people by ethnicity, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Last week, The Post reported that Huawei in 2018 had tested a "Uighur alarm" — an AI facial recognition tool that claimed to identify members of the largely Muslim minority group and alert Chinese authorities. Huawei told the The Post that the tool was "simply a test," but according to Saturday's report, Huawei ...
Tags: Google, Post, Politics, Human Rights, News, Washington Post, Police, China, US, Trends, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, Civil Rights, Muslim, Ai, Huawei


Pinterest shareholders are suing the company over allegations of discrimination against women and employees of color

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Pinterest shareholders sued the company, top executives, and board of directors on Tuesday, accusing them of harming investors by creating and perpetuating a culture of racial and sex discrimination. The lawsuit, filed Thursday by a Rhode Island pension fund, claimed Pinterest executives and board members "personally engaged in, facilitated or knowingly ignored" discrimination and retaliation against those who spoke out about the company's "white, male leaders...
Tags: Pinterest, California, Trends, Company Culture, Markets, Lawsuits, Sharp, Rhode Island, Gender Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, Ben Silbermann, Business Insider, Wilson, Company, Kilgore, Evan Sharp


Real (Estate) Talk: Is RPAC doing right by Realtors?

The Realtors Political Action Committee says its purpose to help elect candidates who support the interests of Realtors is clear. But does that truly extend to those in protected classes? Here's what one Georgia-based broker thinks.
Tags: Homeownership, Opinion, Georgia, Service, Radio, Agent, Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, Brokerage, Select, Fair Housing, Redlining, Realtors Political Action Committee, Rpac, Lee Davenport


Amazon is facing a lawsuit that accuses it of violating civil rights laws by failing to protect Black, Brown, and immigrant warehouse workers from COVID-19 while looking out for its mostly white managers

Chris Smalls, a warehouse worker fired by Amazon after protesting the company's COVID-19 response. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Amazon is facing a class action lawsuit that accuses the company of illegally discriminating against workers of color and immigrants by failing to provide PPE and implement COVID-19 safety measures. According to the complaint, Amazon "subjected these minority workers to health threats to which Amazon did not subject its primarily Caucasian management staff." The laws...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Markets, Civil Rights, Retail, Lawsuits, Jeff Bezos, Racial Discrimination, Black, Business Insider, Working Conditions, Bezos


A new lawsuit accuses Uber of 'intentional race discrimination,' claiming the star-rating system it has used to fire drivers is biased

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images A former Uber driver has filed a lawsuit accusing the ride-hailing firm of "intentional race discrimination" by using customers' star ratings to fire drivers. Uber dismissed the driver, Thomas Liu, from San Diego, in 2015 because his star rating fell below 4.6, according to the lawsuit. Liu argues that passengers rated him unfairly because of his race. The lawsuit estimates that the company has fired "likely hundreds, if not thousands" of nonwhite Uber dr...
Tags: Uber, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, San Diego, Starbucks, Court Case, Discrimination, Workers Rights, Racial Discrimination, Ridesharing, Forbes, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Liu, Liss Riordan


Uber fires ethnic minority drivers based on a 'racially-biased' star-rating system, a new lawsuit claims. It accuses Uber of 'intentional race discrimination.'

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images A former Uber driver has filed a lawsuit against the taxi firm, accusing it of "intentional race discrimination" by user star-ratings to fire drivers. Uber dismissed the driver, Thomas Liu, from San Diego, in 2015 because his star rating fell below 4.6. Liu claims passengers rated him unfairly because of his race. The company has fired "likely hundreds, if not thousands" of ethnic minority Uber drivers because of its star-rating policy, the lawsuit claime...
Tags: Uber, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Customers, San Diego, Starbucks, Court Case, Discrimination, Workers Rights, Racial Discrimination, Forbes, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Liu, Liss Riordan


Twitter suspended fake accounts claiming to be Black Trump supporters — but only after they reportedly racked up 265,000 retweets

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter has suspended fake accounts that claimed to be Black Trump supporters for violating its policies against platform manipulation and spam, The Washington Post reported Tuesday and the company confirmed to Business Insider. But researchers told The Washington Post that the accounts generated more than 265,000 retweets and mentions before Twitter could take action, and that "the damage is done." Twitter refused to comment on how...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, UK, News, Washington Post, Russia, Nbc News, US, Trends, Mit, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Channel 4 News, The Washington Post, Senate Intelligence Committee, Racial Discrimination


‘The Color of Law:’ Author Richard Rothstein on housing segregation

Katie Lance interviews the author of influential book "The Color of Law" to discuss the history of public housing policy, its effect on the ongoing racial discrimination and what we can do now.
Tags: Video, Service, Radio, Civil Rights, Agent, Discrimination, Code Of Ethics, Racial Discrimination, Richard Rothstein, Select, Fair Housing, Fair Housing Act, Katie Lance, The Color of Law, Residential Desegregation


A neighborhood’s racial makeup impacts home values more now than it did in 1980

The race home appraisal gap has doubled since 1980, according to a new study published in the sociological journal Social Problems.
Tags: Data, Radio, Racial Discrimination, Home Value, Markets & Economy, Select, Fair Housing, Appraisal, Redlining, U.S. Census Bureau, Community Reinvestment Act, Housing Policies, Appraised Home Value


Mark Zuckerberg reportedly intervened after a Facebook employee posted a controversial defense of police in the wake of Kenosha shootings

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A Facebook employee sparked outrage after defending "well-intentioned law enforcement officers" and disputing that there's racial bias in policing in a post on internal company messaging boards, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday. According to The Daily Beast, the backlash w...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Washington, Trends, Capitol Hill, Black Lives Matter, The Daily Beast, Racial Discrimination, Zuckerberg, Kenosha, BuzzFeed News, House Financial Services Committee, Racial Bias, Daily Beast, Kenosha Wisconsin


Phony Accident Scenes, Internal Affairs, Racial Discrimination, and Your Career

Identify and uphold your values, and live your life in an ethical manner rather than trying short cuts to get ahead at any cost. A meaningful life and profitable career simply requires work, and lots... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Life Lessons, Job Search, Career Advice, Legal Profession, Racial Discrimination, Legal Jobs, Internal Affairs, Apply For A Job, Legal Career, New Jobs, Attorney Search, Job Blog, Phony Accident Scenes


Housing discrimination is a vicious cycle: Zillow chief economist

During Zillow's virtual Unlock event, Svenja Gudell highlighted the historic instances that have led to a massive homeownership gap.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Unlock, Zillow, Racial Discrimination, Markets & Economy, Select, Svenja Gudell, Fair Housing Act, Housing Discrimination, Redlining


Airbnb new anti-discrimination plan

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests that have spread throughout the world, companies across all industries are reevaluating their approach to racial issues. Airbnb’s platform continues to be the scene of race bias, with both hosts and guests allegedly discriminating against potential guests and hosts on the basis of race. Now, Airbnb is taking steps to prevent this from happening. According to Airbnb, the new initi...
Tags: Travel, Minneapolis, Airbnb, Racial Discrimination, All, Color of Change, Anti-Discrimination, George Floyd, Project Lighthouse


What you should know about fair housing

Agents have to work to protect people from discriminatory practices and educate other professionals on the laws we have in place. So, here's what you need to know about discrimination in the industry — plus the fair housing laws that prohibit it.
Tags: Service, Radio, Teams, Hud, Agent, Code Of Ethics, Racial Discrimination, Brokerage, Select, Fair Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, John Giffen, Consumer Discrimination, Fair housing regulations, Federal Rules


NAR CEO on racial injustice: ‘This is not a new issue’

Bob Goldberg reminded attendees at Inman Connect Now that the current situation is a long-standing one, and equality and fairness in housing is the trade group's mission.
Tags: Radio, Racism, Racial Discrimination, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Fair Housing, Florida Realtors, Racial Injustice, Bob Goldberg, MLS & Associations, Margy Grant, Inman Connect Now, Connect Now


Your Racism Is Showing: Coronavirus and the Racist History of Pandemics

Coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has traveled across the world, and its numbers—of new infections and deaths—are quite distressing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Healthcare, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Pandemic, Coronavirus Pandemic