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Category Archives: Race Discrimination

California is the First State to Include Hairstyle in Definition of Race Discrimination

In July 2019, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, signed Senate Bill 188 into law. The bill, more commonly known as the Crown Act, became law and effective on January 1, 2020. The purpose is to protect students and employees Read More

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California Becomes the First State to Ban Discrimination Against Natural Hair

California’s Bill to ban discrimination against natural hair passed the assembly and senate with unanimous votes. On July 3, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsome signed the bill into law. The law bans discrimination against natural hair, including afros, braids, twists, Read More

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Teacher Accuses Valencia High School of Race Discrimination in New Lawsuit

Kimberly Forbes told administrators at Valencia High School that two black female students were being sexually harassed by two male students. Months later, she brought up what she believed was a “racially hostile environment” at the school. When the Black Read More

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California Accuses Cisco of Job Discrimination Based on Indian Employee's Caste

Palo Alto Agrees to Pay $55,000 to Settle Race Discrimination Lawsuit

In 2016, Palo Alto’s Children’s Theatre director filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Palo Alto. The lawsuit, which was marked the second time the director had filed a discrimination complaint against the city, was settled earlier this Read More

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California Lawmakers Considering Hairstyle Anti-Discrimination Law

California has some of the most wide-ranging anti-discrimination laws in the country. A new bill moving through the state legislature seeks to add even more protections for Californians. Under SB 188, the Fair Housing and Employment Act would prohibit discrimination Read More

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Understanding Racial Harassment and Discrimination in California

A California man is suing a well-known solar company over their alleged racial harassment and “white only” policies. According to reports, Teshawn Soloman began working for Vivint Solar in 2017 as a temporary employee. Shortly after being brought on board Read More

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