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Florida judge retires after calling attorney a racial slur

August 24, 2018 |

A Florida judge abruptly retired after calling a black defense attorney “a gorilla” during a court hearing.
FOX News

Papa John’s founder launches website to regain control of pizza chain after he used a racial slur

August 23, 2018 |

Papa John’s International Inc.’s founder, blocked from the pizza chain’s headquarters amid a deepening dispute with the rest of the board, is betting that franchisees and workers will have his back.

John Schnatter, who resigned as chairman last month, took out a full-page ad in the company’s hometown…


L.A. Times – Business

White Cop Who Claimed Racial Bias Gets Payout

August 1, 2018 |

A white Michigan police officer who accused fellow cops of “straight-up racism” will receive a $ 65,000 settlement, though he’s not exactly pleased. Sgt. Cleon Brown, a 19-year veteran with the Hastings Police Department, initially demanded $ 500,000 from the city in a lawsuit claiming he was subject to taunts…
Newser

Papa John’s is pulling founder’s image from marketing materials after outcry over racial slur

July 15, 2018 |

Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter in logos and TV ads, is removing his image from its marketing materials after reports that he used a racial slur.

His face had disappeared from at least some of the materials as of Friday morning, though the company said the details and exact…


L.A. Times – Business

Papa John’s founder reportedly used racial slur in conference call

July 11, 2018 |

A media agency working with Papa John’s International Inc. decided to cut ties after the pizza maker’s founder and chairman, John Schnatter, allegedly used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a May conference call, according to Forbes.

Papa John’s and the agency,…


L.A. Times – Business

Starbucks Racial Bias Training ‘Uncomfortable’ and ‘Enlightening’: Employees React

June 1, 2018 |

Some Starbucks employees said they found this week’s company training on racial bias eye-opening. Others said they were left unsure how to apply the lessons to their jobs, suggesting the coffee chain has a difficult task ahead.
WSJ.com: US Business

Starbucks to close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for racial bias training

April 17, 2018 |

Starbucks says it will close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial bias training for its nearly 175,000 workers.

The announcement comes after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, sparking protests and calls for a boycott on social…


L.A. Times – Business

Red Sox ask Boston to change Yawkey Way’s name back to Jersey Street, in nod to racial inclusion

March 1, 2018 |

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have asked city officials to change the name of the street that runs in front of the ballpark, Yawkey Way back to its original designation, Jersey Street.
FOX News

Princeton Prof Cancels Class Over Protest of Racial Slur

February 15, 2018 |

A Princeton professor has canceled a class on hate speech after a handful of students walked out in protest last week when he used a racial slur multiple times during a lecture, the University Press Club reports. Students tell the Daily Princetonian that during a Feb. 6 class for “Cultural…
Newser