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NFL Hall of Famer Sues Pizza Joint for Racial Discrimination

November 13, 2018 |

Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service, the AP reports. The lawsuit filed in federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy’s Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit…
Newser

Mrs. America contestants accuse pageant CEO of racial bias

October 16, 2018 |

Four contestants in this year’s Mrs. America pageant on Monday called for the pageant’s CEO to apologize over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation at a contest-related event.
FOX News

Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

September 22, 2018 |

University of Mississippi journalism faculty have met amid calls that the university remove a donor’s name from its journalism school following a social media post criticized for an “unjustified racial overtone.”
FOX News

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