Minority Jail Staffers Sue After Being Kept Away From Accused Floyd Killer

Minority correctional officers at St. Paul’s Ramsey County Adult Detention Center filed a race discrimination suit against the county Tuesday, claiming their boss segregated jail staff last May in order to keep Black officers off the floor housing fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

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Judge’s Comments

The Fifth Circuit reassigned a professor’s cases, in which she alleges that Sam Houston State University retaliated against her for making discrimination complaints, to a different judge in the Southern District of Texas. The judge presiding over her cases in the federal district court made prejudicial comments, saying he would “crush” the professor’s counsel in response to their opposition to consolidating her two cases.

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Community Reinvestment

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the California Reinvestment Coalition’s suit against the Office of the Comptroller of Currency can continue, a federal court in California ruled. The coalitions claim the comptroller issued a final rule that “guts” the Community Reinvestment Act, which was passed to address systemic discrmination in the financial services provided to low and moderate-income communities.

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Legislator Who Questioned Black Hygiene to Lead Health Panel

A Republican lawmaker and doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting the coronavirus because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism from Black lawmakers after his appointment to lead the Ohio Senate Health Committee.

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