Trump Rally on Juneteenth in Tulsa Called ‘Slap in the Face’

Black community and political leaders are calling on President Trump to at least change the date of an Oklahoma rally kick-starting his return to public campaigning, saying that holding the event on Juneteenth, the day that celebrates the end of slavery in America, is a “slap in the face.”

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Fired for Facebook Posts

A former American Airlines employee was fired for her posts on social media, and not for any discriminatory reason, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled. The woman was fired after her “inflammatory and racially insensitive” Facebook posts — including one that suggested ancestors of slaves should be thankful that they were “brought over here” — went viral. 

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SKorean Court to Re-Open Case on Abusive Vagrant Facility

South Korea’s Supreme Court said Friday it will re-open a case related to the enslavement and abuse of thousands of people at a vagrants’ facility in the 1970s and 1980s, more than three decades after its owner was acquitted of serious charges. A finding that the government failed to protect the constitutional rights of former inmates could boost their push for compensation.

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Labor in Detention

A class action suit claiming that the operator of an immigration detention facility’s voluntary labor scheme violated the forced labor prohibition in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act may continue, the Eleventh Circuit ruled, finding that the act applies to “private for-profit contractors operating federal immigration detention facilities.”

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