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HUD, Texas at Odds over Flood Relief Discrimination Claim

HOUSTON (AP) — The faded and weathered construction permits still taped to Houston resident Mal Moses’ front door are reminders of the difficulties he faced in trying to get his mold-infested walls and leaky roof repaired after Hurricane Harvey in …

Tesla Likely Must Face California Agency’s Race Bias Lawsuit

A California state judge on Wednesday said he would likely deny Tesla Inc’s TSLA.O bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the state’s civil rights agency accusing the electric car maker of widespread race discrimination at an assembly plant. California Superior …

Tesla Loses Challenge to California Agency Suing for Race Bias

A California administrative agency has declined to review Tesla Inc’s claim that the state’s civil rights watchdog suing the company for race bias at an assembly plant is rushing to sue businesses without conducting full investigations. California’s Office of Administrative …

Missouri Family Says Racism Led to Pool Party Cancellation

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A Black family says racism prompted officials at a suburban Kansas City water park to cancel a private pool party for their 17-year-old son’s birthday during the weekend. Chris Evans said he signed a contract …

Judge Orders New Trial in Tesla Worker’s Race Bias Lawsuit

A federal judge in California on Monday ordered a new trial on the damages Tesla Inc. owes to a Black former factory worker who accused the company of race discrimination, after he turned down a $15 million award. U.S. District …

Tesla Worker Rejects $15M Payout in Race Bias Lawsuit

A Black former elevator operator at Tesla Inc’s flagship California assembly plant on Tuesday rejected a $15 million award in his lawsuit alleging racial abuse by coworkers, opening the door for a new trial after a judge slashed a $137 …

Amazon Discriminates Against Pregnant and Disabled Workers, New York Alleges

NEW YORK –– The New York State Division of Human Rights has filed a complaint against Amazon.com Inc. accusing the online retailer of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers at its worksites, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday. Amazon was …

Black Doctors Say They Face Discrimination Based on Race

ATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Dare Adewumi was thrilled when he was hired to lead the neurosurgery practice at an Atlanta-area hospital near where he grew up. But he says he quickly faced racial discrimination that ultimately led to his firing …

Judge Finds Tesla Liable to Black Former Worker who Alleged Bias, but Slashes Payout

A federal judge said on Wednesday Tesla Inc TSLA.O was liable to a Black elevator operator who said the electric car company ignored racial abuse at the factory where he worked, but reduced a nearly $137 million jury award to …

HUD Says Texas Agency Discriminated in Flood Relief Funding

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ administration of flood relief money from Hurricane Harvey broke federal law by discriminating against Black and Hispanic residents in the Houston area, according to a decision by the federal housing agency that could channel millions of …