Posted on · Landscape Consultants of Texas and Metropolitan Landscape Services, which are owned by a white couple in Houston, allege that local government contracting programs aimed at promoting the growth of minority-owned businesses amount to racial discrimination and violate the U.S. Constitution.
Posted on · The trial will be one of the first major tests of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the provision earlier this year.
Posted on · A trio of lawsuits, consolidated as Petteway versus Galveston County, will be the first significant voting rights trial since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on racial discrimination in redistricting in June.
Posted on · Twenty students from Humble Summer Creek High School were prevented from wearing colorful cultural sashes at their graduation ceremony, prompting accusations of discrimination from the Latino community.
Posted on · A school district spokesperson says the 20 impacted students should have been allowed to wear their colorful stoles at Saturday's graduation ceremony, but added that the snafu "had nothing to do with race or culture."
Posted on · The county is bringing law enforcement, attorneys, and other stakeholders together to discuss how to address racial disparities in the system for a conference headlined by the author and activist.
Posted on · On Monday's show: Author and professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discusses ways to address racial and ethnic disparities in Harris County’s criminal justice system. He’s the keynote speaker at a conference in Houston on the subject May 18-20.
Posted on · The National Women’s Law Center’s research shows Hispanic women in full-time jobs make just 57 cents for every dollar white, non-Hispanic men earn. That translates to a loss of nearly $1.2 million over a 40-year career.
Posted on · On Monday's show: The Harris County District Attorney's Office outlines how a criminal investigation into alleged irregularities on Election Day will be handled and responds to criticism about supposed political motivations for it.
Posted on · The "Doll Test" was a psychological study conducted to test the racial perceptions of young children that proved to be crucial for understanding segregation's effect on black children.
Posted on · On Monday's show: A new federal investigation examines the city's response to illegal dumping and whether racial discrimination played a role in it.
Posted on · A coalition led by Texas Housers said that excludes low- and middle-income households from more than $1 billion in housing repair aid