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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found a basis for Nicole Cogdell's claim that she was racially discriminated against at the clothing retailer Wet Seal's King of Prussia store - the case now moves to federal court.
12/03/12Related Case or Issue:
Corporate Officials Instructed Managers to Make Employment Decisions Based on Race
It’s just the latest problem to plague Wet Seal: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that the fashion retailer discriminated against a former African American store manager.
In January 2013, Maryland law professor Sherrilyn Ifill will become the seventh president and director counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She recently inherited the position, which was left vacant in March by the untimely death of her predecessor, John Payton, a brilliant courtroom strategist who led the LDF in resounding legal victories.
Californians brought a close to a shameful period in the state’s history when they voted this month to soften the infamous “three strikes” sentencing law. The original law was approved by ballot initiative in 1994, not long after a parolee kidnapped and murdered a 12-year-old girl. It was sold to voters as a way of getting killers, rapists and child molesters off the streets for good.