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Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

One day in the 1970s, Paul Fleisher and his wife were walking through a department store parking lot when they noticed a group of people looking at them. Fleisher, who is white, and his wife, who is Black, were used to "the look." But this time it was more intense.

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Court: Reduced crack sentences not retroactive

A 2010 law designed to eliminate harsher sentences for black offenders convicted of crack cocaine crimes should not apply retroactively, a federal appeals court ruled in a deeply divided decision that several dissenting judges wrote amounts to furthering racial discrimination.

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Justice Dept. sues apartment complex, alleges racial discrimination

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a La Crosse apartment complex and its manager, alleging racial discrimination. The lawsuit alleges that the manager of Geneva Terrace Apartments told prospective African-American renters that apartments were not available while telling prospective white renters that apartments were available. The complaint alleges that in 2009 and 2010, manager ...

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EEOC: Aurora retaliated after employee complaint (UPDATE)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal workplace agency is accusing Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care of not doing enough to investigate a black employee’s claims of harassment and racial discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the not-for-profit health care provider. According to the EEOC, the black worker repeatedly complained to Aurora officials about the way her ...

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Judge approves EEOC discrimination settlement with Chubb

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal agency says a New Jersey insurance company will pay $110,000 to settle allegations of racial discrimination at its Milwaukee office. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the agreement Wednesday. According to the EEOC, it sued Federal Insurance Co., which does business as Chubb & Son. That’s a Warren, N.J.,-based company that sells property and ...

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