Tiff Gonzales is a fourth-generation Mexican American, native to Texas, who identifies as queer both in gender identity and sexual orientation. Tiff moved to Louisville five and a half years ago for work. She says when we talk about race in Louisville, we’re generally only talking about black and white. Latino issues re rarely part… Continue reading LGBTQ Community More Than Black & White: Tiff Gonzales, Defining Fairness
A local television anchor will apologize on-air Tuesday for offending viewers, though she insists she did nothing wrong. Morning show host Lindsay Allen appears to have said the N word while bantering with a co-anchor after a story about golfer Tiger Woods. An African-American student brought the incident to news director Barry Fulmer’s attention. Fulmer says… Continue reading WDRB News Anchor to Apologize for Alleged Racial Slur
Louisville civil rights leaders are concerned that dwindling numbers in historically African-American neighborhoods will diminish minority representation in Metro Government. There are currently six African-Americans on the council, and Louisville NAACP president Raoul Cunningham says the districts were first drawn to ensure that number. But the 2010 Census shows that while Louisville’s minority population increased,… Continue reading Cunningham Concerned What Redistricting Will Mean for Diversity on Metro Council
At a University of Louisville luncheon Friday, Mayor Greg Fischer delivered a speech on the city’s race relations and outlined his vision to make the city more diverse.
It was previously reported that Jefferson County’s population increase over the last decade was due largely to growing Asian and Hispanic populations. The same news was reported in several other counties, and this map from the Census Bureau shows how various populations have grown and shrunk since 2000.
The conference features workshops on fair housing, economic assistance and civil rights. Commission director Carolyn Miller-Cooper says the goal of the conference, as in previous years, is to help familiarize Louisvillians with discrimination law.
Racial bias seems to be present in all professions and all walks of life. But what if you encounter racial bias at the one place you need the most? Every day children and families seek social services for help with their lives. They put their trust in individuals and organizations that are supposed to provide assistance based on need, not race. But humans are in charge, and with humans comes bias, both conscious and unconscious. And individual bias can lead to institutional bias with minorities disproportionately represented, or treated differently from white people. Join us on Monday when we talk about racial bias in services to children and families and learn how to combat this problem. Listen to the Show
The Norton Cancer Institute has been chosen by the National Cancer Institute to become a Community Cancer Center.
Saturday, February 13, 2010 9pm Producer: Richard Paul and Soundprint Listen Again The Space Age began when America was going through a wrenching battle over Civil Rights. And because the heart of the old Confederacy was chosen as its base, NASA played an unintended role in Civil Rights history. In this program, we hear how… Continue reading Race and the Space Race
State of Affairs 11/18/09: Obama & Race in the U.S.
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