Race Relations / Ethnic Issues

Tesla hit by class-action lawsuit claiming racial discrimination

Tesla hit by class-action lawsuit claiming racial discrimination

Published 13/11/2017

U.S. automaker Tesla Inc on Monday was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming its California production plant is a "hotbed for racist behavior." [more…]

Most of NFL`s Houston Texans kneel during anthem after owner`s `inmates` remark

Most of NFL`s Houston Texans kneel during anthem after owner`s `inmates` remark

Published 30/10/2017

Most of the National Football League's Houston Texans team knelt in protest as the national anthem was played for Sunday's game in Seattle, an apparent rebuke of team owner Bob McNair for his remark about "inmates running the prison." [more…]

Tillerson tells Myanmar army chief U.S. concerned about reported atrocities

Tillerson tells Myanmar army chief U.S. concerned about reported atrocities

Published 27/10/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar's army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. [more…]

George Clooney rebukes racism in backdrop of thriller `Suburbicon`

George Clooney rebukes racism in backdrop of thriller `Suburbicon`

Published 26/10/2017

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Robert Guillaume, star of TV`s `Benson,` dies at age 89

Robert Guillaume, star of TV`s `Benson,` dies at age 89

Published 24/10/2017

Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, who became one of the most prominent black actors on U.S. television playing the cantankerous title character in the hit 1980s series "Benson," died of complications from prostate cancer on Tuesday, his wife said. He was 89. [more…]

Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand

Published 17/10/2017

U.S.-backed militias will capture Islamic State's last foothold in the jihadists' former Syrian capital of Raqqa within hours, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday. [more…]

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

Published 17/10/2017

The new governor of Indonesia's capital faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday for remarks in his inauguration speech that some residents and politicians warned could stoke ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian country. [more…]

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Published 16/10/2017

A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent. [more…]

Allergan settles with one of four companies contesting Restasis patent

Allergan settles with one of four companies contesting Restasis patent

Published 12/10/2017

Allergan Plc said on Thursday it reached a settlement with InnoPharma Inc, one of the four generic drugmakers challenging the patents for its dry eye medication Restasis in federal court. [more…]

How to close the race-based chasm in U.S. retirement wealth

How to close the race-based chasm in U.S. retirement wealth

Published 12/10/2017

The gap in U.S. retirement wealth between white and minority families has widened to the point where it really is not a gap anymore. It is a canyon. [more…]