New York

Homophobic Attack on New York Subway

In December 2018 a New York man on the subway attacked a woman because he believed she was a lesbian.

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NY Teacher Makes Racial Comment About Student’s Appearance

In October 2018, a New York teacher told an art student that “all African-Americans have big noses,” after the teacher drew a caricature of the student.

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NY Teacher Directed to Stop Teaching Harlem Renaissance

In February 2018, which is Black History Month, a New York high school principal directed a teacher to stop teaching a lesson on the Harlem Renaissance.

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White NY Teacher Walked on Black Students in Lesson on Slavery

In January 2018 a white middle school teacher in New York walked on the backs of black students to teach a lesson on slavery.

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Billionaire Business Owner Closes Two Businesses After Employees Vote to Unionize

In November 2017 the billionaire owner of several media outlets abruptly shut down the websites of two New York entities one week after employees voted to unionize.

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Police Accused of Bullying Teenager out of Reporting Rape by Officer

In November 2017 a lawyer claimed that nine police officers tried to bully a teenage woman who says she was raped by two police officers out of reporting the crime.

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Lawyers for NY Officers Charged with Rape Smeared Victim

In October 2017 lawyers for two New York police officers charged with rape attacked the victim’s credibility.

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NY Clubs Discriminated Against Dark Skinned Strippers

In October 2017 dark skinned New York strippers went on strike protesting discrimination within the clubs in which they work.

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Black Musician Racially Profiled at NY Hotel

In October 2017 a black music artist accused of smoking marijuana in a New York hotel accused the hotel of racism.

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NY Prosecutor Recommends Insufficient Penalty for Officer Guilty of Excessive Force

In September 2017 a New York prosecutor in the case of an officer accused of excessive force, who was found to be guilty of excessive force by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, recommended that the officer forfeit 10 vacation days.

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Men Wear Blindfolds in Airport to Avoid Exposed to ‘Immodest’ Women

In September 2017 in order to avoid exposing themselves to immodestly dressed women, a group of Hasidic Jewish men wore blindfolds in a New York airport.

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Increase in Sexual Assault Reports in NY Jails

Data released by New York City reveals a spike in inmates claiming sexual assault by staff in city jails.

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