Tennessee

TN White Man Uses Racial Slurs and Violence Toward Black Children

In January 2019 a Tennessee white man yelled racial slurs and attempted to run over black children after getting into an argument with the family inside a store.

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TN Black Female Officer Faced Retaliation after Alleging Rape by Another Officer

In November 2018 a black female police officer in Tennessee filed a lawsuit alleging racial and gender discrimination against the department for which she works.

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Parents and Students Concerned About Unaddressed Racism in TN High School

In October 2018 students and parents at a Tennessee high school are reporting concerns of racial harassment that appears to be unaddressed.

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TN 17-year-old and 27-year-old Face Charges in Incident of Intimate Partner Violence

In September 2018 a 17-year-old boy and 27-year-old man in Tennessee are facing charges after assaulting and threatening a 15-year-old-girl, the boy’s former girlfriend.

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TN Man Attacks Woman for Refusing His Advances in Possible LGBTQ Hate Crime

In July 2018 a TN woman was attacked after refusing to give a man her phone number and telling him she is a lesbian.

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TN Lawyer’s Questions Blame Sexual Assault Victim

Reporting in May 2018 revealed that a Tennessee lawyer asked a 16-year-old sexual assault victim about both her and her mother’s sexual history.

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Several States Propose Work Requirements for Medicaid Benefits

As of March 2018 the Trump administration has authorized three states to include work requirements for some people receiving Medicaid benefits. Tennessee and Michigan have also proposed work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.

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TN Teen Told Photo Wouldn’t Appear in Yearbook Because She Did Not Conform to Gender Rules

In February 2018 a teenager in Tennessee found out that her photograph would not be displayed in her senior yearbook because she opted to wear a tux instead of a drape.

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TN Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

A former NFL player was arrested for domestic assault in October 2017 in Tennessee.

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TN Woman Physically Assaulted by White Supremacist

In October 2017 a Tennessee woman was subjected to physical assault by a man in a group, which identified as white supremacists, after being spotted with a black man.

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TN Man Stalked Woman Who Refused Sex

In October 2017 a Tennessee man was charged with stalking after a women refused sex.

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TN Music Venue Removed Patron's Pride Flag

In September 2017 a music venue in Tennessee confiscated a seated patron’s Pride flag.

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TN Mosque Vandalized

In July 2017 a Tennessee mosque was vandalized with hate speech.

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TN Woman Harassed Online After Working Out in Public

In July 2017 a Tennessee woman was harassed online by a fellow parent for working out while watching her son’s soccer game.

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