A 2016 lawsuit alleging that NASCAR racially discriminated against the efforts of Terrance Cox III to start a race team and other diversity-oriented efforts has been dropped, reports ESPN. Cox promoted himself as a diversity guru who wanted to increase black participation in NASCAR, but his relationship with the…
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Another former Tesla employee is seeking permission from a judge to sue Tesla for racial harassment on behalf of over 100 affected African-American workers, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology. The complaint, Vaughn v. Tesla Inc. in the Superior Court of California, alleges that Tesla workers, including…
Three black former Tesla employees claim they suffered racial discrimination and racially-motivated abuse by company supervisors and fellow employees, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
In the 1950s, vacationing while black in America was dangerous. The commonplace discrimination occurring during the Jim Crow era meant black travelers struggled to find a hotel room in which to stay, or a restaurant where they could grab a meal. Too often they were met with met with hostility, refused service, or…
Man, black people can’t even park in peace without being harassed. Philadelphia police have launched an investigation into a racist note that was left on the windshield of a car a black woman had parked on a predominantly white block in the city’s Mayfair neighborhood, Fox 29 reports.
A hail-mary apology couldn’t save former ESPN and, now, former Denver Post columnist Terry Frei after the seven-time state sportswriter of the year tweeted his disapproval of Japanese driver Takuma Sato winning yesterday’s Indy 500.
It’s easy to assume the worst when you hear that NASCAR is getting sued for racial discrimination, given the organization’s Deep South roots and its persistent lack of diversity. But when Terrance Cox III made big headlines by filing a $500 million discrimination lawsuit, it was the latest salvo in a more personal…
Nobody likes flying. It's something we're forced to do, either for work or to escape it. We are cattle, herded into metal fart-tubes, forced to endure shoddy conditions and passive aggressive workers. And we get to pay for the privilege. Your experiences are bad. These are probably worse.
When an Oregon man was shopping for a pre-owned Prius, he did what most of us would do and checked the vehicle's history out on CarFax. When the website asked him to enter one of those randomly generated letter/number combos to prevent bots he says he was presented with a racial slur.
Two lawsuits have been filed against a Toyota dealership; the first is on behalf on a former salesperson who claims he was harassed due to his Indian background. The second class action suit alleges the dealership withheld pay from employees because of their race.
Because today is another day in a year on planet Earth, British telly motoring programme Top Gear is getting complaints, again, for racism, again. And this time, they're getting sued. And the person doing the suing wants them off the air completely.
Fox Sports 1 (and 2) launched Saturday to the media world's rapt attention. It did so despite one major division of Fox Sports coming under fire in the courtroom, with multiple lawsuits alleging discrimination in the company's music department.
Hint: that "Tonto" means "stupid" in Spanish plays a part. Why, yes, this car dealership is in Texas.
When we ran the Volkswagen "Get Happy" Super Bowl Ad featuring non-black people speaking in a Jamaican accent there was a voice in the back of my head that asked "is this racist?" Racism brings in eyeballs and every editor/producer/writer gets a little media stiffy anytime they find anything remotely racist. Sadly, my…
Ha ha ha! Here we go again. This kind of language pops up every once in a while for different reasons, I suppose, and it really has to stop.
Toyota just unveiled two brand new small minivans, apparently due to popular demand. Called the Porte and the Spade, they both have two sliding doors to allow ease of entry in narrow Japanese parking decks.
Luxury automaker Acura has apologized for the "language" used in a casting call for their Super Bowl ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld that specified they didn't want a black actor who was "too dark" in the description. Nowhere in their apology do they seem to offer a mea culpa for wanting a light-skinned actor, just for…