Rockfeller Drug Laws Revisit “Jim Crow” Era

By The News Mar 27, 2009

Blacks and Latinos Hit Harder, Faster By Recession Layoffs Systemic practices that have kept many Blacks and Latinos in blue-collar jobs are making them vulnerable in the recession with unemployment at higher rates than whites. The News Journal. Rockfeller Drug Laws Revisit "Jim Crow" Era Reformers in New York hope to overhaul the Rockefeller Drug Laws that have sentenced low-level, non-violent drug offenders, many of whom are people of color, to 15-year minimum prison terms. Huffington Post. 24-Hour Fitness Sued For Racism, Homophobia Two former employees of 24-Hour fitness are suing the company for retaliating against them, after their complaints regarding offensive remarks made by their supervisors went ignored. SF Gate. New Film Takes A New ‘Spin’ On Racism ‘Spinning Into Butter’ explores race relations and unpacks political correctness with a directness that may challenge exactly what Americans mean when many have claimed we now live in a "post-racial" society. USA Today.