Wal-Mart Charged with Racism…Again, and Other News

By The News May 12, 2009

Wal-Mart Sued for Harassment of Latinos at Fresno Sam’s Club The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged Sam’s Club, owned by Wal-Mart, for repeatedly harassing Mexican workers. The workers were subjected to overtly racist verbal attacks including being called “wetbacks” while on the job. OHS Online Can Racism Lead to Depression in Black and Latino Kids? A recent Rand Institute/Harvard University study suggests that racism leads to depression in Black and Latino elementary-aged kids. The research found that Latino youth who experienced racism were more than three times as likely to have symptoms of depression compared to white students; while Black students were more than twice as likely. Diversity Inc. American Indians Ask Appeals Court for Justice After a 13 year lawsuit, a federal appeals court agreed to offer 500,000 American Indians “rough justice” for losing and mismanaging land trusts from 200 years ago. U.N. Observer & International Report. UN Observer CA Bill Requires Prisons to Consider Sexuality and Gender Identity Sacramento passed a bill that would require prisons to consider the sexuality and gender identity of its inmates in assigning housing posts. San Jose Mercury News