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Father Sues District Over Reading About Slavery

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - (AP) The father of a black student has sued a Detroit-area school district claiming that his daughter was racially harassed by a fifth-grade teacher's reading aloud from a book about slavery. The suit claims Jala Petree's teacher at Margaret Black Elementary School in Sterling...

5th Circuit Upholds Punitive Damages Award Against Employer For Offensive Gorilla Suit Performance

In an unpublished case, Henry v. Corpcar Servs. Houston, Ltd., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 1208, 2015 WL 327650 (5th Cir. Tex. Jan. 27, 2015) , African-American employees of a limousine service company asked for time off for June 19, known as "Emancipation Day" or "Juneteenth," a holiday...