Here's what civil rights leaders want from Facebook

"It shouldn't be my nonprofit that has to be monitoring and focusing its energy on a corporation that makes $70 billion a year," said Color of Change President Rashad Robinson.
Many of the companies boycotting Facebook are major brands with big budgets.
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Employees look at their companies' actions — not just statements

Jun 4, 2020
Many companies issued statements in support of the anti-racial bias movement. But some employees question internal actions and policies.
Starbucks closed its stores in 2018 to provide anti-racial bias training for employees.
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In Mississippi, labor rights can also be civil rights

Nov 14, 2018
Some workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, are framing their fight for a union and higher wages as part of a longer fight for equality in the Deep South.
After a night shift, Nissan auto factory workers Travis Parks, Eric Hearn and Antonio Ivy gather at a Canton, Mississippi, truck stop.
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While challenges remain for transgender jobseekers, more businesses are reaching out to the trans community

Jun 8, 2018
Looking for a job can be difficult for anyone, but for transgender people, it can be especially tough.
At a recent “Transgender Job Fair” hosted by Cleveland’s Metro Health hospital, the organizers gave away buttons that participants could use to indicate their gender pronouns.
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The problem of governments using facial recognition software

"They know both the question and the answer," one CEO says.
A display shows a facial recognition system for law enforcement during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., in 2017.
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Civil rights tourism sees more demand and destinations

Jan 12, 2018
From new attractions in Atlanta to a U.S. Civil Rights Trail, tourism around civil rights history is growing.
Tom Houck runs a three-hour in-depth civil rights tour in Atlanta. It's one of several across the South.
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The Trump administration puts a stop to data mining the pay gap

Aug 30, 2017
An Obama-era intiative would have required companies to report how much they pay workers of different races and genders. The initiative was an attempt to get a better handle on the pay gap. But the current administration says the data…

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Do LGBT conservatives still have faith that Trump will protect workers' rights?

Aug 1, 2017
After asking LGBT voters for support in 2016, Trump administration withdraws support for expansion of Civil Rights protections.
Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds an LGBT rainbow flag given to him by supporter Max Nowak during a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado.
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Disability rights advocates sue Uber over inaccessibility

Jul 20, 2017
Disability Rights Advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber.

The high price of North Carolina's transgender bathroom bill

May 9, 2016
The state could lose more than $4.5 billion in federal funding, a UCLA report estimates.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch takes questions after announcing federal action against North Carolina because of its bathroom bill on Monday.
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