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IT services firm Arthur Grand Technologies has come under scrutiny for a job advertisement requesting only white candidates apply. The company posted a job advertisement for a Business Analyst [Salesforce & Insurance Claims] on Indeed. However, the now-deleted advertisement included a note stating: “Only Born US Citizens [White] who are local within 60 miles from Dallas, TX [Don’t share with candidates]”. The client was listed as IT services company HTC Global and Warren Buffet’s multinational conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway. The advertisement has since been deleted. Arthur Grand Technologies released

A new report by Catalyst examining the experience women from marginalized ethnic groups have in the workplace has given a voice to those in the corporate world who often go unheard.  What did Catalyst’s exposé reveal?  The detailed report by Samantha E. Erskine, Ph.D., Sheila Brassel, Ph.D., and Kathrine Robotham, Ph.D., analyzed the experiences of 2,734 Black and brown working women based in Australia, Canada, South Africa, U.K., and the U.S. The researchers investigated their experiences’ similarities and differences to properly understand their view of the corporate world. The report aims to

It’s 2022. Why are people still renting out slave cabins?  In a long overdue statement, Airbnb has announced they will no longer allow people to list or rent properties previously used to house enslaved people. Airbnb’s “1830 Slave Cabin” According to BuzzFeed News, Airbnb came under fire earlier in July for listing an “1830s slave cabin” on their website. Five months later, the company will finally remove all slavery-related listings from its website. The vacation rental site has stated that any listing of a plantation residence that “existed during the time

Tesla’s request for a retrial following a Black worker’s racism verdict has been denied.  Tesla’s retrial denied  According to reports, Tesla’s attempts were denied by District Judge William Orrick, despite the company requesting a new trial over liability and damages brought to the case by Black worker Owen Diaz.  The car giant has attempted to overturn the racism verdict, but the court still denied their advances.  The exact reason Judge William Orrick refused to give Tesla a retrial is unknown. Still, considering the past accusations, those who have experienced racial

According to a new Senate report, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are failing to moderate online extremists adequately. The report, released on Wednesday, called on federal law enforcement to reevaluate its response to the growing threat of terrorism and extremism.  The Senate has called out social media platforms for failing to stop the spread of violent and anti-government propaganda online, which has increased over recent years.  Harmful extremism circulating online  Recent incidents have led many to question the violent consequences of social media, which has seen more

Bobbi Wilson experienced her first encounter with law enforcement at nine years old after her neighbor reported her to the police for playing outside with lanternflies. When Dr. Ijeoma Opara, a tenure track assistant professor at Yale, came across the story, she decided to reach out to Bobbi’s family. Bobbi Wilson’s Story On Oct 22, Wilson wandered outside her house with an anti-bug spray she had made after learning about invasive species on TikTok. Bobbi used the non-toxic solution to do her part in saving her local trees and the

If you’re working in the corporate world, you are already very aware of the microaggressions and covert forms of racism that exist.  From being judged for how you look or penalized for undergoing self-promotion, it is challenging to exist in spaces that society did not build for us nor welcome us.  A new study by the National Library of Medicine has revealed that management perceived self-promotion very differently depending on who was partaking in it. The study indicated that Black employees who promoted their work were rated ‘less favorably’ on job performance

Despite attempts to downplay the extent of racism in the UK, a new report is the latest to demonstrate the widespread nature of racism in public life. According to the Racism at Work in the UK report by Pearn Kandola, 61% of Black employees experienced racism in 2021. That figure may come as a shock to many, but to us, it is nothing we didn’t know already.  The vast majority (74%) of employees surveyed believed racism to be a massive problem in working environments, a figure which has risen since 2018.  The report also

According to Twitter trolls, the old rules against bigotry and hate speech no longer apply now that Musk has officially taken over the popular social media app.  The Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) shared that the number of tweets using the N-word had increased by 500% more in 12 hours following Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.  Yoel Roth, Twitter’s Head of Safety and Integrity, also reported a huge increase in tweets with bigoted content, racial slurs and hate speech.  He tweeted that a short-term trolling campaign was largely to blame, with

In response to a racial bias case against electric vehicle-maker Tesla, a countersuit action has been put in place against the agency responsible.  The case filed in state court in Alameda County claims the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) took “underground regulations” in its investigations of Tesla’s factory.  The most popular vehicle maker said they were not given adequate notice of the claims or time to resolve the dispute, which violates state law.  As we previously reported, the CRD sued Tesla earlier this year after workers claimed the organization racially

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