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'We Have A Black People Problem': Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination
A Black Facebook employee is accusing his employer of racial discrimination.
In a complaint filed Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oscar Veneszee Jr. said the social network does not give Black workers equal opportunities in their careers.
"We have a Black people problem," Veneszee told NPR. Veneszee is a Navy veteran who recruits other veterans and people of color as part of diversity initiatives at Facebook's infrastructure division. "We've set goals to increase diversity at the company, but we've failed to create a culture at the company that finds, grows and keeps Black people at the company."
Veneszee, who has worked for Facebook since 2017, filed the employment discrimination charge along with Howard Winns, Jr., and Jazsmin Smith — both of whom Veneszee recruited — who said they applied to work at Facebook but had not been hired, they alleged, because they are Black. The claim, they said, was filed on behalf of "all Black Facebook employees and applicants to Facebook."
After This Teen Posted A Selfie Comparing Herself To An Avatar The Last Airbender Character She Got Racist Comments
A 911 call, a racial slur, a refusal to cash a check. This is what it's like for some Black bank customers
Catholic Priest In Indiana Suspended After Calling Black Lives Matter Protesters ‘Maggots’
2,120 hate incidents against Asian Americans reported during coronavirus pandemic
Historian David Starkey says slavery wasn’t ‘genocide’ or there ‘wouldn’t be so many damn blacks’
MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content
Washington's NFL nickname under new scrutiny in wake of anti-racism protests
White woman who pointed gun at a Black mom and her teen daughter charged with assault
Black families pay significantly higher property taxes than white families, new analysis shows
Black Exotic Dancers Demand Better Treatment With ‘Stripper Strike’
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, when strip clubs across the country were shuttering and dancers found themselves abruptly out of work, the Portland, Oregon strip club the Lucky Devil Lounge started a food-delivery service called Boober Eats in order to provide some of its employees work. The concept went viral (and was, in fact, covered by this publication), but local black dancers noticed something odd: its Instagram featured relatively few black dancers.
This wasn’t surprising to some black dancers in Portland, like Cat Hollis and Brianna Cistrunk, who say the club has a reputation for almost exclusively hiring white dancers. “They say they’re a ‘rock ‘n roll club’ [which means] they only hire a certain aesthetic,” Cistrunk says. “It’s an unspoken thing but it’s very well-known among most girls.” This perception was magnified a few weeks later, following the death of George Floyd, when the club posted a (now-deleted) photo on Instagram of #BlackLivesMatter flags festooning the stage. “There was a huge argument that happened in the comments,” says Hollis. She commented: “There are more #BlackLivesMatter signs than there have ever been black butts on that stage.” (Shon Boulden, owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge, tells Rolling Stone the controversy stemmed from “a lot of misconceptions of how our club operates,” though he acknowledged that only two or three of the club’s 30 dancers are black.”If there ever was the idea that we weren’t open to hiring all ethnicities, I guess I’d just want say, yes of course we do,” he says. “In our hiring, maybe it didn’t look like we were.”)
Restaurant Dress Codes Have Long Been a Tool for Racist Discrimination
Black Survivor Contestants Say They Were Edited Into Stereotypes on the Show
A white man was arrested after pulling a gun on a Black homeowner in Miami-Dade County
Black Family Claims White Neighbor Falsely Accused Them of Assault After Patio Dispute
Woman Evicted After Hurling Racist Abuse at Black Soldier
Worker 'No Longer Employed' at Hotel After Calling Police on Black Family
31% of Asian Americans say they've been subject to racist slurs or jokes since the coronavirus pandemic began
Utah reinstates defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley after investigation into racist language
It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting Of Black Lives Matter Posts
People Are Calling Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Out for Their Insensitive Posts
For the common non-billionaire — lacking in Gap collaborations, shapewear empires, and private jets to whisk them away from it all — the past several months have been trying, to say the very least.
But for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, this is a time to reflect on their personal wealth. West has a reported net worth of $1.3 billion, while Kardashian is a newly-minted $900 millionaire (though West would beg to differ).
On Monday, both parties decided to take their financial privilege to the timeline. Kardashian began, posting two photos of her 7-year-old daughter North West’s “Freesian horse” (Horse twitter quickly corrected her spelling — it’s Friesian), noting that they have 14 of the breed at their Wyoming ranch. Pricing differs depending on an array of factors, but a single Friesian horse can cost more than $50,000.
Cardi B hits back at accusations of homophobia and transphobia: “I support the LGBT community”
People Rip Terry Crews for Claiming 'Black Lives Matter' Could Become 'Black Lives Better'
New study reveals 'evident' racial bias in TV football commentary
Ex-Alabama WR Christion Jones Cut by Edmonton Eskimos for Homophobic Tweets
Jones sent out tweets Friday saying a "man ain't suppose to be with a man. A women ain't suppose to be with another woman." When the tweets drew blowback, Jones said he "won't be changing how I feel anytime soon."
Ligero Reportedly Released by WWE After Assault, Harassment Allegations
NXT UK Superstar Ligero reportedly has been released by WWE after being the subject of allegations via the #SpeakingOut movement.
According to PWInsider's Mike Johnson, Ligero's profile was removed from WWE.com on Friday, and a source later confirmed that he has been let go by the company.
Several female wrestlers from the United Kingdom wrestling scene have said that Ligero engaged in misconduct and abuse. Johnson noted that Violet O'Hara said Ligero "indecently assaulted" her when she allowed him to lay next to her in bed.
Man guilty of murdering flatmate in ‘vicious and frenzied attack fuelled by jealousy’
Forced disappearances are increasing in Venezuela -- and the coronavirus is making them last longer, rights group says
Fury in Colombia as soldiers admit rape of 13-year-old indigenous girl
White couple blocks Mexican American from entering his building, called him 'criminal'
A white couple blocked a young Mexican American man from entering the San Francisco apartment complex where he lives in, saying "they would not let a criminal into their complex as they needed to protect it."
Michael Barajas, a UC-Berkeley graduate and a community educator for a biopharmaceutical company, tried to park his car in the apartment complex's garage Tuesday night when the driver in front of him refused to pull forward.
Barajas, 28, told NBC's Bay Area affiliate KNTV that the situation kept escalating and turned dramatic when the white man in the car got aggressive, which prompted him to start recording.
White Men Light Black Teenage Girl’s Face on Fire in Wisconsin
Kansas State players speak out after offensive George Floyd tweet made by student leader of white nationalist group
Whole Foods workers sent home for wearing Black Lives Matter masks
White man called police on Black and Hispanic men at marina
Indian restaurant vandalized with 'White power' and Trump 2020' gets donations, support
JoJo Siwa responded to and dismissed accusations of blackface in one of her music videos
JoJo Siwa is the latest YouTuber to face allegations of racism after some followers said a young actor in her latest music video, for her song "Nonstop," was performing in blackface.
The video, which is set in a circus, features dancers dressed up as all sorts of animals. One of the dancers, a young white girl, is seen in close-up early in the video with brown makeup and what appear to be monkey ears. The comments on the video have been disabled.
Former Mayor Resigns After Comparing BLM Protesters to Monkeys in FB Post
Bernie Ecclestone says ‘in many cases black people are more racist than white people’
TikTok Pride event shut down in minutes after homophobes and racists target LGBT+ creators with hate
Ansel Elgort Responds to Accusation of Sexual Assault
Ansel Elgort responded on Saturday to an accusation of sexual assault that surfaced on social media earlier this week from a woman who identified herself just by her first name, Gabby.
In a message that has since been deleted with the Twitter account itself, Gabby claimed that Elgort sexually assaulted her in 2014 when she was 17. She claimed that the incident occurred after she direct messaged the actor, who was 20 at the time, and then texted him privately on Snapchat. Included in her post was a photo of herself, with her face obstructed, beside Elgort.
More Allegations of Abuse Surface Within Pro Wrestling Industry
Gareth Thomas, one of Britain’s most powerful gay men, says even he still gets called a f*g
A decade after he first opened up to the public about his sexuality, Gareth Thomas says that he still faces homophobia.
Having retired from sport in 2011, and after a brief foray into reality television, Thomas’ second act has been his most impactful. Capitalising on his status as Britain’s most high profile out sportsperson, the Welshman has dedicated himself in recent years to fighting discrimination – but that doesn’t mean he’s exempt to being on the receiving end of it.
He’s particularly taken by his idea that there is, in essence, no difference between the openly racist “wolves” who are violent towards Black people, and the apparently liberal “foxes” who hide their venom behind gleaming, fanged smiles, but are just as big a threat. This, he thinks, remains true today for all forms of prejudice.
Former ESPN NBA reporter criticized for hypocritical tweets about George Floyd protests
Veteran NBA reporter Chris Palmer was called out on Twitter for a pair of tweets he sent within the span of a few days.
Palmer was offering his thoughts on the protests across the United States in the wake of George Floyd's death. On Thursday night, Palmer quote-tweeted a photo of a burning building with the caption, "Burn that s— down. Burn it all down." But shortly after midnight on Sunday, Palmer had a change of tone once protesters showed up closer to where he lived.
NFL player sues United Airlines, alleges woman sexually assaulted him on flight
An NFL player said he was sexually harassed and assaulted by a female passenger on a United Airlines flight and accused two flight attendants of failing to properly respond to his complaints.
The incident happened during a late-night plane ride in February from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The unnamed athlete, who filed the suit with another unidentified man, alleges that the woman made "unwanted advances" toward him and inappropriately touched him during the flight.
Cody Latimer’s arrest set off by argument involving 4-year-old son: lawyer
A sexual assault allegation involving Cody Latimer’s 4-year-old son sparked a heated argument over the weekend that left the Washington Redskins wide receiver facing multiple felony charges, his lawyer said during a Monday hearing.
Latimer, who was released on $25,000 bond, was charged with assault in the second degree, menacing and illegal discharge of a firearm in Colorado, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. He also is facing misdemeanor charges of prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Man Arrested in Miami-Dade for Allegedly Forcing Woman Into Human Trafficking
Man jailed for breaking lockdown to harass mother of his children
GEORGIA POLICE HUNT MAN AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN THE FACE BY SIBLING
SC man kills woman in jealous rage, daughters trying to help
Black man and his mother say police brutalized them after false accusations of TV theft. Cops say there's much more to the story.
Sheriff: Man gouges out neighbor's eyes over loud rooster
‘They Came to Kill the Mothers.’ After a Devastating Attack on a Kabul Maternity Ward, Afghan Women Face Increased Dangers
Couple Allegedly Rob Man After Luring Him In Snapchat Sex Scheme
Jonathan Schmitz Killed A Man For Revealing A Crush On Him On TV — Where Is He Now?
Michigan man Jonathan Schmitz, then 24, was invited onto “The Jenny Jones Show” in 1995. "The Jenny Jones Show" began in 1991 as a traditional talk show where serious topics were discussed, but by 1993 it transformed into something more like "Maury" and "The Jerry Springer Show." The show's segments began ranging from paternity tests to out-of-control teens to secret crush reveals.
During the taping of this particular episode, which was entitled “Same Sex Secret Crushes,” Schmitz's acquaintance Scott Amedure, 32, revealed his crush on him while also describing details of his sexual fantasies about him. While Schmitz appeared to be a good sport about it ?— he was mostly smiling and laughing ?— he was deeply humiliated. At points, he covered his face with his hands; he also turned to Amedure and the female friend who brought him on the show and said, “You lied to me.” His father had made multiple homophobic statements in the past and Schmitz seemingly feared being perceived as gay, as the docuseries points out.
Investigators refuse to drop murder charges against three Russian sisters who killed their 'rapist' father while he slept despite prosecutors calling it self-defence
Teenage girls who were raped while out for a walk during Russia's lockdown are threatened with FINES for breaking coronavirus restrictions
Dallas Boy, 6, Found Tied Up in Dark, Locked Shed as Grandmother and Boyfriend Are Arrested
Conn. Man Allegedly Admits to Beating Teen Nephew to Death, Dumping Body in Lake
Videos show daytime shootings on Charlotte streets. ‘This is as real as it gets,’ official says
Marshalltown teenager shot by officer during altercation
California high school basketball coach arrested on suspicion of sex crimes with a minor
CPD Sex Crimes Division working to identify suspect in surveillance footage
NEWS HEADLINES: Surveillance Videos Show Ahmaud Arbery Trespassed Into Man’s Home Before Shooting
Newly released surveillance videos show Ahmaud Arbery trespassed into a home — which the homeowner says was robbed of $2,500 worth of fishing gear earlier this year — before running away down the street after a neighbor called 911.
Arbery can be seen walking down the street — not jogging — then stopping on homeowner Larry English’s lawn and looking around. After seeing no one was in the area, he then trespassed into the house at around 2:09 p.m. on the timestamp, which is actually most likely around 1:08 p.m as police said the first neighbor to call 911 did so at 1:08 p.m. Arbery is seen exiting the building around 5 minutes later and took off running or “jogging” after 911 had been called on him (possibly by the onlooking man who is seen standing next to a tree across the street that appears to be holding a phone up to his left ear and likely would have been in Arbery’s view).
North Carolina Deputy Fired, Charged After Leading White Mob To Black Teen's Home
Southern Charm's Kathryn Dennis Apologizes for Racially
Trucker Accused Of Murdering 3 Women In 1990s, Including Two Who Were Pregnant
Wis. Boy, 5, and Sister, 3, Found Dead in Feb. from 'Intentional' Injuries — But No Arrests Yet
Ohio State to pay $41 million to settle sex abuse lawsuits naming former wrestling team doctor
Documents: Federal agents engaged in sex acts with victims
PICTURED: The 18 members of a 'mob' who 'ambushed and tried to kill a New Jersey state police detective when he was investigating a home invasion'
Woman arrested after calling cops to report fire in her crotch
An Ohio woman was placed under arrest after reportedly calling 911 to ask for help extinguishing a fire in her crotch.
Katrina Morgan, 50, called the cops in Port Clinton at about 10 p.m. Saturday, to allegedly falsely report her “pussy” ablaze, the Port Clinton News-Herald reported.
Morgan asked the cops if the fire department’s “hose is working” and said, “I need somebody to come put it out with their hose,” according to the outlet.
SWAT team arrests armed ‘vigilantes’ defying lockdown in Texas bar
Florida Man Accused Of Rape, Torture, And Murder In 35-Year-Old Los Angeles Cold Case
Man Charged In Missing Ex-Girlfriend's Murder Allegedly Impersonated Her Over Text For Months
Alabama Teacher Charged in Hunting Death of 11-Year-Old Boy
'I Don't Remember Anything,' Alleged Family Killer Tells Relative In Newly Released Jailhouse Call
22-year-old Twitter employee dies after being shot in San Francisco's Mission District after he went to pick up take-out