Articles Tagged With ‘Race and Ethnicity’

Valley Fever outbreak at California prisons

An outbreak of Valley Fever at two California prisons prompted a federal judge on Tuesday to order the state to relocate thousands of prisoners to other facilities. [ABC] State correctional officials have agreed to transport 2,600 at risk inmates including... (Continue reading)

Latino population to equal whites in 2013

The number of Latinos living in California will soon equal and then surpass that of non-Hispanic whites, according to official state population projections. The Latino Democratic Club is hosting an event on Monday that will highlight how the 15 million... (Continue reading)

SLO man accuses Rep. Sam Farr of racism

A San Luis Obispo man has labeled Rep. Sam Farr, considered to be one of the most progressive liberals in Congress, a racist. [Herald] The man making the allegations, Scott Barnes, 58, is known to have duped Ross Perot, ABC’s... (Continue reading)

Gay marriage more acceptable to blacks

A majority of African Americans in this country now support gay marriage, a shift in attitude from just four years ago, according to the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Ben Jealous. (San Francisco... (Continue reading)

National media notes racist joke gaffe

A front-page blunder by the county’s local daily newspaper wrongly laying the blame for a Creston Classic Rodeo racist joke has provoked national attention from, a division of NBC News. And the story is about to go viral. The... (Continue reading)

Racial intimidation escalates in Arroyo Grande

On Friday, the African American teen who awoke last March to find an 11-foot cross burning outside her bedroom window pulled into the Shell service station on Grand Avenue with her mother. They then discovered two racist flyers placed over... (Continue reading)

Affirmative action fight not over yet

Another scrap is brewing in the protracted battle over preferred treatment for minority student applicants to California schools as opposition to Proposition 209 lingers. SanFranciscoChronicle Challenging the 1996 voter ban on affirmative action based on race or gender are 55... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district under fire for treatment of Hispanic workers

By LISA RIZZO The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District is under state scrutiny once again; this time for its alleged treatment of Hispanic and temporary workers. A complaint was filed with the California Division of Occupational Safety and... (Continue reading)

Dr. Laura to quit radio show amid controversy

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a talk radio fixture for three decades, announced Tuesday that she will quit her syndicated program at the end of the year. [LA Times] Schlessinger, who goes by the name “Dr. Laura,” on her show, said on... (Continue reading)

Beauty salon inspector accused of targeting minorities

A state inspector, in charge of examining beauty salons and barber shops in San Luis Obispo County, has been accused of leveling steep fines on local beauticians and disrespecting the salons’ operators. Her behavior has caused some to question her motivation... (Continue reading)