Mar 28, 2015

Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill that, according to its authors, is intended to protect religious freedoms but which critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people. The Republican governor of Indiana signed into law a similar ...

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

Mar 28, 2015

Jury clears venture capital firm in Silicon Valley gender bias case

A California jury on Friday cleared the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers of gender discrimination claims that had been brought against it by a former female partner in a trial that transfixed Silicon Valley. After further deliberation, the jury also cleared ...

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Mar 25, 2015

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday. The restaurant fell into the spotlight of city authorities after furious residents took to social ...

Mar 19, 2015

Miyagi mayor sued for sexual harassment dissolves village assembly

The mayor in the village of Ohira, Miyagi Prefecture, dissolved the village assembly this week after he was sued for alleged acts of sexual harassment. Ohira, population 5,563, dissolved its 14-member assembly on Tuesday after it passed a vote of no-confidence against Mayor Masahiro ...

Mar 18, 2015

Rights groups stage racism summit for embassy staff

by Tomohiro Osaki

Ethnic minorities and other socially vulnerable members of Japanese society gathered Wednesday to relate their stories of racial discrimination to embassy representatives in an effort to raise global awareness of their plight and fight racism. Organized by a union of more than 80 anti-discrimination ...