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  • Woman Finds Note with KKK Reference Play Video

    May 24, 2013 7:26 PM

    A Lafayette woman is scared after she says she found a threatening and racist note on her front door. The note made references to the KKK and implied she should move. April Cox found the note Tuesday night at her home on Essie Street, off Willow in North... more »
  • HUD awards NO $775K to fight discrimination

    May 11, 2012 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal housing regulators have awarded a New Orleans advocacy group $775,000 to help city residents who believe they've been victims of housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant Thursday to the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The grant,... more »
  • Woman Suing LSU For Gender Discrimination

    March 26, 2010 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 22-year veteran of the LSU Police Department has filed suit against the university, claiming she was denied the position of chief of police because she is a woman. Maj. Martha Helen Haire, who holds a bachelor's and master's degree and is an FBI National... more »
  • Supreme Court Won't Hear Case On Court Discrimination Complaint

    January 26, 2010 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state Supreme Court won't hear the case of a white man whose murder conviction was reinstated after a judge threw it out, ruling that Lafayette Parish discriminated against blacks on grand juries. Randolph J. Matthieu is serving a life sentence for shooting 34-year-old Norris Foreman,... more »
  • Students Get Hands-On Lesson in Oppression

    November 17, 2009 2:30 PM

    A local 10th grade class is getting a month-long hands-on lesson in discrimination, with the Holocaust as the basis. It all started with the book, "Night," and the Holocaust section of the curriculum. Iberia Senior High teacher Kelly Thompson wanted to teach her students to stand up for... more »

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