Discrimination is the practice of unfairly treating a person or a group of people differently from other people or groups of people. Social media has helped bring attention to the everyday discrimination found in schools and the workplace, in regards to a person’s race, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, age, disability, criminal history, genetic information, etc.
Penn State alum criticizes Black football player’s dreadlocks in viral letter
The football fan called Jonathan Sutherland's dreadlocks 'disgusting.'
New York City implements fines for discriminating against immigrants
The move is a direct response to Trump's policies.
Twitter thread shows that same-sex couples are still met with shock in public
'A woman dropped her groceries when she saw me kiss my girlfriend goodbye today...'
12-year-old girl says white classmates held her down, cut off her dreadlocks (updated)
It happened at the Christian private school Karen Pence teaches at.
NFL, Jay-Z-funded group cut off Black youths’ dreadlocks to give them ‘a better life’
People are sharing celebratory locs pics in response.
Wedding venue apologizes after going viral for refusing interracial couple
'We don't do gay weddings or mixed race.'
Police officer who punched Black teen in face has been placed on leave
A video of the incident went viral.
Video shows police tasing, putting Black man in chokehold
It's against the law for officers to use chokeholds in Illinois unless 'deadly force is justified.'
Police stop Black man for ‘looking suspiciously’ at a white woman
'He has been pulled over ... for suspicion of being Black and looking at the Caucasian woman.'
Elementary school accused of discriminating against Black children with haircut policy
'Can any administrator help me understand the need for this type of policy?'
Harvard failed to look into racist and sexist anonymous messages, students say (updated)
Four students–two of whom are Black–were anonymously sent hateful messages.
Black teen proves a city councilman wrong after being blamed for car dent
'17 years old and respectfully made a fool out of this St. Louis Councilman who tried to harass him today.'
Black couple says they were accused of stealing during marriage proposal
'I have never been so humiliated in my life.'
A police union is urging its officers to post ‘The Punisher’ logo
The logo is supposed to show solidarity with officers under investigation for racist Facebook posts.
Women tell Burger King manager to ‘go back to Mexico,’ get kicked out
'Our main language is English. Speak your Mexican at home.'