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A Look Back At The Civil Rights Act In Dallas

CBS 11 News is taking time to remember the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The action was one part of the long journey to end racial segregation in the city of Dallas.

04/09/2014

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Claims Of Hiring Discrimination At Dallas VA Medical Center

A team from the Department of Veterans Affairs will look into claims of racism, and discrimination at the North Texas VA Medical Center. The claims were made in a letter from the union that represents employees at the VA.

CBS 11–03/26/2014

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North Texas Man, EEOC Sue Wal-Mart For Discrimination

A Keller man claims that he was discriminated against because of his age and disability while working as a manager for Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on his behalf.

03/14/2014

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Jury Awards Former Kroger Employee $450K In Discrimination Suit

A jury has awarded a Plano man and former Kroger employee more than $450,000 in a federal harassment lawsuit.

CBSDFW.COM–09/30/2013

Young female students participate in a basketball clinic. (credit: Otto Kitsinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

North Texas Parents File Gender Discrimination Suit Against ISD

Football is deeply embedded in the Texas culture. Ever since they were young, boys put on pads and helmets for a chance to make it big. But one North Texas father says girls don’t have the same opportunities.

CBS 11–08/28/2013

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Paula Deen Discrimination Lawsuit Settled Out Of Court

Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen.

08/23/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces that a plot was foiled involving men allegedly linked to the Iranian government to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. and to bomb the embassies of Saudi Arabia and Israel in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General Takes Texas To Task Over Voting Rights

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state to get federal approval or “pre-clearance” before it makes any changes to its voting laws.

07/25/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Targets Texas Voting Rights, Texas AG Strikes Back

The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action.

CBS 11–07/25/2013

Paula Deen apology

Food Network Won’t Renew Paula Deen’s Contract

Paula Deen issued a video apology on Friday, days after it was revealed that she admitted using racial slurs in the past. But the Food Network said it won’t renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of the month.

06/21/2013

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State Senate Debates Redistricting, Minorities Pan Maps

Advocates for minorities in Texas blasted the process by which the state is considering new political maps, complaining on Thursday that lawmakers are not giving poor people outside of Austin the chance to testify and the versions under consideration would discriminate against minorities.

05/30/2013

A person holds a rainbow flag during a Gay Pride parade. (credit: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/GettyImages)

Texas Senators Consider Homosexual Discrimination Bill

Texas senators have begun considering a bill that would ban discrimination against homosexuals and transgender people in the workplace.

04/03/2013

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Is It Feasible For Female Texas Professionals To ‘Lean In’?

The so-called work-life balance for women has become a hot topic of debate since Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg published her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.

CBSDFW.COM–03/12/2013

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