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  • Sexual-Harassment Cases Plaque U.N.

    This investigation digs into how the United Nations (U.N.) handles internal sexual harassment complaints. The current system for handling complaints is arbitrary, unfair and delays bureaucracy. Many cases take years to judge, accusers either retire or resign, which leaves them out of reach of the U.N. justice system. Overall, “no matter which way the cases go, they mishandle it.”
  • "Promotion Without Power"

    In 1992, When the New York Times promoted Angela Dodson to become its first African American senior editor -- and the highest-ranking black woman in the paper's history -- the paper's top editors could have pointed to the move as proof of their commitment to diversity. But after editors fired her just three years later, she filed a lawsuit charging race and sex discrimination. Dodson said that while Times editors promoted her on paper, they consistently undermined her authority.
  • The Whistleblower

    Village Voice describes the struggles of Jennie Williams, a New York Police Department administrator who is suing the NYPD for race and sex discrimination. Williams, 52, rose from 911 operator to administrator in One Police Plaza and received three merit pay raises in the first nine years of her career. Now Williams claims that throughout that nine-year period, the NYPD failed to promote her to a position of power because she was a black woman. She also says the department failed to protect her from the racist jokes of her co-workers. (May 28, 1996)
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    Parents of female students filed a suit in U.S. District Court alleging that the Owasso Independent School District is violating Title IX--the portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funds. Education Week covers catalysts and results from the plaintiffs perspective. (Sept. 4, 1996)
  • Girl Trouble

    The Bay Guardian reports that "juvenile offenders--especially girls--are hidden victims of San Francisco's law-and-order crackdown... The fastest growing population in U.S. jails and prisons is women, and about two-thirds were first arrested as juveniles, and about half of them spent time in detention when they were minors... Girls make up almost a quarter of San Francisco's Juvenile Hall population, but a Bay Guardian investigation has revealed that they get nowhere near a quarter of the attention."
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    The Chronicle determined that the number of colleges found to have violated the civil rights of students or employees is sharply rising. The story compared all findings of violations in 1992 and 1993, June 22, 1994.
  • I.R.S. MURDER PLOT

    KSEE-TV (Fresno, Calif.) looks into a discrimination suit brought against the IRS by a female employee who also had threats made against her life, March 4, 1991.