Stories tagged: "discrimination"

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New Executive Order Prohibits Racial Discrimination Based on Hair in Arizona

Congressional Democrats attempted to pass a federal ban on hair discrimination last year, but the bill was blocked by Senate Republicans.

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School Board Member Harassed Over Board’s Unanimous Decision to End Contract With Anti-LGBTQ University

Washington Elementary School District, representing north central Phoenix and east Glendale, voted to end its contract with Arizona Christian University because the university’s values do not align with WESD’s.  

Activists rally outside of Phoenix City Hal on Feb. 1, 2023. (Photo by Jessica Swarner)
Tucson Banned Income-Based Housing Discrimination. Will Phoenix?

Activists are calling on Phoenix City Council to ban housing discrimination based on source of income. 

Rental Discrimination: Black, Latino Airbnb Users Denied Reservations More Than White Travelers

A couple of years ago, I intended to book an Airbnb in Surf City, North Carolina. The home was a cute cottage-like beach house that looked perfect for a mini-vacation. The dates I wanted were available, so I filled out the reservation under my name and booked the house. I then quickly received a message...

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Republican ‘LD 4 Strong Team’ Ramps Attacks Against LGBTQ Community

The trio, which seeks to represent Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley in the state legislature, has consistently promoted bigoted rhetoric against the LGBTQ community.

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Attorney General Brnovich Sues to Stop Anti-Discrimination Policy From Taking Effect

The new directive requires any agency or program that receives funding from the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service—such as public schools— to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

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Arizona’s Competitive Housing Market is Leading Some Buyers to Send Sellers ‘Love Letters’

Some potential Arizona homebuyers are sending sellers "love letters" to try to stand out among other bidders.