The company said it has engaged a third party to conduct the assessment, appearing to stop short of the audit shareholders narrowly voted to approve last month.
McDonald’s on Thursday said that it has hired a third-party firm to conduct a civil rights assessment, though it appears to be stopping short of conducting the audit that shareholders approved at the company’s annual meeting last month.
Shareholders narrowly approved a proposal for a civil rights audit. According to a federal securities filing on Thursday, the proposal received 273.8 million votes in favor, compared with 217.2 million votes against.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – A complete jury was seated Thursday after one day of jury selection in the federal trial of the three former Minneapolis Police Department officers facing charges for violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the deadly arrest on May 25, 2020.
Former MPD officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao face charges of depriving George Floyd of his civil rights outside of Cup Foods after failing to intervene as fellow officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, and not providing medical assistance as Floyd took his last breaths.
Add swim diapers to the list of issues that can get turned into a federal case.
A Florida family is suing their condo board over what they say is a rule barring children from using the community pool while wearing swim diapers.
Swim diapers are a snug-fitting lightweight alternative to disposable or cloth diapers, which become heavy like anchors when wet.
According to the website SwimOutlet.com, swim diapers are “meant to be used only in the pool or ocean to make sure that your little one’s bum is covered and contained.”
But if banning them in a community pool prevents a child from using that pool, swim diapers can also become a symbol of the fight against discrimination.
As the Department of Education’s civil rights investigation into Carroll ISD in Southlake continues, passionate parents on both sides of the issue are speaking out.
“This is going to get worse. These guys are willing to do and say anything, but what can we do except stand up for the minority kids (and) the special needs kids in our town and insist that the issues that are being revealed get addressed?” Carroll ISD dad Bjorn Bennett said.
On Wednesday, the Department of Education’s Office for Civils Rights told WFAA it has opened three separate investigations into the district “related to discrimination based on race, color, national origin, or sex.”
But Carroll ISD’s headlines started years ago, after two separate videos of students chanting a racial slur went viral.
A coalition of prominent civil rights and black religious leaders is urging African American residents who live in states that are moving swiftly to reopen their economies to stay home in defiance of governors until there’s evidence the coronavirus outbreak has eased.
The group, convened by the Conference of National Black Churches and Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, said some governors are demonstrating “reckless disregard for the health and life of black residents” and called for black churches and businesses to remain closed in those states until there’s evidence that it’s safe to resume more normal activity.
“We do not take it lightly to encourage members of our communities to defy the orders of state governors,” the officials said in a statement. “Our sacred duty is to support and advance the life and health of Black people, families and communities in our country.”