Stories tagged: "systemic racism"


Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, (R-Franklin), speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Photo Surfaces of Doug Mastriano Wearing a Confederate Uniform

Josh Shapiro blasted Mastriano for choosing to wear a uniform that is embraced by white supremacists, and symbolic of the Confederate Army’s fight to keep Black people enslaved.

In this image from video provided by Jodi Brown, posted to Instagram on Saturday, July 16, 2022, a performer dressed as the character Rosita waves off Brown's daughter and another 6-year-old Black girl at the Sesame Place amusement park in Langhorne, Pa. (Jodi Brown via AP)
Black Family Sues Sesame Place, Alleging Discrimination

The lawsuit comes in the wake of a viral video showing two other Black girls apparently being snubbed by a costumed employee during a parade at the Bucks County park.

FILE - In a Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, Tomiko Shine holds up a picture of Tamir Rice during a protest in Washington, D.C. An arbitrator correctly decided that the white Cleveland police officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice should have been fired by the city for lying his on job application, a county judge in Cleveland ruled. Cuyahoga County Judge Joseph Russo upheld the 2017 firing of Timothy Loehmann in a ruling Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Loehmann was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the death of Tamir in November 2014 as he played with a pellet gun outside a Cleveland recreation center. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Resigns From Tioga County Police After Protests

Timothy Loehmann fatally shot Tamir Rice in 2014 but was hired by Tioga borough council this week as the lone police officer for the small rural community. He withdrew his application Thursday without having worked a single shift.

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Delaware County Fire Company Disbands After Racial Slur Allegations

Members of the Briarcliffe Fire Company in Darby Township were allegedly overheard discussing how the time had come to leave the township because Black residents were moving into the area.

Pennsylvania State troopers pull over vehicles on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020,  along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Breezewood, Pa. Police around the country are reporting that as roads and highways emptied during the pandemic, some remaining drivers took advantage by pushing well past the speed limit. It's a trend that statistics show is continuing even as states reopen. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pennsylvania State Police Settle Suit Alleging They Profiled Hispanic Drivers

The ACLU accused police of aggressively questioning motorists and their passengers about their immigration statuses without cause or justification, and holding them for federal immigration officers.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: A woman walks with a sign supporting legalizing marijuana during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The convention officially began on Monday and has attracted thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Report: Pennsylvania Among States With Worst Marijuana Laws

According to a new report from the Marijuana Policy Project, Pennsylvania has some of the worst marijuana laws in the country. Blacks are also three times more likely to be arrested for possession in the commonwealth.

An employee of the Philadelphia Commissioners Office asks a voter a series of Covid-19 health questions at a satellite election office before he is allowed to enter to deposit his ballot at Overbrook High School on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. The city of Philadelphia has opened several satellite election offices and more are slated to open in the coming weeks where voters can drop off their mail in ballots before Election Day. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Poll: Voting Equality Concerns Are on the Rise

Democratic lawmakers are concerned about equality as it pertains to voting rights, and have attempted to pass bills to combat that with little success.