Discrimination http://nhpr.org en Housing Discrimination Bill For Federal Renter's Assistance And Domestic Violence Stirs Controversy http://nhpr.org/post/housing-discrimination-bill-federal-renters-assistance-and-domestic-violence-stirs-controversy <p>The New Hampshire House is slated to vote this week on a bill to prevent housing discrimination. Renters who pay with federal subsidy vouchers, known as Section 8, and victims of domestic abuse would receive new protections.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 44529 at http://nhpr.org Housing Discrimination Bill For Federal Renter's Assistance And Domestic Violence Stirs Controversy Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight http://nhpr.org/post/social-media-put-fla-case-national-spotlight The shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida has sparked heated reactions across the country, but there was a lag before mainstream media picked up on the story. Not so online, where a more immediate outcry grew into a petition drive this week to encourage a federal investigation.<p>Now the Justice Department is looking into Trayvon Martin's death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer, and black media and social media were key in demanding closer scrutiny.<p>The 17-year-old was shot on Feb. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 2653 at http://nhpr.org Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight "Microaggressions" Exposed http://nhpr.org/post/microaggressions-exposed <p>A web site provides a place to post and read the insidious, small incidents of discrimination many of us encounter - and are guilty of - every day.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:44:43 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1572 at http://nhpr.org "Microaggressions" Exposed National Guard Controversy Reveals Inequity http://nhpr.org/post/national-guard-controversy-reveals-inequity <div class="transcript"><p>The official end of &lsquo;Don&rsquo;t Ask Don&rsquo;t Tell&rsquo; is barely a month old. But the circumstances around Chief Warrant Office Charlie Morgan reveal inequities still exist within the U.S. military.&nbsp;Gay rights advocates hope Morgan&rsquo;s story pressures the Department of Defense and Congress to keep leveling the playing field.</p></div><div class="transcript"><p>Now that &lsquo;Don&rsquo;t Ask Don&rsquo;t Tell&rsquo; is gone, Chief Charlie Morgan can be as OUT to friends and co-workers at the New Hampshire National Guard as she wants to be.</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 90 at http://nhpr.org Report Highlights Prison Inequity http://nhpr.org/post/report-highlights-prison-inequity <div class="transcript"><p>The treatment of female prison inmates in New Hampshire is raising questions of civil rights violations. After a two year investigation, that&rsquo;s the conclusion reached by the New Hampshire Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission reports that male inmates enjoy greater opportunities in everything from vocational training to mental health services.</p></div><p>JerriAnne Boggis didn&rsquo;t have to see anything at the Women&rsquo;s Prison to know about the problems in Goffstown.</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000 96 at http://nhpr.org