Some readers of online media in Hong Kong exhibit racial biases and discrimination, study finds

A study funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has found that while online media in Hong Kong have largely been professional when reporting on issues related to race or ethnic minorities, their readers were more likely to discriminate. Photo: Almond Li / HKFP. Scholars from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and the … Read more

Using ‘mystery calls’ to detect discrimination in recruitment in Belgium

A recent change in the law in Belgium lowers the threshold for labor inspectors to use ‘mystery calls’ to test for discrimination in recruitment. Our annual survey of HR trends showed that one in five companies have been faced with an informal or formal discrimination complaint, mainly on the grounds of apparent race or ethnic … Read more

New protection against hair discrimination in Illinois

Illinois is set to join 13 other US states in introducing protection against discrimination based on hair styles and texture, particularly those associated with Black natural hair. On 9 April 2022, the Illinois Senate passed House Amendment 1 to SB 3616, joining the Illinois House, in unanimously passing legislation referred to as the CROWN (Create … Read more