Civil Rights


17 Feb: ‘I will not give up my seat on the bus:’ Black owner of Northeast Ohio McDonald’s restaurants sues fast-food chain over racial discrimination

“CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Black businessman who owns McDonald’s restaurants in Cleveland sued the fast-food chain Tuesday, claiming it steered him to underperforming, inner-city markets while his white colleagues thrived in the suburbs. Attorneys for Herbert Washington, a…


17 Feb: This retired baseball player built the largest Black-owned McDonald’s franchise operation. Now he’s suing the fast-food chain for its ‘racist’ policies.

“Herb Washington, a former Oakland Athletics player who built the country’s largest Black-owned McDonald’s franchise operation, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the fast-food giant of systemic racial discrimination for its pattern of steering Black owners into restaurants in…