Court Blocks Program for Black Women Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit this week blocked a venture capitalist firm from conducting a program that helps Black women entrepreneurs after a lawsuit against it from a conservative group, Axios reports.

Attorneys from the American Alliance for Equal Rights sued the Fearless Fund, claimed they faced racial discrimination and “additional harm” because they were denied from the grant program for not being Black.

In an opinion released on Monday, two of the three judges on the panel joined in ruling that the Fearless Strivers Grant Contest organized by the Fearless Fund is “substantially likely to violate” the equal rights provision of Title 42 of the U.S. Code.

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