The Los Angeles Times reported that there were over 100 colleges and universities under federal investigation for cases of sexual misconduct in the United States by the beginning of March 2016. The story said that Gabriel Piterberg, a history professor with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), paid a fine of 3,000 U.S. dollars and was suspended without pay for 11 weeks over sexual harassment. It said 38 faculty members wrote a letter to UCLA's chancellor in protest of the light punishment. In the letter, the teachers said allowing Piterberg's return to campus would make students feel unsafe and serve as a sign of tolerance for sexual harassment. In a separate protest letter, more than 65 graduate students criticized the secrecy surrounding the case and said the administration was perpetuating the unsafe and hostile climate of their department by allowing Piterberg to return. The Los Angeles Times story said a poll of 200 graduate students at University of California, Santa Cruz showed 32.6 percent of the respondents had either been sexually harassed before or known other victims.
The Washington Post website reported that Sergio Ochoa, a 27-year-old Hispanic American, was shot and killed by police in the backyard of a Gilbert home, Arizona.
The Guardian website reported that the U.S. economy added 242,000 jobs in February, but Americans' wages declined 0.1 percent from the prior month. Unemployment rates remained far higher for minorities: African and Hispanic Americans were jobless at rates of 8.8 percent and 5.4 percent respectively.
The Washington Post website reported that in a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll published in 2015, one in five young women who had attended a residential college in the past four years reported being sexually assaulted.
The Washington Post website reported that in 2016, U.S. women still made less for doing the same work as men and predicted the U.S. women wouldn't reach pay parity with men until 2058. According to the National Women's Law Center, mothers in the United States who work full time, year round, make an average of 40,000 U.S. dollars, compared to 56,999 dollars paid to fathers.
The Washington Post website reported that German Gonzalez, a 23-year-old Hispanic American man, was shot dead by police in Colorado City, Colorado.
The Washington Post website reported that Peter Gaines, an unarmed 37-year-old African American man, was struck with stun gun and then shot dead by police in Houston, Texas.
The Washington Post website reported that unarmed Jose Raul Cruz, a 16-year-old Hispanic American man, was shot dead by police in Addison, Texas.
The Washington Post website reported that unarmed Cristina Rene Medina, a 23-year-old Hispanic American man, was shot dead by police in Florence, California. Medina's family said he suffered from depression.
The Washington Post website reported that Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old woman, was shot dead by police in Winslow, Arizona, for having a pair of scissors in her hand.
The BBC reported that Chicago saw 575 shooting cases and 125 murder cases by March 20, 2016.