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  • Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

    04/26/2017 8:24:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, including a television anchor who said he was depicted as "the racist caricature of a black entertainer." Eleven current and former Fox employees, including anchor Kelly Wright, filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday claiming they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees. Tuesday's complaint added class action racial discrimination claims to the case.
  • Uber Technologies does not employ Americans for Engineering Positions

    04/25/2017 2:43:41 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.
  • The myth of ‘white privilege’

    04/19/2017 1:46:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/17 | Klaus Rohrich
    Whether it’s racial, economic, gender or sexual orientation, there will always be prejudice and discrimination. But the idea that this discrimination is institutionalized is ludicrous and downright harmful To listen to the juvenile whack-jobs ranting about ‘white privilege’ one would think that black slavery was still pretty much alive and well in America. The latest pabulum maintains that white people merely have to show up, blow their white folks’ dog whistle and wealth and power just falls into their laps. Except that it doesn’t. My own personal experience as a white guy who came from a dirt-poor family is just...
  • ‘Diversity Statements’ Weed Out Conservative Scholars

    04/19/2017 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    "Diversity statements" are used by universities in Oregon to weed out conservative and other right-leaning scholars at universities, a new report issued by the Oregon Association of Scholars (OAS) alleges. Per the report, the universities in Oregon (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health and Science University) use a new kind of litmus test to single out conservative scholars: diversity statements. The report’s executive summary reads, as follows: Oregon colleges and universities have begun to impose requirements for prospective and current faculty to show their commitment to the partisan ideology of "diversity, equity, and inclusion."...
  • CNN Faces Growing Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    04/04/2017 7:16:15 PM PDT · by jonefab · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | APRIL 04, 2017 9:26am PT | Eriq Gardner
    The lawsuit against CNN and sister companies claims that African Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations. Both Fox News and CNN are in court defending themselves from racial discrimination, though the color of each suit is different. The one against Fox News has garnered more recent attention, perhaps thanks to questions that continue to circle around how the cable news network has handled allegations of harassment during the leadership of Roger Ailes. The suit, filed in New York Supreme Court last week by Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, alleges that the two women were subjected to "top-down racial harassment,"...
  • NYU Attorney: We Must "Wash Away the Blackface of White Librarianship"

    03/25/2017 12:29:18 PM PDT · by rightistight · 95 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/25/17 | Aurelius
    April Hathcock, an attorney and NYU librarian, argues that "whiteness... has permeated every aspect of librarianship" and must be "dismantled." Her article, titled "White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS," offers ways to "correct for whiteness" in the field of librarians. "It is no secret that librarianship has traditionally been and continues to be a profession dominated by whiteness," Ms. Hathcock begins her piece. "In this article, I use “whiteness” to refer not only to the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity;" she writes. "It also stands as a marker for...
  • Guy wearing Trump hat sues bar for refusing to serve him

    03/19/2017 2:05:29 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 19, 2017 | By Dean Balsamini
    Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit. Greg Piatek, 30, an accountant from Philadelphia, claims he was snubbed and eventually 86’d by workers at The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street over his conservative fashion statement, popularized by Donald Trump on the campaign trail, he told The Post. “Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we...
  • Nigeria: Christian Group Rails Against John Kerry for ‘Divisive’ Visit

    08/27/2016 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    Newsweak ^ | August 26, 2016 | Conor Gaffey
    A prominent Christian group in Nigeria has accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of being “discriminatory...and divisive” during a recent trip to the West African country. Kerry was in Nigeria on Monday and Tuesday and was hosted by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the most senior Islamic cleric in the country. The U.S. diplomat also met with 19 governors of Nigeria’s northern states and held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also a Muslim. The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, told reporters on Thursday that Kerry’s visit showed a “lack...
  • Life with Gracie: Lawsuits accuse CNN of racial discrimination

    02/10/2017 3:02:21 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2-10-17 | Gracie Bonds Staples
    When he didn’t get an interview for another position, Butcher said he asked his manager, who questioned Butcher’s level of training. When Butcher requested training opportunities, he said he was denied. He was noticing an ugly trend. Not only was he not afforded an opportunity to interview for writing positions, those positions were being filled by his white colleagues. CNN vice president of communications Barbara Levin declined to comment. In addition to the race discrimination claim, Butcher, a devout Christian, also accuses the network of religious discrimination. Specifically, Butcher’s attorney Ed Buckley, said the suit alleges Butcher was offended by...
  • No Men Need Apply: Women's Car Service Should Be Welcomed, Not Sued

    02/03/2017 3:55:19 PM PST · by American Quilter · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3 Feb 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    Safr, a ride-hailing company for women, is planning to open for business in Boston next month. By hiring only female drivers and picking up only female passengers, the new enterprise aims to serve women who don't feel comfortable getting alone into a car with a male stranger. Here's to Safr's success — may the company encounter only happy customers. More likely, it will encounter James J. Foster. Or someone just like him.
  • Trump Upholds Obama’s LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Order

    02/01/2017 7:38:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 31, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    In a pretty clear message to liberal LGBT activists who seem to think Donald Trump will revoke gay Americans’ rights and start stoning queer people to death in the streets, the White House on Tuesday released a statement Tuesday saying the 45th president will uphold an Obama-era executive order that protects LGBTQ individuals who work for federal contractors from workplace discrimination. Here’s the brief statement in full, as posted on whitehouse.gov:
  • JPMorgan Chase agrees to $55 million settle of mortgage discrimination complaint

    01/19/2017 2:27:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/19/2017 | Dena Aubin
    JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $55 million to settle a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against minority borrowers by allowing mortgage brokers to charge them more for home loans, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The U.S. Justice Department complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, accused the bank of willfully violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act between 2006 and 2009 and showing "reckless disregard" for the rights of at least 53,000 African-American and Hispanic borrowers. "We’ve agreed to settle these legacy allegations that...
  • Ellen DeGeneres bans Kim Burrell after homophobic comments

    01/04/2017 5:19:42 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 72 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/4/2017 | BBC
    Ellen DeGeneres has said Kim Burrell will not appear on her show after the gospel singer made homophobic comments. Burrell referred to "the perverted homosexual spirit" during a sermon at a church in Houston, Texas. She had been due to sing with Pharrell Williams on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later this week. But the talk show host, who is a well-known advocate of gay rights, tweeted: "For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show." 'No excuses' DeGeneres had been asked by fans to cancel Burrell's planned appearance and an online petition was launched. In a video...
  • Obama Takes In 606% More Syrian Refugees Than Last Year, 98.8% Muslim

    12/30/2016 7:58:08 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    http://planetfreewill.com/2016/12/30/obama-takes-606-syrian-refugees-last-year-98-8-muslim/ ^ | Joseph Jankowski published by alt-news sites: PrisonPlanet, GlobalResearch, ActivistPost, ZeroHedge
    Submitted by Joseph Jankowski of PlanetFreeWill.com December 30, 2016 The Obama administration’s refugee resettlement program took off in 2016 with 15,479 Syrian refugees having been admitted to the U.S, a 606% increase from the resettlement numbers of last year. In his last month of the presidency alone, Obama admitted 1,307 more Syrian refugees to the states. Overall, 98.8% of the refugees the president has welcomed into the country are Muslim. CNS News Breaks it down: ◦15,302 (98.8 percent) are Muslims – 15,134 Sunnis, 29 Shi’a, and 139 other Muslims ◦125 (0.8 percent) are Christians – 32 Catholics, 32 Orthodox, five...
  • I-70 Expansion Subject Of Civil Rights Act Complaint

    12/30/2016 4:36:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | December 7, 2016 | Lauren DiSpirito
    DENVER (CBS4)– Federal authorities told the Colorado Department of Transportation and opponents of the planned Interstate 70 expansion this week that it would open an investigation into claims the project violates the Civil Rights Act.The pending investigation comes in response to a federal complaint filed with the U.S Department of Transportation by Earthjustice, an environmental law firm, and neighborhood groups impacted by the project, including the Cross Community Coalition, Colorado Latino Forum and Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood Association. Filed last month, the complaint alleges CDOT’s plan will result in “disparate and severe environmental and economic impacts” on the predominantly Latino communities.Candi CdeBaca,...
  • In new statement, Drexel U. defends ‘white genocide’ prof’s right to ‘freely express’ his opinion

    12/29/2016 8:07:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 51 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 29, 2016 | College Fix Staff
    In a new statement, Drexel University is more steadfast in its defense of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher’s right to express his opinion — however demented it may be. On Christmas Eve, the admitted “actual communist” had tweeted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
  • DC private schools giving Kellyanne Conway the brush-off

    12/29/2016 5:51:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 124 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 28, 2016 | Richard Johnson
    Kellyanne Conway is worried establishment elites in Washington, DC, are so prejudiced against President-elect Donald Trump that she won’t be able to get her kids into private school in the nation’s capital. Conway divulged her fears to other parents at the Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ, on Thursday night, when her twins, George and Claudia, performed a concert with other students. Alicia Keys was also there to hear her goddaughter perform. Conway, who was Trump’s campaign manager, is moving to DC to be counselor to the president. Her husband, George, happens to be the lawyer who wrote the Supreme...
  • 'You cannot eat here': Hawaii café riles residents with ban on Trump voters

    12/28/2016 4:19:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    Honolulu’s Café 8 ˝ gets rave reviews on Yelp for its “Radiatore Verde” and “Italian stir fry,” among other popular dishes at the eclectic mom-and-pop restaurant – but the response to its new 'policy' barring pro-Trump patrons has been decidedly more mixed. A bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant's front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.” A photo of the sign was shared with FoxNews.com. One also is proudly posted on the café’s Facebook page, and was “liked” by some 40 people. “…The next time you're in Honolulu, eat lunch...
  • High School Censors Pro-Life Club, Bans the Word ‘Abortion’

    12/18/2016 4:53:12 AM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 17, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    The conservative legal group Liberty Counsel is claiming that the public school district violated the Constitution by censoring the anti-abortion student group’s poster. The poster, which took over 25 hours to make, included hand-painted hearts and the phrase “3,000 Lives Are Ended Each Day.” . . . Administrators also asked the students to refrain from using the word, “abortion,” in club material, in written or oral communications, or on social media. Administrators even went as far as asking students from the club to sign an agreement that would bar them from seeking legal assistance to protect their right to express...
  • A 'Festivus for the Rest of Us': Tips all-inclusive, multicultural holiday party at the office

    12/15/2016 7:49:04 AM PST · by b4its2late · 39 replies
    Texas Woman’s University ^ | 11/21/16 | Anna Ryan
    When planning December office parties that coincide with the Christmas season, it is a challenge for event organizers to make celebrations "all-inclusive." Many employers may wish to offer a traditional Christmas or holiday party if they know this approach makes sense for their employees and their organization, notes Mark Kessler, Ph.D., professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University. However, not all faith traditions have holidays in December, and not everyone identifies with a particular faith tradition. With this in mind, professor Kessler offers two approaches for those who want to make all employees feel included during...