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  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    03/21/2015 2:43:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 137 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/18/2015
    Last week The Ryersonian reported on an incident that involved two first-year journalism students who were turned away from an event organized by Racialized Students' Collective because they are white. Since then there has been a lot of commentary on the piece and a lot of debate -- a lot of the criticism is valid. There are two sides to the story: 1) the media has a right to attend public events and report on matters that are in the public interest. The student media needs to cover initiatives that are happening on campus so that we draw attention to...
  • Google backs 3-city program for black, Latino techies [violates anti-discrimination laws]

    03/18/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    USA Today [link only] | March 16, 2015 | Jessica Guynn
    link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/03/16/google-code-2040-tech-diversity-nation/70302194/
  • Ohio same-sex couple accuses videographer of discrimination

    03/17/2015 6:45:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jareen Imam
    A community is rallying around an Ohio couple who says they were denied wedding services because of their sexual orientation. Jenn Moffitt and her partner Jerra Kincely were on the hunt in February for a wedding videographer. She sent an email asking video production business "Next Door Stories" in Bexley, Ohio, if it would cater to a same-sex couple. She was shocked by the response. "Unfortunately at this time I do not offer services for same-sex weddings," the owner of business wrote in an email Moffitt shared with CNN.
  • REJECTED AS ‘DISCRIMINATORY’ AND SHUNNED FROM CAMPUSES, CHRISTIAN CLUBS STRUGGLE

    03/01/2015 8:26:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.thecollegefix.com ^ | february 25, 2015 | Aaron Bandler
    When Cal Poly Sal Luis Obispo hosts its annual Open House this April, during which campus clubs typically greet and recruit prospective visiting students, one longtime mainstay at the university will be conspicuously absent: Cru. The Christian club will not be allowed to set up a table and pass out fliers, or meet and greet guests. It’s the same at Chico State, where Cru will not be allowed to showcase itself during the school’s annual fall recruitment drive. They’ve also been forbidden from hanging up posters in freshman dorms. Gone are the days when Christian student clubs at Cal Poly...
  • Black Privilege: Students Get SAT Bonus Points for Being Black or Hispanic – Asians Are Penalized

    02/27/2015 9:46:04 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 93 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    A report in the LA Times revealed that blacks and Hispanics get bonus SAT points at elite universities based on their race. Asian students however are penalized 50 points due to their race.
  • Student gov't rep removed from office over opposition to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

    02/26/2015 6:10:18 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://campusreform.org/ ^ | 02/26/2015 | Glori Foster
    A former student representative at George Mason University was removed from his position after tweeting about “illegals” receiving in-state college tuition which was perceived as offensive by some students. Storm Paglia assumed the position of undersecretary for university dining services last May and on Feb. 13 tweeted his disapproval of the Virginia Senate and House allowing “illegals” to have “in state tuition with an easier process than if I were to apply.” “And the next time someone tells me the word ILLEGAL is inappropriate please enlighten me on how they haven’t broken our country’s laws,” Paglia continued in a separate...
  • Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit With $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    02/23/2015 10:09:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 23. 2015 | Eriq Gardner
    The National Association of African-American Owned Media alleges that Sharpton and other advocates have been bought off. Even though the FCC hasn't yet ruled on the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, one group has already filed a lawsuit claiming at least $20 billion in damages from the way the two giants allegedly discriminate against black-owned media. The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from the National Association of African-American Owned Media, which also filed a similar suit against AT&T and DirecTV in December. This time, the plaintiff is not only targeting both Comcast and TWC on...
  • Jeh Johnson: The Administration Must "Give Voice To The Plight Of Muslims"

    02/19/2015 7:52:35 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 64 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 18, 2015
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON: We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face.
  • It's Wake Up Time, City Of Charlotte

    02/18/2015 3:00:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the name of anti-discrimination, the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina is poised to discriminate against people of conservative moral values, also imposing the struggles of a tiny minority on every man, woman, and child who lives or works in Charlotte or might happen to visit the city. It’s wake up time, Charlotte! It’s not too late to make a change. According to an in-depth review by a team of lawyers with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a new bill, which the City Council will vote on after a public meeting on Monday, February 23rd, “does not contain adequate safeguards...
  • Is there a way to report H1-B discrimination in job listings?

    02/13/2015 10:05:33 AM PST · by bobcat62 · 22 replies
    I just got a couple of job inquiries, where having an H1-B visa is a must. Is there a way to report these jokers to the appropriate agency?
  • Body Could be Exhumed After Relatives of Muslim Buried Alongside Complain He Was an Unbeliever

    02/11/2015 6:52:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/10/15 | Gregory Walton
    Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, could be dragged into a messy legal battle after a Muslim family demanded that a “non-believer” who was buried next to their relation be exhumed for religious reasons. The unnamed Muslim family raised objections after an 89-year-old Roman Catholic man was buried in a plot adjacent to their relation. Shadrack Smith was buried in the multi-denominational Lychgate Lane Cemetery in Burbage, Leicestershire, following his funeral on Jan 30. Mr Smith had lived in an official gipsy camp in nearby Aston Firs for more than 20 years, and in excess of 400 relations and friends attended...
  • Kerry to Appoint LGBT Special Envoy, Must Be Gay to Apply

    02/11/2015 4:13:26 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 34 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/11/15 | Steve Berman
    This is so expected.  First, the “gay pride” flag was flown over the U.S. Embassy in Madrid.  Then it was Israel’s turn to hoist the rainbow ensign over the embassy in Tel Aviv.  Now, Secretary of State John Kerry will appoint an LGBT special envoy. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said US Secretary of State John Kerry would “soon” make the appointment. “It will be an openly gay foreign service officer. We don’t have a finalized name yet. But we will announce soon,” Harf said. Resume qualifications for this position:  be openly gay.  It’s not like there’s any discrimination going...
  • If Firing Atlanta’s Fire Chief Isn’t a Religious Liberty Case, Then Nothing Is

    01/22/2015 7:14:38 AM PST · by xzins · 18 replies
    CrossWalk ^ | 15 Jan 15 | Alex Crain
    Today's lead editorial in The New York Times came out in strong support of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for firing the city's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran. Cochran, as you may know was fired recently for having “antigay views.” Christian author and professor, Denny Burk, took issue with the NYT editorial on his blog, arguing that if the Atlanta Fire Chief’s termination isn’t a religious liberty case, then nothing is. Extensive details about this curious case of termination are easy to find elsewhere. For instance, see this Christianheadlines.com article, click the related links throughout this post, and view Chief Cochran’s own...
  • Man Files Religious Discrimination Complaint Over Bakery’s Refusal to Make Anti-Gay Cake

    01/20/2015 2:18:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    reason.com ^ | 1/20/15 | Scott Shackford
    It was only a matter of time before it actually happened. In Colorado, where Masterpiece Cakeshop has been cited by the state for refusing to make wedding cakes for gay couples, a man has filed a complaint with the state that a different bakery has refused to make him a cake, violating public accommodation laws. In this case, though, the man claims religious discrimination for a bakery's refusal to make a cake that's not quite so love-affirming. ...."He wanted us to write God hates …" she trails. "Just really radical stuff against gays." "He wouldn't allow me to make a...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Times Reporter

    01/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 6, 2011 | Staff
    Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Slimes Reporter Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, was indicted today for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen. The indictment shows that the federal government had access to their e-mail and phone contacts going back several years. Sterling served on the Iran desk of the CIA in the 1990s, and oversaw a classified program aimed at sabotaging the development of its nuclear programming. He left the CIA in 2000 and sued for racial discrimination (he is African American) in a case that went all the way...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Your Christian Faith Could Cost Your Job

    12/29/2014 7:37:27 PM PST · by Maudeen · 20 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 12/29/2014 | Debbie Smith
    He seemed like a shoe in for the job of Director of Public Health for the state of Georgia. A medical doctor and PhD, Dr. Eric Walsh had been thoroughly vetted for the position in over 100 pages of documentation praising the doctor being hired by the agency. That is, until Dr. Walsh’s Christian sermons were uncovered. In a law suit filed by Liberty Institute on behalf of Dr. Walsh, it is alleged that Department of Public Health, DPH, Human Resource decision-makers decided not to hire the doctor after viewing You Tube recordings of his sermons. Dr. Walsh’s Christian faith...
  • California University 'De-Recognizes' Christian Group for Accepting Only Christian Leaders

    12/14/2014 9:04:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    San Jose State University in California has intimated Ratio Christi, a grassroots campus student ministry, of its decision to "de-recognized" the campus chapter as punishment for the ministry's "discriminatory" policy for leadership positions. School officials wrote to Ratio Christi, explaining their action is as per a new California State University Executive Order on how an organization selects its officers, the ministry revealed on its website this week. The ministry requires its chapter officers to be Christian and holding biblical beliefs, and the State of California now deems that as "discriminatory." "De-recognition" means the school chapter of the ministry is no...
  • Abercrombie & Fitch: Job Seekers Must Explain Faith To Win Anti-Discrimination Protection

    12/13/2014 10:07:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 12/13/2014 | Michael Rudin
    In the closely watched Supreme Court case, EEOC v. Abercrombie, the Becket Fund a brief debunking Abercrombie's claim that a Muslim job applicant should have explained during her job interview that she was wearing a headscarf for religious reasons in order to be protected by anti-discrimination laws. "Abercrombie's claim is both an absurd and dangerous precedent for all people of faith seeking employment," said Eric Baxter, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. "Justice may be blind, but that doesn't mean employers can cover their eyes. A job applicant does not have to bring a 'Look at me...
  • Lawsuit: Women at MLB office faced discrimination

    12/11/2014 11:30:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2014
    NEW YORK — The highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters said in a lawsuit on Thursday she has faced discrimination there for two decades. Sylvia Lind’s lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified damages for what she describes as a failure by the league to consider, interview, appoint and promote qualified Hispanic women to managerial and executive positions. Lind, 48, says the league has created a hostile work environment for her because of her age.
  • The War Between Disparate Impact and Equal Protection Continues

    12/09/2014 11:34:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    For decades, courts have been struggling to reconcile two conflicting theories of what constitutes unlawful discrimination. The first theory, often called “disparate treatment,” reflects the commonly understood meaning of “discrimination.” Under this theory, a government action discriminates—violates the principle of equal protection or equality under the law—if it explicitly or implicitly treats members of one race or other special group differently from others. Examples of disparate treatment include Jim Crow’s black codes, university admission caps and quotas, and policies excluding women from certain positions.The second theory, known as “disparate impact,” argues that the definition of discrimination should be much broader...
  • Local pro-life organization denied Vacaville lease, files suit

    12/04/2014 7:16:01 PM PST · by Morgana
    The Reporter ^ | 12/03/14 | Melissa Murphy
    In a dispute that could have greater legal implications, a local pro-life organization filed suit Wednesday against a landlord, whose Vacaville office building houses Planned Parenthood, alleging religious discrimination after the owner first agreed to lease space to the group and then reneged, saying only that their pro-life clinic was “not a good fit.” Pacific Justice Institute, a nonprofit legal defense organization, filed the complaint on behalf of Alpha Pregnancy Clinics of Northern California in Solano County Superior Court, alleging breach of contract and violation of the organization’s civil rights. Alpha, a licensed medical clinic in the state of California,...
  • Missouri white students told not to take part in Ferguson ‘die-in’ demonstration

    12/04/2014 6:28:40 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    College Fix - University of Missouri ^ | December 4, 2014 | Christopher White
    Organizers of a recent Ferguson protest at the University of Missouri requested “only people of color” take part in the event’s “die-in,” one element of a larger demonstration that prompted at least two classes to be shelved so students could participate. “During the demonstration we will hold a ‘die-in’ in the student center. We are asking that only people of color be the ones to do so,” event organizers stated in an email obtained by The College Fix. “We are asking non-people of color to stand holding hands in solidarity.” “The ‘die-in’ is meant to represent black bodies that are...
  • Transgenders to be included in Miami-Dade human rights ordinance

    12/02/2014 5:01:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 12/1/14
    For five hours, numerous people spoke about whether transgender men and women should be protected under the human rights ordinance in Miami-Dade County....
  • Israel Not Such a Haven for Christians

    11/25/2014 12:40:49 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 21 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    We hear very little about the treatment of Christians in Israel. Among the terrible persecution that Christians face in Muslim countries in the Middle East and elsewhere, Israel is usually portrayed as a beacon of tolerance where Christians are free to follow their faith without fear of being killed. Everything is relative. Looking at what happens in Israel's neighbouring countries, where Christians are forced to convert to Islam, humiliate themselves by becoming second-class citizens and paying the extortionist jizya tax, die or flee, Israel may indeed seem a good place for them to live. Israel has no policy of...
  • DOJ forces online grocer Peapod to make website accessible to disabled

    11/18/2014 1:12:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2014 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Justice Department reached an agreement Monday with Peapod, a popular Internet grocer, to settle claims that the company’s website discriminated against people with disabilities.The agreement forces Peapod LLC and parent company Ahold USA to update www.peapod.com so assistive technologies like text-to-speech and Braille displays function with the site.The DOJ hailed the action as ensuring that anti-discrimination laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to Internet businesses as well as brick and mortar stores.“This agreement ensures that people with disabilities will have an equal opportunity to independently and conveniently shop online for groceries,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita...
  • Black on White Violence Is Accelerating in America

    11/10/2014 8:06:58 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 132 replies
    capemaycountyherald.com ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | By Barbara Beitel
    COURT HOUSE – Colin Flaherty is a noted journalist for 30 years, whose works have appeared in major newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and has been published in 1,000 sites around the world and received 50 journalism awards. Flaherty made an appearance Nov. 3 at Atlantic Cape Community College to speak about black-on-white violence, a topic, he stated, which does not receive much press. The subject makes editors uncomfortable, Flaherty said. Liberals, he said, cringe at the idea of black-on-white violence and police underreport it. Flaherty documented cases in Chicago where Mayor Rahm...
  • IRS Admits It Didn’t Really Look for Lois Lerner’s “Lost” Emails [satire]

    11/10/2014 9:05:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that it didn’t exercise much effort to track down emails cited in an investigation of IRS abuses involving harassment of conservative political organizations. “Look, we were between a rock and a hard place,” Koskinen contended. “On the one hand, we have Congress and the Courts demanding we produce these documents. On the other hand, some very powerful and dangerous people were very determined that these documents never be found.” “If we defy Congress and the Courts the worst case scenario is we get held in contempt,” Koskinen pointed out. “It’s embarrassing. We look like crooks...
  • NY Librarian Fired after Refusing to Discriminate Against Whites

    11/09/2014 3:34:25 PM PST · by rightistight · 63 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/9/14 | Aurelius
    A librarian who formerly worked at the Riverhead Free Library has filed a lawsuit saying that she was fired because she did not discriminate against white people. Riverhead Free Library is located in Long Island, New York. Diane Woodcheke says she was fired after she questioned her boss's decision to only hire minorities. Her boss told her that “my people have been kept down,” and, therefore, only minorities should be hired at the library. Woodcheke questioned this, telling her boss that "discrimination is illegal." Woodcheke claims that her boss then mocked her and then fired her soon after. “Discounting people...
  • Judge undercuts Obama on housing discrimination, rebukes Tom Perez

    11/04/2014 11:48:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge overturned the Obama administration’s “desperation” move to try to find more ways to prove discrimination in housing in a decision Monday that also delivered a searing rebuke to Thomas Perez, a Cabinet official whom liberals are pushing to be the next attorney general. Judge Richard J. Leon ruled that the administration cannot rely on “disparate impact” to judge discrimination, dealing a blow to civil rights groups that said the analytical tool gave them more room to file discrimination cases. Potentially just as important for President Obama’s postelection moves was the rebuke Judge Leon delivered to Mr. Perez,...
  • Thomas Perez, the Disparate Impact Man

    10/29/2014 9:39:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/29/14 | Alan Joel
    The White House in general, and Perez in particular, like disparate impact theory because it "sets a very low bar for proving discrimination" The idea of “disparate impact” is an abomination that has taken root in the business world and is being pushed into other sectors as well, such as housing and labor. This idea holds that “a defendant can be held liable for discrimination for a race-neutral policy that statistically disadvantages a specific minority group even if that negative “impact” was neither foreseen nor intended. In such cases, defendants can be forced to pay for harm caused not by...
  • ‘Racist’ school excluded English-speaking students from trip (Kidderminster, England)

    10/22/2014 11:54:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:53PM BST 01 Oct 2014 | (Agencies)
    A primary school has been accused of racism after English speaking children were barred from going on school trip and forced to attend classes instead. St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Kidderminster, Worcs., laid on a petting zoo visit on Tuesday for non-English speaking pupils only, while pupils who did speak the language had to stay in lessons. Parents criticized the decision and said their children had been discriminated against for being British. Several even refused to allow their children to go to school on the day of the trip to Rays Farm, near Bridgnorth, Shrops., which was...
  • Canadian woman denied job for being a Christian

    10/13/2014 7:08:54 AM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies
    christian.org.uk ^ | 10/13/2014 | n/a
    A Canadian woman says that she was barred from getting a job at a wilderness tourism company because of her Christian faith. Bethany Paquette, who is an experienced rafting guide, said she was “attacked” over her religion by Norwegian company Amaruk Wilderness Corp. Paquette has taken her email correspondence with the company to lawyers and is preparing a case for the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. Describing her experience, Paquette said: “I did feel really attacked on the basis that I’m a Christian”. She says she was shocked when she read an email sent in reply to her application by...
  • Page: Tyrannies preserve race inequity

    10/13/2014 2:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Beloit Daily News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Clarence Page
    WHAT A disappointment. Officials have retracted their promising report that voter registration surged by more than 3,000 in Ferguson, Missouri since August 9, when the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white police officer touched off sometimes-violent protests. The St. Louis County Election Board now says only 128 new people registered. The original figure turned out to be the number of previously registered voters who had re-registered to change their address or other personal information, Rita Days, St. Louis County’s director of elections, said. THAT’S STILL good news for democracy, although not as much as...
  • UAW publishing names of ‘scabs’ - aka people who don’t want to join UAW

    10/12/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    To those who buy the romanticized image of labor unions - those brave champions of the working man who work day and night to protect the best interests of just plain folks against the robber barons in the boardrooms and the plush corporate offices - it’s hard to conceive of why anyone would not want to join the United Auto Workers. Democrats who hate right-to-work laws in states that have them deride said laws as “right to work for less.” You dumbasses! Why would you not join the union when it’s going to get you more money and protect you...
  • Affirmative Discrimination in Higher Education: The Pressure to End it Continues

    10/10/2014 8:26:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2014 | Roger Clegg
    Racial and ethnic admission preferences will probably have to be pried from the cold, dead fingers of university officials, but the pressure to end this affirmative discrimination continues. For starters, such preferences are unpopular with most Americans, and most Americans have a dog in this fight. I’ll cite just two recent polls, from somewhat surprising sources. A survey conducted last April by MTV of “millennials” aged 14 to 24 found that 90 percent “believed that everyone should be treated the same regardless of race” — and so, unsurprisingly, 88 percent opposed affirmative action. The Boston Globe in July discussed a...
  • How to Steal Things, Exploit People, and Avoid All Responsibility (Reparations, again)

    10/06/2014 11:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor
    I started this narrative bibliography for "The Case for Reparations" back in June, but, regrettably, I didn't finish the final section before I left for the summer. Some time has passed but I think it is very important that, as much as possible, I complete this public acknowledgement of all the previous work that contributed to my own. As I've written, the process began with the understanding that racism was a "done thing" and not an irrepressible clash between people of different hues. Another way of putting this is to say white supremacy is not an invention of white people;...
  • Neighbors Of Ebola Patient Feel ‘Discriminated Against’

    10/06/2014 9:03:14 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10/6/2014 | Unknown to me
    Residents in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood of Dallas are living near the epicenter of the Ebola scare in North Texas. Now, they say they’re facing a different challenge — discrimination. Thomas Duncan stayed at an apartment in the community before being diagnosed with Ebola and admitted into Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. Dallas City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates says that she met with over 30 community leaders on Monday, trying to assess the needs of the residents. Most are concerned about the possible stigma of living near the apartment building. “Unfortunately, they are feeling discriminated against,” said Gates....
  • (Illegal) Immigrants Kicked Off Obamacare Now Suing Over Discrimination

    10/05/2014 4:14:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/03/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Two immigration groups have filed legal complaints against the Obama administration for kicking over one hundred thousand Obamacare customers off their insurance plans without sending notices in their native language, Modern Healthcare reports. The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Philadelphia’s Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMACC) have both filed complaints with Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights. The groups believe the Obama administration’s move to end the health plans of customers who failed to prove their legal immigration or citizenship status violate customers’ rights as immigrants. The Obama administration terminated 115,000 customers’ Obamacare...
  • School accused of 'purging' Christian books

    09/30/2014 5:09:05 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-23-14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with “The Hiding Place,” they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message. “We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves,” Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent...
  • EEOC Sues Lakeland Eye Clinic for Sex Discrimination Against Transgender Employee

    09/25/2014 12:50:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Lakeland Eye Clinic, a Lakeland, Fla.-based organization of health care professionals, discriminated based on sex in violation of federal law by firing an employee because she is transgender, because she was transitioning from male to female, and/or because she did not conform to the employer's gender-based expectations, preferences, or stereotypes, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. This is one of the first two lawsuits ever filed by the agency alleging sex discrimination against transgender individuals. The other case, EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. was filed today by the EEOC's...
  • Ferguson brings new attention to Cardin bill on profiling

    09/16/2014 7:50:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Fritze
    Sen. Ben Cardin said Tuesday that his legislation to prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling had received renewed national attention after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Speaking at a briefing on Capitol Hill, the Maryland Democrat said the bill had "gotten new life" and that he hoped the proposal could forward this year. "How many more Michael Browns will we have?" Cardin asked. "We all know that profiling is un-American and wrong. We know it turns communities against law enforcement, where they need to work together."
  • Discrimination on the basis of sacrifice

    09/09/2014 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Joanna Rosamond
    Denial of reasonable accommodation, Right to Free Speech The world has witnessed a lot of bizarre creativity on the part of Obama administration. One of the novelties imposed on us is the emergence of a brand new form of inequity: discrimination on the basis of sacrifice. Neglectful and unfair treatment of American veterans is not only a disgrace, but a blatant abuse of their civil and human rights. Labelling The first rule of labelling strategy is “I don’t label, I care!” In everyday life a manipulator will combine “crazy making” with negative stereotyping to make you look bad and to...
  • Two Brooklyn women tired of ´white people moving into the area´ force tenants

    09/08/2014 6:45:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    New York Daily News, ^ | 9/8/14 | Frank Green and Joseph Stepansky
    Two women were arrested after they robbed and then intimidated three tenants out of their Brooklyn apartment — and the crime was partly motivated by race and class resentment, law enforcement sources said. Precious Parker, 30, and Sabrina James, 23, knocked on the door of an apartment building on Ocean Ave. near Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and held a 34-year-old man, a 37-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman at gunpoint demanding they move out or be killed, police said. The women then stole $800, an iPhone and personal information
  • Federal Complaint Says Hog Farms Are Racial Discrimination

    09/08/2014 2:38:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | September 5, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Environmentalist groups accuse hog farms of violating civil rights. Environmental groups have filed a civil-rights complaint against hog farmers in North Carolina, claiming that by maintaining farms near neighborhoods where minorities live, the pork producers are engaged in illegal discrimination against minorities. The 48-page complaint explains that the farms create problems for surrounding neighborhoods such as foul smells and runoff in the water. The crux of the complaint, which was filed by Washington-based EarthJustice and three other environmental groups in the Tar Heel State, is not these problems themselves, however. The four environmental groups object to seeing these problems occur...
  • Senator to Issue Report Absolving IRS

    09/06/2014 10:05:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich), chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is preparing a report that will absolve the IRS and Lois Lerner of any wrongdoing in the campaign to target and harass conservative political organizations. “Those who have alleged that Lerner and the IRS took it upon themselves to conduct a vendetta against conservative organizations have it all wrong,” Levin alleged. “Evidence has emerged that the IRS was acting upon urgent requests from highly placed members of the government. Bureaucrats being responsive to the needs of the government is behavior we should be encouraging not punishing.” The highly...
  • Feds Punish Business For Engaging In ‘Citizenship-Discrimination’

    09/02/2014 1:27:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A Texas catering business will pay the United States $26,400 for engaging in “citizenship-discrimination,” as part of a settlement with the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Culinaire International unlawfully discriminated against employees based on their citizenship status, the Justice Department claimed, because it required non-citizen employees to provide extra proof of their right to work in the United States. Culinaire has agreed to pay the United States $20,460 in civil penalties, receive training in anti-discrimination rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, revise its work eligibility verification process, and create a $40,000 back pay fund for “potential economic victims.”
  • Toronto cancels permit for 15th annual Jesus parade

    08/28/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    If organizers are insistent in holding the event they could always agree to march in the nude or carry “Death to Israel!” signs. That should do it for the city once known as 'Toronto the Good'. With less than a month to go before the parade expected to draw thousands of participants, Toronto bureaucrats told the organizers of the annual event that it could not be held. Although excuses were given, there is no other logical explanation other than the cancellation of the event, held without incident for the past 14 years, was nothing more than Christian-bashing. According to Canada...
  • Report: Response to climate-change survey led to CEO's departure from PR Giant, Edelman

    08/26/2014 2:48:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PR Week ^ | 08/2014 | Lindsay Stein and Frank Washkuch ,
    Edelman global CEO Richard Edelman said in a conversation with an editor of Vice’s Motherboard blog that former US CEO Mark Hass was fired from the agency in part because of the way he responded to an investigation into PR agencies’ work with climate-change deniers. Quoted by Motherboard senior editor Brian Merchant, the chief executive of the world’s largest PR agency said, "We fired the head of our US [division] in part because of that stupid note he wrote, about, you know, how we don’t answer these kinds of things." In response to inquiries from the Climate Investigations Center that...
  • Why the Obama administration sees racism everywhere

    08/17/2014 3:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 17, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    The Obama administration has done little to calm racial tensions as they spread from Manhattan to St. Louis to Los Angeles. Quite the opposite, some top officials have fueled African-American fears of racism with false accusations of anti-black discrimination. Attorney General Eric Holder’s race-baiting is no secret. Justice Department documents show the nation’s top cop gave thousands of dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton organize marches protesting the death of Trayvon Martin. Now he’s sent the civil-rights unit to St. Louis to do the same thing in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Less known, however, is the role...