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Twitter Is No Place for #NoHomo

Catherine Ventura | Posted 12.03.2011 | Media
Catherine Ventura

Twitter needs to address homophobic hate speech and acknowledge that by allowing it to be featured in Trending lists, they are in effect endorsing it, adding fuel to the fire, and implicitly inviting users to pile on and repeat the derogatory words or phrases.

Memo to Obama: Push for Jobs, Don't Shove Employers

Adam Levin | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Adam Levin

Does it really make sense to elevate unemployment to a protected status with race, creed, national origin or anything else protected by the Constitution?

'L Word' Star's Airline Drama Continues

Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

The firestorm surrounding 'L Word' actress Leisha Hailey's removal off of a Southwest Airlines flight after she was allegedly kissing her partner cont...

Gay Former Employee Accuses Jesse Jackson Of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

A gay former employee of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has filed a lawsuit against Rev. Jesse Jackson, accusing the leader of the civil rights group of s...

Dave Jamieson

Mega Retailer Bass Pro Discriminated Against Minority Job Seekers: Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Bass Pro Shops, one of the leading retailers of outdoor gear, is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alle...

Tyler Kingkade

Republican Blasts Jobs Act For Banning Unemployment Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is no fan of a proposal for the federal government to forbid employers from discriminating against the jobl...

Fox News Viewers: Discrimination Against Whites Is As Big A Problem

Mother Jones | Posted 11.07.2011 | Black Voices

Two-thirds of viewers who say Fox News is the news source they trust most believe discrimination against whites is as big a problem as discrimination ...

Tyler Kingkade

Indeed.com, Largest Job Search Website, Bans Discriminatory Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With mounting pressure from worker advocates and an online petition, Indeed.com, the Internet's highest-trafficked job board website, ha...

Can Ethnic Pride Translate into Hatred?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Does being an activist for your own race mean discriminating against others?

Does Discrimination Still Exist? Of Course It Does

Red Room | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Red Room

If you don't believe that discrimination exists, here are some facts that prove my point.

When Biased Talk Becomes Dangerous

Mariela Dabbah | Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices
Mariela Dabbah

When we allow discriminatory talk to go unchallenged, we are failing to protect those being attacked and ourselves.

Divide and Conquer

Jay Tavare | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Jay Tavare

As 2012 approaches and our global village gets smaller and more crowded, we must remind ourselves that underneath the stars we are all one race, one people.

Gloria Steinem, The Help and Good News About Discrimination in America

Cynthia Kounaris | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
Cynthia Kounaris

What was inconceivable to our grandparents is taken for granted by us. Maybe what we're struggling for today will be yesterday's news for our grandchildren.

FDNY in Black and White

Dan Collins | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

New York has the least diverse fire department of any major U.S. city, and what we learned in a recent court hearing is that blacks and Hispanics who don't take the FDNY test on the assumption that the system is gamed for white guys are absolutely right.

Lucia Graves

Did UC Davis Discriminate Against Women?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.03.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal district court judge in California has ruled that the University of California at Davis violated Title IX, the law banning ...

Is Congress Really Serious About Domestic Radicalism?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

As Rep. Peter King led his latest hearing about the radicalization of Muslims in the United States last week, it turns out a radical of a different sort, based in Brooklyn, was plotting to spread his anti-Muslim message across the United States.

What, Now To Get A Job You Already Need To Have A Job?

Claudia Ricci | Posted 09.30.2011 | Business
Claudia Ricci

With so many millions of people unemployed, and frantic to find jobs, companies are routinely flooded with applications for every open position. That flood gives employers the privilege to be very, very picky.

Romanian Gypsies Seek Dictionary Definition Change

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- What's in a name? An insult, according to Romania's Gypsies who are pushing for the nation's leading dictionary to add "pejorati...

Lesbian Couple Ordered To Leave Museum For Holding Hands

Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

A lesbian couple was enjoying an art exhibit at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum over the weekend when they were reportedly approached by a ...

Dave Jamieson

Workers' Lawsuit Crumbles In Wake Of Walmart V. Dukes Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

The ink may have barely dried on the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, but the controversial case is already helping to giv...

Hypocrisy or Irony? Right-Wing Media and Abortion

Cynthia Dill | Posted 09.09.2011 | Women
Cynthia Dill

Sitting in his ivory tower reserved for men only in Portland, Maine, M.D. Harmon lectures readers about the myriad uses of irony while blaming "femini...

Employees Should Be Judged on Performance, Not Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Bishop Gene Robinson

Fighting to advance protections for a discriminated against minority is one of the roles of a civilized society. We should make the American dream of a job, free from unfair discrimination, a reality for all our citizens.

India Health Minister: Homosexuality Is A 'Disease'

Posted 09.04.2011 | World

MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press NEW DELHI — India's health minister derided homosexuality as an unnatural "disease" from the West at an HIV/AIDS ...

WATCH: Stop Motion 'Zero' Questions The Value Of Life

Posted 09.02.2011 | Arts

"Zero" is beautiful stop motion short film about a world where people are born into a numerical class system. Our hero is born with a zero on his ches...

Dave Jamieson

Best Buy Manager Fired For Refusing To Profile Customers: Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

A former manager at a Best Buy store in Northern Virginia says he was fired for refusing to profile customers as part of a theft-prevention program at...