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.
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.
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.
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.
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.