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Dave Jamieson

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

Delta And Saudis Respond To Travel Questions

Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Saudi Arabian embassy on Friday (June 24) denied as "completely false" rep...

Microsoft and GE Celebrate With Walmart

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Margaret Heffernan

The Walmart victory is depressing and disheartening. But after the rage, two issues stand out which women should pay attention to. It's Not Just Walm...

Delta Adopts Saudi Arabian Airlines No Jew Policy

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Delta isn't being forced to include Saudi Arabian Airlines into its Sky Team Alliance. In fact, Delta could stand on principle and refuse to include Saudi Arabian Airlines based on its discriminatory policy.

Wal-Mart Gets A Free Pass For Bias From The Supreme Court

Rinku Sen | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

The lesson of the Dukes v. Wal-Mart decision is that Americans can't rely on the courts alone to check all forms of bias, especially the kinds that don't require explicit direction

Post-Race Fallout? Melting Pot Leads to Economic Meltdown for Blacks

Zondra Hughes | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Post-race progress, where race is not considered a factor in our buying habits, business pursuits, or self-identity, is wreaking havoc on the Black niche industry.

Two Studies on Gays Coming Out... or Not

Alex Blaze | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Alex Blaze

Two recent studies that have gotten mainstream press attention point out something that gay people have known for decades: coming out isn't a light-switch.

Too Big to Sue? Supreme Court Blocks Massive Gender Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Elizabeth B. Wydra

However strong the evidence of discrimination may or may not be, it is important to recognize that the Supreme Court's ruling today was not about whether Wal-Mart was guilty.

If New Religious 'Carve Outs' Are Too Extreme, Do Not Pass NY Gay Marriage

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Jennifer Vanasco

For three days, those who care about marriage equality in NY have waited, huddled outside of doors, as Republicans have conferenced, as they've met with the governor, as they've agonized over -- what?

Prop 8 Lawyers Seek to Destroy America's Judiciary

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Yesterday a team of lawyers sought to undermine the U.S. legal system. I'm not speaking in hyperbole -- these members of the bar attempted to discredit every black, female, non-Christian, or gay judge in the country.

Taking on Stark Inequalities in NYC Schools

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Ben Jealous

NY schools have increasingly co-located charter schools inside public schools as a cost-cutting measure. Co-locations can lead to disparities, division and tension among students, which can impede learning.

When Whites Feel Marginalized

Sam Sommers | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Sam Sommers

In an era in which all groups, even the historically empowered majority, see themselves as victims of bias, deciding from which direction to combat the problem of discrimination will only continue to become an increasingly difficult task.

Carrot or Stick, What Will It Take for Employers to Consider Unemployed Job Candidates?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

At any time, and in a heartbeat, any of us can become that unemployed job candidate. And if you are over the age of 50, look out; you may be prohibited from being considered for future employment at all..

Women, Growth and Generational Change

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Better policies and bigger projects will not by themselves achieve gender parity. Real change will come about only when gender becomes as integral and natural to development as environmental protection or fiscal transparency.

Discrimination In Plain View: Walking Out of a Restaurant

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Why should labeling a section of a restaurant menu "For ladies only" and offering preferred pricing be acceptable or even legal? As a customer, you get to choose where and how to spend your money.

Saki Knafo

Dove Ad Casts Spotlight On Madison Avenue Racism | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

When people ask Eugene Morris why he left a virtually all-white advertising firm in the early 1970s for an African-American one, he tells them about t...

Why Shouldn't a Baha'i Study?

Sohrab Ahmari | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Sohrab Ahmari

"What have people of my faith done to deserve such treatment? Why should a faith that regards all human beings as equal and calls for everyone to love one another, deserve this?"

Taking on Singlism: 28 Writers Help Me Display and Slay the Beast

Bella DePaulo | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

"DePaulo says that 'singlism' -- a term she coined and for which we are prepared to forgive her -- is not just aimed at unmarried women." -Gail Collin...

Hollywood Indians

Jay Tavare | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Jay Tavare

In early films, we Indians were depicted as nothing more than bronze, half-clothed savages, sporting stereotypical double braids, screaming as we got shot off horses. Hollywood's portrayals are responsible for the shallow perception most folks have of our people.

Are White People Disenfranchised?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I received some hate mail from a white supremacist. It's a rare, but not unprecedented occurrence. Her sentiments were ignorant and bizarre...