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Pinterest Now Analyzing Pay For Discrimination Against Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business

Many older, established companies are already in the habit of making sure they’re not discriminating against women when it comes to pay. Now tec...

Adoptee Rights Are Your Rights, Too

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Why deny adoptees their personal records and original birth certificates if it's against what most adoptees and their biological parents want? It makes no sense.

Arizona Gets Schooled: Update on Ban of Mexican American Studies #MayaVsAZ

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Discrimination is the only explanation for Arizona's banning of Mexican American Studies, threatening intellectual freedom for the entire nation. A federal appeals court suggested as much in their opinion on July 7, 2015.

Judge Rules Latest Pearson/NYSED Test Does Not Discriminate -- So Far

Alan Singer | Posted 08.09.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

On August 7, 2015 Kimba M. Wood of Federal District Court in Manhattan ruled that the ALST, the latest rendition of the Pearson/New York State Education Department literacy test for teacher certification candidates, does not discriminate against minority group members

Why We Should Be Wary Of Facebook's Patent Technology

Richard Zombeck | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Why am I terrified? Because the prospect and potential that this represents means a world without discussion and without ideas. It means a world in which we have to be careful of what we say for fear of not getting that loan, job, or education.

Salma Hayek Describes Her Experience Being Discriminated Against At A Movie Theater

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live Thursday afternoon to discuss her recent project “The P...

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Whether you're on the front lines of a social movement or struggling with discrimination in your daily life, it can be difficult to survive, let alone find your way forward. Here are five important tips to help you in your journey.

On the 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Congress Must Legislate

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

As we gear up for the 2016 election -- the first presidential election since the Supreme Court crippled the VRA's protections -- we need, as President Johnson said, a new triumph for freedom to match any won on a battlefield. On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, it is time to legislate, not just commemorate.

Dear White Men: Five Pieces of Advice for 91 Percent of Fortune 500 CEOs

Laura Mather | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Laura Mather

Need inspiration? Consider this: Fortune 500 companies that value diversity -- that elevate talent and ability above all -- have stronger teams, make smarter business moves and ultimately deliver a higher return for employees, executives and shareholders.

Disabled Workers: We Need to Fight for Ourselves Too

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

While discussion for women's workplace rights is rampant, disability employment is still extremely and unjustifiably taboo. This needs to change. An inclusive workforce is better for everybody. Employer and employee alike, we all need to strive for it.

Touching 'Nappy' Hair

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Frank H. Wu

For whatever it is worth, an observer who is neither black nor white cannot help but discern the color line. Race enthralls us, in the original definition of the word. Despite being a myth, it is powerful enough in our shared imagination to create its own reality.

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.

Black Lives, White Silence And The Second Reconstruction

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

The tragic shooting deaths of nine African-American congregants in a South Carolina church and its juxtaposition with the ongoing debate about police mistreatment of African-Americans in a nation led by president who is part African suggests we are in a curious moment in U.S. history.

For Salma Hayek, Donald Trump Is He Who Must Not Be Named

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment

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Obama Has Outclassed the Grand Old White Establishment

Cody Cain | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

The experience of witnessing the first black President in the history of the United States has indeed been a wonderment to behold. As it turned out, the grand old white establishment revealed itself to be petty, obstructionist, vindictive, and incompetent. History will remember them as such, to the extent history will remember them at all.

Pity the Privileged

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
DaShanne Stokes

The idea that the majority is under attack is reinforcing to anyone who stands on the brink of losing unearned privileges they have long taken for granted. It hurts to be taken down a peg, to discover you're no better, no more deserving, than anyone else. Better to lash out, mobilize the masses. Misdirect them at an imagined enemy. Anything to maintain that privilege.

The Same-Sex Couple Turned Away By Sweet Cakes By Melissa Speak Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The same-sex couple who were turned away by Oregon's Sweet Cakes by Melissa in 2013 when they sought a wedding cake are speaking out for the fir...

Democrats Want To Extend Civil Rights Protections To Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unpaid interns in most states aren't covered by the same workplace discrimination and harassment laws as employees, but some House Demo...

Abolish the Box on College Applications

Michael Goldstein | Posted 07.28.2015 | College
Michael Goldstein

Late last spring, Princeton University Students for Prison Education and Reform presented the school's president with a petition containing over 1000 signatures, calling for the school to cease using the Common Application's questions about prior criminal and disciplinary histories.

What Gay Life Is Like In The Dominican Republic

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.27.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Being queer in the Dominican Republic is safe, but the country is still behind on anti-discrimination laws, according to Leonardo Sanchez, t...

10 Reasons Why Privilege Doesn't Exist

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Kiara Imani Williams

I'm tired of people talking about privilege like it's a real thing. I mean, come on - it's a socially constructed concept to make the dominant groups in society feel guilty. As a skinny person, I've been told I have some type of thin privilege in this country. Let me explain why this isn't true.

Debunking the Crazy Homophobic Claims About the Equality Act

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Ever notice the big gay loophole in the Civil Rights Act? It's great that we just won marriage -- but in most states you can still be fired, or kicked out of your home, or refused basic services on the basis of who you love or the gender you express.

My Sandra Bland Story

Torri Stuckey | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

Something seemed wrong about this situation. The officer said, "Give me your keys!" I said, "Why" but she ignored me. I still wasn't sure what was going on, I said, No. "Wrong answer" she replied. She snatched open my car door yelling, "Get the f**k out of the car" as she yanked me from my seat.

Comedy, White Supremacy and the Right-Wing Agenda

Dana Alexander | Posted 07.23.2015 | Comedy
Dana Alexander

Since leaving my white suburb at the age of 17 I have almost exclusively lived in "ethnic" areas and still do. Why? Because it's an opportunity to be something other than "the black girl."

Our Simple Role as Global Citizens in Fending Off Discrimination

Zeena Saifi | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Zeena Saifi

Painting people with a single brush is the most common form of bigotry. And although ignorance is indeed dangerous, the illusion of knowledge is undeniably worse. They are both branches that diverge from the same poisonous tree.