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Discrimination

Entrepreneurship and Women: How We Can and Should Make "Female" an Unnecessary Adjective

Kelsey Recht | Posted 04.18.2014 | Technology
Kelsey Recht

Every business publication I pick up these days seems to feature stories about discrimination against women in the technology world. I have even been ...

'Jew' Is Not a Verb

Jan Phillips | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Jan Phillips

I told my plumber how grateful I was for the discount he gave me on his labor. 'That's because you didn't try and jew me down,' he said. 'If you had, I wouldn't have given you such a good rate.' I let it pass like I hadn't felt a knife blade enter my heart.

Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Brooklyn Defender Services

The scrutiny of law enforcement, particularly in urban environments, falls disproportionately on a handful of neighborhoods, which are becoming more and more segregated by race and class.

Hate on Me, Hater!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Mississippi, I want you to know this: Someone has to show you that life should not be about hating. You might have, for the moment, won the battle but the war isn't over.

The Jury's in: Texas Wants MAS, Mexican American Studies is Act II of the Civil Rights Act

Tony_Diaz | Posted 04.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.

The Breaking and Dispossession of America's Black Farmers

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

We need to help black farmers get back their lost land and return to farming. Dispossession" could be the prologue to a revitalized black farming -- and American society.

Get Your Foot Off My Neck: The Emancipation of the Black College Athlete

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Universities must bare the responsibility for effectively bridging the gap for students to ensure their success. And the monies that flow into the college and university system could be used to greatly enrich the lives of black men in American who live in the margins of society.

Transgender Female Crossfit Athlete Chloie Jonsson Talks Equality, Acceptance, Tolerance and Respect

Toni Newman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Chloie Jonnson is a transgender female and CrossFit athlete fighting for her rights to compete as a female in the CrossFit Games. CrossFit has issue...

Enough With the Bathrooms: Stigma, Stereotypes and Barriers to Trans Equality

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

The truth of the matter is that everyone has a right to non-discrimination, and that trans people pretty much everywhere face unique barriers to exercising this right because of stigma, stereotypes and legal obstacles to changing gender markers.

Oregon's Next Export? Discrimination, the Anti-Gay Ballot Measure That You Will See On the Next Ballot

Mike Marshall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Marshall

Oregon, once again, is the state where the opposition is focusing its efforts.

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

WATCH: What Life Is Like With A Face Tattoo

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

While tattoos are generally becoming more popular and accepted, there's still one place on the body where a tattoo is sure to turn heads: the face. DJ...

How to Fight Age Discrimination

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Age discrimination has become a much more frequent complaint in recent years as more and more people are working into their retirement years.

The Salvation Army's White-Flag Surrender to Secularism

Dan Arel | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

This week the Salvation Army caved, and a settlement has been reached that upholds the separation of church and state and will no longer allow the organization to hold those they serve or those they employee to any religious standards while receiving taxpayer dollars.

Federal Judge's Decision Closes Black Farmers' Lawsuit, Leaves Some Disappointed

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

A federal judge's recent ruling has finally settled outstanding issues in the black farmers' long-running lawsuit, nearly 30 years after I first sta...

The Dream of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Hope of President Barack Obama

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

For Black History Month, we honor the lives of African Americans that worked diligently to create a better America in the name of equality. Though the...

Treating Women as the Second-Class Citizens of Sports: A Response to Richard Sherman's Critique of the NFL's Proposed Ban of the N-word

Abigail Perdue | Posted 03.17.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

The harmful impact that sex-based slurs may have upon male players, fans, and coaches has also received insufficient attention in the NFL.

Gay Wedding Cake Cuts Deep

Peter Monn | Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Monn

I'm not a big believer in protesting establishments who refuse gays' rights to services based on religious beliefs. I think they have a right to their beliefs. I'm not God and they can do as they choose. But this is much deeper than wedding cake.

The Christian Right's 'Religious Freedom Law' Scam

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Vanessa Sheridan

Several states are currently considering passing "religious freedom laws." Don't be misled: such legislation is unconstitutional and should be patently offensive to any patriotic American who cares about equality for every citizen.

Campbell's Scoop No. 1: Going Nude

Naomi Campbell | Posted 03.13.2014 | Style
Naomi Campbell

When going nude in any setting I think most of us initially worry about being judged and feeling vulnerable in that there is no place to hide our insecurities - they are totally exposed for everyone to see.

Sheryl Sandberg's Bossy Ban Is Bossy: So What?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

So let's start a bossy campaign to get higher wages for women; to get women into the nation's corner offices and political offices; to get paid family and sick leave; and to change the 1950s work model that just doesn't work for women or men today.

J'Accuse - My Tale of Two Countries

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

In France, anti-Semitism is often attributed to tension between the Muslim and Jewish communities as well as to critical attitudes toward Israel on the French Left. But, France is a paradox.

I Won't Pretend That Disability Simulation Works

Emily Ladau | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Emily Ladau

To me, it feels like the opposite of acceptance to have my entire identity as a person with a physical disability reduced to an isolated simulation experience. We must move away from equating empathy with acceptance

Making Forward Progress

Abigail Perdue | Posted 03.07.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

Despite these very real concerns, which certainly warrant serious consideration, the rule, as proposed, only regulates conduct on the playing field.

Money Talks and Bigotry Walks

Tom Carpenter | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

Does anyone really think they were back peddling because they finally understood that these proposed bills were going to discriminate against their fellow LGBT citizens?