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DEA Agents In Puerto Rico Claim Discrimination

AP | Posted 04.07.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Ten Puerto Rican agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration have filed suit against their employer, claiming they r...

Boycotting Chick-Fil-A While Conservative Christians Play "Victim" Card

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While private companies like Chick-Fil-A have the right to support organizations and causes of their choice, should public tax-supported institutions such as universities maintain connections with those companies that expressly violate campus non-discrimination policies?

Dadophobia: Forbidding Sleepovers When Only Dad Is Home?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

You've accepted a sleepover invite for your daughter, not realizing that only her pal's divorced dad will be home. What to do? 

Ariel Edwards-Levy

State Weighs Ban On Discriminating Against The Unemployed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers are trying to make California the second state in the nation to ban hiring discrimination against the unemployed. A bill introduced Jan. ...

Maid Chased Down For Walking Through Luxury Community: Servants 'Forbidden To Move At Will'

AP | By EVA VERGARA | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

CHICUREO, Chile -- Felicita Pinto arrived early at the gates of the luxurious community where she labors as a maid, but the minibus to her employer's ...

Will Pay for Status

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

In the U.S., the outward markings of success are for sale. The value of these status symbols is particularly high for people when they are feeling that they are being discriminated against.

Michelle, Hillary, Elizabeth

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This is a story about three great women and two historic waves that embody the political, social, cultural, economic and consumer waves that are transforming America and the world in real time.

Work For A Church Or Religious School? You May Have No Civil Rights

Red Room | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Red Room

The Supreme Court broadened all religious organizations' rights to discriminate... That means churches can discriminate based on race, age, sex, disability, national origin -- you name it.

NYPD Accused Of Having 'Secret List' Barring Blacks From Promotion

Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

The NYCLU has filed a federal complaint accusing the NYPD of having a "secret list" barring black officers from being promoted within the department's...

Discrimination Lawsuit Holds Subprime Lenders Accountable

Shaun Donovan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Shaun Donovan

African-American and Latino families have been hit especially hard by economic recession. Most outrageously, these communities were also targets of many of the practices that helped cause it -- including discrimination, predatory lending and fraud.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Inescapable Network of Mutuality'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As we commemorate and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I am reminded once again of his vibrant image of the "inescapable network of mutuality" that links humanity. Dr. King envisioned an inclusive model of social justice.

Gender Discrimination: Religious vs. Secular

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Is there a stronger element of coercion when gender roles are imposed in a completely secular context versus the confines of ritual practice?

Age Discrimination Takes Its Toll

newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

Raise your hand if you've felt that people treat you with less respect or courtesy than others, that they act as if you're not smart, that you get poo...

Making Things Right, Many Years Later

Michael Waterstone | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Waterstone

Today, the idea of the state medically taking away someone's right to procreate against their will seems impossible. But from the 1930s to the late 1970s, North Carolina used eugenics to justify mandatory sterilization of people with mental disabilities, criminals and other undesirables.

Shame on Humana for Banning Smokers From Employment

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Shame on Humana, and Geisinger Health Systems and yes, the American Lung Association, and any organization that contorts ethics and morality to believe its employees' daily habits are fair game for its scrutiny.

Discovering The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar is a sparkling and sharp slice of life that, in presenting four personal stories, reflects and illuminates universal truths.

A Conversation With Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About Stigma, Discrimination, and Brain Disorders

S.Z. Berg | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

For more than 40 years, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been an unrelenting crusader for people suffering from mental illness.

U.S. Soldiers Face Consequences For Horrifying Charges

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Even before the Army sent him to Afghanistan, supporters say, Pvt. Daniel Chen was fighting a personal war. Fellow soldiers at a bas...

Detroit Man's Shocking HIV/AIDS Discrimination Claims Pick Up Steam

Posted 12.22.2011 | Gay Voices

More than 35,000 people have called for the resignation of the regional director of Detroit's Great Expressions Dental Care after a former employee cl...

All-American Muslims, Meet Un-Christ-Like Christians

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

In railing against the depiction of Muslims as mainstream Americans, the forces behind FFA expose in their own ranks the very fundamentalist type of aggression they claim to fear.

Is Silicon Valley Adding to the Jobs Depression for Blacks and Latinos?

Nathan Newman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business
Nathan Newman

The U.S. high tech industry employed 5.87 million people in 2009 -- and its total payroll given high average salaries was 10 percent of all wages paid in the country. Yet blacks and Latinos are horrendously underrepresented in the industry, especially in Silicon Valley itself.

Leon Panetta Sued Over Ape In Noose At Federal Agency

AP | By SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- A black former Defense Department worker has filed a discrimination lawsuit alleging her complaints about workplace harassment prompted ...

The Bad of The Good Wife and Television!

John Robinson | Posted 02.14.2012 | TV
John Robinson

Good for The Good Wife -- using Mr. Fox and openly discussing but not solely focusing on his character's disability. It's also great that his character is not a saint -- just a man with good and bad traits, like all of us.

Backlash To Lowe's Low

Harris Zafar | Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

An atheist, Chris Stedman may seem to be an unlikely advocate for the rights of Muslims, but he has proven that justice and tolerance are not confined to any particular religious, or non-religious, group.

Corporations Pulling Ads From All-American Muslim Are Engaged In Jim Crow-Style Discrimination

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 02.11.2012 | Media
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

By pulling its advertisements from a television show meant to normalize the Muslim experience, Lowe's and other corporations have tapped into that murky history of institutional discrimination.