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  • Hiring bias against the unemployed: Should there be a law?

    The day Debra Wolverton was laid off from her retail sales job in June 2013, she stopped by some businesses on her way home in Austin, Texas, to ask for work. She was told to apply online. She did, countless times for countless job openings. She...
  • The Civil Rights Act at 50 [Commentary]

    The Civil Rights Act at 50 [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, marking a watershed moment in our nation's history and in the ongoing struggle of African-Americans for fair and equal treatment. The passage of the law,...
  • Heed the warning signs of rising anti-semitism

    The recent and severe spike in anti-semitism is a warning to people everywhere. Where prejudice and hatred reign unchecked, violence soon follows. Sadly, we have seen that recently here in the United States, in Europe, and throughout the world....
  • Labor force excludes many Americans who desperately need jobs

     Labor force excludes many Americans who desperately need jobs
    An unemployed man once told me that looking for work was the hardest job he'd ever had. And here's the thing: the longer you look, the harder it gets. Bernard Stewart Prosise of West Hollywood is Exhibit A. In 2009, for the second time in five years,...
  • U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting

    U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.  Minorities, particularly...
  • End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters

    End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters
    Ten years ago this summer, Chicago debated preferential treatment for some firefighters. In the wake of a killer fire at an office building owned by Cook County, a commission headed by former federal Appellate Judge Abner Mikva not only criticized several...
  • The faith-based slippery slope

    To the editor: The problem is that nothing in President Obama's executive order prohibiting anti-gay discrimination by federal contractors (including religious organizations) can bar a church from denying membership to gays. ("Religious rights and gay...
  • Everyone their own editor

    Many of you have seen that the Gannett newspapers are in the throes of a reorganization, cutting the staffs,* and creating ludicrous titles for the remnant.  One goal appears to be the elimination of Gannett's remaining copy editors, in the interest...
  • Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

    WASHINGTON For many Americans, checking the right box on the U.S. Census form is a reflexive gesture, whether it's marking "black," "white," "Hispanic," "Asian," "American Indian" or all of the above. But for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African...
  • Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide

     Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide
    Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Back then, it was reasonable to expect that by 2014, America would be a fully integrated nation in which equality prevailed. But as the events in Ferguson,...
  • Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people

    Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people
    In Orlando, it's now against the law to discriminate against transgender people because they identify as members of the opposite sex. The City Council granted final approval Monday to a measure that extends Orlando's existing anti-discrimination...