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Discrimination

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  • Elizabeth Warren: Supreme Court decision could put fair housing at risk

    The Supreme Court appears poised to continue its systematic assault on our core civil rights laws. After gutting the Voting Rights Act just two years ago, the court set its sights on our country's fair housing laws when it heard oral arguments Wednesday...
  • McDonald's faces worker lawsuit on franchise operator's alleged racial, sexual discrimination

    Some McDonald's workers who say they were fired because of their race are suing the fast-food giant, accusing it of dodging responsibility for the discrimination and harassment they say they endured. The workers said in a federal complaint filed Thursday...
  • Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to pay ex-employees $360,000 in discrimination settlement

    Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to pay ex-employees $360,000 in discrimination settlement
    Two former Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory employees will receive nearly $360,000 in back pay and damages in a settlement over allegations of discrimination, though lab officials said they disagree with findings of a federal inquiry into the...
  • Looking Out: LGBT groups criticize Hogan for pulling back Medicaid regulation banning discrimination

    Looking Out: LGBT groups criticize Hogan for pulling back Medicaid regulation banning discrimination
    Gov. Larry Hogan may have sent a message of “tolerance and mutual respect” during his inauguration on Wednesday, but advocates for the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community say his early actions in office have signaled...
  • Here's hoping a strong voice stays loud

    Here's hoping a strong voice stays loud
    I truly hope Abe Foxman has a healthy and happy retirement. I only wish he'd put it off for awhile. Like two decades or so. Turn on the TV or look at the headlines, and you can immediately see why a voice like Foxman's is still desperately needed in a...
  • Florida's low-wage jobs nothing to brag about

    Florida's low-wage jobs nothing to brag about
    As Gov. Rick Scott beckons residents of other states to move to Florida, touting a growth in jobs and lower taxes, he ignores the fact that nearly half of those already living in the Sunshine State are barely making ends meet. That's because jobs here...
  • Former Bethlehem health director settles suit over firing

    Former Bethlehem health director settles suit over firing
    Bethlehem's former health director Judith Maloney and her attorney will receive $25,000 under a settlement with the city in her lawsuit that alleged she was fired for filing a discrimination complaint. Maloney, who was fired in 2013 following a series...
  • Race-based remedies still needed while 'ism' exists

    Race-based remedies still needed while 'ism' exists
    Every once in a while someone engages me making the argument that affirmative action is a form of reverse discrimination and that everyone should be treated fairly. Affirmative-action policies, ideology, etc., that person says, should be colorblind....
  • Plan seeks diversity at SoCal theater companies — but some question it

     Plan seeks diversity at SoCal theater companies — but some question it
    A group of Los Angeles theater leaders will announce this week an aggressive plan to diversify Southern California theater companies, the productions they present and the audiences they draw. Tim Dang, producing artistic director of East West Players,...
  • James P. West: Martin Luther King Jr.'s actions, 'Earthrise' photo capture spirit of humanity

    The racial tension in Ferguson, Mo., and New York may appear as a major setback for the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Yet King, who was never one to be discouraged by setbacks, deserves more than ever to be remembered as a unique American whose ideas...
  • Don't let prejudice determine public policy

    With the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday coming Monday as the movie "Selma" plays in theaters, we can expect the annual debate about whether America is closer to being a colorblind society. We aren't, because it never will happen. We will never be...