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Discrimination

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Race-based remedies still needed while 'ism' exists: Front Burner

    Race-based remedies still needed while 'ism' exists: Front Burner
    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shaming Leelah Alcorn's parents is rooted in bigotry

    Shaming Leelah Alcorn's parents is rooted in bigotry
    It's a tale of two completely different worlds. In one, the television series "Transparent," about a middle-age father who transitions from male to female, won two Golden Globes on Sunday night and marked a watershed moment for the transgender...
  • 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...
  • The 'equality' racket

    The 'equality' racket
    Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "rich bastards." Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality — that it was a grievance when someone was better off than...
  • Questions linger after gay marriage legalization

    Questions linger after gay marriage legalization
    The legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida raises a number of related questions. Legal and other experts addressed some of them Tuesday. Who will be legally obligated to participate in same sex ceremonies, and who is exempt? Clergy members of...