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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • States go beyond federal law to protect pregnant workers

    WASHINGTON Decades after a federal law banned discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace, some states are providing additional protections to pregnant workers who want to stay on the job. After Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act...
  • Anti-discrimination agency finds Phillipsburg teacher was fired for giving a student a Bible

    Anti-discrimination agency finds Phillipsburg teacher was fired for giving a student a Bible
    Phillipsburg school officials discriminated against a substitute teacher who provided a Bible to a student who expressed curiosity about a verse the teacher had quoted, the federal agency that guards against workplace discrimination found. In its...
  • Rhubarb rerun: A debate over freedom of expression and blasphemy with a local Islamic leader

    Rhubarb rerun: A debate over freedom of expression and blasphemy with a local Islamic leader
     In 2006, Ahmed Rehab, then communications director and now head of the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and I engaged in an online dialogue sparked by the controversy over the violent response in the Muslim world to the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why blaming Leelah Alcorn's parents only compounds the bigotry

    It's a tale of two completely different worlds. In one, the television series “Transparent,” about a middle-aged father who transitions from male to female, won two Golden Globes on Sunday night and marked a watershed moment for the...
  • 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...