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Discrimination

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  • Protesters claim job discrimination by Ferrara Candy

    Protesters claim job discrimination by Ferrara Candy
    About two dozen people sang "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round" as they waited for about 30 minutes to press their concerns about hiring biases and other matters with the chief executive of Ferrara Candy at its headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace. But...
  • Attorney appeals for breaks to pump milk during Illinois bar exam

    Attorney appeals for breaks to pump milk during Illinois bar exam
    By the time she sits for the Illinois state bar exam in February, Kristin Pagano will have spent more than $1,200 registering for the test and will have studied eight hours a day for months to commit to memory the case law and legal rules on everything...
  • If teachers could have their say, it might go like this ...

    If teachers could have their say, it might go like this ...
    One of the major problems facing teachers today is the time lost in trying to meet the state's mandate on high-stakes testing. Teachers are frustrated. If their voices could be heard, here's what they might say: Give me back my classroom. Let me...
  • Filling factory jobs through temporary-staffing agencies the new normal

    Filling factory jobs through temporary-staffing agencies the new normal
    Sara Rangel was making more than $11 an hour working in a stockroom when the recession hit and she was laid off. Afterward, she began applying for temporary jobs through staffing agencies with the goal of landing a permanent position. Five years later,...
  • Maryland to expand Medicaid coverage for transgender patients

    Maryland to expand Medicaid coverage for transgender patients
    Health officials in Maryland are moving for the first time to provide transition-related health care coverage to low-income transgender residents who receive Medicaid in the state. "We are in the process of submitting state regulations and will seek...
  • Abe Ribicoff: A Connecticut Original

    I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman. To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...
  • The Kardashians aren't just trashy, they're dangerous

    The Kardashians aren't just trashy, they're dangerous
    As you surely know, last week Kim Kardashian posed — naked — on the pages of Paper magazine. The stated goal? #BreakTheInternet. Most cultural critics rolled their eyes and cried stunt. But the Kardashians aren't just trashy. They're...
  • Dark Is Beautiful — Erasing Skin Tone Bias

    Dark Is Beautiful — Erasing Skin Tone Bias
    Dark is beautiful. When I first heard Indian actress, director and social activist Nandita Das say those words in reference to a campaign she is helping lead in India to eliminate the discrimination that nation has against those of a darker complexion,...
  • Ex-OPD chief admits cruising for attractive women during 'milk runs'

    Ex-OPD chief admits cruising for attractive women during 'milk runs'
    The Orlando Police Department's former chief said in a recent deposition that he participated in "milk runs," in which on-duty officers would cruise city streets looking for attractive women. Former Chief Paul Rooney made the statements during a...
  • Standing up to bigotry and hate

    Standing up to bigotry and hate
    A diverse group of Broward County high school students recently returned from an impactful and inspiring mission in the nation's capital. The students participated in the Anti-Defamation League's Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission in...
  • 'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America

    'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America
    The photographs of young black men are startling in their contrasts: a slave in chains, a professor in a suit; a body dangling from a lynch mob's rope, a musician with a violin. The images illuminate a nation's racial divide and how African Americans...