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Discrimination

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  • 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,...
  • Judge dismisses federal lawsuit involving Allentown police officer

    A federal lawsuit filed by an Allentown police officer alleging discrimination has been thrown out, according to court records. Leif Henry alleges former Allentown police Chief Roger MacLean and other supervisors denied him accommodation for disability...
  • McCormick & Schmick's agrees to pay $1.3 million in race discrimination case

    McCormick & Schmick's agrees to pay $1.3 million in race discrimination case
    The owners of two popular restaurants in downtown Baltimore have agreed to pay $1.3 million and establish new hiring measures to settle a years-old lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against black applicants and employees. The U.S. Equal Employment...
  • Bank clients of Middle Eastern descent want answers on closed accounts

    From Washington state to Florida, surprising letters from banks have turned up in the mailboxes of at least a dozen people. The message in each case: Your bank account is being closed. What frustrates the recipients is not only that they are all of...
  • The New Racism: First you deny racism exists.

    The New Racism: First you deny racism exists.
    Did you know Michael Brown was a devoted gang member with an extensive juvenile record who routinely robbed convenience stores and committed acts of mayhem? And did you know that when Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown, he wasn't using unjustified force, he...
  • Video leads Chicago to settle police raid case for $150,000

    Video leads Chicago to settle police raid case for $150,000
    The city of Chicago is expected to pay $150,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who accused police of hitting, threatening and berating her during a July 2013 raid at a North Side tanning salon. Jianqing Klyzek sued 10 Chicago police...
  • Crist pledges to make first day as governor an active one

    If elected, my first day as governor will be a day of action when we take Florida out of the shadows, restore good government, ensure that every Floridian has a fair shot at success, and start building an economy on the foundation of our own homegrown...
  • Kluwe threatens to sue Vikings over harassment findings

    Kluwe threatens to sue Vikings over harassment findings
    Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe plans to sue the franchise for discrimination unless the team releases the findings of its investigation into the player's allegation that he was subjected to harassment and hostility for speaking out in favor...
  • For rights group, gay marriage only the beginning

    For rights group, gay marriage only the beginning
    They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. "Being able to get...
  • Give voters straight talk on gay marriage

    Give voters straight talk on gay marriage
    Is it really that difficult for elected officials at the highest level to give a straight answer? In Florida, apparently so. Granted, same-sex marriage is controversial. But it would be nice if we could get simple straight talk from our highest...
  • End of Florida ban won't end whining

    Now that Florida is on the verge of actually doing something sensible and just, the hysterical griping will be getting louder. Much louder. It's against the Bible, we will be hearing. Sorry, I give no credence to people who use religion as an excuse to...