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  • Sara Lee discriminated against black employees, attorneys say

     Sara Lee discriminated against black employees, attorneys say
    Sara Lee discriminated against black employees by disproportionately assigning them to work in hazardous areas of a baking facility in Paris, Texas, attorneys representing the workers said Monday . Workers were exposed to asbestos, mold and other...
  • 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...
  • Atlanta fire chief fired after calling gays 'vile' claims religious bias

    The former Atlanta fire chief, who was dismissed by the city’s mayor this month after writing a book in which he said homosexuality is “vile,” has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the city in a case that is testing the...
  • 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...
  • Faith informs work of state's first Muslim judge

    Faith informs work of state's first Muslim judge
    He's seen the Internet jibes. "The Sharia judge of Mexifornia." "Jihadist judge." Not that he didn't see it coming. The governor's people called him one final time before announcing his appointment. "California's first Muslim judge," the news release...
  • Senate Bill approval reflects conservative-controlled General Assembly

    Indiana Senate Bill 127 is another glaring reminder that we live in a very conservative state, legislated for the most part by very conservative lawmakers. Living in Northwest Indiana, possibly the most liberal of blue-bastions within our red state, it's...
  • Fail at your marriage, lose your job

    Fail at your marriage, lose your job
    Three years ago the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that religious organizations enjoy a “ministerial exception” from laws against employment discrimination. That case involved a teacher fired by a Lutheran school that had classified her as...
  • Language barriers persist in Pa.'s district courts, survey finds

    Language barriers persist in Pa.'s district courts, survey finds
    Pennsylvania's frontline courts lack consistency in providing interpreters and other services to people whose first language isn't English, a Temple University law school survey shows. About a third of the courts sometimes rely on friends and family...
  • 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...