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  • Interview: ADL Head Says Gary Oldman's Apology Reinforces Anti-Semitism

    Anti-Defamation League head Abraham Foxman said he doesn't buy Gary Oldman's apology, claiming his statement Wednesday reinforces anti-Semitic stereotypes. "I think he feels bad about what he said, but the way he explains it underlines why he said what...
  • In Theory: Religion and hiring discrimination

    A recent study on religious affiliation and hiring discrimination in the American South, published in the journal Social Currents and reported by the Washington Post, showed that while Southern employers are likely to prefer applicants who make no overt...
  • The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964

     The cross-racial, cross-party push to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    It is a measure of how desperately this country needed the 1964 Civil Rights Act that when John F. Kennedy finally proposed it in June 1963 — and when Lyndon B. Johnson signed it 50 years ago this week — only five of the 535 members of...
  • The roots of workplace gender bias

     The roots of workplace gender bias
    I may wear a tight-fitting Superman outfit to work each day, but that doesn't make me the Man of Steel. (It does, however, make me a frequent visitor to the human resources department — something about "inappropriate work attire.") The point is,...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • Local Voices West: May 1 edition

    Local Voices West: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Naperville, Westchester, Wheaton and Lombard. Racism in the U.S. The definition of "racism" refers to actions or beliefs that consider certain races to be inherently superior or inferior to each other. Some arguments against...
  • When it's not your fault that you've had too many jobs

    DEAR JOYCE: I've hit a rough patch during the past several years due to three different jobs disappearing (companies closed down) and a layoff from a still ailing firm. I'm young (34) but haven't been able to connect with a new opportunity. Employers must...
  • When a job ad suggests only young workers need apply

    DEAR JOYCE: As a mid-lifer job hunter, I applied for a position described in a recruitment ad that seemed perfect for my talents and experience. After no response and two failed attempts to follow up, in rereading the ad, it hit me: "We seek...
  • Related story: California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected

    Related story: California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected
    Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens. The Washington officials want the...
  • Dealers defend car loan mark ups

    Dealers defend car loan mark ups
    Car shopping? Better start loan shopping too, or you might pay a higher interest rate than you qualify for. Dealers are allowed to mark up interest rates on loans they arrange, usually without the knowledge of consumers. Nearly four out of five new-...
  • Sports and religion can be powerful forces against bigotry

    Q: I'm writing today about race. I'm a member of an organization that tries to reduce racism in our community, so I'm quite sensitive to this issue. In light of the NBA/Donald Sperling fiasco, I felt compelled to write. Fortunately, the NBA took...