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  • After scathing report, Social Security overhauls its equal opportunity program

    After scathing report, Social Security overhauls its equal opportunity program
    The Social Security Administration is overhauling its internal anti-discrimination program after federal auditors found that the agency failed to establish an adequate system for handling employee claims. Auditors from the federal Equal Employment...
  • 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...
  • Rizza Cadillac to pay $100K in discrimination case

    Rizza Cadillac to pay $100K in discrimination case
    Tinley Park car dealership Rizza Buick GMC Cadillac, Inc. must pay $100,000 to resolve a religious discrimination lawsuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced. Under the terms of a federal consent decree, Rizza Cadillac will be...
  • Gay Morgan student says fraternity case left him 'broken,' yet stronger

    Gay Morgan student says fraternity case left him 'broken,' yet stronger
    When Brian Stewart accused a local fraternity chapter at Morgan State University of discriminating against him for being gay late last year, the university stressed its commitment to diversity and began investigating. The two results, Stewart said...
  • 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...
  • Should attacks on the homeless be classified as hate crimes?

    In 2006, I wrote a column for The Times questioning the wisdom of hate-crime laws that provide additional punishment for acts of violence if they are motivated by racial animus or some other kind of bigotry. One of my arguments was that as the idea became...
  • The broad reach of the narrow Hobby Lobby ruling

    The Supreme Court's decision striking down the contraceptive mandate for family-owned businesses seems narrow, but its implications are broad and disturbing. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling Monday, held that it violated the federal Religious Freedom...
  • 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...
  • Veteran files lawsuit against city of Burbank claiming age, sex discrimination

    A 48-year-old military veteran is suing the city of Burbank claiming age and sex discrimination after he was passed over last year for a job as a dispatcher with the city, records show. Last year, Toluca Lake resident Michael Naylor applied,...
  • Twists and turns on road to equal opportunity

    Twists and turns on road to equal opportunity
    Five decades ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the most sweeping civil rights statute in our history. In 50 years under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, American industry has achieved wholesale changes in workplace demographics,...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...