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Discrimination

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  • Fair housing groups worry ruling erodes bias argument

    Fair housing groups 21 months ago hailed a rule finalized by the federal government that was intended to clarify federal fair housing protections that have been in place for more than 45 years. Now, those same groups worry that the codification of the...
  • Obama calls on Myanmar to protect Rohingya; supports Suu Kyi

    Obama calls on Myanmar to protect Rohingya; supports Suu Kyi
    President Barack Obama called on Friday for Myanmar to end discrimination against Rohingya people, urging in his strongest comments on the persecuted Muslim minority that the government grant them equal rights. Most of Myanmar's 1.1 million ethnic...
  • Speak Out Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

    I want to wish every SouthtownStar reader a very Happy Thanksgiving! The proposed Lucas Museum looks like Casper the Ghost with a halo. The artist who designed this eyesore should turn in his union card. Kudos to stores like Nordstrom’s, Costco,...
  • Rental complaint dropped against agency whose president was on fair housing panel

    Rental complaint dropped against agency whose president was on fair housing panel
    A complaint alleging discrimination by an Oak Park housing agency, whose president served on a village committee formed to examine claims of discrimination in the housing market, has been withdrawn due to a "technical issue," officials said this week....
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...