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  • Taco Bell employee refuses to take order because customer doesn’t speak Spanish

    09/14/2018 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 14, 2018 | Mario J. Penton
    A video of an argument with a Taco Bell employee in Hialeah has unleashed a wave of indignation on social media. The incident happened on Wednesday night, when Alexandria Montgomery was trying to place an order — in English — at a Taco Bell drive thru window at 785 East Ninth St. The employee refused to take her order because she wasn’t speaking Spanish ...
  • Texas biology teacher on leave for allegedly bullying pro-Trump student

    09/13/2018 1:27:16 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/13/2018 | Caleb Parke
    A high school biology teacher is on administrative leave after she allegedly mocked a student for supporting President Trump and calling others “a bunch of Trumpies” in Round Rock, Texas. The incident occurred on the fifth day back from summer vacation, Aug. 22, at McNeil High School outside of Austin, according to district officials. The bullied student's mother claims the public school teacher said: “By the way, I hate Donald Trump with a burning passion and he is a complete douchebag."
  • Detroit food truck owner refuses to serve law enforcement officers

    09/09/2018 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Boomer · 95 replies
    FNC ^ | 9/9/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    close Food truck owner refuses to serve law enforcement A food truck owner in Detroit, Michigan says she won’t serve police officers or other law enforcement officials because she, along with the “majority” of her customers, “do not feel safe around law enforcement agents.” The owner of Rocky’s Road Brew, Rocky Coronado, wrote on Facebook Friday that she is “well within [her] rights to refuse service to law enforcement agents,” such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and local police officers.
  • NYC schools to give priority to predominantly black and Hispanic kids

    09/02/2018 9:05:39 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2018 | Susan Edelman
    A diversity drive is spreading across the city as 78 schools in 14 of the city’s 32 community districts now boast plans that will give admission priority to predominantly black and Hispanic kids — and more schools will soon follow, a Post analysis found.
  • Women cheer as Sweden's man-free music festival kicks off

    09/02/2018 8:38:30 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    thelocal.se ^ | 9/1/18 | AFP
    Women cheer as Sweden's man-free music festival kicks off Matilda Hagerman laughs with her friends as she queues at a man-free music festival, which kicked off in Sweden on Friday in protest against a wave of sexual assaults at festivals in recent years. "This festival was necessary because of everything that happened during festivals last year," says the 27-year-old student with long pink hair and purple lipstick as her friends nod in agreement. Held in Sweden's second-largest city of Gothenburg, the two-day Statement Festival, forbids men but not transgender people. It was announced last year after police received four rape...
  • Sweden hosts 'man-free' festival

    08/31/2018 11:30:06 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    Euronews ^ | 31/08/2018 | Anja Bencze & Emma Beswick
    Walking around Statement music festival you might notice it is significantly different to the likes of Glastonbury or Sziget. Launched Thursday in Gothenburg, Sweden, it claims to be the world's first festival exclusively for women, trans and non-binary people. Swedish comedienne Emma Knyckare came up with the idea last summer when the media reported rape and sexual assaults at several Swedish music festivals. "I had no idea how much work was involved in organising a music festival, now I know," she told Euronews. The "cis-man-free" concept for the festival presented challenges Knyckare and her team had to consider. Cismen are...
  • Justice Department Sides Against Harvard In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    08/30/2018 9:44:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | August 30, 20183:52 PM ET
    The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its support behind an anti-affirmative action group that is suing Harvard University over alleged racial discrimination in its admissions policies. In a document filed in federal court on Thursday, the Justice Department said it is siding with Students for Fair Admissions in its request for a trial, currently scheduled to begin in mid-October. The Justice Department said in a press release that Harvard has "failed to show that it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans." Harvard has filed a motion for summary judgment in its favor, which if approved by a judge...
  • Trump Administration Backs Asian-Americans in Harvard Case

    08/30/2018 11:25:56 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 16 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Maria Danilova, Collin Binkley and Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday that the school has failed to demonstrate that it does not discriminate on the basis of race and cited what it described as "substantial evidence that Harvard is engaging in outright racial balancing." The department's "statement of interest" was in a case filed in 2014 by Students For Fair Admission, which argues that one of the world's most prestigious universities discriminates against academically strong Asian-American applicants. Harvard fired back, saying that it does not discriminate and will fight to defend its right to use race as a factor in admissions. The...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Perfect Storm - Greenfield

    08/22/2018 9:43:52 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 22, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Perfect Storm And why religious freedom is at stake. August 22, 2018 Daniel Greenfield 37 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. The nation’s longest running civil rights mail order scam has almost $450 million in assets. The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded by a lawyer who had formerly defended a violent racist who beat a Freedom Rider on behalf of the KKK, has a swollen bank account but is headed for a reckoning. Like most big scams,...
  • HUD Hits Facebook With Administrative Complaint, Alleging Housing Discrimination

    08/17/2018 7:28:26 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 at 06:16 PM | By Ian Lopez |
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development hit Facebook Inc. with an administrative complaint alleging the social media company’s advertising tools enable those managing property to discriminate in housing. Filed on Aug. 14, HUD’s administrative complaint alleges that both the social media company’s ad targeting tools and user classification enable the limitation of ad audiences on characteristics “outright prohibited” by the Federal Housing Administration, said the government’s formal statement of interest. Among the grounds on which Facebook is alleged to have allowed discrimination are “sex, religion, familial status, and natural origin, and pretexts for protected characteristics.”
  • Trump Admin. Directive Protects Faith-Based Contractors From LGBT Discrimination Policy

    08/14/2018 9:01:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/14/2018 | Samuel Smith
    The Trump administration has issued a directive to protect the rights of faith-based federal contractors who have religious objections to same-sex marriage and homosexuality. On Friday, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs issued the directive to "incorporate recent developments in the law regarding religion-exercising organizations and individuals." Specifically, the directive cites three recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and executive orders on religious freedom issued by President Donald Trump. The agency suggests that while discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity are still not permitted under Executive Order 11246 (as amended by former President Barack Obama...
  • A Sign of the Times? Pastor Greg Laurie Forced to Remove Billboards Featuring the Bible

    08/07/2018 8:06:47 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 36 replies
    CBN News ^ | 8/6/2018 | Emily Jones
    Evangelist Greg Laurie has been forced to take down a series of billboards depicting him holding a Bible, advertising his upcoming "Harvest" outreach. The ads had been posted at a popular mall in Southern California.
  • LGBT Groups Want to Force Lawyers to Stop Working for Conservatives

    08/02/2018 7:53:54 AM PDT · by yoe · 50 replies
    Liberty Planet ^ | August 2, 2018 | Staff
    Legal matters relating to the LGBT community have always been controversial; even so, LGBT advocates are increasingly attacking not just outspoken anti-LGBT advocates but even mainstream conservative organizations that happen to disagree with the view that homosexual marriage is on par with heterosexual relationships. In a move that is sure to alarm many in the legal community, the LGBT Bar Association has started an official petition asking members of the legal community not to cooperate with conservative legal groups that defend traditional marriage, including the Alliance Defending Freedom and Liberty Counsel. These two particular groups were likely named not just...
  • Trump to rescind race guidelines in college admissions, WSJ reports

    07/03/2018 7:24:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 147 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Jul 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to revoke guidelines that encourage considering race in the college admissions process as a way of promoting diversity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The guidelines, put in place in the Obama administration in 2011 and 2016, put forth legal recommendations that Trump officials contend “mislead schools to believe that legal forms of affirmative action are simpler to achieve than the law allows,” the Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the plans. Trump administration officials plan to argue the guidelines go beyond what the Supreme Court has decided on the issue....
  • The Transgender Suicide Rate Isn’t Due To Discrimination

    07/01/2018 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 30 replies
    http://thefederalist.com ^ | JULY 7, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Chelsea Manning—who became a male-to-female transgender after going to prison as Bradley Manning for giving reams of classified information to WikiLeaks—allegedly attempted suicide earlier this week. Manning was taken to a prison hospital after an apparent attempted hanging. This is not a surprise: “transgender” individuals have an alarmingly high suicide rate, somewhere north of 40 percent by some reliable estimates. A variety of explanations are often given for this astronomical figure, chief among them that transgender people are driven to kill themselves in such large numbers because they suffer from discrimination, bigotry and hatred.
  • Conservative Reporter Laura Loomer Presses Assault Charges Against Maxine Waters

    06/27/2018 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 102 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-27-2018 | Cristina Laila
    Laura Loomer asked Maxine, “Should conservatives sit in the back of the bus?” and “Where should conservatives eat?” Maxine Waters did not like the questioning and swatted at Laura. Now this… On Tuesday evening, Laura Loomer went to the Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., and filed assault charges against Maxine Waters. Laura Loomer says Maxine Waters assaulted her 3 times and it’s all caught on camera: “Today I filed a police report in Washington, D.C. to press charges against Congresswoman Maxine Waters for assaulting me,” Loomer said. “When I confronted her regarding her call for targeted harassment of Trump administration...
  • Unlawful for DC Restaurants to Discriminate Based on Political Affiliation

    06/26/2018 6:49:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Washington D.C. expressly prohibits their restaurants from discriminating against patrons on the basis of political affiliation.D.C. enacted the Human Rights Act in 1977. The purpose of the Act was to end discrimination in the District. It is the intent of the Council of the District of Columbia, in enacting this chapter, to secure an end in the District of Columbia to discrimination for any reason other than that of individual merit, including, but not limited to, discrimination by reason of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities,...
  • The owner of the Red Hen explains why she asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave

    06/23/2018 1:56:12 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 273 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/23/18 | Avi Selk
    Stephanie Wilkinson was at home Friday evening — nearly 200 miles from the White House — when the choice presented itself. Her phone rang about 8 p.m. It was the chef at the Red Hen, the tiny farm-to-table restaurant that she co-owned just off Main Street in Lexington, Va. Sarah Huckabee Sanders had just walked in and sat down, the chef informed her. “He said the staff is a little concerned. What should we do?” Wilkinson told The Washington Post. “I said I’d be down to see if it’s true.” It seemed unlikely to her that President Trump’s press secretary...
  • Sarah Sanders response to being kicked out of restaurant: Owner's actions 'say far more about her...

    06/23/2018 8:49:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 295 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Full title: Sarah Sanders response to being kicked out of restaurant: Owner's actions 'say far more about her than about me'Short video at link. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Saturday responded to being kicked out of a Virginia restaurant after a server's post about the incident went viral. Sanders confirmed the incident in a tweet, and said that she always treats those she disagrees with “respectfully.” “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for [President Trump] and I politely left,” Sanders tweeted. “Her actions say...
  • How Harvard discriminates against Asians

    06/16/2018 5:29:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    I always knew that my alma mater, Harvard University, discriminates against Asians.  But I was surprised to learn how the university does it.  A lawsuit filed has shed some light on the matter. (By the way, although I am not a racist, I despise the word "Asians" – it can mean anything from Chinese to Pakistanis.  Although I will play along and continue to use the word "Asians," we are mostly talking about Chinese heritage here, with a smattering of Korean heritage, Japanese heritage, Filipino heritage, and a few other groups of applicants.) Harvard is being sued by a group claiming that Asians were...