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  • Latest Supreme Court’s Religious-Freedom Message: There Are No Second-Class Citizens

    06/26/2017 1:10:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | David French
    While there are many threats to religious liberty, few are more consequential over the long term than the state’s ever-expanding role in private life. If the government is able to vacuum up tax dollars, create programs large and small for public benefit, and then exclude religious individuals or institutions from those programs, it has functionally created two tiers of citizenship. Secular individuals and institutions enjoy full access to the government they fund, while religious individuals and institutions find themselves funding a government that overtly discriminates against them. That’s the issue the Supreme Court addressed today in Trinity Lutheran Church...
  • Alyssa Milano Excludes Senator Ted Cruz From “Group Hug”

    06/22/2017 3:12:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies
    Gossip Cop ^ | | 3:13 pm, June 22nd, 2017 | By Michael Lewittes
    Alyssa Milano excluded Sen. Ted Cruz from a virtual “group hug.” On Tuesday, the politically active actress tweeted, “Group hug. Get in” to her more than 3 million followers after Jon Ossoff lost the special Congressional election in Georgia to his Republican challenger Karen Handel. Then on Thursday, as senate Republicans introduced their new healthcare bill, with which Cruz has taken some issue, he retweeted Milano with the message, “We all need a hug,” along with a winking emoji. But the “Charmed” star wasn’t having it. Milano replied to the Texas senator, “Not you, @tedcruz. You’re not invited,” also with...
  • The end of the Supreme Court's anti-settler discrimination

    06/21/2017 5:04:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/17 | Hezki Baruch
    The Knesset on Wednesday approved in a preliminary hearing MK Bezalel Smotrich's (Jewish Home) proposal to mandate that suits against Israeli authorities in Judea and Samaria be dealt with like the same type of suits elsewhere in Israel: in regional courts and not in the Supreme Court. This proposal would significantly lessen the Supreme Court's involvement in property and construction cases in Judea and Samaria, allowing the problems to be dealt with in a more legal and less political fashion. It would also significantly lessen the load on the Supreme Court, shortening the wait time for other cases. In his...
  • Lawsuit alleges hostile environment for Jews on San Francisco State campus

    06/19/2017 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | June 19 2017 | Rosanna Xia
    Students and Jewish community members filed a lawsuit Monday against San Francisco State University and Cal State’s board of trustees, alleging that the San Francisco campus of the country’s largest public university system has long cultivated a hostile environment in which Jewish students are “often afraid to wear Stars of David or yarmulkes on campus, and regularly text their friends to describe potential safety issues.”
  • Pick for president sparks diversity debate at Salem State (Massachusetts)

    05/31/2017 4:54:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 29, 2017 | Michael Levenson
    The decision by Salem State trustees to choose a white male former state representative as the new president of the university has disappointed some faculty and ignited a simmering debate about the lack of gender and racial diversity in the top ranks of public higher education. To critics, the selection of John D. Keenan fit a troubling pattern of trustees at Massachusetts public colleges and universities turning to well-known local politicians to serve as presidents, rather than outside candidates with more experience in education.
  • Men Freaking Out at Alamo Ritz Drafthouse for Hosting Ladies-Only 'Wonder Woman' Screenings

    05/25/2017 1:32:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2 hours ago | Kate Talyor
    On Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Austin announced it would hold a women-only "Wonder Woman" screening when the movie debuts in June. "Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the movie theatre wrote. "And when we say 'Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female." Some people did not respond well to the announcement and perceived exclusion. "Alamo Drafthouse, will there be a male only screening for Thor: Ragnarok...
  • Federal judge nixes Clock Boy religious discrimination lawsuit

    05/22/2017 12:02:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Ahmed Mohamed and his "clock" The child exploited by CAIR and President Barack Hussein Obama to create the false impression that America is a seething hotbed of Muslim-hatred had his nonsensical religious discrimination lawsuit tossed by a federal judge in Dallas. I am referring to Ahmed Mohamed, the teenaged poster boy for “Islamophobia” whom the Council on American-Islamic Relations relentlessly pimped as a victim. In fact, Mohamed is a bomb hoaxer called Clock Boy by some.
  • Federal Judge Tosses 'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed's Discrimination Lawsuit

    05/19/2017 1:39:01 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-19-2017 | Ryan Grenoble
    A federal judge in Texas has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by Ahmed Mohamed, the 9th grader who was arrested in 2015 for bringing a clock to school. U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay on Thursday ruled the boy failed to prove discrimination, according to CBS News. The judge gave the teen’s legal team until June 1 to file an amended complaint against Irving Independent School District, high school principal Daniel Cummings and the city of Irving. Ahmed gained national attention in 2015, when he brought an alarm clock he had built to his Dallas-area high school. Rather than applaud the...
  • Waimea Hawaii businesses jumping into the HATE TRUMP deep end !

    05/14/2017 3:09:11 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 98 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | May 14 , 2017 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    This is shocking and this is what’s happened in my little town of Waimea: My eye dr for over 20 years , Dr Fischer, who disagreed with my political views that he read about in a letter I wrote to the editor to WHT, refused to return my calls for a medical emergency. I had returned home from D.C. where I had met candidate Donald Trump . I called his office 4 times and no one returned my calls. I finally just went in. I had a tumor growing in my eye as diagnosed from the urgent care clinic here...
  • Mark Green withdraws his nomination for Army secretary

    05/05/2017 2:01:52 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2017 | Andrew Kaczynski
    President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary announced Friday that he is withdrawing his name from consideration. "It is with deep regret today I am withdrawing my nomination to be the Secretary of the Army," Mark Green said in a statement. On Tuesday, CNN reported that the nomination was in serious jeopardy, and he could be withdrawing as soon as this week, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The decision by Green, Trump's second pick for the post, came after his nomination ran into trouble following a backlash after past controversial statements on LGBT issues, Islam and evolution...
  • University of Iowa must pay $1.4 million to Jane Meyer

    05/05/2017 8:51:19 AM PDT · by safetysign · 13 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 05/042017 | Erin Jordan
    Finding the University of Iowa discriminated against a former athletics administrator based on her gender and sexual orientation, a Polk County jury Thursday awarded Jane Meyer $1.43 million, according to her legal team. Meyer, 57, a former UI associate athletics director who worked for the department from 2001 to 2014, sued the UI, the Iowa Board of Regents and the state for discrimination. She also alleged the UI retaliated against her when she complained about the Aug. 4, 2014, firing of her longtime partner, Tracey Griesbaum, as the UI’s head field hockey coach. “This is much bigger than me,” Meyer...
  • Trump Army secretary nominee Mark Green's supporters say he's being targeted....

    05/04/2017 8:49:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 11 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/4/17 | Travis Tritten
    As speculation grows that Mark Green, President Trump's pick for Army secretary, may drop out, supporters say the Tennessee state lawmaker and devout Christian is being targeted for his religious beliefs. Several liberal groups and lawmakers are calling for Green to withdraw, accusing him of homophobia, Islamophobia and transphobia due to his past remarks. But those who know him say Green is a victim of groups who want to tear down those who are religious, especially those supported by Trump. "I've been called a racist," said Monica Youngblood, a Christian conservative state lawmaker in New Mexico who is also a...
  • Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

    04/26/2017 8:24:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, including a television anchor who said he was depicted as "the racist caricature of a black entertainer." Eleven current and former Fox employees, including anchor Kelly Wright, filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday claiming they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees. Tuesday's complaint added class action racial discrimination claims to the case.
  • Uber Technologies does not employ Americans for Engineering Positions

    04/25/2017 2:43:41 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.
  • The myth of ‘white privilege’

    04/19/2017 1:46:34 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/17 | Klaus Rohrich
    Whether it’s racial, economic, gender or sexual orientation, there will always be prejudice and discrimination. But the idea that this discrimination is institutionalized is ludicrous and downright harmful To listen to the juvenile whack-jobs ranting about ‘white privilege’ one would think that black slavery was still pretty much alive and well in America. The latest pabulum maintains that white people merely have to show up, blow their white folks’ dog whistle and wealth and power just falls into their laps. Except that it doesn’t. My own personal experience as a white guy who came from a dirt-poor family is just...
  • ‘Diversity Statements’ Weed Out Conservative Scholars

    04/19/2017 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    "Diversity statements" are used by universities in Oregon to weed out conservative and other right-leaning scholars at universities, a new report issued by the Oregon Association of Scholars (OAS) alleges. Per the report, the universities in Oregon (University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health and Science University) use a new kind of litmus test to single out conservative scholars: diversity statements. The report’s executive summary reads, as follows: Oregon colleges and universities have begun to impose requirements for prospective and current faculty to show their commitment to the partisan ideology of "diversity, equity, and inclusion."...
  • CNN Faces Growing Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    04/04/2017 7:16:15 PM PDT · by jonefab · 6 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | APRIL 04, 2017 9:26am PT | Eriq Gardner
    The lawsuit against CNN and sister companies claims that African Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations. Both Fox News and CNN are in court defending themselves from racial discrimination, though the color of each suit is different. The one against Fox News has garnered more recent attention, perhaps thanks to questions that continue to circle around how the cable news network has handled allegations of harassment during the leadership of Roger Ailes. The suit, filed in New York Supreme Court last week by Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, alleges that the two women were subjected to "top-down racial harassment,"...
  • NYU Attorney: We Must "Wash Away the Blackface of White Librarianship"

    03/25/2017 12:29:18 PM PDT · by rightistight · 95 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/25/17 | Aurelius
    April Hathcock, an attorney and NYU librarian, argues that "whiteness... has permeated every aspect of librarianship" and must be "dismantled." Her article, titled "White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS," offers ways to "correct for whiteness" in the field of librarians. "It is no secret that librarianship has traditionally been and continues to be a profession dominated by whiteness," Ms. Hathcock begins her piece. "In this article, I use “whiteness” to refer not only to the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity;" she writes. "It also stands as a marker for...
  • Guy wearing Trump hat sues bar for refusing to serve him

    03/19/2017 2:05:29 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 19, 2017 | By Dean Balsamini
    Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit. Greg Piatek, 30, an accountant from Philadelphia, claims he was snubbed and eventually 86’d by workers at The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street over his conservative fashion statement, popularized by Donald Trump on the campaign trail, he told The Post. “Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we...
  • Nigeria: Christian Group Rails Against John Kerry for ‘Divisive’ Visit

    08/27/2016 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    Newsweak ^ | August 26, 2016 | Conor Gaffey
    A prominent Christian group in Nigeria has accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of being “discriminatory...and divisive” during a recent trip to the West African country. Kerry was in Nigeria on Monday and Tuesday and was hosted by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the most senior Islamic cleric in the country. The U.S. diplomat also met with 19 governors of Nigeria’s northern states and held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also a Muslim. The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, told reporters on Thursday that Kerry’s visit showed a “lack...