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  • Missouri House advances firearm discrimination measure

    03/09/2012 7:08:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    columbiamissourian.com ^ | 8 March, 2012 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has advanced legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers because they own or use guns.
  • PROFESSOR: Self-Segregation Is What's Keeping African Americans Out Of Silicon Valley

    03/05/2012 11:14:54 AM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 1+ views
    TBI ^ | 3-5-2012 | Vivian Giang
    PROFESSOR: Self-Segregation Is What's Keeping African Americans Out Of Silicon Valley Vivian Giang March 5, 2012And it's all because of self-segregation, says Maya Beasley, author of Opting Out: Losing The Potential Of American's Young Black Elite and an assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at the University of Connecticut. Beasley, who is bi-racial, noticed the trend as a graduate student at Stanford University in Palo Alto, the heart of Silicon Valley. Beasley told Joseph Walker at the Wall Street Journal's FINS that she witnessed a "fair amount of Asians and South Asians and a lot of white people, but...
  • White Applicants Blast FDNY After Being Denied Entry To Preparation Class

    03/04/2012 9:11:32 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 22 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 03/01/2012
    Applicants are letting loose on the FDNY, saying the department engages in reverse discrimination. There were hurt feelings and racial tensions as white applicants were left standing outside a prep class on Wednesday night, reports CBS 2’s Lou Young. “Whoever’s name is not on the list is not getting in, so were just following orders. That’s just the way it is,” the applicants were told. Joseph Basile was one of those who didn’t get in. “It wasn’t a good feeling. It felt like it was discrimination,” Basile said. The class was conducted by the Vulcan Society, a group of African...
  • New Rule Excludes Religious Workers from Benefits Offered to Others (PSLF)

    02/16/2012 11:56:05 PM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 16, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    New Rule Excludes Religious Workers from Benefits Offered to Others. Another Example of Hostile Secularism in the Federal GovernmentBy: Msgr. Charles Pope As the recent battle for a proper understanding of religious liberty shows, our culture and many of our government leaders and organizations are becoming increasingly secularized and hostile to religion and religious practice.Yet another example of this is a recent rule change in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). According to this program, a person who has been engaged in Public Service employment for ten years, can have the remainder of their Student Loan form the government...
  • The U.S. Supreme Court made the Right Decision When It Upheld the Ministerial Exception

    01/29/2012 10:11:16 PM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 1 replies
    ReligiousLiberty.TV ^ | 01/29/2012 | Michael Peabody
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC on January 11, 2012, there has been a lot of discussion regarding whether the court did the right thing when it upheld the ministerial exception and denied jurisdiction in a case involving the termination of a ministerial employee. For reasons outlined below, I believe the Court made the right, albeit difficult, decision. This was the case of the parochial school teacher who in addition to teaching on secular subjects also performed religious functions, Chery Perich, who was fired for threatening to file a lawsuit under the Americans...
  • Knesset Preparing 'Corrective Discrimination' of Ethiopians

    01/22/2012 3:40:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Knesset's Aliyah and Absorption Committee held session at the southern city of Kiryat Malachi Sunday, following reports of racism against Ethiopians who live there. The press recently reported that residents of a neighborhood there had decided not to allow Ethiopian Jews to move into it. Other press reports showed racism against Ethiopian Jews in Mevaseret Tzion, near Jerusalem, where some non-Ethiopian parents reportedly refuse to send their children to kindergartens that take in Ethiopian children. "I stand here as a representative of the Knesset, and I am full of shame," said Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon (Likud). "I did...
  • Labor Dept. settles racial discrimination

    01/17/2012 6:14:08 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 1 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 1-16-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Company discriminated against blacks and whites in favor of Hispanics. The Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced that government contractor JacintoPort International has agreed to settle allegations of hiring discrimination on the basis of race involving ...
  • Candid discussion about discrimination: I'm a velociraptor in a wool suit! [Vanity]

    01/16/2012 1:48:07 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 119 replies
    1/16/2012 | By Lazamataz
    ON this Martin Luther King day, it is customary to review the progress African Americans have made in striding towards a level of equality with the majority races.But I wish to speak of the unsung heros of the Civil Rights movement: Velociraptors.I, as a velociraptor in a wool suit, have experienced HORRIFIC discrimination since the day I first poked my snout out of the stout eggshell that served as my womb.The level of discrimination a dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous faces, is unreal. Hell, I walk onto a MARTA train ...and everyone screams and runs, and MARTA police are...
  • Mormons 'face more bigotry than black Americans'...

    01/13/2012 6:26:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2012 | Staff
    Nearly half of Mormons say church members face significant discrimination in the United States, and a third believe voters are not ready to elect Mitt Romney, or any other member of their church, president. ......................................................... The Pew study found that almost half of Mormons in the U.S. consider themselves more discriminated against than African Americans.
  • Pepsi Beverages pays $3.1 million to settle federal race discrimination charges

    01/11/2012 7:14:47 PM PST · by posterchild · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 11, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime. The settlement announced Wednesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is part of a national government crackdown on hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics. EEOC officials said the company’s policy of not hiring workers with arrest records disproportionately excluded more than 300 black applicants. The policy barred applicants who had been arrested, but not convicted of a crime, and denied employment to others...
  • Supreme Court Rules for Churches in Landmark Job Discrimination Case

    01/11/2012 2:27:34 PM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    Fox News Houston ^ | 11 Jan 2012
    In a landmark religious liberty decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that ministers cannot sue churches for employment discrimination after they have been fired. The high court in a unanimous opinion said that religious liberties guaranteed in the First Amendment prohibit the government from serving any role in religious organizations' selection of ministers, thus precluding ministers from suing churches after their termination. "Requiring a church to accept or retain an unwanted minister, or punishing a church for failing to do so, intrudes upon more than a mere employment decision," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a 9-0 opinion. "The...
  • Missing Crawfordsville, IA, Woman's Car Located

    01/08/2012 1:17:40 PM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies
    KCRG TV ^ | Jan 8, 2012 | KCRG
    WASHINGTON, Iowa – A missing Iowa businesswoman's car has been found near St. Louis, Missouri but the 45-year-old still hasn't been located. The Washington County Sheriff's office said Sunday that Sharon Ruth Hopf's 1999 white Chevy Lumina had been found. Investigators are searching the car for clues that might lead to Hopf. The Crawfordsville woman was reported missing Thursday after she didn't show up for work at a home furnishings company she owns in Kalona. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at 319-653-2107 or 1-800-TIPS-492.
  • A Critical Issue to Be Watchful of And Active About in this New Year

    01/07/2012 2:35:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington.org ^ | 01-03-12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Critical Issue to Be Watchful of And Active About in this New YearBy: Msgr. Charles Pope It is the first day, back to work for many of us after some delightful holy days, where we have been able to reflect on eternal and heavenly realities.And in this New Year we are going to have many blessings but also some important challenges. Among the challenges we will continue to face and must battle are significant and persistent threats to religious liberty. These issues affect not only Catholics, but people of many religious background. However, the Catholic Church is particularly...
  • Will anti-fat bias affect the 2012 election?

    01/05/2012 7:42:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2012 | Patrick Hruby
    As if Newt Gingrich doesn’t have enough problems after his disappointing fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses under a barrage of blistering attack ads, here’s one more to consider: his weight. Compared to his primary rivals, the erstwhile Republican front-runner is, well, pudgy. If Mitt Romney is a human Ken doll, then Mr. Gingrich is more of a mini-Stay Puff marshmallow man. And in an image-conscious, fat-obsessed nation that hasn’t elected a truly hefty commander-in-chief since President William Howard Taft in 1909, that may be a serious — and seriously underappreciated — political liability. Call it unfair, call it shallow...
  • Criticism of Islam Could Soon be a Crime in America

    12/09/2011 6:14:07 AM PST · by bayouranger · 46 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | 12-08-11 | Clare M. Lopez
    When President Obama delivered his much-anticipated speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University in June 2009, the free world trembled while the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) gushed with praise and begged for a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The OIC is the largest head of state organization in the world after the United Nations (UN) itself and comprises 56 Muslim countries plus the Palestinians. It claims to be the “collective voice of the Muslim world,” i.e., the ummah, and speaks on its behalf in effect as the seat of the next Islamic Caliphate. In 1990, the...
  • SF picking on pro-life centers

    11/21/2011 11:35:10 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11-21-11 | Charlie Butts
    San Francisco's new ordinance leveled at pro-life pregnancy centers will face federal court scrutiny. The core of the lawsuit is First Amendment viewpoint discrimination. First Resort is a chain of pro-life centers filing the case. The group's CEO Shari Plunkett claims the Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordination was "crafted to target one or two specific organizations and carefully shelter from its scope all groups whose viewpoints the city agrees with." Paul Suis, a longtime board member for First Resort, explains to OneNewsNow that two layers of the ordinance ensure it could only be applied to pro-life pregnancy centers and...
  • Columbia Association to hold woman-only swim times

    11/14/2011 7:19:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | Nov.14, 2011 | Jessica Anderson
    When Shehlla Khan's husband became ill, it fell on her to take their three children to the pool. But for Khan, who is Muslim, the task was difficult. The Columbia resident said she was concerned about people watching her swim in the conservative, cover-all dress required by Islamic dress codes, and thinking: "What's wrong? Why can't you take it off?" So Khan, 39, brought the issue up with members of her Dar Al-Taqwa mosque in Ellicott City. The mosque, along with members of a faith-based county group, People Acting Together in Howard, met with the Columbia Association to create a...
  • Nurses Say Hospital Gave Them Choice: Assist Abortions or Lose Job

    10/31/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2011
    Lorna Jose Mendoza has been given a choice. She can either assist in an abortion this week at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, or she could refuse and risk losing her job. Mendoza is one of a dozen nurses who filed suit today against the hospital – accusing them of violating federal and state law by forcing them to assist in abortions against their religious and moral objections. “The hospital told the nurses they have no regard for their religious beliefs,” said Matthew Bowman, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund. “They were going to be assigned...
  • Diane Sawyer: "Moderate" Islamists government in Tunisia - What the heck is that?

    10/24/2011 4:46:46 PM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies
    Newsround: ABC TV / PBS NewsHour
    Diane Sawyer: "Moderate Islamists" government in Tunisia - What the heck is that? This ("moderate Islamists") was D. Sawyer's invented language today [Oct. 24, 2011]. (World News With Diane Sawyer - ABC) --- PBS NewsHour - Oct. 24, 2011 Gwen Ifill had guests: Michelle Dunn (Atlantic Journal) and Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV. Surprisingly, it was Michelle Dunn that typically was caught up in the media romance-with-Arab-spring frenzy and lied/said that defended the 'Sharia' legalization in Tunisia. Whereas the Arab Muslim Hisham of al-Arabiya that was more defining it in clarity, 'Islamic law' being the main Vs...
  • 'Arab Spring': The chilly cruel winter reality of Arab racism and Islamic bigotry

    10/23/2011 2:57:37 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 15 replies
    'Arab Spring': The chilly cruel winter reality of Arab racism and Islamic bigotry Not that ethnic racism and religious bigotry weren't rampant before the so-called "Arab spring" sprung about. But the intolerance tide seems to be only worsening, and without an Arab dictator to "hold" various factions together, vulnerability expand, risks rise. --- RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY: As the D.B. puts it: "Violence Against Egypt's Copts in an Intolerant Arab Spring.. The elephant in the room of the Arab Spring is now the mistreatment of minority communities—Christians and others—across the Arab world." FPM asks: Hillary Clinton Promises to Save Egypt's Christians? ......