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JERUSALEM — Growing up poor and motherless in the slums of Jerusalem's Old City, Amoun Sleem dropped out of school at age 7 after her teacher repeatedly singled her out as a Gypsy, inspecting her hair for lice in front of the class and calling her...
Sun SentinelU.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, said Friday he’s supporting the National Day of Silence, a day of action organized to bring attention to the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-...
Tags: Students, Gays and Lesbians, Social Issues, Miramar, Bullying
RedEyeI don't know of anyone who actually likes the Brad Paisley-LL Cool J track "Accidental Racist." But Stephen Colbert may have expressed his displeasure best. "This song suuuucks," he said on Wednesday night's edition of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy...
Contributing WriterThe evils of racism are expressed in the words we speak and the mores we establish. And both emerge from the illusion of superiority. Jackie Robinson, as a black American in the 1940s and 1950s, was thrown into the fire of both when he entered major...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — A local restaurant has agreed to settle a lawsuit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed on behalf of two women who said they were discriminated against when they told management they were pregnant. Nick’s Patio, a...
A lawsuit claiming gender discrimination and harassment filed against the Orland Fire Protection District by the only female member of command staff has been moved to federal court. "Since it's a federal statute, we figure the federal judges are more...
Just as they did when Thomas E. Perez was nominated to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Republicans are seeking to hold up his confirmation to head the U.S. Department of Labor, using any excuse they can think up, no matter how flimsy....
The Hartford CourantThe U.S. views itself as a nation progressing ever toward the ideals of justice and liberty. In many ways it's true. The egregious violations of civil rights that kept so many from voting are sins of another era. Long gone are poll taxes and forcing...
It suddenly hit me this week: I don't live in the real world. I live in Washington, D.C. In the real world, nobody would argue about renewing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It's a no-brainer. Violence against women, all women, is wrong. Only...
WASHINGTON -- For a quarter-century, Antonin Scalia has been the reigning bully of the Supreme Court, but finally a couple of justices are willing to face him down. As it happens, the two manning up to take on Nino the Terrible are women: the court's...
Tags: Laws, Elections, Social Issues, Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy
L.A. NOWThe cost incurred by the city of Burbank as it continues to defend itself against a slew of lawsuits filed by former and current police officers has hit $7.1 million and counting, officials announced recently....
Does the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") Apply to an Association's Common Areas or Common Elements?Blog Sponsored by Taylor & Carls, P.A. The ADA covers a variety of prohibited activities with regard to discrimination against “disabled” persons, ranging from discrimination in public accommodations to discrimination in employment settings. ...
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