Tim Cook Faces Surprising Employee Unrest at Apple

Hundreds of current and former Apple workers are complaining about their work environment, a rarity for the once tight-lipped company.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #discrimination, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #labor-and-jobs, #software, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Pauli Murray Should Be a Household Name. A New Film Shows Why.

The lawyer, activist and minister made prescient arguments on gender, race and equality that influenced Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

#black-people, #discrimination, #documentary-films-and-programs, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #hill-anita, #murray-anna-pauline-pauli-1910-85

The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Is a Wake-Up Call for Sexism in Tech

In tech, brash male founders are allowed to overpromise and underdeliver, time and again. Not so much for women.

#altria-group-inc, #burns-kevin-r, #california, #computers-and-the-internet, #conrad-parker, #discrimination, #entrepreneurship, #facebook-inc, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #juul-labs-inc, #silicon-valley-calif, #venture-capital, #women-and-girls

Justice Dept. to Review Enforcement of Civil Rights Protections in Grants

The review, part of the Biden administration’s efforts to make preserving civil rights protections a priority, applies to federal funding for local law enforcement agencies.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #federal-aid-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gupta-vanita, #justice-department, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Sexism That Led to the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

In tech, brash male founders are allowed to overpromise and underdeliver, time and again. Not so much for women.

#altria-group-inc, #burns-kevin-r, #california, #computers-and-the-internet, #conrad-parker, #discrimination, #entrepreneurship, #facebook-inc, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #juul-labs-inc, #silicon-valley-calif, #venture-capital, #women-and-girls

‘They Are Manufacturing Foreigners’: How India Disenfranchises Muslims

Persecution in a remote Indian province spawned Modi’s new draconian citizenship law.

#assam-state-india, #caste-systems, #delhi-india, #discrimination, #floods, #hinduism, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy

Books on Race Filled Best-Seller Lists Last Year. Publishers Took Notice.

Titles that the houses signed in 2020 are now entering the world, with authors, agents and editors anxious to see how they do.

#black-people, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #so-you-want-to-talk-about-race-book, #writing-and-writers

Is Stranger Hatred Hard-Wired Into Humans?

“Of Fear and Strangers,” by George Makari, examines the history of xenophobia, its evolution in modern times and how we might combat it.

#books-and-literature, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #makari-george-j, #of-fear-and-strangers-a-history-of-xenophobia-book, #race-and-ethnicity

Pinterest Accused of Not Paying Female ‘Co-Creator’

In a lawsuit, a woman who said she had helped create Pinterest claimed the founders had agreed to compensate her, but never did.

#discrimination, #martinez-christine, #pinterest, #silbermann-ben, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

Top Orchestras Have No Female Conductors. Is Change Coming?

At the largest American ensembles, one of music’s most stubbornly homogeneous spheres, a shift might be on the horizon.

#alsop-marin, #classical-music, #discrimination, #grazinyte-tyla-mirga-1986, #malkki-susanna, #women-and-girls

Men Fall Behind in College Enrollment. Women Still Play Catch-Up at Work.

Women are overrepresented in low-paying professions that require college credentials.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #men-and-boys, #women-and-girls

The Missing Piece in the Push for Boardroom Diversity

Private companies are lagging behind publicly traded firms, but don’t receive the same scrutiny.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #board-diversity-action-alliance, #boards-of-directors, #burns-ursula-m, #discrimination, #minorities, #private-equity, #race-and-ethnicity, #venture-capital

9/11 Brought About ‘Seismic Change’ for Muslim Americans

The legacy of the 2001 attacks for Muslim Americans remains fraught, a story of struggle and of determination.

#discrimination, #minhaj-hasan-1985, #muslim-americans, #september-11-2001, #tlaib-rashida, #trump-donald-j, #youssef-ramy

Alibaba Manager Not Charged in China’s Latest #MeToo Moment

Prosecutors declined to charge the man, who a co-worker said had assaulted her, an allegation that highlighted sexism in the Chinese tech scene.

#metoo-movement, #alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

I Was Sexually Harassed at the Pentagon. Here’s What Happened Next.

When I arrived at the office, the reality that awaited me was the one I’d never imagined: the best-case scenario.

#defense-department, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘Sexist,’ ‘Racist,’ ‘Classist’: Georgia 8th Grader Challenges School Dress Code

After being cited for a rip in her jeans on the first day of school, Sophia Trevino has led a protest seeking changes to the district’s dress code, which she says unfairly targets girls.

#cobb-county-ga, #discrimination, #dress-codes, #education-k-12, #georgia, #school-discipline-students

Curtis Flowers Sues Prosecutor Who Tried Him Six Times

Charges were dropped in 2019 against Mr. Flowers, who spent 23 years in prison after he was accused of killing four people at a Mississippi furniture store.

#discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #evans-doug-attorney, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #flowers-curtis, #mississippi, #prisons-and-prisoners, #prosecutorial-misconduct, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Missouri Relocates Gay History Exhibit From State Capitol

The exhibit, which examined Kansas City’s contributions to the gay rights movement, was supposed to be in the Capitol building until the end of the year.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kansas-city-mo, #missouri, #missouri-state-museum, #museums, #politics-and-government, #razer-greg, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #university-of-missouri

Facebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates’ Label on Video of Black Men

Facebook called it “an unacceptable error.” The company has struggled with other issues related to race.

#artificial-intelligence, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #computer-vision, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #facial-recognition-software, #monkeys-and-apes, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Commerce Dept. Will Shutter Unit That Conducted Rogue Investigations

An internal inquiry found that the office improperly opened investigations and overstepped its legal authority, but stopped short of attributing the problems to racial or ethnic bias.

#chinese-americans, #commerce-department, #discrimination, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #raimondo-gina-m, #senate-committee-on-commerce-science-and-transportation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wicker-roger

Disabled Japanese Are Often Invisible. Will Paralympics Bring Lasting Light?

Tokyo improved its infrastructure before the Games, but activists wonder how long the focus will continue in a country with a long history of excluding people with disabilities.

#disabilities, #discrimination, #japan, #paralympic-games, #wheelchairs

After Proudly Celebrating Women, Alibaba Faces Reckoning Over Harassment

A rape accusation at the Chinese e-commerce giant has shed light on a work culture that some former employees say is humiliating and toxic.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #discrimination, #ma-jack, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How Strong Is America’s Multiracial Democracy?

Recent research on racism, prejudice and politics suggests a broad range of possibilities.

#black-people, #discrimination, #income-inequality, #minorities, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #race-and-ethnicity, #sears-david-o, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states-economy, #whites

Martinsville 7 Are Pardoned by Virginia 70 Years After Execution for Rape

For decades, family members of the men, known as the Martinsville Seven, contended that they were denied due process. Gov. Ralph S. Northam agreed.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #capital-punishment, #criminal-justice, #discrimination, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #grayson-francis-desales-d-1951, #hairston-frank-jr-d-1951, #hairston-howard-lee-d-1951, #hairston-james-luther-d-1951, #hampton-joe-henry-d-1951, #martinsville-va, #martinsville-seven, #millner-booker-t-d-1951, #northam-ralph-s, #sex-crimes, #taylor-john-clabon-d-1951, #virginia

Let’s Talk About ‘Sellouts’

The insult that reveals a flaw in the way we talk about race.

#black-people, #discrimination, #internal-sub-only, #race-and-ethnicity, #writing-and-writers

Virginia School Board to Pay $1.3 Million in Transgender Student’s Suit

Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County, Va., school board after he was barred from using the boys’ bathroom. The dispute put him at the center of a debate over transgender rights.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #discrimination, #grimm-gavin, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #virginia

The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910

Some clues on why health care fails Black Americans can be found in the Flexner Report.

#american-medical-assn, #black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medical-schools, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

After Video of Abusive Nurse, Canada’s Indigenous Seek Health Overhaul

The abuse last year of an Indigenous woman in a Quebec hospital has prompted outrage and underlined the discrimination facing Canada’s Indigenous community.

#canada, #discrimination, #echaquan-joyce-d-2020, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #indigenous-people, #justice-for-joyce, #nursing-and-nurses, #politics-and-government, #quebec-province-canada, #race-and-ethnicity

Is Peter Bradley Ready for Round 2 in the Limelight?

He rose to the top in the 1970s with a groundbreaking, racially integrated art show in Houston, then all but vanished from view. Now he’s making a comeback.

#art, #black-people, #bradley-peter-1940, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #houston-tex, #karma-gallery-manhattan-ny, #race-and-ethnicity

New York’s Private Schools Tackle White Privilege. It Has Not Been Easy.

In this world — where tuition runs as high as $58,000 — the topic has become flammable. Parents, faculty, students and alumni have all entered the fray.

#brearley-school, #dalton-school, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #grace-church-school-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #race-and-ethnicity, #trinity-school-manhattan-ny

How a Defunct Federal Provision Helped Pave the Way for New Voting Restrictions

Curbs on drop boxes, tougher ID requirements and purges of voter rolls would have been weakened, or never even passed, if a federal oversight system had been in place.

#black-people, #discrimination, #justice-department, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Sequins and Soul-Searching in the Competitive Dance World

Calls for change in this lucrative dance subculture have become broader and deeper, encompassing issues of race, gender and predatory behavior.

#black-people, #contests-and-prizes, #dancing, #discrimination, #gender, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

Why a 19th-Century Plan to Replace Black Labor with Chinese Labor Failed

The Mississippi Chinese and how race works in America.

#black-people, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #internal-sub-only, #korean-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #loewen-james-w, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #mississippi

Yes, Marketing Is Still Sexist

Despite women’s progress in many parts of society, advertisements still consistently cast women as secondary.

#advertising-and-marketing, #discrimination, #women-and-girls

The Anti-Gay Agenda

It is not the gay Black person who becomes an instrument of a white supremacist attack on Black masculinity. It is the Black homophobe.

#black-people, #dababy-rapper, #discrimination, #festivals, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #ti-1980

When Environmental Racism Puts Feces in Your Sink

Mount Vernon is one of scores of cities around the country with an outdated or overtaxed sewage system.

#black-people, #discrimination, #environment, #infrastructure-public-works, #sewers-and-sewage, #water-pollution

ESPN Cancels Nichols’s Show After Her Remarks About a Colleague

Rachel Nichols said in a recorded conversation that Maria Taylor, who is Black, was tabbed to host 2020 N.B.A. finals coverage because the network “felt pressure” on diversity.

#basketball, #discrimination, #espn, #nichols-rachel, #taylor-maria-1987, #television

House On Track to Pass Voting Rights Bill With Slim Chances in Senate

Named for civil rights icon John Lewis, the bill is narrower than the Democrats’ sweeping elections overhaul that has stalled in the Senate, but faces similar obstacles.

#democratic-party, #discrimination, #house-of-representatives, #voting-rights-act-1965

The Worldwide Effort to Bar Chinese Immigration

Mae Ngai’s “The Chinese Question” looks at an issue that has disturbed the Anglophone world for decades, and continues to produce divisions today.

#books-and-literature, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #ngai-mae, #riis-jacob-a, #the-chinese-question-the-gold-rushes-and-global-politics-book

Josephine Baker to Be Honored With a Panthéon Burial

Ms. Baker will be the first Black woman to be entombed in the Panthéon in Paris, a symbolic move amid racial tensions in France.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #baker-josephine-1906-75, #black-people, #discrimination, #funerals-and-memorials, #pantheon-paris-france, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Nicole Kidman Skipped Quarantine in Hong Kong. Residents Were Angry.

The actress, in Hong Kong to film a series about wealthy expatriates, was allowed to skip a coronavirus quarantine. Residents saw the exemption as deeply unfair, and it became a point of debate among lawmakers.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #hong-kong, #kidman-nicole, #quarantines

The Black Artists Leaving America

Building on the legacy of luminaries such as James Baldwin and Josephine Baker, many Black creatives are seeking out new possibilities abroad.

#americans-abroad, #art, #baker-josephine-1906-75, #baldwin-james-1924-87, #black-people, #culture-arts, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #simone-nina, #united-states

Felix Hall, a Soldier Lynched at Fort Benning, Is Remembered After 80 Years

No one was ever charged in his death in 1941. This month, a memorial was dedicated in Georgia — and a historian finally found a photograph of the young soldier.

#bishop-sanford-d-jr, #black-people, #discrimination, #felix-hall, #fort-benning-ga, #lynching, #military-bases-and-installations, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #united-states-army, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Why an East Harlem Street Is 31 Degrees Hotter Than Central Park West

If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.

#air-conditioning, #black-people, #bronx-nyc, #discrimination, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #heat-and-heat-waves, #income-inequality, #minorities, #new-york-city, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #summer-season, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather

The Harlem Hellfighters Were War Heroes. Then They Came Home to Racism.

An exceptional unit of Black soldiers who fought in World War I will receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

#369th-regiment-armory-manhattan-ny, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #discrimination, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hellfighters, #leander-willett, #new-york-state, #race-and-ethnicity, #suozzi-thomas-r, #tuskegee-airmen, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #veterans, #world-war-i-1914-18

Is There Racism in the Deed to Your Home?

Racial covenants were designed to keep neighborhoods segregated. Some states are now making it easier to erase them from legal documents.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #levittown-ny, #minneapolis-minn, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-diego-calif

Shahzia Sikander’s Exquisite, Entangled Worlds

Her study of miniature painting set the artist on a path to challenge terms that hem us in: East and West, masculine and feminine, abstraction and figuration.

#art, #discrimination, #manhattan-nyc, #morgan-librarymuseum, #museums, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #sikander-shahzia

How Our Classrooms Became Battlegrounds

Our schools have long been spaces for right-wing extremist panic to disguise itself as a defense of children.

#black-people, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

What Gentrification Means for Black Homeowners

In historically Black neighborhoods, owners selling their homes on the open market have to grapple with the fact that accepting the highest bid could mean another step toward Black displacement.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #brownstones, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #discrimination, #fair-housing-act-1968, #gentrification, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Home Depot Punished Worker for Black Lives Matter Logo, Labor Board Says

A former employee said Home Depot told him to stop wearing a Black Lives Matter logo or quit, according to a National Labor Relations Board complaint.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #home-depot-inc, #minneapolis-minn, #national-labor-relations-board