‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase

Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #bitcoin-currency, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #virtual-currency, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Macron’s Rightward Tilt in France Sows Wider Alarm

One bill would reach into Muslim life, and another would place new restrictions on filming of police. Critics say they’re part of a drift toward repressive government policies.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #en-marche-france, #france, #freedom-of-the-press, #internal-storyline-no, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations, #terrorism

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‘Never Think That You’re Not Supposed to Be There’

A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

#black-people, #classical-music, #discrimination, #disney-walt-concert-hall, #documentary-films-and-programs, #florida, #los-angeles-calif, #road-trips

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‘Muslim Women Are Everything’ Turns the Page on Stereotypes

Dr. Seema Yasmin’s book, born from her frustration with narrow, one-sided narratives about Muslim women, breaks apart tired old tropes.

#discrimination, #muslim-veiling, #muslim-women-are-everything-stereotype-shattering-stories-of-courage-inspiration-and-adventure-book, #muslims-and-islam, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers, #yasmin-seema

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Republicans Rewrite an Old Playbook on Disenfranchising Black Americans

As they try to somehow reverse Joe Biden’s victory, President Trump and his allies have targeted heavily Black cities, painting them as corrupt and trying to throw out huge numbers of votes.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #milwaukee-wis, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than Us?

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.

#artificial-intelligence, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #buolamwini-joy, #discrimination, #facial-recognition-software, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-science

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52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman

Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

#apologies, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #conway-lynn-1938, #discrimination, #engineering-and-engineers, #international-business-machines-corporation, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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As M.L.S. Playoffs Open, Black Players Press for Progress

In protests and meetings, Black players have pushed M.L.S. for better representation. Now, as the playoffs open, and with the league’s help, they are focused on follow through.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #garber-don, #major-league-soccer, #soccer, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team

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In ‘Small Axe,’ Letitia Wright Plays a Real-Life Black Panther

The actress takes on the role of the British activist Altheia Jones-LeCointe in Steve McQueen’s series for Amazon. The experience has proved to be an education.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #jones-lecointe-altheia, #london-england, #mangrove-movie, #mcqueen-steve, #movies, #small-axe-tv-program, #television, #women-and-girls, #wright-letitia-1993

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‘Reach Out to Trump Supporters,’ They Said. I Tried.

I give up.

#discrimination, #muslims-and-islam, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy

While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.

#bell-laboratories, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #forbes-magazine, #gross-domestic-product, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #innovation, #inventions-and-patents, #michigan-state-university, #minorities, #musk-elon, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #small-business-administration, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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The Challenge of Black Patriotism

For Black Americans, loving the country and criticizing it have always been inseparable — something other Americans have often struggled to understand.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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The President vs. the American Media

After terrorist attacks, France’s leader accuses the English-language media of “legitimizing this violence.”

#censorship, #discrimination, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #muslims-and-islam, #news-and-news-media, #religion-state-relations, #terrorism

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How to End ‘Women’s Work’ and its Pay Gap

New Zealand is pursuing a century-old idea to close the gender pay gap: not equal pay for equal work, but equal pay for work of equal value.

#ardern-jacinda, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #new-zealand, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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BBC Pay Discrimination Ruling Is Disputed

A British equal rights commission found no evidence of illegal pay practices, but said the broadcaster needed to “rebuild trust with women.”

#ahmed-samira-1968, #british-broadcasting-corp, #discrimination, #equality-and-human-rights-commission-great-britain, #gracie-carrie, #labor-and-jobs, #news-and-news-media, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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European Union Tries to Counter Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Wave in Hungary and Poland

The bloc is trying to stop the Eastern European member nations from advancing discriminatory measures, but its legal powers are limited.

#discrimination, #european-union, #hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hungary, #poland, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #womens-rights

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UPS to Allow Natural Black Hairstyles and Facial Hair

The policy change comes amid a growing national movement to ban racial discrimination based on people’s natural hairstyle.

#beards-and-mustaches, #black-people, #discrimination, #hair, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-parcel-service-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Started a New Debate About Sexism in Chess

The Netflix hit captures the struggles of women in the game, where female grandmasters are rare. But the reality, one top player says, is worse.

#chess, #discrimination, #kasparov-garry, #krush-irina, #netflix-inc, #polgar-judit, #television, #the-queens-gambit-tv-program, #women-and-girls

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At Augusta National, Not Talking About Race Is Tradition

A plan to honor Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to compete in the Masters, highlights the glacial pace of change at the club that hosts golf’s marquee event.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #black-people, #discrimination, #elder-lee, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #pga-tour-inc, #professional-golfers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #sifford-charlie, #woods-tiger

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N.Y.P.D. Will No Longer Force Women to Remove Hijabs for Mug Shots

The Police Department agreed to change its policy and allow religious people to be photographed in head coverings so long as their faces were left unobstructed.

#discrimination, #muslim-veiling, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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British Peer Criticized for Calling Kamala Harris ‘the Indian’

Lord Kilclooney, a member of the House of Lords, claimed not to know the vice president-elect’s name when he wrote the offending Twitter post.

#discrimination, #harris-kamala-d, #house-of-lords-great-britain, #indian-americans, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #lord-kilclooney, #northern-ireland

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Woman Who Says She Was Fired for Being a Lesbian Is Elected Sheriff

Charmaine McGuffey, an ex-major in the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, defeated her former boss in a primary and won the general election against a candidate the sheriff had backed.

#charmaine-mcguffey, #cincinnati-ohio, #discrimination, #hamilton-county-sheriffs-office, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jim-neil, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Dorie Miller Was a Black Hero in the Jim Crow Navy

Dorie Miller saved lives at Pearl Harbor. He’s finally getting his due.

#afro-american-the-newspaper, #black-people, #chicago-defender, #discrimination, #miller-doris, #pearl-harbor-hawaii, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Gay in Nigeria, Black Male in America

I learned how to carry myself to protect my safety back home, only to come to the U.S. and face a different danger.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #men-and-boys, #race-and-ethnicity, #torture, #united-states

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How the White House Rolled Back Financial Regulations

Under President Trump, agencies have eased bans on Wall Street risk-taking and loosened consumer protections and anti-discrimination laws.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #community-reinvestment-act, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #consumer-protection, #debt-collection, #discrimination, #dodd-frank-wall-street-reform-and-consumer-protection-act-2010, #federal-reserve-system, #quarles-randal-k, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Megan Rapinoe Publishes New Memoir ‘One Life’

Don’t expect the usual bromides about hard work and resilience in “One Life.” The soccer star’s memoir gets into her political awakening as much as it does her sports career.

#books-and-literature, #brockes-emma, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #one-life-book, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer

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This Is America

The past four years have shattered my faith. But I’m ready to fight for our future. Are you?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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N.Y.P.D. Anti-Harassment Official Accused of Racist Rants

The official was relieved of his command after City Council investigators amassed evidence that he posted vitriolic messages online under the name “Clouseau.”

#city-council-nyc, #discrimination, #kobel-james-f, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #torres-ritchie-1988

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Marylin Bender Dies at 95; Journalist in a Male-Dominated Era

One of the few women with any editing authority at The Times, she felt resentment and, when asking for a raise, was told: “You’re married. You don’t need it.”

#bender-marylin, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #the-beautiful-people-book, #women-and-girls

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Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity but Lack the Data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #american-assn-for-the-advancement-of-science, #black-people, #cell-journal, #discrimination, #elife-journal, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #lancet-the-journal, #minorities, #nature-journal, #new-york-times, #pnas-journal, #public-library-of-science-plos, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-society, #science-journal, #science-and-technology, #springer-nature, #your-feed-science

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Is France Fueling Muslim Terrorism by Trying to Prevent It?

Emmanuel Macron’s government may unwittingly be breeding the kind of communalism it wants to ward off.

#discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #paty-samuel-1973-2020, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations, #secularism, #terrorism

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Will the Hardest-Hit Communities Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

A committee that advises the C.D.C.’s director is working on a plan to equitably distribute immunizations when they become available.

#advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Uber Eats faces discrimination allegations over free delivery from Black-owned restaurants

Uber says it has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration as a result of it ditching delivery fees for some Black-owned restaurants via Uber Eats.

Uber Eats made this change in June, following racial justice protests around the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man. Uber Eats said it wanted to make it easier for customers to support Black-owned businesses in the U.S. and Canada. To qualify, the restaurant must be a small or medium-sized business and, therefore, not part of a franchise. In contrast, delivery fees are still in place for other restaurants.

In one of these claims, viewed by TechCrunch, a customer alleges Uber Eats violates the Unruh civil Rights Act by “charging discriminatory delivery fees based on race (of the business owner).” That claim seeks $12,000 as well as a permanent injunction that would prevent Uber from continuing to offer free delivery from Black-owned restaurants.

“We’re proud to support black-owned businesses with this initiative, as we know they’ve disproportionately been impacted by the health crisis,” Uber spokesperson Meghan Casserly said in a statement to TechCrunch. “We heard loud and clear from consumers this was a feature they wanted—and we’ll continue to make it a priority.”

The website soliciting customers says eligible people can make up to $4,000 in compensation if they have paid a delivery fee in California since June 4, 2020.

The arbitration demands are not super surprising, given that Sen. Ted Cruz said he expected Uber to face discrimination lawsuits from restaurants without Black ownership.

It’s also worth noting that the representative for the customer listed in the complaint is Consovoy McCarthy, whose partners include President Donald Trump lawyer William Consovoy and others.

TechCrunch has reached out to Consovoy McCarthy and will update this story if we hear back.

These complaints are reminiscent of one Microsoft is facing, though not at as high of a level. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor essentially accused Microsoft of reverse racism (not a real thing) for committing to hire more Black people at its predominantly white company.

Meanwhile, this is just one of many legal battles Uber is facing these days. On the worker side of Uber’s business, a California appeals court judge recently upheld a ruling granting a preliminary injunction to force both Uber and Lyft to reclassify their workers as employees. However, that has yet to go into effect. That means all eyes are on Proposition 22, a California ballot measure backed by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart that seeks to keep gig workers classified as independent contractors.

#discrimination, #diversity, #tc, #uber, #ubereats

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‘What a Barrister Looks Like’: A Young Black Woman Paves the Way

Alexandra Wilson is working to change England’s legal establishment, and perceptions about who belongs in it, from the inside.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #great-britain, #legal-profession, #race-and-ethnicity, #wilson-alexandra-j, #women-and-girls

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Why India’s Muslims Reach for Liberalism

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes Hindus more equal than religious minorities, Muslims seek equality from the secular Constitution, not Shariah.

#amnesty-international, #bharatiya-janata-party, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #constitutional-amendments, #constitutions, #delhi-india, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #hinduism, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #malaysia, #minorities, #modi-narendra, #mumbai-india, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #religion-and-belief, #shah-amit-1964, #sufism-religion, #supreme-court-of-india, #times-of-india, #turkey

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Bracing for More Virus Cases, Big Hospitals Must Be There for Everyone

We need a better system of transferring patients to ensure the best care.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #glaude-eddie-s-jr, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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The Court of Master Sommeliers Has a Sexual Harassment Problem

The Court of Master Sommeliers confers high honors, but many women candidates say they’ve paid a steep price.

#metoo-movement, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #court-of-master-sommeliers, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #united-states, #wines, #women-and-girls

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How to Be an Active Bystander When You See Casual Racism

A few small actions can go a long way.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity

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China’s Stance on Homosexuality Has Changed. Its Textbooks Haven’t.

A lawsuit brought by a student is part of an effort to get schools, editors and publishers to recognize that being gay is not a mental disorder.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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When Virtual School Means a Respite From Racism

When learning is virtual, Black parents can watch for unfair treatment.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #race-and-ethnicity, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states

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Californians, Vote Yes on Prop 16

Banning any consideration of race, gender or ethnicity in public university admissions and public contracting was a mistake with big consequences.

#black-people, #california, #discrimination, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #referendums, #university-of-california

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Muslim Countries Denounce French Response to Killing of Samuel Paty, Urge Boycott

While the French have supported their government’s crackdown, it has opened the country to criticism that its complicated relationship with French Muslims has taken an ugly turn.

#bangladesh, #boycotts, #discrimination, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #france, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #international-relations, #jordan, #kuwait, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #terrorism

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Another Double Amputee’s Fight for the Olympics Is Dealt a Major Setback

Blake Leeper says his prostheses level the playing field. But World Athletics has successfully argued that they give him an unfair advantage by making him artificially taller.

#black-people, #discrimination, #leeper-blake-1989, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #prostheses, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

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What Counts as Race Discrimination? A Suit Against JPMorgan Is a Test

A former employee accuses JPMorgan Chase of failing to stop what she said was racially driven bullying. The bank says race had nothing to do with it.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #dimon-james, #discrimination, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-environment

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Anti-Semitism and What Feeds It

Two years after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the oldest hatred is flourishing across the political spectrum.

#abdul-jabbar-kareem, #anti-semitism, #chabad-of-poway-synagogue-shooting-2019, #discrimination, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-crimes, #ice-cube-1969, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #race-and-ethnicity, #tree-of-life-pittsburgh-pa-synagogue, #zionism

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Kushner, Employing Racist Stereotype, Questions if Black Americans ‘Want to Be Successful’

In a “Fox & Friends” interview, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser also criticized protesters as more concerned with what he called “virtue signaling” than in coming up with “solutions.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #kushner-jared, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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V.M.I. Head Resigns Amid Review of Racism on Campus

A week after the governor ordered an investigation into reports of racism at the college, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III says the governor and other officials have lost confidence in his leadership.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #discrimination, #j-h-binford-peay-iii, #lexington-va, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #virginia, #virginia-military-institute

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To Reduce Racial Inequality, Raise the Minimum Wage

Diversity and inclusion programs for elites are tokens. A large wage increase that would most benefit the Black working class is far better.

#black-people, #discrimination, #minimum-wage, #wages-and-salaries

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A Common Retort After Insensitive Remarks by Elected Leaders: Resign

Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.

#apologies, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #blackduck-minn, #carbon-hill-ala, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #endicott-ny, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harper-woods-mich, #healdsburg-calif, #henry-brian-1967, #local-government, #luray-va, #mayors, #pawleys-island-sc, #petal-miss, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media

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