Keep Czars Far Away, in Moscow or Mar-a-Lago

Things worth fighting for on the Fourth of July.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #lavrov-sergey-v, #moldova, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Abortion, Like Prohibition, Has a Clear Racial Dimension

How long before this unpopular repression also loses favor and falls into decline?

#abortion, #black-people, #discrimination, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #prohibition-era-1920-1933, #race-and-ethnicity

Mariah Lopez Is Suing New York, Over and Over, for Transgender Rights

Mariah Lopez first sued the city at age 13. Her latest settlement has forced the city to overhaul how it treats transgender people who are homeless.

#discrimination, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-marsha-p-1945-92, #new-york-city, #project-renewal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count

Tolerance for one group doesn’t need to mean intolerance for another.

#discrimination, #gender, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Suing New York, Over and Over, for Transgender Rights

Mariah Lopez first sued the city at age 13. Her latest settlement has forced the city to overhaul how it treats transgender people who are homeless.

#discrimination, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #johnson-marsha-p-1945-92, #new-york-city, #project-renewal, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Protection of the Rights to Contraception and Same-Sex Marriage and Intimacy Is in the Constitution

Why the Supreme Court should not overturn the right to same-sex marriage.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #discrimination, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us

Equity in Sports Has Focused on Gender, Not Race. So Gaps Persist.

Title IX, over 50 years, has heavily benefited white women over women of color. That’s partly because race has never been part of the law.

#athletics-and-sports, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation

Why L.G.B.T.Q. Adults Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease

Experts say that a leading cause of death often goes overlooked.

#anxiety-and-stress, #discrimination, #heart, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Los Angeles County Votes to Return Beach Seized in 1924 From a Black Family

Ownership of the property, known as Bruce’s Beach, will be transferred to descendants of Charles and Willa Bruce, who bought the land in 1912 and built a resort.

#black-people, #bruce-charles, #bruce-willa, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #california, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #hahn-janice-k, #land-use-policies, #los-angeles-county-calif, #manhattan-beach-calif

Elon Musk and Kraken’s Jesse Powell Shouldn’t Claim to Be Free Speech Advocates

In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are lauded as innovators whose vision exceeds that of ordinary mortals. Sometimes they start believing the hype.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #black-people, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #kraken-payward-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #powell-jesse-cryptocurrency-executive, #race-and-ethnicity, #silicon-valley-calif, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #twitter, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Once an ‘Easy Way Out’ for Equality, Women’s Soccer Is Now a U.S. Force

After Title IX passed in 1972, administrators found soccer to be a cheap way to comply. And participation rates soared in high schools, universities and at club levels for girls and women.

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #ncaa-soccer-championships, #soccer, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #womens-world-cup-soccer

In Ukraine and New York, Pride Must Get Political

The boundary between freedom and oppression is thin.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #eastern-europe, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lgbtq-pride-month-us, #parades, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #riga-latvia, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ukraine, #united-states

Maine’s End Run Around the Supreme Court Is an Example for Other States

The move in a religion case offers hope to those worried about the dominance of the court’s conservative majority.

#abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #maine, #maryland, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us

Fifty Years On, Title IX’s Legacy Includes its Durability

From 1972 to 1973, the United States considered three landmark changes to protect women’s rights. Fifty years later, only one is likely to remain.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #equal-rights-amendment, #interscholastic-athletics, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #womens-sports-foundation

Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education, #exercise, #figure-skating, #football, #football-college, #gymnastics, #interscholastic-athletics, #lee-sunisa-2003, #men-and-boys, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ratings-audience-measurement, #soccer, #social-media, #staley-dawn, #student-athlete-compensation, #television, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Conservatives Are Attempting a Broad Attack on Gay Rights and Culture

Conservatives are launching a broad attack on gay rights and gay culture.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Real Enforcers of Title IX: Angry Parents

Girls are supposed to have equal access in schools. In practice, districts aren’t forced to change unless someone speaks up.

#athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools

The decision was the latest in a series of rulings forbidding the exclusion of religious institutions from government programs.

#discrimination, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-religion, #maine, #montana, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #supreme-court-us, #tuition

Autopsies Have a History of Costly Mistakes, Yet Change Is Slow

Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by prejudgments and a close relationship with the police.

#autopsies, #discrimination, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forensic-science, #infant-mortality, #innocence-project, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

How I Became an Asian American

The killing of a Chinese American, David Chin, 40 years ago changed the way people of Asian descent began to see themselves.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #japanese-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Stress Might Age the Immune System, New Study Finds

Here’s what the results may mean for you.

#age-chronological, #anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #immune-system, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research

Bennie Thompson Has Spent His Career Protecting Voting Rights

Representative Bennie G. Thompson, chairman of the committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, has spent his career fighting to protect the right to vote.

#black-people, #bolton-miss, #content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #thompson-bennie-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Infighting Overshadows Big Plans at The Washington Post

The aim of Sally Buzbee, The Post’s editor, is to broaden the newspaper’s reach. A year into the job, she’s dealing with internal tumult over some longstanding grievances.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baron-martin-d, #buzbee-sally, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #ryan-frederick-j-jr, #social-media, #sonmez-felicia, #washington-post, #weigel-dave

Decades After Vincent Chin’s Death, Recent Attacks Haunt Asian Americans

Vincent Chin, a Chinese immigrant, was beaten to death after being pursued by two white Detroit autoworkers in 1982. On the 40th anniversary of his death, many hear frightening echoes.

#asian-americans, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity

How a Religious Sect Landed Google in a Lawsuit

A video producer claims he was fired after he complained that an obscure group based in the Sierra foothills dominated a business unit at Google.

#computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #google-inc, #kelly-services-inc, #religion-and-belief, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil

The Battle Over Gender Therapy

More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.

#discrimination, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Who Can Write About What? A Conversation With Roxane Gay and Jay Caspian Kang.

Two writers debate writing across identity lines — and how to respond when an author gets it really wrong.

#audio-neutral-informative, #books-and-literature, #cancel-culture, #culture-arts, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #writing-and-writers

Google Sidelines Engineer Who Claims Its A.I. Is Sentient

Blake Lemoine, the engineer, says that Google’s language model has a soul. The company disagrees.

#artificial-intelligence, #blake-lemoine, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #gebru-timnit, #google-inc, #lecun-yann, #mitchell-margaret-researcher, #research, #walker-kent

Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’

Many in a generation that grew up with a Black president and Black Lives Matter are embracing Black colleges and universities.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #endowments, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #morehouse-college, #spelman-college

Recording India’s Linguistic Riches as Leaders Push Hindi as Nation’s Tongue

Ganesh Devy has spent decades documenting India’s hundreds of distinct languages. Up next: a 12,000-year history of India he hopes will help counter the government’s Hindu-first campaign.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #content-type-personal-profile, #devy-ganesh-narayan, #discrimination, #hindi-language, #hinduism, #india, #language-and-languages, #modi-narendra, #muslims-and-islam, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government

Federal Prosecutors Open Criminal Inquiry of Wells Fargo’s Hiring Practices

Authorities are investigating whether the bank violated federal anti-discrimination laws by conducting sham interviews of minority candidates.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #bruno-joe, #criminal-investigations, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-attorneys, #wells-fargocompany, #williams-damian-attorney

A Wider Lens on the MeToo Backlash: Who Pays for Societal Change?

The same fundamentals apply to patriarchal systems, whether in Hollywood or India: Threats to men’s status can provoke broader resistance than you might think.

#metoo-movement, #depp-johnny, #discrimination, #equal-rights-amendment, #heard-amber, #india, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #schlafly-phyllis, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Long Shadow of Eugenics in America

As young girls, the Relf sisters were sterilized without consent. What does the government owe them — and the thousands of other living victims?

#alabama, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #intellectual-disabilities, #native-americans, #north-carolina, #race-and-ethnicity, #sterilization-reproductive, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

How Gender Neutral Language Is Shaping the Fight for Abortion Rights

Progressive groups and medical organizations have adopted inclusive language, which has led to terms like “pregnant people” and “chestfeeding.”

#abortion, #american-cancer-society, #american-civil-liberties-union, #breastfeeding, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #discrimination, #gender, #language-and-languages, #womens-rights

Mugged by Reality, Again

Progressives are rediscovering the law of unintended consequences.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boudin-chesa, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #elections-district-attorneys, #inflation-economics, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #san-francisco-calif, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Wells Fargo Announces ‘Pause’ of Policy That Led to Fake Job Interviews

The bank’s leaders will study how its “diverse slate” requirement is being carried out and what needs to change before restarting it in July.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #scharf-charles-w, #wells-fargocompany, #women-and-girls

What Sheryl Sandberg’s Exit Reveals About Women’s Progress in Tech

Silicon Valley is losing one of its most visible, outspoken and powerful women. Any gains have been incremental at best.

#metoo-movement, #advanced-micro-devices-inc, #all-raise-nonprofit, #alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #autodesk-inc, #bartz-carol-a, #boards-of-directors, #brougher-fancoise, #burns-ursula-m, #california, #carta-inc, #catz-safra, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #fiorina-carleton-s, #friar-sarah, #gadde-vijaya, #google-inc, #herd-whitney-wolfe, #hewlett-packard-enterprise-company, #hiring-and-promotion, #hood-amy, #hyman-jennifer, #instacart, #international-business-machines-corporation, #lake-katrina, #mayer-marissa, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #nextdoor-com-inc, #olivan-javier, #oracle-corporation, #pao-ellen, #pinterest, #project-include, #realreal-inc, #reddit-inc, #rent-the-runway, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #simo-fidji, #social-media, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #stitch-fix-inc, #su-lisa-1969, #twitter, #venture-capital, #wainwright-julie, #wojcicki-susan, #women-and-girls, #xerox-corporation, #yahoo-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

How I Learned to Love Finishing Last

In a sport that rewards speed, sometimes it’s healthier to be the tortoise than to be the hare.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #exercise, #marathon-running, #psychology-and-psychologists, #running

Port Authority Settlement Will End Undercover Bathroom Patrols

In a settlement this week for a lawsuit accusing Port Authority police of discrimination and false arrests, the agency said it would no longer conduct plainclothes sting operations in bus terminal bathrooms.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #legal-aid-society, #new-york-city, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Asian and Black Communities Have a Long History of Shared Solidarity

Stories of loss, struggle, change and hope are the most powerful tools we have to understand one another and bridge what divides us.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #discrimination, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

What Lia Thomas Could Mean for Women’s Elite Sports

Although the number of top transgender athletes is small, the disagreements are profound, cutting to the core of the debate around gender identity and biological sex.

#coe-sebastian, #coleman-doriane-lambelet, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #navratilova-martina, #thomas-lia-1999, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #university-of-pennsylvania, #women-and-girls

The Fall of the ‘Sun King’ of French TV, and the Myth of Seduction

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known as a great seducer, has been accused by more than 20 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment in France’s belated #MeToo reckoning.

#metoo-movement, #delarue-cecile, #deneuve-catherine, #devynck-helene, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mediapart, #news-and-news-media, #poivre-darvor-patrick, #porcel-florence, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #television, #tf1-group, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

In the Culture Wars, Teachers Are Under Attack

Today’s culture wars treat teachers like political prisoners or, even worse, the enemy.

#books-and-literature, #discrimination, #state-legislatures, #teachers-and-school-employees

Tesla’s Aura Dims as Its Plunging Stock Highlights the Risks It Faces

Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.

#batteries, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shanghai-china, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #twitter, #united-states

How Democrats Can Win the Morality Wars

First, they have to understand the deep philosophical differences underlying these conflicts.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #ethics-personal, #freedom-of-religion, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #midterm-elections-2022, #philosophy, #rauch-jonathan-1960, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Buffalo Massacre Suspect Appears in Court and Will Be Held Without Bail

The closely watched case against the man accused of carrying out a racist attack at a Tops supermarket over the weekend will proceed to a grand jury.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #discord-inc, #discrimination, #gendron-payton-s, #mass-shootings, #tops-friendly-markets

Puerto Ricans Deserve Better Than Separate and Unequal

Puerto Ricans are still not able to access the same social safety net as other U.S. citizens.

#colonization, #disability-insurance, #discrimination, #federal-taxes-us, #politics-and-government, #puerto-rico, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews

Black and female candidates are sometimes interviewed after the recipient of a job is identified, current and former employees say.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #scharf-charles-w, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wells-fargocompany

The Formula Shortage Has Led to Misguided Calls for Women to Breastfeed

It’s an invention that has saved babies’ lives and given mothers their own lives back. Why are women being shamed for using it?

#babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #discrimination, #infant-formulas, #parenting, #women-and-girls

The Right Weaponizes America Against Itself

You cannot defend the ideal of E pluribus unum by deleting pluribus.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #conspiracy-theories, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #law-and-legislation, #population, #religion-and-belief, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states, #united-states-economy