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Discrimination

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  • Vikings' Mike Priefer denies allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe

    Vikings' Mike Priefer denies allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe
    Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer denied former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's allegations Thursday that he made homophobic comments and discriminated against the player for his pro-gay rights stances while he was with the team. "I vehemently...
  • LAFD's highest-ranking woman is leaving the force

    LAFD's highest-ranking woman is leaving the force
    The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among the agency's top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs. The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik...
  • What happened to Mindy Kaling's body? Why Elle shouldn't have cropped her cover photo

    What happened to Mindy Kaling's body? Why Elle shouldn't have cropped her cover photo
    Mindy Kaling may love her Elle magazine cover, but Internet critics have called foul on the close-up shot, accusing the magazine, again, of “fat-ism” for cropping her curvy body out of the image. Kaling’s cover is one of four for Elle&...
  • Meryl Streep is right: Walt Disney was a 'gender bigot.' So what?

    Meryl Streep is right: Walt Disney was a 'gender bigot.' So what?
    Meryl Streep is right. At some point in his storied career, Walt Disney belonged to an anti-Semitic group and surely was sexist -- or a "gender bigot," as she put it Tuesday when she presented a National Board of Review award to Emma Thompson for her...
  • Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration

     Leveling the legal playing field: Limit forced arbitration
    Imagine the Dodgers have just won the pennant and are going to play the Yankees in the World Series. But the rules have changed: All games will be played in Yankee Stadium. And there are new umpires, hired and paid by the Yankees. With rules like that,...
  • For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive

    For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive
    ROME — Under the fleeting light of an autumn half-moon, an Italian medical student made his way to the top of a modern high-rise in east Rome, not far from an ancient arch built by the emperor Claudius. From the 11th floor of the apartment block,...
  • LAFD's highest-ranking woman ever is leaving the force

    LAFD's highest-ranking woman ever is leaving the force
    The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department has announced her retirement, leaving no female officers among its top command staff of deputy and assistant chiefs.   The departure of Deputy Chief Roxanne V. Bercik comes as the...
  • Civil rights agency underfunded, hurt by poor policy, study finds

    Civil rights agency underfunded, hurt by poor policy, study finds
     SACRAMENTO — Budget cuts and poor decisions have interfered with the ability of the state  Department of Fair Employment and Housing to investigate discrimination complaints in California, a state study concluded Wednesday. The problems include a...
  • Secret policy allows governor to veto public job bias cases

    SACRAMENTO — A long-secret policy has allowed the governor to veto employment discrimination cases against public agencies without explanation or disclosure, hampering the work of the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing, a legislative...
  • 'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past
    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...
  • Ally Financial pays $98 million to settle auto lending bias probe

    Ally Financial pays $98 million to settle auto lending bias probe
    Ally Financial Inc., a former General Motors Corp. lending arm that taxpayers bailed out during the financial crisis, will pay $98 million to settle federal government allegations that car dealers overcharged blacks, Latinos and Asians for Ally’s...