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alternet.orgFox News' Laura Ingraham Is Being Sued for Allegedly Discriminating Against a Former EmployeeIt's bad news for Ingraham, who recently faced an advertiser boycott. A former employee of Fox News' Laura Ingraham is suing the host for workplace discrimination, saying she was treated unfairly and wrongly terminated because she was pregnant.Karolina Wilson, who worked as Ingraham's personal assistant, told her story to the Washington Post.
aarp.orgOlder Adults Critical of Corporate MisbehaviorSeventy-three percent of Americans age 65-plus were likely to boycott companies that ignored sexual harassment, compared with 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds. Seventy-one percent of older people would shun a company that overlooked racial discrimination, compared with 52 percent of younger adults.
theedadvocate.orgDiscrimination in the Classroom: What You Need To Know About Students with Learning Disabilities - The EdvocateSpread the loveSome people believe that race and sex are the main forms of discrimination, however as Educators we may witness other forms of judgement. So, what types of discrimination are in the classroom today? Like other minority groups, children with learning disabilities were segregated and offered minimal to no education. In fact, these children were once placed in asylums, where they remained hidden from the eyes of the world. Children did not receive the help that they needed with intellectual, social, and physical development. With the American Revolution at an end, the United States embraced democracy and the idea …
phys.orgHow social networking sites may discriminate against womenSocial media and the sharing economy have created new opportunities by leveraging online networks to build trust and remove marketplace barriers. But a growing body of research suggests that old gender and racial biases persist, from men's greater popularity on Twitter to African Americans' lower acceptance rates on Airbnb.
theedadvocate.orgWhat We Should Tell Our College Students, instead of “Toughen Up” - The EdvocateSpread the loveIn a piece for The Washington Post, Ferentz Lafargue, the director for the Davis Center which explores positive social change at Williams College in Massachusetts, pushes back against the mentality that protecting college students from hate speech and discrimination “coddles them.” Lafargue’s comments come on the heels of two cancelled speakers on the campus that had unpopular views. The first, conservative Suzanne Venker who has voiced her opinion that feminism has failed, and the second John Derbyshire, a mathematician who once wrote for the National Review until his writing revealed him to have racist views. Venker’s appearance was …
alternet.orgDoes Unconcious Bias Training Actually Work to Prevent Discrimination?Effective solutions will require multiple approaches to addressing discrimination, not just one. A Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called the police on two black men on April 13, leading to their arrest. The two men, who had been waiting for a friend at the store, were released without being charged.