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Mildred Jeter Loving: RIP
Society & Culture  (tags: discrimination, freedoms, rights, marriage )

- 2163 days ago -
Facing a year in prison in 1959 for marrying across racial lines, Mildred Jeter Loving, a black woman, and her white husband Richard Loving decided to fight the legal system in their home state of Virginia.
Pregnancy Discrimination Reports at Record High
Society & Culture  (tags: USA, women's rights, discrimination, women's health, workplace rights, pregnancy, work-related discrimination, US Census Bureau study )

K. A.
- 2210 days ago -
Employers cannot fire women based on stereotypes like "now that you're pregnant, the best thing for you to do is raise your kid." Daily Women's Health Policy Report states that women are often unaware of what rights they have under the Pregnancy....
Miss Toronto Tourism Officials Reject Reigning Miss Canada Plus Because She Reads Tarot Cards
Society & Culture  (tags: Religion, discrimination, beauty pagent )

- 2252 days ago -
She might be a witch, but Stephanie Conover says that's no reason for officials at an upcoming Toronto beauty pageant to reject her as a potential judge.
Clinton Battles Unconscious Bias Against Strong Women
Society & Culture  (tags: women, politics, discrimination, gender, gender discrimination, strong leaders, assertive women )

K. A.
- 2255 days ago -
people discriminate against female leaders because qualities stereotypically associated with women (nurturance) conflict with stereotypically masculine qualities associated with effective leaders (assertiveness)..They achieve success/lose popularity.
Prevented From Harassing Wiccans and Pagans, Christains Claim Discrimination
Society & Culture  (tags: Pagan, discrimination, religion, rights, free speech )

- 2391 days ago -
Ickes and the others claimed they merely wanted to address the festival goers. Their group was able to speak out; they were just prevented from harassing others who walk a different spiritual path.
Jury Awards Family $600-K in DENNY'S in Federal Lawsuit
Society & Culture  (tags: Federal lawsuit, 2003, Denny's restaurant, racial slurs, black costumers, discrimination, justice )

K. A.
- 2405 days ago -
A jury has ordered the Denny's restaurant chain to pay $600,000 to 15 members of a black family who claimed their white waiter deliberately ignored them and used racial slurs. Some of Green's family members said they had to get their own drinks, utensils
"Racial Demons Rear Heads" Jena 6 URGENT ACTION ALERT
Society & Culture  (tags: Jena 6, racism, discrimination, abuse of law, 'Jim Crow', Louisiana, children, crime, culture, violence, politics, law, ethics )

- 2420 days ago -
"There's been obvious racial discrimination in this case," said Joe Cook, executive director of the Louisiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, who described Jena as a "racial powder keg" primed to ignite. "It appears the black students were
Church Cancels Memorial for Gay Vet
Society & Culture  (tags: discrimination, religion, military, Texas )

Joy D.
- 2441 days ago -
ARLINGTON, Texas (Aug. 10) - A megachurch canceled a memorial service for a Navy veteran 24 hours before it was to start because the deceased was gay.
On June 12, 1967 - 40 Years Ago Next Tuesday - The Supreme Court Struck Down Virginia's Ban on Interracial Marriages.
Society & Culture  (tags: right to marry, Loving v. Virginia, interracial marriage bans, 16 states, the Constitution, discrimination, unfair exclusion from marriage )

- 2506 days ago -
Writing for a unanimous court, Chief Justice Earl Warren stated that the restriction served no purpose but that of "invidious racial discrimination" & therefore violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. From the Gay & Non Gay Partnership
Mommy Tracked: How the Tenure Process Discriminates Against Female Professors
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, education, ethics, politics, sexism, discrimination, women )

- 2573 days ago -
Balancing family and work is one reason why achieving tenure is so difficult for women. The average age of someone applying for tenure is 33, and the review process takes about five years from the day he or she is hired at the institution.

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