Tag: Discrimination

30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Commemorates Work Done and More Progress Needed

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. 2020 is the 30th anniversary of this landmark civil rights legislation. The ADA “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.” 

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In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Declares Federal Law Protects LGBTQ+ Individuals From Job Discrimination

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that existing federal law forbids job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ruling is a landmark victory for the LGBTQ+ community, and a surprising decision coming from a majority conservative court. In a 6–3 vote, the Court ruled that Title…

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Anti-Asian Sentiment During Pandemic Leads to Cancellation of Student Visas, Rise in Hate Crimes

Stop AAPI Hate found a connection between the GOP’s hateful rhetoric against China and recent plans to cancel Chinese students’ visas, according to a press release from the group. The group was founded by the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and the Asian American Studies Department…

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Coast Guard’s Grappling with Harassment and Discrimination Offers Lessons on Leadership Accountability

Lt. Cmdr. Kerry Karwan, a retired member of the Coast Guard and member of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), attended the Dec. 11 joint congressional hearing by the U.S. House Oversight and Homeland Security Committees. The issue at hand was one she had personal experience with. “Righting the Ship,”…

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‘Collars for Dollars,’ NYPD Snagged in Discrimination Suit which Targeted Blacks and Latinos

“Collars for dollars” was a common practice among the Transit District 34 officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD). The practice has now resulted in a lawsuit, according to the New York Daily News. Five police officers, now-retired Pierre Maximilien, Sgt. Edwin Raymond and three other officers reportedly filed…

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Women Still A Minority at NASA, Despite Advancements

Women make up only about one-third of employees at NASA despite major achievements in 2019, including the first all-female spacewalk, according to the NASA Equal Employment Opportunity Strategic Plan the agency published. Related Article: First All-Female Spacewalk: ‘One giant leap for WOMANkind!’ Just 28% of senior executive leadership positions are…