Tag: People-with-disabilities

Are Students Being Suspended Because of Their Race, Ethnicity or Disability

By Julissa Catalan According to a study conducted by 26 experts, a school-to-prison pipeline which transitions underrepresented children from school discipline to prison is very much in existence. The findings indicate that Black students and kids with disabilities are suspended at “hugely disproportionate rates compared to white students,” said the…

Racist Emails Passed Around by Wis. Governor's Staff

By Chris Hoenig An investigation into potential illegal campaign work by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s staff has turned up an entirely separate revelation: His staff is loaded with people who think racism and ethnic and cultural stereotypes are funny. More than 27,000 emails and hundreds of court documents were released…

Candidate: Autism, Dementia, Disasters Are Punishment for Gay Marriage

By Chris Hoenig Disease and disaster are God’s punishment for same-gender marriage and abortion, according to a Congressional candidate in Illinois. Susanne Atanus is running in the Republican primary for the state’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Chicago and neighboring communities and which has been represented by Democrat Jan Schakowsky…

Cops Allegedly Beat Deaf Black Man

By Chris Hoenig Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are suspended with pay while an investigation continues into a seven-minute altercation that left a Black motorist bloodied and bruised near Oklahoma City. According to the police report, Pearl Pearson, who is deaf, was pulled over after fleeing a car accident just…

NFL's First Deaf Offensive Player Is Super BowlBound

By Chris Hoenig Derrick Coleman is Super Bowlbound, where he’ll play fullback for the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Oh, yeah, and he’s deaf. Coleman is the first deaf offensive player in NFL historyonly the third deaf player everand the first to make it to the…

December Legal Roundup: Must You Act 'American'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: National-Origin Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Employment Contracts | National Labor Relations Act and Arbitration | Benefits | Legislation and Administrative Action National-Origin Discrimination Asking employees to model Texas business culture is not national-origin…

November Legal Roundup: Poor Performance Overrides Edge in Experience

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: Age Discrimination Older white man cannot support age-, race- and sex-discrimination case. Photo by Shutterstock. A 55-year-old white male health-department microbiologist, with 20 years of service, was passed over for promotion in favor of a white female…

Is This the Most Offensive Halloween Costume Ever

By Chris Hoenig Some of the best Halloween costumes are the most topical: dressing up as the sports star of the moment or one of the actors in that year’s Hollywood blockbuster are almost surefire hits. But so are some of the worst, and one of this year’s costumes is…