Is our natural inclination when seeing others in distress indifference?
Montgomery County, Maryland just became America's first jurisdiction to pass a law protecting the workplace rights of nannies.
Immigrant students in college (here legally, I might add), face severe harassment and discrimination on campus. The focus, unfortunately (since I rather like the state), is on Somali students at the University of Minnesota.
The US might finally lift its ban on HIV-positive immigrants.
The Wall Street Journal has another one of those really dumb editorials trying to claim the GOP is the better party on race because it historically was anti-slavery. Everyone knows the facts on this: In the 19th and early 20th century, Republicans were primarily the civil rights party, and Democrats were primarily against it. Starting with FDR, the Democrats began moving left-ward on race issues, causing a division with the southern, Jim Crow wing of the party. Eventually, those people left for the GOP, who welcomed them with open arms. And that's where we're at today. This is not that complicated.
Massachusetts will allow out of state gay couples to marry after repealing a 1913 law originally designed to limit interracial marriages.
Black and Hispanic state troopers are suing the state police force, alleging discrimination and cronyism.
Facebook ads for women basically just tell them they're fat and ugly. My girlfriend noticed this, which is why I'm currently "in a relationship" with a person of indeterminate gender.
Women, take note: You wouldn't want your employer think about your vast amounts of experience if that means keeping your hair gray.
BBC: Muslim woman denied citizenship in France, on the grounds that she is insufficiently assimilated (actually, that does strike me as very French).
The Justice Department has filed a discrimination suit against a condo association accused of refusing to sell to a Black couple with children.
I blogged on this topic once before, but now the NYT takes it on: child brides resisting their forced marriages in Yemen (and winning too!).
Finally, who told this "joke"?
Did you hear the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die? When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, ‘Where is that marvelous ape?’
Why, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain, that's who!