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  1. Nov 2021
  2. Oct 2021
    1. A-1-3-2-1 Jugement du tribunal administratif de Caen (10/03/98) Au motif qu'une école a méconnu le principe de gratuité en excluant d'activités sportives et culturelles payantes organisées durant le temps scolaire, des enfants dont la famille n'avait pas contribué financièrement, l'Etat est condamné à payer aux parents : - 152,45 i d'indemnités en réparation du préjudice subi, - 457,35 i de frais exposés non-compris dans les dépens.
  3. Sep 2021
    1. Hippisley-Cox, J., Coupland, C. A., Mehta, N., Keogh, R. H., Diaz-Ordaz, K., Khunti, K., Lyons, R. A., Kee, F., Sheikh, A., Rahman, S., Valabhji, J., Harrison, E. M., Sellen, P., Haq, N., Semple, M. G., Johnson, P. W. M., Hayward, A., & Nguyen-Van-Tam, J. S. (2021). Risk prediction of covid-19 related death and hospital admission in adults after covid-19 vaccination: National prospective cohort study. BMJ, 374, n2244. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2244

  4. Jul 2021
  5. Jun 2021
    1. Isabel: Yeah. I understand how you would really not want to ask anything from your dad, but it seems like you had to ask for help there. I skipped one part of the story and I just want to backtrack because I think it’s important. You were held by ICE [Immigrations and Customs Enforcemen] for detention for two months?Angelo: Yes.Isabel: Two months. Do you mind just touching on the conditions or like the treatment you experienced there?Angelo: As soon as I got into immigration…it was Houston. So I mean the immigration center, was, I can't say it was things falling down, things breaking apart, it was all right. What the thing that was scary, very scary was that before the first time that I went to court just talking to people, they will tell me that they'd been there three, four years fighting their case. And they had moms and dads that were United States, residents, citizens, and they were still there fighting their case. And I would ask them, "If you don't fight your case, what happens? And they said, "Well, you know, they deport you tomorrow." And I called my dad and I told him, "Look, dad, I don't want to be here three, four years. I don't want to be here. I'll sign my deportation."Angelo: And whenever I went to court, even though I had already told that to my dad, I still tried to fight for me being there, I talked to the judge and the judge told me, “You have a criminal charge in the United States and you're considered a threat, you're considered a criminal and you're considered a threat to the safety of our citizens.” Those are the exact words that he said, “You are a threat to our citizens.” And I told him, "Okay, well hold on. I have 20 years here, I have four kids here, my brothers are here and my whole family's here. You can't tell me this." And it was literally a one, two, three step process with him. There was no emotion with him. It was, "No, this is your option, sign, fight your case. But I guarantee you right now that you're not going to win your case."Angelo: So it was like, "Why are you giving me the option to fight my case if...[Sigh]" So I told him, "Okay, well let's sign." And literally the next day, that's when I got deported. And it was just me not wanting to be there, seeing everybody at immigration being there three or four years, and literally they had more chance of staying than I did. Favors were more on their side than they were ever on mine. So I said to myself, "If they can't do it, what makes you think that you're going to be able to stay?" And that was my main decision for me signing the voluntary deportation so I wouldn't be incarcerated anymore. I didn't want to be treated as a criminal anymore. I never felt like I was a criminal, and I got surrounded with criminals.Angelo: I got surrounded with people that -- I had to change my whole way of being. I had to exercise a lot, I had to change my way of being, I had to be so cold, so reserved just stay to myself because I didn't want anybody to mess with me. I wasn't meant for that. I was meant to be a father, I was meant to be a household person, I wasn't meant to be imprisoned, and it even got to me and I told myself, “No,” because there will be a lot of guards that would tell me, "You're a dirty Mexican." And there will be a lot of times where I would question myself, and I said, "Okay, well your bunkmate, he's here for murder, he's spending here his rest of his life, you're getting treated bad. Well, maybe you are a criminal, maybe you should just start being a criminal." And it was just so hard for me to stay focused on, "No, you got to get out of this, you're going to get out of this."Angelo: And at any given moment it would've been so easy for me to just explode or something bad to happen, and I just had to concentrate so much on just getting through that. Every single time that I got called something, it was just put your head down and, "Okay, no, you're right." And it was like that throughout the whole time of me being in prison and in immigration. It was just that, "You're a dirty Mexican." And there was nothing that you could ever say to them. If you said something to them, it was a five-year charge added to you. So it was just keep your mouth shut, do what they're telling you, and just keep your head down and stay out the way. And that's literally how I survived being in prison. I stuck to myself and I didn't mess what anybody.

      Leaving the US, Reasons for Exit, Deportation, Detention, Reasons, Framed, Court Proceedings, Judge, Imprisonment, Other inmates, Guards, Treatment

    1. I remember even defending a person from the Marshall Islands because a Mexican guy had taken his food. I said, "Hey, man, don't take his food. That's all he got to eat." They were like, "So, what, are you going to defend them now?" I'm like, "I'm just defending a person. He's just like us. We're all detained. We shouldn't be like that." But they got onto me and they said, "Either you're with us or against us. If you're against us, we're more." I said, "Okay, I guess I can be with you guys," just for being scared. Then after that I was there for about a month. Then they took me to a real prison. I remember they asked us to do jobs like clean your cell, clean the bathrooms, and things like that. Again, I was only 18 years old. I didn't know why I was put in prison with those people. In there, yes, I met some people that really had done some really bad stuff.
    2. Well, since I learned that I was living illegally in the United States, I got discriminated for that. They would call me “illegal Mexican.” So I took that as a positive thing and said, "Yes, I am," and I felt like I needed to represent that not just for myself but for a whole generation because there's a lot of people just like me whose parents took them to the United States, and they struggled through the same thing. I felt that I needed to represent them. I didn't get the tattoos until I came back to Mexico. That's how it started. I do remember in high school, most of my friends that I hung out with were all Mexican, we were all born in Mexico. I guess that's how it started, just hanging out with friends and making jokes about it.
    1. Luisa: Yes, [Chuckles] very sarcastic. Did not speak a lick of Spanish. Not one sentence. I don't think she knew how to pronounce anything, and she was as WASP [White Anglo-Saxon Protestant] as you can get. This woman would get extremely frustrated with me—extremely—and I didn't know what was going on. To me, it was a completely … [Disgusted sound] it was mind-boggling how I could go from—I knew how to read and write in Spanish. I was a pretty smart kid. I knew how to read and write in Spanish at six years old. So I go into first grade and I can't even understand what my teachers are saying, so it was extremely frustrating and this teacher found it extremely frustrating as well, so she would lay me down face down half the day on the magic carpet where she would read stories to everyone because she didn't want to deal with it anymore. I told my mom—

      Time in the US, School, Teachers

  6. May 2021
    1. Les conditions générales de vente discriminatoires : l’exemple du Pass Navigo
    2. Les discriminations fondées sur l’origineLes discriminations fondées sur l’origine :un état des lieux alarmant
    3. Cette multiplication des usages n’est pas sans risque, des biais pouvant être intégrés à toutes les étapes de l’élaboration et du déploiement des algorithmes
  7. Apr 2021
    1. The power to target is the power to discriminate. By definition, targeted ads allow advertisers to reach some kinds of people while excluding others. A targeting system may be used to decide who gets to see job postings or loan offers just as easily as it is to advertise shoes. 
    1. Article 31. Dans toutes les décisions qui concernent les enfants, qu'elles soient le fait des institutions publiques ou privées de protection sociale, des tribunaux, des autorités administratives ou des organes législatifs, l'intérêt supérieur de l'enfant doit être une considération primordiale. 2. Les Etats parties s'engagent à assurer à l'enfant la protection et les soins nécessaires à son bien-être, compte tenu des droits et des devoirs de ses parents, de ses tuteurs ou des autres personnes légalement responsables de lui, et ils prennent à cette fin toutes les mesures législatives et administratives appropriées. 3. Les Etats parties veillent à ce que le fonctionnement des institutions, services et établissements qui ont la charge des enfants et assurent leur protection soit conforme aux normes fixées par les autorités compétentes, particulièrement dans le domaine de la sécurité et de la santé et en ce qui concerne le nombre et la compétence de leur personnel ainsi que l'existence d'un contrôle approprié.
  8. Mar 2021
    1. Une professeur confie à Fred qu’elle a été témoin d’une agression verbale avant de reprendre son cours. Celle-ci craint que sa responsabilité soit engagée du fait qu’elle n’aie pas défendu l’élève à ce moment-là. Correspondant de l’Autonome, Fred lui explique la démarche à effectuer afin de dénoncer officiellement cet acte auprès de sa hiérarchie. Pour en savoir plus sur les méthodes pour lutter contre les discriminations homophobes et transophobes à l’école - https://bit.ly/2ZKs409
    1. 8. It requires all public sector organisations to actively consider how what they do, every day, affects all of us – not just some

      This is really a very poor description of the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Act.

    2. Businesses, healthcare providers or employers can’t single out trans people thanks to the act. Trans people continue to face stigma and discrimination but this Act has helped strengthen their legal rights.

      This gives those who meet the criterion in the Act for the protected characteristic of 'gender reassignment' addition rights that others do not have.

    3. 1. It protects all of us from discrimination – wherever you are The Act legally protects you from being treated differently by your employer, school or college. It also means you can’t be treated differently when you use public services, like the hospital or the doctors, and even at your local shops and restaurants.

      This fails to mention that some discrimination is lawful under the Act, such as that provided by the single-sex exemption.

    4. 3. The Act protects against discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic origins, faith, age and nationality

      Why is the protected characteristic of sex not listed? Is this omission incompetence or deliberate?

    5. faith

      The protected characteristic is 'religion or belief', not 'faith'.

  9. Feb 2021
    1. Cette décohabitation tardiveavait déjà été constatée en 1993 dans l’enquêteMobilité géographique et insertion sociale (

      Les filles quittent le domicile parental plus tôt.les filles autochtones plus tôt que les filles d'immigrés. Les garcons originaires d'Europe du Sud quittent leurs parents au même âge que les jeunes de la population majoritaire alors que les jeunes d'origine maghrébine quittent leurs parents beaucoup plus tardivement. Cela s'explique par la difficulté à s'insérer sur le marché du travail et à trouver un logement dus au racisme. Ils vivent les mêmes difficultés que leurs parents.

  10. Jan 2021
    1. Sur l’éducation : Conscient de la particulière vulnérabilité des mineurs et jeunes adultes transgenres et saisi de plusieurs réclamations, le Défenseur des droits recommande aux établissements scolaires et universitaires de respecter l’identité de genre des élèves et de favoriser leur inclusion. Cela doit passer par l’utilisation du prénom et pronom choisi par l’élève, le choix de l’habillement, la prise en considération de l’identité de genre pour l’accès à certains espaces (vestiaires, toilettes ou dortoirs) ou encore la création d’un guide de bonnes pratiques et de formation à destination des équipes éducatives et de campagnes de prévention pour lutter contre la transphobie.
  11. Dec 2020
    1. Yet by the time Anthony Johnson died, his property could not protecthis children from discrimination on the basis of race. His land reverted(“escheated”) to the Crown when he died in 1670 because“he was aNegroe and by consequence an alien.”6In the late seventeenth century,Virginia’s colonial legislators began to pass laws constituting blackness asa debased condition. By the early eighteenth century, it would have beenimpossible for Johnson or his son to appear in court to testify against awhite man. Statutes spoke of“negroes and other slaves”as though“negroes”were by definition enslaved–and uniquely appropriate forenslavement.



  12. Nov 2020
    1. will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Ordinance
    1. Pour éclairer et alerter sur la situation de l’accès aux droits en France, le Défenseur a publié deux ouvrages aux éditions La documentation française. Cette nouvelle collection intitulée Les enquêtes du Défenseur des droits propose un ouvrage en deux tomes : Inégalités d’accès aux droits et discriminations en France.

    1. L’éducation, de l’école à l’université, constitue également un domaine où se concentrent de fortes discriminations et inégalités liées à l’origine, qui trouvent, notamment, leur source dans le fonctionnement des institutions.
    2. L’éducation, de l’école à l’université, constitue un autre lieu névralgique où se concentrent de forts ressentis de discriminations et d’inégalités liées à l’origine
  13. Oct 2020
    1. and annotation can tell us why that alternative view matters..d-undefined, .lh-undefined { background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2) !important; }.d-undefined, .lh-undefined { background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5) !important; }1Troy Hicks With this potential social function, we are reminded that annotation is not neutral as it helps those who add notes to texts produce new discourses and knowledge.

      I wonder how better, big data being overlaid on virtual reality may be helpful to the currently marginalized in the future? Would it be useful to have shared data about businesses and practices that tend to marginalize people further? I recall an African-American comedian recently talking about the Confederate Flag in a (Netflix?) comedy special. They indicated that the flag actually had some worthwhile uses and reminisced driving on rural highways at night looking for a place to stay. When they saw that flag flying over a motel, they knew better to keep driving and stay at another hotel further down the road. In this case, the flag over the hotel not-so-subtly annotated the establishment itself.

      I perceive a lot of social slights and institutionalized racism as being of a marginal sort which are designed to be bothersome to some while going wholly unnoticed by others. What if it were possible to aggregate the data on a broader basis to bring these sorts of marginal harms to the forefront for society to see them? As an example, consider big companies doing marginal harms to a community's environment over time, but going generally unnoticed until the company has long since divested and/or disappeared. It's hard to sue them for damages decades later, but if one could aggregate the bigger harms upfront and show those annotated/aggregated data up front, then they could be stopped before they got started.

      As a more concrete example, the Trump Management Corporation was hit with a consent decree in the early 1970's for prejudicial practices against people of color including evidence that was subpoenaed showing that applications for people of color were annotated with a big "C" on them. Now consider if all individuals who had made those applications had shared some of their basic data into a pool that could have been accessed and analyzed by future applicants, then perhaps the Trumps would have been caught far earlier. Individuals couldn't easily prove discrimination because of the marginal nature of the discrimination, but data in aggregate could have potentially saved the bigger group.

  14. Sep 2020
    1. Victoire pour le droit des enfants roms à l’éducation .#EcolePourTous#collectifnationaldroitdelhommeromeurope En novembre 2014 nous avons porté plainte au pénal contre Madame Ciuntu, Maire de Sucy en Brie pour discrimination envers 5 enfants roms roumains vivant dans un bidonville sur sa ville, qu'elle a refusé de scolariser.En correctionnel et en appel nous avions été déboutés mais la Cour de Cassation avait estimé qu'il fallait approfondir le refus de la mairie de Sucy en Brie, afin de savoir si le manque de domiciliation évoqué par la mairie ne cachait pas une discrimination. La Cour d'Appel de Versailles avait estimé que la discrimination était avérée et l'avait condamnée à indemniser les enfants. Madame Ciuntu a immédiatement fait un pouvoi en Cassation afin de faire casser cet arrêt.Le 1er septembre 2020, la Cour de Cassation estime " qu'après avoir examiné tant la recevabilité du recours que les pièces de procédure, la Cour de Cassation constate qu'il n'existe en l'espèce aucun moyen de nature à permettre l'admission au pourvoi"Madame Ciuntu est donc condamnée définitivement pour discrimination.Nous remercions avant tout les parents qui ont osé s'élever contre le refus de la ville à scolariser leurs enfants.Nous tenons à remercier très sincèrement toutes les personnes qui ont cru que faire reconnaître une discrimination à l'endroit d'enfants roms était possible.Nous tenons à remercier celles et ceux qui ont aidé au financement de la procédure et ont ainsi permis que nous allions jusqu'au bout et nous étions déterminés à y aller.Il s'agit pour nous d'une grande victoire qui nous rend fiers d'avoir mené cette procédure durant 6 ans pour rendre justice aux enfants. Nous souhaitons que cette décision serve à faire reconnaître le droit à l'éducation de tous les enfants qui vivent en France, quels que soient le statut de leurs parents, les lieux où ils vivent - sans papiers, européens auxquels aucun droit n'est reconnu -, en squats, bidonvilles, hôtels, dans les rues.
  15. Aug 2020
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  17. Jun 2020
    1. Au Canada, des audits qui incluent les enjeux de discriminations sont obligatoires pour les institutions publiques depuis le 1er avril 2020 et le Gouvernement fédéral a mis en place une plateforme, l’IEA (Évaluation de l’incidence algorithmique) pour accompagner les administrations dans ces analyses d’impact32. Une telle obligation pourrait être introduite en France sur le modèle de l’Aanalyse d’impact relative à la protection des données (AIPD) déjà prévue par l’article 35 du RGPD
    2. Les organisations qui utilisent des algorithmes ne sauraient échapper à leurs responsabilités sous couvert d’ignorance, d’incompétence technologique ou d’opacité des systèmes. Les biais algorithmiques doivent pouvoir être identifiés puis corrigés et les auteurs de décisions discriminatoires issues de traitement algorithmiques doivent pouvoir être sanctionnés.

      c'est aussi le cas de mesures manuelles

    3. La mobilisation de critères neutres en apparence c’est-à-dire ne relevant pas des motifs prohibés de discriminations, peut avoir des effets discriminatoires comme l’a souligné le Défenseur des droits dans sa décision Parcoursup13. En l’occurrence, la prise en compte du critère apparemment neutre de l’établissement d’origine par les algorithmes des universités pourrait conduire, indirectement, à discriminer les jeunes d’origine immigrée, compte tenu de la forte ségrégation résidentielle et scolaire notamment observée en Ile-de-France.
    1. Parmi les personnes morales mises en causes en 2019, les collectivités territoriales et les services de l’Éducation nationale sont les organismes les plus souvent cités dans les réclamations liées aux discriminations

      probablement plus du coté des personnels

    2. le Défenseur des droits constate que les situations sont souvent le reflet d’une interprétation erronée des principes de laïcité et de neutralité.
    3. Plus de la moitié des adhérenteset adhérents d’organisations syndicales se déclarent victimes de discrimination liée à leur activité

      quid des représentants de parents d'élèves ?

    4. Aujourd’hui, pour les seuls code pénal et code du travail, on atteint en France 25 critères21, et jusqu’à 30 si l’on considère d’autres codes (code de l’assurance maladie, de l’éducation...)
    5. Ces discriminations ont lieu dans 27 % des cas dans le champ de la protection de l’enfance, dans 25 % des cas dans l’éducation nationale
    6. Ces discriminations ont lieu dans 27 % des cas dans le champ de la protection de l’enfance, dans 25 % des cas dans l’éducation nationale ou l’enseignement supérieur
    7. Les personnes de moins de 25 ans interpellent davantage le Défenseur des droits pour des questions relatives aux droits de l’enfant (19,7 % des réclamations contre 2 % des réclamations des adultes de 25 ans ou plus) et aux discriminations (14,6 % contre 6,8 %)
  18. May 2020
    1. RAND terms exclude intangible goods which the producer may decide to distribute at no cost and where third parties may make further copies. Take for example a software package that is distributed at no cost and to which the developer wants to add support for a video format which requires a patent licence. If there is a licence which requires a tiny per-copy fee, the software project will not be able to avail of the licence. The licence may be called "(F)RAND", but the modalities discriminate against a whole category of intangible goods such as free software[11] and freeware.[12]
    2. The Free Software Foundation suggests the term "uniform fee only" (UFO) to reflect that such "(F)RAND" licenses are inherently discriminatory.
  19. Apr 2020
    1. Beauty-based discrimination is rarely addressed, but one such instance was the fuss about Facebook's "feeling fat" emoji. It was framed that Facebook was the guilty party here, but I would argue that the offended people were the guilty party, as they're the ones who made the leap from "fat" to "sub-human". In some cultures, being fat is acceptable or even desirable.
    2. "Because beauty will be so readily accessible, and skin color and features will be similar, prejudices based on physical features will be nearly eradicated. Prejudice will be socioeconomically based.”
    3. films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Beauty and the Beast also touch on the important topic of discrimination
    4. Saying for instance that someone's good deed makes them a "beautiful person"; or saying that a "beautiful 8-year-old girl is missing" encourages the idea that their beauty is some kind of symbol of their innocence or perhaps their status as a human
  20. Mar 2020
    1. A safe name

      "a safe name" could mean that the name was used to protect her for discrimination, A name that they see as is safe to use in their eyes.

    1. If these asset owners regarded the “robots” as having the same status as guide dogs, blind people or default human citizens, they would undoubtedly stop imposing CAPTCHA tests and just offer APIs with reasonable limits applied.
    2. Robots are currently suffering extreme discrimination due to a few false assumptions, mainly that they’re distinctly separate actors from humans. My point of view is that robots and humans often need to behave in the same way, so it’s a fruitless and pointless endeavour to try distinguishing them.
    3. In order to bypass these discriminatory CAPTCHA filters
    1. The digital divide is real, and in the coming months, those without internet access or devices that can run newer software will be shut out of many of the digital communities we’re building to support one another.
    1. The deception enabled by dark pattern design not only erodes privacy but has the chilling effect of putting web users under pervasive, clandestine surveillance, it also risks enabling damaging discrimination at scale.
  21. Dec 2019
    1. In low-income countries the vast majority are unwilling to pay for effective drugs simply because they are unable to pay. Low-income nations need more price discrimination—and vastly lower prices—if they are ever to afford the world's most effective medicines.

      Does price discrimination help poor countries here? Which countries have more price-inelastic demand? Does PD increase social welfare for this case?

    1. She found a German seller offering packs of the same nappies she buys in Luxembourg for the same price she normally pays. Looking more closely at the unit price, however, Nadine realised that the German packs contained 140 nappies, whereas the packs in Luxembourg had only 90, making them much more expensive. She switched straight away to buying all her nappies from the German shop.

      If this was price discrimination... which country's consumers likely had the higher price elasticity?

  22. Jun 2019

      An example of a 1996 lawsuit involving discrimination in the workforce. "Boys will be boys" Women are not staying silent the years behind the fight should lead to more open doors and audience acknowledgment.

  23. Mar 2019
    1. crises of discrimination, particularly around such identity-based facets as gender, race and ethnicity

      crises of discrimination in open projects

  24. Feb 2019
    1. Nearly half of FBI rap sheets failed to include information on the outcome of a case after an arrest—for example, whether a charge was dismissed or otherwise disposed of without a conviction, or if a record was expunged

      This explains my personal experience here: https://hyp.is/EIfMfivUEem7SFcAiWxUpA/epic.org/privacy/global_entry/default.html (Why someone who had Global Entry was flagged for a police incident before he applied for Global Entry).

    2. Applicants also agree to have their fingerprints entered into DHS’ Automatic Biometric Identification System (IDENT) “for recurrent immigration, law enforcement, and intelligence checks, including checks against latent prints associated with unsolved crimes.

      Intelligence checks is very concerning here as it suggests pretty much what has already been leaked, that the US is running complex autonomous screening of all of this data all the time. This also opens up the possibility for discriminatory algorithms since most of these are probably rooted in machine learning techniques and the criminal justice system in the US today tends to be fairly biased towards certain groups of people to begin with.

    3. It cited research, including some authored by the FBI, indicating that “some of the biometrics at the core of NGI, like facial recognition, may misidentify African Americans, young people, and women at higher rates than whites, older people, and men, respectively.

      This re-affirms the previous annotation that the set of training data for the intelligence checks the US runs on global entry data is biased towards certain groups of people.

    1. In 1863, her medical credentials were finally accepted, so she moved to Tennessee, where she was appointed as a War Department surgeon

      The phrasing of this appears to be somewhat biased. It sounds like her credentials weren't up to snuff or something but really, the military was low on surgeons at that time and simply didn't want a woman. https://hyp.is/vAWzXCtjEem5j1tLLCQ8dg/cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_325.html

    2. Because of her credentials, she didn't want to be a nurse, either, so she chose to volunteer for the Union Army.

      This is some what conflicting information. According to https://hyp.is/vAWzXCtjEem5j1tLLCQ8dg/cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_325.html she did work as a Nurse, she just wasn't paid.

    1. in 1863 she was briefly appointed surgeon in an Ohio Regiment.

      She finally was appointed a surgeon near the end of the war.

    2. At the outbreak of the Civil War, she volunteered in Washington to join the Union effort, and worked as a nurse in a temporary hospital set up in the capital.

      She worked as an unpaid nurse because she was not allowed to join as a surgeon in the US military.

  25. Jan 2019
    1. Of course men haven't been discriminated against as much a women in the work place. Men are "meant" to do jobs in STEM, while women aren't really seen in the STEM program as much. Women deserve to be recognized in anything as much as men are they're just as good.

  26. Oct 2018
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    1. The simple truth is that

      What follows is a good description of structural "everyday" inequalities that are not intentional but still examples of racism and sexism.

  28. Jan 2017
    1. camps served as the special prisons of the secret police

      The camps were used to keep Jews because Nazi's were against their beliefs.

  29. Nov 2016
    1. 19 May 2016. Republicans defeated an amendment by Rep. Sean Maloney D-NY, aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Seven Republicans switched their votes under pressure from House leaders. Final vote 213-212.

  30. Oct 2016
    1. Facebook is allowing advertisers to exclude users based on race.

      The ad we purchased was targeted to Facebook members who were house hunting and excluded anyone with an “affinity” for African-American, Asian-American, or Hispanic people.

      When we showed Facebook’s racial exclusion options to a prominent civil rights lawyer John Relman, he gasped and said, “This is horrifying. This is massively illegal. This is about as blatant a violation of the federal Fair Housing Act as one can find.”

  31. Nov 2015
    1. "Our nation's leaders need to speak out against this type of anti-Muslim hate. The American Muslim community is a small minority and we by ourselves, we can't push back against the tide of anti-Muslim sentiment," said Hooper. "What we're seeing is the end result of the mainstreaming of Islamophobia by leading public officials, such as Ben Carson and Donald Trump.

      Incidents of discrimination and harassment against Muslims have increased since the attacks in Paris on November 13th. It has received little or no attention in the mainstream press.

      talkingpointsmemo.com "The leader of a group of armed anti-Muslim protesters in Texas posted the addresses of dozens of local Muslims and 'Muslim sympathizer(s)' to Facebook on Tuesday."