Dark-Skinned Black Girls Suspended 3x More Than Light-Skinned Girls

Today, the New York Times ran a crucial piece about school-age girls and the massive disciplinary imbalances that effectively segregate them, both by race and also by skin color. Tanzina Vega's report begins with the case of Mikia, a 12-year-old in Georgia who was caught vandalizing a school bathroom with a friend.… » 12/11/14 6:10pm 12/11/14 6:10pm

Pregnant Woman Sues Company After Being Fired For Bathroom Breaks

In light of the Supreme Court's imminent decision on the pregnancy discrimination case against UPS, an Oregon woman has filed a gender and discrimination lawsuit against her former employer in an effort to get her job back after they terminated her for taking frequent bathroom breaks, which she claims was due to a… » 12/06/14 12:15pm 12/06/14 12:15pm

Pregnancy Doesn't Make Women Dumb — Just Their Bosses

Maybe you were more forgetful when you were pregnant, maybe you weren't. Maybe you spent the first trimester huddled over a wastebasket barfing, or maybe your gestation made Pinterest look sloppy. Doesn't matter, because it's the perception that you're a quivering mess that leads to discrimination, not reality. » 11/01/14 2:15pm 11/01/14 2:15pm

Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught on Tape in Homophobic Rant

The mayor of Latta, a small South Carolina town, sparked outrage and triggered protests after firing longtime police Chief Crystal Moore. Moore is a lesbian and believes that her firing was the result of the mayor's homophobia; he maintained that she was removed from the force after receiving seven reprimands. Too bad… » 4/18/14 4:20pm 4/18/14 4:20pm

Stephen Colbert Requests You Send Rep. Steve King Your Gay Sex Tapes

Over the past month, Iowa Rep. Steve King has been one of the most vocal supporters of SB102, the controversial Arizona bill (recently vetoed by AZ Governor Jan Brewer) that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against and refuse service to gay people on religious grounds. While many argued that such a law… » 3/05/14 5:45pm 3/05/14 5:45pm