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Team of 8-year-old football players kneel in protest during National Anthem

Inspired by unsigned NFL player Colin Kaepernick, a team of 8-year-old football players knelt in protest of police violence against black people during the National Anthem ahead of a game held Sunday in Belleville, Illinois. Their demonstration comes in the wake of the Friday acquittal of a Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police...CONTINUE READING
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You can honor Heather Heyer and other Charlottesville heroes starting today

Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old Virginia native, died tragically on Saturday in an incident that has since been described widely as an act of domestic terrorism. Heyer and thousands of others protesters converged on Charlottesville, Virginia as seemingly every flavor of racist gathered this weekend for a “Unite the Right” rally. And now, one day later,...CONTINUE READING
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Man has the best response to manager who asked him to remove his makeup

Don’t mess with a masterpiece and expect to not be called out. A man in the UK was allegedly discriminated against for wearing makeup in the workplace, despite his the company‘s lack of a no-makeup policy. Scott Ayton-Laplanche stated on Facebook that his manager had asked him to remove his makeup, even though his female...CONTINUE READING
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There's been a big victory for LGBTQ workers in the fight against discrimination

It’s been a long time coming, but LGBTQ workers are finally a step closer to being truly protected from workplace discrimination, according to a ruling from a federal appeals court in Chicago. The judges determined that, under the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, LGBT employees cannot be fired on the basis of their sexual orientation,...CONTINUE READING
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ICYMI, being low level at a tech company sucks so much more now

Working at Apple may sound glamorous, broadly speaking. But janitors and other lower-level workers don’t have it easy with their gigs at the most profitable company in the world.  Unfortunately for these workers, that wasn’t always the case at tech giants in AmericaThe New York Times explored these differences Sunday by comparing a janitor working...CONTINUE READING
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A top advocate for women in tech shares 5 ways companies can learn from Uber’s mistakes

For anyone following Uber’s recent problems, Travis Kalanick’s resignation comes as no great surprise. But companies need to recognize the factors behind the headlines to avoid unwittingly following the same path. You don’t have to look far to find examples of companies making the same sorts of poor decisions that led to Uber’s fall from...CONTINUE READING
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Trump’s official trans ban lets military kick out currently serving troops

The tweets became policy on Friday when President Donald Trump signed a long-awaited directive officially banning transgender individuals from serving in the military. The directive also gives Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to kick out trans people currently serving in the armed forces, according to the New York Times. Mattis, who will have wide...CONTINUE READING
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Women face pay inequality and have no path for advancement at Google, lawsuit claims

Three women who say they faced discrimination in salary and promotions at Google are hoping to turn their experiences into a class-action lawsuit.  A trio of former Google employees filed a lawsuit against the tech giant on Thursday that alleges that the company systematically paid women less for the same work and denied them opportunities...CONTINUE READING
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The ACLU is calling out Motel 6 for reportedly giving guest lists to ICE

The ACLU is publicly questioning Motel 6 after a Phoenix New Times report found that at least two of the motel chain’s locations sent guest information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  One Motel 6 clerk told the Phoenix New Times that employees at that location “push a button” to send ICE guest information every...CONTINUE READING
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