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The Takeaway

In Africa, Anti-Gay Laws Sweep Continent

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In Africa, there's a quiet trend sweeping the continent and dividing neighbor from neighbor. More than 30 nations worldwide have declared that homosexuality is a crime, and most of these nations are in Africa.

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On Being

Desmond Tutu — A God of Surprises [remix]

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Desmond Tutu with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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WNYC News

City Agrees to $98 Million Settlement, Ending FDNY Discrimination Suit

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bloomberg had fought a judge's ruling declaring previous FDNY entrance exams discriminatory; but de Blasio agreed with the judge.

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The Takeaway

Arizona Under Fire Over Gay Discrimination Bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

After state lawmakers passed a measure granting business owners the right to refuse to serve gay customers, protesters marched through downtown Tucson in part of a larger effort to stop Gov. Jan Brewer from signing the bill.

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The Takeaway

Gay Discrimination to Expand Religious Liberty?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Kansas state lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow individuals and businesses to cite their religious beliefs and deny services or goods to a gay couple getting married or entering a civil union. Joining The Takeaway to weigh in is Kansas State Representative Barbara Bollier, one of 19 Republican House members to vote against the bill. And Allen Rostron, a professor of constitutional law at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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WNYC News

Service Dog at Center of Landord Discrimination Complaint

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Monday that it filed discrimination charges against landlords in the Bronx for trying to evict tenants for keeping a service dog.

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The Takeaway

Former Senator Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA

Friday, November 08, 2013

Yesterday the Senate voted to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 64-32. If enacted, the Act would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But in the House of Representatives, ENDA is expected to meet greater opposition. Speaking to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich, former Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman argues that his counterparts in the House should unite this bill.

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The Takeaway

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines | C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data | The Places That Allow Us to Build and Dream

Friday, November 08, 2013

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines | C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data | Sen. Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA | New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Book Thief,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' | Restitution Process May be Long for Jewish Art Owners ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

For Discrimination

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy, author of For Discrimination: Race, Affirmative Action, and the Law, argues in favor of affirmative action, both personally and academically.  

→EVENT:  Prof. Kennedy will be speaking tonight at 6:30 at a ticketed event at New York Historical Society.

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The Takeaway

Employment Discrimination and Sexual Orientation: The Next Battle?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), married same-sex couples became entitled to recognition in the 12 states that currently allow gay marriages. But there was another issue the ruling did not touch—discrimination against gay individuals in the workplace. Senator Richard Blumenthal is on The Takeaway to explain why he sponsored this bill, and how the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA affects its future.

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The Takeaway

Major Companies Accused of Racial Discrimination

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has brought two separate lawsuits against two major companies: discount retailer Dollar General and car-maker BMW. The E.E.O.C. alleges that these companies used criminal background checks to screen out workers who have a criminal record of any kind. The suits were brought under the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against job seekers on the basis of race.

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Freakonomics Radio

Should Tipping be Banned?

Monday, June 03, 2013

It's awkward, random, confusing -- and probably discriminatory too.

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On The Media

Jason Collins Comes Out, Patenting Genes And More

Friday, May 03, 2013

A look at the media fallout around NBA center Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay, how one company is defending its patent of two genes linked to breast cancer, and how filing a Freedom of Information Act request just got a lot more complicated. 

WNYC News

Council Considers Ban of Credit Checks on Job Applicants

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Councilman Brad Lander said credit reports weren't designed to be a hiring tool, and they're not a good indicator of whether a person will be a good worker.

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WNYC News

Job Seekers With Criminal Record Face Higher Hurdles

Thursday, January 17, 2013

As a former prostitute searches for a job in today’s tough job climate, she is finding that job experience matters less to many employers than her three convictions.

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WNYC News

Group That Won Discrimination Suit Against FDNY Eyes Back Pay

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Vulcan Society, the group that brought a discrimination suit against the FDNY, is now turning its attention to back pay.

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The Takeaway

The Gender Bias Lawsuit that Changed Journalism

Monday, September 10, 2012

On March 16, 1970, 46 of Newsweek’s female employees publicly accused the magazine of gender discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first class female class action lawsuit, and Lynn Povich was proud to be a part of it. 

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The Takeaway

Wells Fargo to Pay $175 Million Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit

Friday, July 13, 2012

A court has ruled that Wells Fargo will pay $175 million as a result of a lawsuit based on discriminatory actions of the firm from 2004 to 2009. The Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division talks about the recent court ruling and what it could mean for the sinister trend of discrimination in the banking industry.

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The Takeaway

Too Fat to Work as a Health Professional?

Friday, April 06, 2012

Citizens Medical Center is, by most measures, a respected and respectable hospital. A non-profit, their mission is to serve their community of South Texas. And in their mission, they’ve been mostly successful, appearing on Thomas Reuters’ list of top 100 American hospitals three times over the past decade. 

And yet, the Victoria, Texas hospital has people across the country outraged. The reason: a hiring policy they instituted last year. In short, the policy requires potential employees to have a body mass index below 35. This means that a man who is 5-foot-10 and 245 pounds would not meet the hospital’s hiring requirements.

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