Economic Discrimination
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Even with prohibitions against employment discrimination, how can employers continue to get away with discriminating against people of color? One would think that in the early stages of the 21st century, the human race would have matured enough to get past forms of institutional racism, yet people continue to be as shrewd and underhanded as ever.
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The Inseparable Link Between Discrimination, Economic Injustice, And Anti-Transgender Violence

The Inseparable Link Between Discrimination, Economic Injustice, And Anti-Transgender Violence | Economic Discrimination | Scoop.it
Deoni Jones was 23 years old, fatally stabbed while waiting at a bus stop in Washington, D.C. Police say they have no evidence that this particular stabbing was related to her gender identity.

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Here is another article showing that economic discrimination and injustices are not only aimed at people of color.

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Klobuchar Releases New Report Outlining Economic Consequences of Anti-LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Klobuchar Releases New Report Outlining Economic Consequences of Anti-LGBT Workplace Discrimination | Economic Discrimination | Scoop.it
(GayWebSource.com - Gay Media & Press Network) - Posted by Michael Lamb - Echelon MagazineTurnover due to workplace discrimination costs employers $64 billion every year; more than one in five LGBT employees have experienced workplace...
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Even though my focus is economic discrimination towards people of color, I also wanted to show that there are other groups that are subject to this type of discrimination as well.

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The Discrimination Tax - Scientific American

The Discrimination Tax - Scientific American | Economic Discrimination | Scoop.it
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This experiment offers an important tool to help understand the impact of racism in economic life.
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This article gives a prime example of how shrewd people who are "higher up" can be.  The discrimination in this example is astounding.

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50 years after King speech, discrimination feeds black economic gap: Obama

50 years after King speech, discrimination feeds black economic gap: Obama | Economic Discrimination | Scoop.it
VESTAL, New York/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that America's history of racial discrimination had contributed to a persistent economic gap between blacks and whites in the...

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This article is good at outlining where America has been and where it is going in terms of discrimination.  There are obvious advances, but there is much work to be done until we achieve total equality.

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There Is No Such Thing As Non-State Economic Discrimination - PolicyShop (blog)

There Is No Such Thing As Non-State Economic Discrimination - PolicyShop (blog) | Economic Discrimination | Scoop.it
There Is No Such Thing As Non-State Economic Discrimination PolicyShop (blog) I find discussions of when to permit economic discrimination (whether in housing, accommodations, employment, or otherwise) interesting because most of the participants...
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This article shows the economic discrimination in state actors and private actors.

 

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Shreveport City Council Passes Ordinance to Prevent Discrimination - spyghana.com

Shreveport City Council Passes Ordinance to Prevent Discrimination - spyghana.com | Economic Discrimination | Scoop.it
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Shreveport City Council Passes Ordinance to Prevent Discrimination
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Adrienne Critcher, Political Director of People Acting for Change and Equality (PACE), cites both ethical and economic reasons for this kind of ordinance.
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It is good to see local organizations, such as People Acting for Change and Equality (P.A.C.E.), make a stand against discrimination in the workplace.

 

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