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New California Laws Spell Trouble for Cops, Workers, Housing Providers

California’s long tradition of advancing nation-leading legislation continues into the new year, with laws reining in the gig economy, boosting online privacy and discouraging shootings by police, among other potential trend-setters. The laws have sent jobs-producing businesses like Uber, Lyft and Google scrambling — raised the ire of law enforcement, and drawn negative reaction from…

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TikTok Blasted for Suppressing Disabled Users’ Videos in Botched Anti-Bullying Initiative

The social media app TikTok has suppressed videos from multiple groups, including users who are disabled, those with facial disfigurements, and those with Down syndrome and autism, according to a new report. The report by the German digital-rights website Netzpolitik.org  said TikTok moderators were instructed to mark videos of certain types of users to limit the…

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CNN Employee Says He Was Threatened by His Boss Over Discrimination Suit

A CNN staffer in Atlanta claims his boss recently threatened to kill him over a racial discrimination claim that the employee filed against the network earlier this year. DeWayne Walker, a black man who has worked for CNN for 16 years, said he has been passed over for promotions on the basis of his race,…

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Baltimore Museum of Art Reaches New Level of Virtue Signaling, Won’t Buy Art from Men in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art has pledged to purchase works exclusively by female artists in 2020. “This how you raise awareness and shift the identity of an institution,” museum director Chris Bedford told The Baltimore Sun on Nov. 14. “You don’t just purchase one painting by a female artist of color and hang it on…

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Federal Appeals Court Hands Win to Christian Schools Blocked from Praying Over Loudspeaker at Football Game

At the end of their 2015 football season, two private Christian schools in Florida had the opportunity to play against each other during a state championship. Due to the schools’ religious beliefs and missions, both schools approached the regulating association ahead of the game to ask if they could pray together over the loudspeaker. The…

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USWNT Granted Class Status in Lawsuit Alleging Gender Discrimination

The U.S. women’s national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner’s ruling Friday in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally brought the lawsuit to include all players who had…

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UK: National Health Service to Deny Treatment for ‘Racist or Sexist Language, Gestures, Behaviour’

A National Health Service (NHS) trust has announced that it will withdraw treatment from patients it deems to be racist or sexist.

Ex-Employee Sues Starbucks for Discrimination Against White People

A former Starbucks regional operations director is suing the world renowned coffee chain for alleged racial discrimination against herself and fellow employees. Shannon Phillips, a white woman formerly in charge of “retail operations in southern New Jersey, the Philadelphia region, Delaware, and parts of Maryland,” according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, was fired last year after…

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Lawsuit: Facebook Discriminates by Age, Gender in Financial Ads

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly facing a class-action lawsuit that alleges that the site discriminates against older and female users by withholding advertisements for financial services such as insurance, bank accounts, investments, and loans.

Transgender Customer Ordered To Pay Up After Suing Salon Workers for Not Waxing Male Genitalia

A Canadian transgender individual is being forced to pay damages after losing a case before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. Jessica Yaniv had claimed discrimination because multiple female salon workers refused to body wax his groin. Although he presents as female, Yaniv still has male genitals, according to the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.…

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Luxury Restaurant Hit with Fine for Providing Women and Men Different Menus

An exclusive restaurant in Lima, Peru, has been fined over $60,000 for its practice of giving men and women different menus. La Rosa Nautica, a popular gourmet restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean, provides women with a gold menu without prices while giving men a blue one with the cost details. The Associated Press reported that…

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Transgender Activist Jessica Yaniv Loses ‘Brazilian Wax’ Lawsuit in Canada

A Canadian official has ruled against the transgender Canadian plaintiff who accused three women of unfair “discrimination” when they declined to give his testicles a “Brazilian wax” treatment.

Dem Gov. Cuomo Refuses To Take Responsibility for Saying N-Word, Blames the Media Instead

I don’t particularly want to adduce a link between the Cuomo family and curious ideas regarding what constitutes a racial slur but, well, there it is. In August, CNN host Chris Cuomo was caught on camera having a meltdown over someone calling him “Fredo” in reference to the weak, suppurating member of the Corleone family…

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