Discrimination or absenteeism?
China Daily | Updated: 2020-07-08 07:21Dangdang.com, one of the largest e-commerce companies in China, lost a lawsuit when a court and an arbitral institution ruled that the enterprise should continue honoring its contract with a former employee, surnamed Gao, who sued the company after being fired for absenteeism.The case became a hot topic of discussion on social networking sites because the plaintiff's "absenteeism", lasting two months, began after he underwent male-to-female gender reassignment surgery.The court judgment said, "only when we tolerate the diversified ways of living can we ha...
Dolphins owner Steve Ross pledges $13 million to help fight systemic racism
Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has pledged to invest $13 million over the next four years into the RISE organization he started after the Bullygate saga of 2013 — with the goal of using sports to end systemic racism.The new financial commitment, which was announced Friday, brings Ross’ total investment in RISE — which stands for Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality — to $30 million.The national nonprofit, which was started after an NFL investigation found that Richie Incognito’s treatment of Jonathan Martin created a difficult work environment for Martin, has been using sports to educate an...
LGBTQ groups sue Trump administration over rule removing protections for transgender people in health care
LGBTQ rights groups are suing the Trump administration over its plan to roll back anti-discrimination protections for transgender people in health care.On June 12 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service announced that it would erase Obamacare-era protections for transgender patients against discrimination by health care providers, hospitals and health insurance companies.The announcement — made on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy at Pulse, the Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub where 50 people died after a man opened fire during a party — aims to narrow the legal definition of “sex d...
New York Daily News
Corrections officers of color say they were barred from guarding Derek Chauvin
MINNEAPOLIS — Eight minority Ramsey County corrections officers have filed discrimination charges with the state’s Department of Human Rights after they were barred from guarding or having any other contact with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last month.Chauvin was booked at the county jail the same day he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.As Chauvin arrived, all officers of color were ordered to a separate floor, and a supervisor told one of them that, because of their race, they would be a potential “liability” around Chauvin,...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Discrimination from family members can result in cardiovascular stress among Multiracial individuals
Race‐related stressors might harm physiological health in Multiracial individuals, according to new research published in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.“As a Multiracial person, I realized our experiences are often not talked about, even though we go through some really awful things,” said Marisa Franco, a practicing psychologist and the corresponding author of the study.“In conducting this study, Multiracial participants broke down crying, and spoke about being called the n-word, being excommunicated, being scolded for ‘talking Black.’ And all of these experiences we...
California sets new rules for rationing medical equipment if hospitals run out
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — What happens if there isn’t enough medical equipment available to treat every person who gets sick with COVID-19? Who gets an ICU bed? Who gets a ventilator?The California Department of Public Health has a new plan for that worst-case scenario.This week, the CDPH released new pandemic crisis care guidelines, after more than 60 community and advocacy organizations representing millions of Californians objected to the first set of guidelines the department released in April.Few issues are more politically explosive than the idea of the medical system having to ration health ...
The Sacramento Bee
Dave Hyde: The words from Goodell and Brees matter. But will there be real change?
It’s a starting point. He’s said he’s sorry. It’s a necessary point. He said he was wrong.“We, the National Football League, condemn racism and systematic oppression of black people,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a video message. “We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier, and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.”It seems to be a turning point in a league that didn’t listen to all its players the last few years — or even in a vanilla statement the last few days. Apologies matter. Words matter. But what comes next matt...
Tentative agreement would ban chokeholds, neck restraints by Minneapolis police
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Police Department will ban officers from using chokeholds and neck restraints and strengthen the requirements for officers to intervene if a colleague is using excessive force, under a new deal negotiated between the city and the state.The tentative agreement — which still requires a judge’s approval — also seeks to give the public more access to officers’ disciplinary decisions and to limit the number of supervisors who can authorize the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and other similar tactics to disperse demonstrators.The deal came 11 days after 46-year-old Geo...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Former 49ers Eric Reid, Torrey Smith spar on Twitter over Jed York donation
Former 49ers safety Eric Reid had some sharp words for 49ers owner Jed York on Saturday night.Reid, who knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick for the national anthem during the 2016 season, took to Twitter after York pledged to donate $1 million in the fight against racial discrimination.“Nobody wants your money Jed,” Reid tweeted. “We want justice. We’ve always wanted justice. Y’all are truly (deluded).”Torrey Smith, a wide receiver who played alongside Reid with the 49ers in 2015-16, leaped to York’s defense. He referenced “countless conversations” with York about these issues and expressed grati...
The Mercury News
Black entrepreneurs say viral video at Minneapolis office gym shows racial profiling
MINNEAPOLIS — Another video has gone viral this week, this time showing a confrontation at a private gym in uptown Minneapolis that a group of black entrepreneurs say shows racial profiling in action.Top Figure, a Minneapolis-based social media and branding agency, posted the video to its Instagram account on Tuesday night. In it, a white man confronts them asking if they are tenants of the building and thus authorized to use the gym in the MoZaic East building in Uptown.“I’m Tom Austin,” the man says in the video. “I’m a tenant in the building — are you?”Top Figure is a member of the WeWork c...