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  • 1 Sep 2020
    Yan Sun

    Why are there reeducation camps for Uighurs but not Tibetans in China?

    Since mid-2017, reports of massive “re-education camps” in Xinjiang province have set off global outcries over the mistreatment of Muslim Uighurs in western China. Promoted as schools for deradicalization by local authorities, their sheer scale – with an estimated total of detainees ranging from several hundred thousand to over one million – covers a significant […]

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  • 3 Jun 2020
    Karen Stollznow

    Disease and Discrimination

    The emergence and spread of COVID-19 has led to increased discrimination against Asian people, and specifically led to anti-Chinese prejudice. The virus is believed to have originated in a wet market in Wuhan, China, in 2019. This has inspired some people to brand it “the Wuhan virus”, “the Chinese virus”, or even the “Kung flu.” […]

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  • 9 Mar 2018
    Evan Gerstmann

    The Second Circuit’s Decision Holding that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII is an Even Bigger Deal than You Think.

    On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit, sitting en banc, held that Altitude Express violated Title VII when it fired a sky diving instructor for saying he was “100% gay”. The firing was a classic case of “no good deed goes unpunished”. The instructor, Donald Zarda, was trying a reassure a skittish female customer that […]

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  • 25 Jan 2018
    Joseph A. Seiner

    Workplace Harassment and The Supreme Court

    Joseph A. Seiner, author of The Supreme Court's New Workplace, on the procedural rulings of the highest in the land and how it affects workplace harassment claims in the US.

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  • 26 May 2016
    Joanna L. Grossman

    In Defense of America’s Working Women

    Dilek Edwards was fired from her job as a yoga instructor and massage therapist in New York City’s financial district because she was “too cute.”  The practice was owned by Charles Nicolai and his wife, Stephanie Adams. Although Edwards had little contact with Nicolai, and a strictly professional relationship, Adams sent Edwards a threatening, out-of-the-blue […]

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