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Seen "Unemployed Need Not Apply"? I need your help.

  • Posted on: 14 January 2011
  • By: Kitsap River

Originally posted Thu Jan 13, 2011 at 03:26:02 PM PST over on DailyKos. Reposted with permission on the author's behalf.

There are a lot of unemployed people here on DKos, including quite a number of long-term unemployed. I've seen mention here and there from people who have come across listings that actually, blatantly say something like "No unemployed need apply". I'm trying to track down where those listings are, what state(s) the companies posting them are in, what sorts of positions they are for, the names of the companies, and other such details.

Why? Because I've brought up to my state legislators the problem of people seeing such listings. Frankly, it's a form of discrimination that I feel ought to be illegal, especially in a Great Recession such as this one. I may be able to instigate the passage of legislation forbidding this practice, at least in Washington State, but it would help a lot if I knew where these things were taking place and who was doing this.

 

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Carrie Prejean: Are Progressives Becoming as Intolerant as Conservatives?

  • Posted on: 7 May 2009
  • By: Wattree

Promoted. Originally posted 2009-05-07 13:44:37 -0500. -- GH

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

Carrie Prejean: Are Progressives Becoming as Intolerant as Conservatives?

I've always been proud to consider myself a progressive, because being a progressive meant that I was open-minded, willing to assess every issue on its own merit, and I'm tolerant of varying points of view. But it seems that many of today's "progressives" have corrupted the term. Though many of these people call themselves progressives, they are not progressive thinkers–they are progressive in name only. Over the years they seem to have somehow lost their way, and as a result, have managed to redefined the term "progressive" to simply mean, not conservative.

A case in point is the unconscionable way in which the so-called progressive community has demonized Carrie Prejean after she indicated, almost apologetically during the Miss America Pageant, that she thought marriage should be between a man and a woman. Why in the world did she say that?!! Thereafter, she was called a bitch, seminude photos of her have been posted on the Internet, and she's been generally, dragged through the mud. It is unbelievable that people who call themselves progressive could do that to that young woman.

My thoughts on Transgender Remembrance Day

  • Posted on: 25 November 2008
  • By: the national gadfly

(Cross posted at The National Gadfly)

I was traveling this weekend and did not have the time to do any posting. I saw a couple of good posts on the subject of Transgender Rememberance Day. I have to be honest and admit that I did not even know this occasion existed. I am sad that it is necessary, but I am happy to support it.

"We Are All Pakistani Women Now!"

  • Posted on: 22 November 2008
  • By: the national gadfly

Bumped. Originally posted 2008-11-22 02:51:10 -0500. -- GH

 

Image courtesy of AP
Image courtesy of ATP

(Cross posted at The National Gadfly)

In an article entitled "Equal share in land, property for women urged" by Sikander Shaheen in The Nation (Pakistan) details a campaign by ActionAid within Pakistan, urging equal property rights for women.  (ActionAid is an international anti-poverty organization that has been in operation for over 30 years.)

Color Blind: Tales of Discrimination

  • Posted on: 19 May 2008
  • By: Andrea Armo

This is another of the student essays from the journalism classes involved in the Race and New Media Conference put on by Annie Wilde and Aaron Barlow at CUNY-Brooklyn. Armo interviews several individuals to get a fuller perspective using their takes on discrimination,--originally posted 2008-05-18 08:45:55 -- bumped, cho

Early Voting in Texas, Black Students March to Protect Their Right to Vote

  • Posted on: 19 February 2008
  • By: carol white

This report Thousands of Prairie View Students March 7.3 Miles to Vote was posted at Raw Story by Susan and cross posted at DKos.

Early voting starts today in Texas. In Waller County, a primarily rural county about 60 miles outside Houston, the county made the decision to offer only one early voting location: at the County Courthouse in Hempstead, TX, the county seat.