THE NEW FORTY Well-done Grand Forks!
There is good news coming out of Grand Forks today. Last evening the Grand Forks City Council led the State of North Dakota into the 21st Century when it voted to ban housing discrimination based on s... Posted on 10/8/13 at 8:29 PM
ON MY MIND Discrimination case touched a nerve
The discrimination case, Wang vs. Macalester College (see my previous three posts for more information) has really touched a nerve with a lot of people, immigrants, minorities, and women who feel unfa... Posted on 2/19/13 at 9:00 PM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Restricting American Religious Freedom
It might seem odd to have such a title for a blog post in light of the recent flap over the fragment of papyrus that references a "wife" for Jesus. After all, if such a likely forgery made that much n... Posted on 10/1/12 at 6:55 AM
John Boehner, the top Republican in the U.S. Congress, predicts a wave of litigation if a bill banning discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender workers becomes law, but states with similar laws report relatively few such complaints.
Lawyers for hundreds of black financial advisers have reached a $160 million settlement in a lawsuit accusing Wall Street brokerage giant Merrill Lynch of racial discrimination, a plaintiffs' attorney said Wednesday.
All eyes are on Grand Forks as it mulls becoming the first city in North Dakota to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The amendment shares the intent of a N.D. Senate antidiscrimination bill that failed in February.
The North Dakota Legislature is approaching its midsession break in a couple of weeks and lawmakers are busy introducing and finishing voting on bills in their respective chambers. And many of the major spending bills are still being considered this week in House and Senate appropriations committees as the session heads to "crossover."
A Sioux Falls mother who once worked for Midcontinent Communications has filed a federal lawsuit against the company alleging sex discrimination. Donethia Harris filed the suit last week in U.S. District Court in Sioux Falls, saying she was fired when complications with her pregnancy forced her to take an extended leave of absence.
Minnesota among states considering law prohibiting discrimination against unemployed in ads, direct hiring, screenings As high unemployment persists more than four years after the start of the Great Recession — and nearly three years after it was officially declared over — many who have struggled for years without work say they face discrimination. Nearly 13 million Americans, or 8.3 percent, were unemployed in February, the U.S. Department of Labor says.
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