Tag Archives: prejudice

Airbnb and San Francisco

The city of San Francisco, which is the location of Airbnb’s headquarters, has enacted a new law that would force Airbnb hosts to register with the city or else the company would face a fine per host. Airbnb allows users to rent unique accommodations from local hosts in many countries, a much different travel experience… Read More »

US Neighborhoods Still Divided, Contributes to Racial Inequality

While legal segregation in the United States ended decades ago, many American cities, such as Kansas City, Missouri, St. Louis, and Chicago are still divided. It can be hard to alleviate racial tensions and prevent racial discrimination in major cities where segregation is very much apparent. New census data has shown black-white segregation is slightly… Read More »

Anchorwoman’s Termination and Discrimination Lawsuit

A former news anchor for WTAE news, Wendy Bell, is suing her former employer for discrimination. After Bell covered a mass shooting at a backyard barbeque in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, she made a controversial post on her professional Facebook page. Bell, who is white, claimed it was a call to action on the perceived black-on-black crime… Read More »

Remembering Our War Heroes

Memorial Day, a time for remembering the people who died while serving in our armed forces, recently passed but it is important to remember our war heroes throughout the year. Some may be familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen, racial pioneers who broke the color barrier among Army aviators in World War II. Jesse Leroy Brown… Read More »

Diversity at the U.S. Air Force Academy

The last several years have called for major changes for both higher education and the military. For colleges across the country, Black Lives Matter activists have called for change and more diversity in leadership. At the academy, there are strict guideline around acceptable conduct. So while there were student protests at schools like the University… Read More »

Ferguson, Missouri to Swear in New Police Chief

A community still dealing with racial issues, racial inequality, and racial prejudice has sworn in its first African-American police chief. The Ferguson Police Department is a mostly-white police department in a majority black city that has undergone much turmoil. Federal oversight has demanded police reform and the city was sued over alleged patterns of discrimination… Read More »

Employer, Employee, Independent Contractor

Misclassification by employers of employees as independent contractors and vice versa can lead to many errors in business. The article below discusses some of the positives and some of the downsides of being an independent contractor vs. an employee. It has been estimated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that hiring an employee can cost… Read More »

Safe Spaces Controversy

The incidents involving racism and discrimination and racial prejudice at the University of Missouri have prompted national discussions about ‘safe spaces’ at colleges. Professors have expressed concern that their lectures and course content may be too triggering to be taught freely, whereas others emphasize the importance of being aware of different points of view. The… Read More »

Discrimination Affects the Next Generation Too

While adults in the workforce may or may not know their rights when experiencing harassment or discrimination, the next generation needs that information too. Racial inequality and gender discrimination are serious issues that, unfortunately, the next generation will be faced with as well. Some films, such as Zootopia, a Disney Animation currently out in theaters,… Read More »