Hyper-specific ad targeting must have sounded like a really great idea at the time, huh? Now, Facebook is paying the price.
View More U.S. government slams Facebook with housing discrimination charges
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed charges against Facebook for housing discrimination on Thursd…
Founder and CEO of UK designer chain Ted Baker, Ray Kelvin, has resigned following allegations that he forced female employees to embrace him and asked them to sit on his lap.
View More Ted Baker founder and CEO resigns over allegations of ‘forced hugging’
Kelvin, who denies these allegations, has been on a voluntary leave …
A new survey indicates that social media is an even stinkier cesspool than we previously thought.
View More Severe online harassment happens way more than you might think
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released the results of a survey Wednesday that found that over half of all Americans had experienced harassment online…
We have to stop saying these words.
View More Deadmau5 gets banned from Twitch for using homophobic slur
The DJ/rapper Deadmau5 was banned from Twitch for using a homophobic slur on Tuesday. In response to being banned for violating Twitch’s rules against hate speech, the 38-year-old deleted his Twitch account, esport…
Oracle says the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is “meritless.” This comes after Oracle declined yesterday to comment on the OFCCP’s filing that alleges Oracle withheld $400 million in wages from underrepresented employees. “This meritless lawsuit is based on false allegations and a seriously flawed […]
View More Oracle says racial discrimination lawsuit is ‘meritless’
A high school wrestler from New Jersey, facing the threat of a forfeit, had his dreadlocks cut at a wrestling meet on Wednesday, sparking outrage across the internet against the white referee that gave him the ultimatum.
A video of 120-pound Beuna Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson getting his hair cut was posted to Twitter by SNJ Today News sports director Mike Frankel. Johnson can be seen being consoled by his teammates and appears visibly upset after his overtime victory over his opponent.
Epitome of a team player ⬇️
A referee wouldn’t allow Andrew Johnson of Buena @brhschiefs to wrestle with a cover over his dreadlocks. It was either an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chose the haircut, then won by sudden victory in OT to help spark Buena to a winpic.twitter.com/f6JidKNKoI
— Mike Frankel (@MikeFrankelSNJ) December 20, 2018 Read more…
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View More Twitter rages at a high school referee who forced a wrestler to cut off his dreads
Another day, another non-apology from a man.
View More Victoria’s Secret shouldn’t dictate what ‘sexy’ is if transgender models don’t fit its ‘fantasy’
Victoria’s Secret issued a message on behalf of its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Ed Razek, clarifying statements that Razek made in Vogue about why the lingerie brand hasn’t cast trans models in its tentp…
In December of last year, two months after the Harvey Weinstein exposé, Matt Damon made the point that “one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s—load of guys […] who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected.”
His comments were swiftly derided, because no one deserves a pat on the back simply for refraining from abusing someone.
Perhaps, though, in an odd sort of way, he did have a point. What about the guys “who don’t do this kind of thing” – all the well-meaning folks who are neither victim nor perpetrator? How are they part of this narrative? What role do they have to play? Read more…
More about Television, Will Grace, Metoo, Entertainment, and Discrimination
View More ‘Will and Grace’ takes on the not-so-innocent bystanders in #MeToo episode
Is it really a walkout if you barely… walk out?
Google offices around the world protested sexual harassment and workplace discrimination at the company on Thursday. But in Los Angeles — a center of the #MeToo movement, thanks to Hollywood — Googlers staged a more staid, internal affair than the rabble-rousing actions of their co-workers worldwide.
The protests came in the wake of the New York Times report of Android creator Andy Rubin’s 2014 departure from the company due to a hushed up sexual harassment allegation — and his $90 million exit package. Read more…
More about Google, Los Angeles, Metoo, Tech, and Discrimination
View More As other offices storm the streets, Google’s LA protest is quiet and sequestered
In Pittsburgh on Saturday, a gunman opened fire at the city’s Tree of Life synagogue.
View More Please understand: Conservative Judaism is not the same as political conservatism
At least 12 people were shot and at least four people killed at the Conservative congregation. As news began to spread of a shooting at the “conservative” house of …
Spot, the chatbot that enables individuals to document and report harassment and discrimination, has launched a tool for human resources departments. This version enables HR departments to manage and track anonymous reports of harassment and discrimination, and follow up on those reports. Spot relies on memory science and artificial intelligence to address harassment and discrimination […]
View More Spot launches chatbot for HR departments to address harassment and discrimination
Grindr has long had a problem with discrimination.
View More Grindr aims to stamp out discrimination on its platform with ‘Kindr’ initiative
It’s evidenced by profiles which are openly racist, with terms like “Black=block,” “no gaysians” or “no chocolate or rice” that are written in these bios.
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