Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

My brush with a Civil Rights pioneer

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I met Andrew Young, a former politician and Civil Rights activist, at the Georgia Aquarium Thursday. He was on a panel with other public figures, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, photographer Anne Geddes, and CDC official Anne Schuchat. They were discussing their views on vaccinations. He was kind enough to take a picture with me, […] [Read More]

Where’s the diversity on “The Bachelor?”

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A class-action suit has been filed against ABC for claims of purposely excluding blacks, Asians and Latinos from star roles in its television shows, “The Bachelor,” and “The Bachelorette,” Newsday reported. The lawyers are representing two black men who auditioned and were rejected from “The Bachelor.” “I noticed that the white males in front of me, they […] [Read More]

Obama visits Rosa Park’s bus

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I’ve signed up for the White House’s “Photo of the Day” email list. I thought today’s photo was kind of cool. In today’s photo, President Barack Obama is sitting on the famous bus where Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist, sat.  When a bus driver asked Parks to move to the back of the bus […] [Read More]

What’s your take on women’s rights?

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In honor of Women’s History Month, I wrote a couple of articles about the Women’s Rights Movement. One article was about the effect of the Women’s Rights Movement on women today and what challenges women still face. I also wrote a column about how the Women’s Rights Movement affected African-American women. Many of them said […] [Read More]

Three reasons to go see Jeremiah Wright speak

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Rev. Jeremiah Wright has been labeled a racist who speaks out against the government. However, here are three reasons I may go see him speak at New Hope Baptist Church in Danbury in June. Will he say something outrageous? If he says something super-racist I want to hear it so I can blog about it. […] [Read More]

What is the definition for “woman” these days?

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I was reading an article on CNN today about a transgendered woman who was kicked out of the Miss Universe pageant, but then later readmitted. The Miss Universe Organization said she met the “gender recognition requirements.” I’m not sure what those requirements are or how you could go about finding out if someone meets them – well legally. […] [Read More]
Categories: Gender Issues

Senior sues Walmart for age discrimination

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What do you think about the following story? Do you think Walmart was at fault or do you think the woman could not handle her job responsibilities? A 73-year-old Long Island woman,  Anne Squatrito, filed a discrimnination complaint against Walmart, the New York Post reported. Squatrito, a 5-foot-5 woman who had been employed by Walmart for 17 years, […] [Read More]