A nail salon employee refused service to a woman she believed was "too big" to fit in the salon's chairs for a pedicure.
After an Oregon bakery made the public choice to refuse service to a same-sex couple, a judge’s decision has ruled against the Christian…
People are talking about Misha Collection’s spring runway show — not for the clothes but because a cast of all-while models strutted to a "fiery black power anthem."
Anyone who still considers animated films to be for kids are not only doing themselves a disservice, but are metaphorically slapping the faces of all the pros who create the likes of ‘WALL-E’, ‘Mary and Max’, and ‘Iron Giant’. The medium of animation (and yes, it is a medium and not a genre) has been pushing boundaries for decades. Disney has tackled social issues - granted, not always in the most politically correct way, especially with how some of their classics have aged - but modern animation appears to generally have meaningful messages woven within.
One of the more ingenious ways researchers have uncovered bias in hiring practices — biases employers themselves either aren’t aware of or aren’t going to cop to if asked directly — is by sending out a bunch of résumés and cover letters that are identical other than on one key variable. Now, reports Noam Scheiber in the New York Times, researchers have expanded this sort of experiment to a new population: disabled people. Related: Millennials Are Less Racially Tolerant Than You Think As Scheiber explains, for the study, conducted for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a group of researchers stuck to the same format as those earlier experiments, sending thousands of applications out for accounting jobs, varying just one key aspect of the cover letters: The researchers constructed two separate résumés: one for a highly qualified candidate with six years of experience, and one for a novice candidate about one year out of college. For each résumé, they created three different cover letters: one for a candidate with no disability, one for a candidate who disclosed a spinal cord injury and one for a candidate who disclosed having Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder that can make social interaction difficult.