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  American Voices: George Wentworth

We need to, I think, invest more in quality reemployment services for unemployed workers, particularly long-term unemployed workers. ‘Cause it will really be a tragedy to lose their workers– and see them leave the labor market altogether. Everyone loses in that scenario.


Courts say Texas discriminated against black and Latino voters

by Lois Beckett and Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Sept. 4, 2012, 10:59 a.m. How does Texas discriminate against minority voters? Federal judges counted the ways. Last Tuesday, a panel of federal court judges ruled that new district maps drawn by Texas’ Republican-controlled legislature weakened the influence of Latino voters and in some cases evinced “discriminatory intent” […]


American Voices: Tricia Rose on saving government jobs to keep the playing field level

Tricia Rose, professor of African-American cultural politics at Brown University, argues that cutting government jobs would derail a half-century of efforts to create a more level playing field in the workplace.


Settlement reached in case of gay couple kept apart during man’s last days

A California man whose claims of elder abuse and discrimination have galvanized gay rights advocates across the country agreed to settle his lawsuit against Sonoma County Thursday.


Report: Black-white wealth gap is widening

A new report says the disparity in wealth between black and white Americans has multiplied fourfold since 1984.

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