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"As [Christopher] Rufo sees it, critical race theory is a revolutionary program that replaces the Marxist categories of the bourgeois and the proletariat with racial groups..."

"... justifying discrimination against those deemed racial oppressors. His goal, ultimately, is to get the Supreme Court to rule that school and workplace trainings based on the doctrines of critical race theory violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act.... Rufo insists there are no free speech implications to what he’s trying to do. 'You have the freedom of speech as an individual, of course, but you don’t have the kind of entitlement to perpetuate that speech through public agencies,' he said. This s...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Jackson, Free Speech, Christopher, CRENSHAW, Michelle Goldberg, Kimberle Crenshaw, Ann Althouse, Rufo, Employment Discrimination, Marxists, Critical Race Theory, Christopher Rufo, Justice Jackson

"The online publication Slate has suspended a well-known podcast host after he debated with colleagues over whether people who are not Black should be able to quote a racial slur..."

"... in some contexts. Mike Pesca, the host of 'The Gist,' a podcast on news and culture... made his argument during a conversation last week with colleagues on the interoffice messaging platform Slack. In a lengthy thread of messages, Slate staff members were discussing the resignation of Donald G. McNeil Jr., a reporter who said this month that he was resigning from The New York Times after he had used the slur during a discussion of racism while working as a guide on a student trip in 2019....
Tags: Law, Censorship, New York Times, Anderson, Slate, Mike Pesca, Jacob Weisberg, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, Joel Anderson, Employment Discrimination, DONALD G McNEIL Jr, Jacob Weisberg Slate, Slate disagreed For Black

"Every day, I watch my colleagues manage student conflict through the lens of race, projecting rigid assumptions and stereotypes on students, thereby reducing them to the color of their skin."

"I am asked to do the same, as well as to support a curriculum for students that teaches them to project those same stereotypes and assumptions onto themselves and others. I believe such a curriculum is dehumanizing, prevents authentic connection, and undermines the moral agency of young people who are just beginning to find their way in the world. Although I have spoken to many staff and faculty at the college who are deeply troubled by all of this, they are too terrified to speak out about it...
Tags: Law, Smith College, White Privilege, Unsaid Things, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Bari Weiss, Jodi Shaw

The New York Post publishes the Bret Stephens column that the New York Times spiked.

It's not that Stephens, a regular NYT columnist, can or would just give the rejected column to another newspaper to publish. The Post tells us the column — which defends the NYT reporter who got ousted for saying the n-word — "circulated among Times staffers and others" and the Post got hold of it "from one of them, not Stephens himself." Presumably, the Post publishes it because it is newsworthy — not as an opinion on the news but because the spiking of it is news, so we need to see what it is....
Tags: Post, New York Post, Law, Congress, America, Journalism, Rap, Conversation, House, New York Times, Shanghai, The Times, Peru, Nyt, State Department, Morality

"The Pinterest Paradox: Cupcakes and Toxicity."

Great title for a fascinating exposé — by Francoise Brougher — of the inner workings of Pinterest. This was written last August, but I'm reading it now because it was linked in a new NYT article, "Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million/The suit had been brought by Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, who said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment." "Cupcakes and Toxicity" is at Medium, so you don't need to worry about a paywall. ...
Tags: Pinterest, Law, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Brougher, Francoise Brougher, Françoise Brougher Pinterest

Is this a general rule — resistance to acknowledging the winner of an election ought to affect a person's job prospects? Or is this just for those who want to wait for the Biden-vs-Trump process to play out?

I truly sympathize with those dealing with losing — it’s not easy — but at a certain point one has to think not only about what’s best for the nation (peaceful transfer of power) but how any future employers might see your character defined during adversity.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 9, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Voting, Law, Biden, Trump, Jake Tapper, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Trump 2020

"Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. "

"The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience. Academy governors DeVon Franklin and Jim Gianopulos headed a task force to develop the standards.... For the 94th Oscars (2022) and 95th Oscars (2023), submitting a confidential Academy Inclusion Standards form will be required for Best Picture consideration, however meeting inclusion thresholds will not be required for eligibility in the Best ...
Tags: Movies, Law, Transgender, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Pacific Islander, Jim Gianopulos, Ann Althouse, DeVon Franklin, Race And Pop Culture, Employment Discrimination

"The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday teachers at religious schools are foreclosed from bringing workplace discrimination cases against their employers."

"The 7-2 ruling said the lawsuits could not move forward due to the “ministerial exception” and court precedent, which has held the First Amendment protects religious institutions from some workplace discrimination complaints."The Washington Times reports.AND: A second case announced this morning — "In Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, the justices upheld a federal rule exempting employers with religious or moral objections from providing contraceptive coverage to their employees under...
Tags: Supreme Court, Education, Law, Court, Pennsylvania, Birth Control, Poor, Nuns, Thomas, Ginsburg, The Washington Times, Sotomayor, Breyer, Kagan, Clarence Thomas, RFRA

Should have?

I'm giving this my "Althouse the pedant" tag, so stop now if you don't like where this is going. I'm reading the headline at The Washington Post, "Why Scalia should have loved the Supreme Court’s Title VII decision." The man is dead. There's NOTHING he should have done.Why not say "Why Scalia would have loved the Supreme Court’s Title VII decision"? I think I know why. The article is by George Conway. It's in WaPo. I'm going to say: They don't want to concede that Scalia would have joined the ma...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, The Washington Post, Scalia, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, George Conway, Althouse the pedant

"Days after Bon Appétit's editor in chief, Adam Rapoport, wrote in a May 31 newsletter that 'food is inherently political'..."

"... he again denied a pay raise for the only Black woman on the magazine's staff. Ryan Walker-Hartshorn... whose annual base salary is $35,300... had not received a pay increase in her tenure as Rapoport's assistant. Aside from her editorial duties, she said, she had cleaned Rapoport's golf clubs, fetched his son's passport, and taught his wife how to use Google Calendar. So, once again, the Stanford graduate asked for more money. 'I thought this conversation might be different this time,' Walk...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, Stanford, Journalism, Conde Nast, Bon Appetit, Rapoport, Adam Rapoport, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Employment Discrimination, George Floyd, Ryan Walker Hartshorn, Walker Hartshorn

"Aimee Stephens, the center of landmark transgender rights Supreme Court case, dies before the ruling."

WaPo reports.Writing in a column for The Washington Post last summer, Stephens said she “would like to believe that the United States — and the Supreme Court — will see that transgender people should be able to live free from discrimination in the workplace and beyond.”“No one should face discrimination because of who they are,” she wrote. “My case is about so much more than me — or even transgender people. It’s about anyone who has ever been told they are not enough of a man or not the right ki...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Transgender, United States, Stephens, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Aimee Stephens

Somebody tell Mike Bloomberg that Roseanne Barr was kicked off her own show for telling a joke some people didn't like.

At last night's debate, Elizabeth Warren challenged Mike Bloomberg about the women — who knows how many? — who worked for Bloomberg and have signed nondisclosure agreements over sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims. She wasn't accepting his prepared response that there are many other women who've done quite well in his organizationWARREN: I hope you heard what his defense was. "I've been nice to some women." That just doesn't cut it.... So, Mr. Mayor, are you willing to release all of...
Tags: Comedy, Privacy, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Warren, Debate, Jackson, Biden, Donald Trump, Roseanne Barr, Sexual Harassment, George W Bush, Joe, Trump, Sanders

The board of the Milwaukee host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention terminates its 2 leaders after allegations of a "toxic workplace."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:The Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that a group of senior women staffers wrote an unsigned letter last week complaining of being "bullied and intimidated" by Alonso — something they said Gilbert did nothing to stop. They said Alonso's actions fostered a "toxic and unstable" culture."Every employee has a right to feel respected in their workplace," said a one-page statement from the board. "Based on the information we have learned to date, we believe the ...
Tags: Law, Milwaukee, Liz, Democratic Party, Gilbert, Alonso, Adam, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Host Committee, Journal Sentinel, Liz Gilbert, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Adam Alonso, Peg Schaffer, Milwaukee 2020 Board

"The Supreme Court on Monday added what could be landmark issues... whether federal anti-discrimination laws protect on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."

Robert Barnes reports at WaPo:The court accepted three cases for the term that begins October. They include a transgender funeral home director who won her case after being fired; a gay skydiving instructor who successfully challenged his dismissal; and a social worker who was unsuccessful in convincing a court that he was unlawfully terminated because of his sexual orientation.The cases shared a common theme: Whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination on the...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, America, Transgender, Robert Barnes, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, 2020 Campaign

"[T]he temperature setting in most workplaces is calibrated to men’s metabolic rates, so women are often uncomfortably cold..."

"... especially when the air conditioning kicks in. Or that until recently, even the White House did not have enough lactation rooms for the moms who wanted to work there. These are unfortunate realities that shouldn’t be ignored.... This week’s news from NASA reminds us why it’s so critical to talk honestly about the lasting legacies of a gender-biased era — the 'little' things that will affect the daily lives and careers of women for decades to come. When we don’t, it turns out that even the w...
Tags: Cold, Law, White House, Nasa, Breastfeeding, Astronauts, United States Navy, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Employment Discrimination, Marisa Porges

"Once companies have identified those who make women uncomfortable, they have to assess whether the men are 'clueless, creepy or criminal'..."

"If you think they are clueless, you can coach them... Clueless can become creepy very quickly if you don’t address it. If they are creepy, you have to act."Said Pat Milligan, who advises companies about gender issues, quoted in "Another Side of #MeToo: Male Managers Fearful of Mentoring Women" (NYT). She's trying to overcome the problem the title refers to.There's also this, from Marc Pritchard: "It’s not enough to stand by when toxic masculinity is on display. It’s not enough to stand by and s...
Tags: Law, Advertising, Sexual Harassment, Gillette, Procter Gamble, Pritchard, Milligan, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Marc Pritchard, Employment Discrimination, Creepiness, MeToo, Said Pat Milligan

Sexual harassment by a female is presented as cute by The Daily News.

The photo credit — for this picture of panties with images of snowflakes and polar bears — goes to a Daily News photographer. But it doesn't look like the panties described in the article, which begins with the cutesy line, "She was indelicate with her delicates — and now she’s under investigation."When Detective Victor Falcon complained to Sgt. Ann Marie Guerra about how she regularly left her underwear — including a lacy thong — lying around the unisex locker room at the 72nd Precinct Detectiv...
Tags: Bullying, Law, Police, Sexual Harassment, Falcon, Daily News, THE Daily News, Guerra, Underpants, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Employment Discrimination, Victor Falcon, Ann Marie Guerra, 72nd Precinct Detective Squad

"The Club House has moved to make its office as 'male' as possible, with male doctors, male nurses, and male staff."

"Instead of florals and string music, his clinic hosts open bars, poker nights, and networking events to draw in New York’s plastic-surgery-shopping men."From "Flatter Abs, Bigger D**ks: Male Plastic Surgery Goes Crazy/More and more men are getting work done. Here’s why" (Daily Beast). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: New York, Law, Plastic Surgery, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Club House, Employment Discrimination

What a disaster for African Art History programs to see this blatant hostility toward their students and prospective students (if any!).

I've written about Kristen Windmuller-Luna before, but I need to talk about her again, based on something in this new NYT article, "Amid Opposition, Brooklyn Museum Stands by Its New Curator of African Arts, Who Is White":Marla C. Berns, a director at the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, which highlights art and material culture from Africa, among other regions, said on Friday that there were not a lot of curators and academics of African-American or African descent wh...
Tags: Law, Africa, Careers, Los Angeles, Steven Nelson, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Kristen Windmuller Luna, Marla C Berns, Fowler Museum at the University of California, U C L A, Windmuller Luna

I'd love to discuss the new episode of "This American Life" — "Five Women."

"A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?"I didn't listen to it carefully enough the first time, and I went back to the beginning to relisten and realized immediately how badly I had misunderstood the ideas that were being f...
Tags: Law, Rape, This American Life, Sexual Harassment, Nuance, Tal, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Employment Discrimination, MeToo

Time's Up! — after a week of shaming — for Mark Wahlberg (who didn't do anything wrong).

The NYT reports:Mark Wahlberg and his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, will donate $2 million to a fund dedicated to fighting pay inequity and harassment of women in Hollywood.The donation will be made in the name of Michelle Williams, Mr. Wahlberg’s co-star in the movie “All the Money in the World,” after an outcry about pay discrepancy in reshoots for the film. Ms. Williams received a per diem of $80 for 10 days of work while Mr. Wahlberg negotiated a fee of $1.5 million. The two actors...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Time, Charity, Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Nyt, Kevin Spacey, Shame, Contracts, William Morris Endeavor, Michelle Williams, Wahlberg, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination

Times Up! — after a week of shaming — for Mark Wahlberg (who didn't do anything wrong).

The NYT reports:Mark Wahlberg and his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, will donate $2 million to a fund dedicated to fighting pay inequity and harassment of women in Hollywood.The donation will be made in the name of Michelle Williams, Mr. Wahlberg’s co-star in the movie “All the Money in the World,” after an outcry about pay discrepancy in reshoots for the film. Ms. Williams received a per diem of $80 for 10 days of work while Mr. Wahlberg negotiated a fee of $1.5 million. The two actors...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Time, Charity, Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Nyt, Kevin Spacey, Shame, Contracts, William Morris Endeavor, Michelle Williams, Wahlberg, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination

"The [James Damore] lawsuit claims that numerous Google managers maintained 'blacklists' of conservative employees with whom they refused to work..."

"... that Google has a list of conservatives who are banned from visiting the campus; and that Google’s firings of Damore and the other named plaintiff, David Gudeman, were discriminatory... The company’s workforce, like much of the rest of the tech industry, is overwhelmingly white, Asian, and male.... But the Damore lawsuit purports to expose a cultural bias toward promoting diversity and 'social justice' that, the suit claims, has created a 'protected, distorted bubble of groupthink.'... Inte...
Tags: Google, Law, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Intellectual Diversity, Damore, James Damore, David Gudeman

"[H]ow many of the men who were able to clerk for Judge Kozinski without having to worry about their own safety... concluded that their female colleagues fell behind because they just didn’t have what it takes..."

"... not because they had been effectively cut off from certain opportunities? I have heard countless people, over the years, conclude that women don’t occupy as many senior positions because they just don’t 'try as hard' as men, or have the 'ambition' to reach the highest-level jobs, or because they care too much about 'work-life balance.' Maybe sometimes. But these accusations should remind us that some doors that look like they’re open to everyone are really closed to some. And that the conse...
Tags: Law, Careers, Sexual Harassment, Amanda Taub, Kozinski, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination

"A president who uses the power of the Oval Office to seduce a 20-something subordinate is morally bankrupt and contributing, in a meaningful way, to a serious social problem that disadvantages millions of women throughout their lives."

Matthew Yglesias takes a strange position on why Bill Clinton should have resigned. [L]ooking back through today’s lens, this whole argument was miscast. The wrongdoing at issue was... a high-profile exemplar of a widespread social problem: men’s abuse of workplace power for sexual gain. It was and is a striking example of a genre of misconduct that society has a strong interest in stamping out. That alone should have been enough to have pressured Clinton out of office....I think the key to unde...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Congress, Relationships, Bill Clinton, The Daily Show, Sexual Harassment, Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Oval Office, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Kucinich, Dennis Kucinich, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination

At UW-Madison’s Department of Anesthesiology, "[f]emale residents, or doctors-in-training, are told 'don’t rock the boat,' pregnant women are humiliated..."

"... and anesthesiologists at American Family Children’s Hospital — most of them female — are 'infantilized' when others call it 'the crying hospital' or 'candyland,' the report says. Women said men suggested they lack a full commitment to medicine because of family priorities, and cost the department more.... The report came as Dr. Mark Schroeder, a longtime anesthesiologist at UW Health, resigned in August and surrendered his license in September after a behavior complaint. Schroeder 'likes to...
Tags: Crying, Medicine, Law, Schroeder, UW Health, Ann Althouse, Insults, Mark Schroeder, Employment Discrimination, UW Madison 's Department of Anesthesiology, American Family Children 's Hospital, Wisconsin State Journal UW

"Footage shows Trump squeezing and kissing a woman while talking about offering a job to a 'beautiful' teenager."

Footage shows Trump squeezing and kissing a woman while talking about offering a job to a "beautiful" teenager— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 16, 2017 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Sexual Harassment, Trump, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Trump troubles

We Don’t File Lawsuits On Principle (Or: Why All Employment Lawsuits Often Have Such Bad Facts On Both Sides)

Lawsuits are all about money: this might sound distasteful, but it's true (at least in employment law).
Tags: Money, Law, Discrimination, Labor / Employment, Rodney Jones, Employment Discrimination, On The Job, Beth Robinson, Marykate Ellingsworth

"A Silicon Valley CEO reveals her secret to getting ahead in business - dyeing her blonde hair brown, and ditching her heels and contact lenses."

BBC reports."The first time I dyed my hair was actually due to advice I was given by a woman in venture capital," [Eileen Carey] says.Carey was told that the investors she was pitching to would feel more comfortable dealing with a brunette, rather than a blonde woman.Here's a close-up of her blonde hair before she "dyed" it brown:I don't know if there really is discrimination against blonde women, but it looks as though she was a woman who had bleached her hair blonde, and then switched to a mor...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Bbc, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Theranos, Glassbreakers, Elizabeth Holmes, Hairstyles, Carey, Eileen, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Whiteness, Eileen Carey, Employment Discrimination