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AL Governor Denying Gay National Guardsmen Their Benefits

AL Governor Denying Gay National Guardsmen Their Benefits
Even as our federal government has amended its woefully discriminatory policies that denied benefits to the same-sex partners and spouses of federal workers, Governor Bentley has vowed to do just the opposite. Rolling back the clock and insisting that when National Guard personnel are under his control, the state will deny said benefits.
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The Lingering Effects of Racial Profiling: 'Ever Since I Was Seven, I Knew It's Not Good to Be Black.'

Being routinely stopped by police and searched for no apparent reason, or followed through a neighborhood only to be asked why they are there, are indignities the average white person will likely never suffer.
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PA GOP Chairman Admits Voter ID Used to Boost Romney

PA GOP Chairman Admits Voter ID Used to Boost Romney
Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason candidly admitted the the 2012 Voter ID law denied votes to Democrats, boosting Romney's efforts in the state.
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Is Racism History? Not Nearly

Is Racism History? Not Nearly
The Supreme Court’s faulty logic in gutting the Voting Rights Act.
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Reading, Writing and Racism: NYC School Principal Allegedly Discriminated Against Black Teachers

Reading, Writing and Racism: NYC School Principal Allegedly Discriminated Against Black Teachers
The principal at the Pan American International High School in Queens — a school that specializes in immersive education for immigrant youth — is coming under fire after making racist remarks about the school's only black teachers. And then dismissing all three from their positions.
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Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed Worsens Following Sequester, State Benefit Cuts

Plight of the Long-Term Unemployed Worsens Following Sequester, State Benefit Cuts
Glossed over in the May Jobs Report are troubling facts about the long-term unemployed. Numbers indicate that those out of work for 27 weeks or longer are faced with an increasingly steep climb back into the workforce.
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Let Them Eat Shrimp: Pastors Who Oppose Gay Boy Scouts are Biblical Hypocrites

Let Them Eat Shrimp: Pastors Who Oppose Gay Boy Scouts are Biblical Hypocrites
The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to rescind its ban on “openly gay” Scouts predictably stoked a mean-spirited and divisive response, notably from misguided types who mistakenly think the Bible should be used as a tool of oppression. However, there are a few other parts of the "Good Book" that these hateful religious leaders should remember.
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