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- The History of Police Brutality, and What it Means for You
Police brutality in the United States has always been a huge problem, though it is more visible now that widespread ownership of handheld electronic devices gives ordinary people the unprecedented power to record instances of police using extreme force against the unarmed and the powerless.
- The Problem of Disabled Prisoners
On July 26 the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 26 years old. This civil rights act not only barred discrimination against those with disabilities but advanced services, accommodations and access across all public agencies.
- Mandatory Childhood Vaccinations in Illinois
In order to be enrolled, many states require students to provide proof of immunization to attend school, including Illinois. Until recently, parents were permitted to excuse their children due to medical or religious explanations. For religious exemption of this requirement, a letter from a parent to the school administration was all that was needed stating the children’s vaccination violates religious beliefs held by the family. Medical exemption could be proven with a letter from the doctor.
- Right to Die Law Raises Questions of Disability Discrimination in California
California's so-called right to die law went into effect June 9th, and its potential ramifications have been hotly debated between proponents of physician assisted death and disability advocates. Notably, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, a group that seeks to ensure legal help for disabled people, has released an in-depth statement expressing vehement opposition to the new law .
- New Jersey Hospital Accused of Race Discrimination
A former medical assistant at Bergen Regional Medical Center recently filed a lawsuit against the hospital.
- Transgender Students May Sue
A transgender student in South Carolina was recently told by school administrators to use the girls’ bathroom, even though he identified as male.
- Insight into Transgender Rights
Currently, The Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records and Department of Health holds a policy that bars transgender people from changing their birth certificate unless they undergo gender confirmation surgery.
- Age Discrimination Study
With much of the American population growing older and a severely low employment rate among those over 62, Social Security faces severe long-term challenges.
- North Carolina Sues Justice Department Over Discriminatory Bathroom Bill
[In May,] the U.S. federal government informed North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory that the state’s controversial bathroom law, House Bill 2 (HB 2), violates the Civil Rights Act, and the Justice Department gave the state until Monday to remedy the situation. North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” bars transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
- General Mills Age Discrimination Action
General Mills must defend itself against new allegations of age discrimination, following a recent complaint filed by 29 former employees in Minnesota federal court.