September 24, 2021

After Bush Sr.’s death, Twitter grapples with the ex-president’s divisive legacy

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BY RACHEL KRAUS From Mashable The nation, and the internet, are remembering President George H.W. Bush following his death just after midnight on Dec. 1. Some obituaries and remembrances are highlighting what writers describe as his “civility” — a hot button word that pundits and critics have variably longed for in both the actions of […]

11 interview questions you should never answer directly

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By Rachel Gillett From Business Insider You may think a question about whether or not you have kids is totally innocuous small talk, but it’s one of many questions best left unanswered during a job interview. While very few specific interview questions are by themselves illegal to ask, Laura Davis, an associate professor with the […]

The EEOC files hiring bias suits on its own initiative.

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By Jenna Greene, The National Law Journal When the federal government sued Bass Pro Outdoor World for hiring discrimination, it offered statistics showing a dearth of minority employees, damaging comments from the retailer’s managers such as “we don’t hire niggers,” and asked for $300 million in potential damages. But the original complaint lacked one thing: […]

Why a lawmaker defied other Southerners and changed his mind on civil rights

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By Allan Smith From Business Insider President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law 50 years ago today, just hours after Congress formally approved the bill on a dramatic day for America. The height of that drama came when a then-36-year-old Congressman from Georgia named Charles Weltner explained in a “subdued voice […]