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Generally, human relations commissions are represented on affirmative action committees or have their own committee to address county employment issues. Commissions frequently will monitor county employment policies, procedures and practices to ensure that they are not discriminatory.

As in employment legislation may preempt local governmental agencies from enforcing laws barring discrimination in housing. However, fair housing groups investigate and discover discrimination in housing by sending out “testers” to determine whether people representing those protected by law are treated differently than other applicants for housing. When discrimination is found the group may charge the offending party with discrimination.

Human relations commission often develop working relationships with local fair housing groups.

Commissions may take the lead to ensure that people who move into areas where they are not the dominant racial or ethnic group are welcomed. Programs to accomplish this vary according to the situation. The type of activity appropriate when a relatively large number of people representing an ethnic or racial group move into an area populated with people from a different ethnic or racial group may be inappropriate when a few families of one ethnic or racial group move into a relatively homogeneous community of people from another ethnic or racial group. Programs may involve the residents in isolation from the institutions of the county, or they may involve the schools, law enforcement and other public agencies.

10% of New York City Public School Students Were Homeless Last Year

By | October 12th, 2017|Education, Employment & Housing|

The number of homeless students in the New York City public school system rose again last year, according to state data released on Tuesday. The increase pushed the city over a sober milestone: One in every 10 public school students was homeless at some point during the 2016-17 school year.

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Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

By | October 12th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Police & Community|

SUMTER, S.C. — Larry Marsh has a history of mental illness and drug addiction. Homeless, he has no place to go. The police in this city have arrested or cited him more than 270 times for trespassing. In December, they got him four times in one day.

For

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Trump expected to halt Obama’s program but allow some Dreamers to stay temporarily

By | August 31st, 2017|Education, Employment & Housing, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

President Donald Trump is expected to end an Obama-era program that shielded young people from deportation, but he will likely let the immigrants known as Dreamers stay in the United States until their work permits run out, according to multiple people familiar with the policy negotiation.

That plan would allow Trump to fulfill a campaign promise

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Contentious Memo Strikes Nerve Inside Google and Out

By | August 9th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

SAN FRANCISCO — After leaving Harvard’s doctorate program in systems biology to join Google as a software engineer in 2013, James Damore joked on his Facebook page that he knew he had made the right move as he enjoyed a morning smoothie with oats. It was the type of workplace

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Google Fires Engineer Who Wrote Memo Questioning Women in Tech

By | August 8th, 2017|Employment & Housing|

SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Monday fired a software engineer who wrote an internal memo that questioned the company’s diversity efforts and argued that the low number of women in technical positions was a result of biological differences instead of discrimination.

The memo, called “Google’s Ideological Echo

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Even After the Glass Ceiling Yields, Female Executives Find Shaky Ground

By | August 4th, 2017|Employment & Housing|

For the better part of five years as the chief executive of the cosmetics giant Avon Products, Sheri McCoy battled collapsing sales, a plunging stock price, a bribery scandal in China and the constant drumbeat of an attack from an activist investor.

On Thursday, Avon announced that Ms.

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USC study finds that movies are still dominated by men, on- and off-screen

By | August 1st, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

As the first female star of a superhero franchise, Wonder Woman may have empowered female viewers, female filmmakers and the summer box office, but she is still a lone Amazon in the world of men.

According to a new USC study, women remain strikingly underrepresented in film, both on- and off-screen. And when

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In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights

By | July 28th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration abruptly waded into the culture wars over gay rights this week, signaling in three separate actions that it will use the powers of the federal government to roll back civil rights for gay and transgender people.

Without being asked, the Justice Department

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Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace

By | July 27th, 2017|Employment & Housing, LGBT|

The Department of Justice has filed court papers arguing that a major federal civil rights law does not protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation in a case now being considered by a New York appeals court.

The department’s decision to file a brief in the case

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Salaries for female CEOs are rising, but the number of women in top jobs has barely budged

By | May 24th, 2017|Employment & Housing|

Women chief executives earned big bucks last year, but there’s still very few of them running the world’s largest companies.

The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9% from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and the Associated Press. By comparison, male CEOs earned $11.4 million,

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