discrimination

"Special Needs" And Relational Inequality

This is the second blog advocating against the term “special needs” that I’ve posted on the New Normal blog.  I’m writing a second article on this subject because I’m speaking on behalf of the majority of disability activists who agree that this term actually defeats our cause. I will take every opportunity to discourage its use until it’s no longer part of our vocabulary, because “special needs” separates us out from the mainstream (special) and it reinforces the charity model (needs) against which the disability community has been struggling for many decades.

Sharon Shapiro-Lacks

El Al May Be Violating U.S. Law, N.Y. Rabbi Says

10/07/2014 - 20:00

A New York rabbi-attorney claimed that some El Al Airlines’ policies may violate U.S. law in the wake of delays on flights because charedi Orthodox men refused to sit next to women.

El Al Faces Uproar Over Haredim’s Refusal To Sit Near Women

09/30/2014 - 20:00

Tel Aviv — For approximately a half hour at the beginning of her El Al Israel Airlines flight last week from New York to Tel Aviv, Elana Sztokman watched as the haredi Orthodox man seated next to her rushed up and down the aisle searching for someone willing to switch seats so he wouldn’t have to sit beside her.

Non-Jewish ADL Employee Claims Discrimination

08/08/2011 - 20:00

(JTA) -- An employee is suing the Anti-Defamation League for denying her a promotion because she is not Jewish.

Tonietta Moffet says the ADL will not promote her to assistant director because she is "African American and not Jewish," the New York Post reported Monday. She filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan seeking damages for discrimination.

Marla Gilson's plight

Somehow you expect more from Jewish organizations when it comes to relations with employees – who, after all, are mostly in it because they care about communal causes, not because of the big paychecks and great benefits.

Is Racism Ever Passé?

12/18/2010 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

It wasn’t all that long ago that, in the immediate aftermath of Barack Obama’s sweeping victory in the race for President, more than a few pundits were declaring that America had become a “post-racist society.” I wish it were so, but I’m sure it’s not.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik
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