As TransGriots's Monica Roberts notes on her Facebook, this is a great step in the Black media's recognition of trans people's and gender-nonconforming people's issues.–AJP
"After seven years as an employee at a major financial institution, Broadus told his boss of his decision to have a sex change. In addition to beginning hormone therapy treatments, he changed his name to his present moniker and began dressing in a more masculine fashion. Broadus alleges that his boss created a hostile work environment where his every action was recorded; he was questioned about his sex life; he was accused of trying to coerce a White female superior into an affair; and he was inundated with extra work assignments that were frequently changed at the last minute. The covert harassment eventually became overt when Broadus' superior informed him that he would never advance in the company unless he changed his appearance."
"A Murray State University professor has resigned after allegedly making racial remarks to a black student.
Mark Wattier, a political science professor, told freshman Arlene Johnson last August that he wasn't surprised that she didn't show up on time to a film he started 15 minutes before class began.
"'We said, 'Well, we didn't know that. It wasn't on the syllabus, so we were unaware,' Johnson said. 'And then he said, 'Well, it's OK, I expect it of you guys anyway.' We asked him, 'What did that mean?' And he said the slaves never showed up on time, so their owners often lashed them for it. He just didn't have the right.'"
"He appeared on a chatshow last year when the debate turned to the question of the French police's excessive use of stop and search powers against minorities. He said: 'But why are they stopped 17 times? Why? Because most dealers are blacks and Arabs. That's a fact.'
"Zemmour was also fined for telling another TV channel that employers 'had a right' to turn down black or Arab candidates. Job discrimination over race and ethnicity is thought to be widespread in France."
"As these specialized clinics reshape Asian eyelids and Latina silhouettes, they provide a pore-level perspective on the aspirations and insecurities of immigrants in 21st-century New York — a mosaic portrait buffed with Botox."
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