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June 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Discrimination: Asking about one’s nationality is not microagression

In response to Megan Yeggy who commented about favoring people who are more like ourselves [“Favoring like people: Fix daily bias,” Northwest Voices, May 25], I agree there are many ways for discrimination to rear its ugly head. However, simply asking someone what his or her nationality is or where he or she is…

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May 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Favoring like people: Fix daily bias

In a recent column by Jerry Large [“We tend to discriminate by favoring familiar,” Local News, May 21], he discusses the new research that we tend to discriminate the most by simply favoring those who are the most familiar to us, with this negatively affecting already historically disadvantaged groups. This type of racial discrimination…

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June 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

FBI’s bus ad taken down for depiction of terrorists

FBI was doing its job The folks on the FBI bus signs are terrorists, Rep. Jim McDermott, and they should be treated accordingly. [“FBI’s bus ads taken down for terrorist depiction,” NW Wednesday, June 26.] That is what the FBI was attempting to do until you opened your mouth. Not one other politician complained about these…

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Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: bus, discrimination, FBI

June 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Transgender child wins discrimination case in Colorado

Children should learn to respect identities of self, others Cheers for the parents and Colorado’s civil-rights division for putting a child’s rights above our right to discriminate. [“Transgender first-grader wins discrimination case,” News, June 24.] As a past director of an early childhood learning center, I realize the potential challenges of working with the rights of…

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May 22, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Businesses refuse service to gays

Discrimination is unlawful Florists and bakers seek a religious exemption from the law, allowing them to discriminate based on their feelings about whether gay marriage is acceptable according to their personal religious beliefs [“Hood River, Ore., bakery won’t make cake for lesbians,” seattletimes.com, May 15]. Let’s put this in perspective. White supremacists, past and present, have…

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