Tag Archives: discrimination

Go ahead and trespass — as long as you’re white

OK, I was trespassing. I won’t go into why or where, but I was on someone’s property without legitimate reason. A neighbor appeared and asked what I was up to. He was fine with my explanation for being there, even … Continue reading

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Hidden-camera test of kindness: Good idea, but unfair prank

Yesterday morning I learned of a new video that’s making the rounds on social media, a hidden-camera exercise comparing people’s reactions to two individuals on crutches who “fall” on a city street. Of course I watched it, thinking that I’d … Continue reading

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Fired by the FBI, gay agent sued and ushered in change

More than 20 years ago, Frank Buttino came out as a gay man – not by choice. As an FBI agent in the ’70s and ’80s, he kept his personal life private. In 1990, the FBI fired him after he … Continue reading

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