By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare
Talonya Adams, a Black woman who was an Arizona Senate staffer was awarded one million dollars in damages by a federal judge who sided with her in her case against the state of Arizona.
According to the suit, Adams was fired as a policy adviser to the Senate’s Democratic caucus in 2015, when she started to question her heavy workload and relatively low salary.
Adams, represented herself in the case, and was able to prove that she was paid a lot less than her White Male co-workers, who performed the same job, she also mentioned the differences in the amount of leave she was allowed to take versus the amount of leave her White male counterparts were allowed to take.
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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Matthew J. Dempsey, a gay white man, discovers that even though he comes from a sexual minority group, that is discriminated against, he still has racist and discriminating views of his own, as a white man within a country of systematic racism .
He explains his journey to think beyond bigotry, and stop discriminating against people because of the color of their skin, as he seeks acceptance as a man in a country were the LGBTQ community, are still systematically discriminated against and are currently fighting their own version of a civil rights movement.
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