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I'd like to draw your attention to an excellent diary indiemcemopants wrote earlier today that made the Rec list then quickly fell off.  Please don't rec my diary but go to this diary immediately.

Here is a quick taste of what you will find:

"DADT hurts women and minorities at higher rates than anyone else"

Women and minorities are huge targets for job discrimination whether they're gay or not. Gay women and minorities make it that much harder to get and keep a job. In the military where it's mandatory to fire you for being gay then you better not be something noticeable like a gay woman or a gay black guy. You better be a gay white male.

If we already know that women and minorities have a harder time and the DoD has called for a "more humane" approach (to discrimination) in which they relax the policy, then why doesn't their "more humane" approach (to discrimination) affect women and ethnic minorities differently? Why's there nothing in place to make sure that women and minorities are treated more humanely? Why is the country's first African American president not taking notice that he's firing so many women and minorities? The guy knows how women and minorities are hurt by this. One of the first things he signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. He knows the deal. Why is he letting this be his legacy?

Originally posted to smellybeast on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 02:15 PM PDT.


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