ISM Number Five: ShortISM Nobody Likes to Be Looked Down on

Short people got no reason Short people got no Short people got no reasonTo live They got little handsLittle eyesThey walk aroundTellin’ great big liesThey got little nosesAnd tiny little teethThey wear platform shoesOn their nasty little feet In 1977 song writer Randy Newman penned and recorded “Short People”. It was a song about prejudice. …

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Ageism, Sexism, Racism: Alive and Well

If you have been watching any of the coverage of the U.S. presidential election you realize that people can get pretty passionate about their choices for candidates. That is one of the things that makes the process interesting. People have differences in how they think taxes, energy, war, employment, unemployment, immigration, natural disasters, the economy …

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Discrimination in the Workplace: Double Digit Increases

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a News Release on March 5th detailing the bias claims from 2007 compared to 2006. With one exception, bias claims in all areas saw double digit increases. Here are some of the highlights: Race continues to be the largest number of claims, with 30,510 claims, an increase of …

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