Stop and Frisk
Talk about a picky bouncer.
Times Square nightclub Circle NYC is no stranger to accusations of racism regarding whom they choose to let past the velvet rope. On Thursday, however, those complaints came to the fore when the megaclub was slapped with more than $20,000 in fines for its history of discriminatory practices.
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First it was Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito (or “Gus Fring”) who came forward with his story of being stop-and-frisked by the New York Police Department. Over the weekend, while the controversial police tactic was being protested, another actor—this time, from David Simon’s inner-city crime epic The Wire—noted his own experience with the policy.
With a vote on gay marriage looming, a handful of state senators remain undecided about this fundamental civil rights issue. It’s time for them to do the right thing for hundreds of thousands of their fellow New Yorkers.
One upstate Republican state senator is showing the way. Undecided until just this week, Senator James Alesi, Read More
This morning, President Obama signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010, ridding us of one of the most egregious and backwards-thinking laws on the books. (It’s still a shocker that the Congress pushed the thing through last week, somehow redeeming lame ducks the world over.) What it all means is that following Read More
The gay infantry officer and Arabic linguist who came out on Rachel Maddow and was discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, was the guest of honor at a recent dinner hosted by the Atlantic magazine in honor of its Brave Thinkers issue.
Not surprisingly, Lt. Choi had a lot to say. Much Read More
Malcolm Gladwell is sick and tired of hearing about the way social media will change the world for the better. In a lengthy article this week comparing online activism to the Civil Rights movement, The New Yorker scribe belittles Web 2.0′s importance as a tool for social change. “A networked, weak-tie world is Read More