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Megachurch subject of sexual harassment suit - CNN (article link)

A former employee of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has filed a lawsuit against the Atlanta megachurch, alleging its employees retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment.

Read more: Megachurch subject of sexual harassment suit - CNN (article link)

Sexual Harassment Distressing For Both Women And Men - Medical News Today

Sexual harassment may have become so commonplace for women that they have built up resistance to harassing behavior they consider merely "bothersome," suggests a provocative new study by Michigan State University researchers. "When women view sexual harassment as bothersome, it doesn't seem to be associated with distress," "In some ways this suggests that sexual harassment is such a widespread problem that women have figured out ways to deal with it so it doesn't interfere with their psychological well-being."

Read more: Sexual Harassment Distressing For Both Women And Men - Medical News Today

The Damaging Effects Of Discrimination - Medical News Today

Researchers found that adolescents from Latin American and Asian backgrounds experienced more discrimination than their peers from European backgrounds and that the discrimination came not only from other adolescents but from adults as well. -- The level of discrimination also impacted these teens' grade-point averages and their health and was associated with depression, distress and lower levels of self-esteem.

Read more: The Damaging Effects Of Discrimination - Medical News Today

Discrimination Often Leads To Declining Physical Health For Obese Individuals - Medical News Today (article link)

The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. -- "Obesity is a physiological issue, but when people have negative interactions in their social world - including a sense of being discriminated against - it can make matters worse and contribute to a person's declining physical health," -- "It seems that many people are internalizing the prejudice and stigma they feel, and it contributes to stress, which ultimately affects their health."

see the DISCRIMINATION page.

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Social Stressors Like Racism And Discrimination Can Impact Healthy Functioning - Medical News Today

Just as the constant pressure soldiers face on the battlefield can follow them home in the form of debilitating stress, African Americans who face chronic exposure to racial discrimination may have an increased likelihood of suffering a race-based battle fatigue, according to Penn State researchers.

Read more: Social Stressors Like Racism And Discrimination Can Impact Healthy Functioning - Medical News Today

TSA accused of discrimination - NBC News (video)

Employees at the Transportation Security Administration say new rules are preventing female agents from advancing. WSMV's Josh Devine reports. (NBC News)

Read more: TSA accused of discrimination - NBC News (video)

The Psychological Impact Of Being Out Of Work - Medical News Today (article link)

Researchers from UCLA and the State University of New York-Stony Brook found that out-of-work Americans face [discrimination] that is unrelated to their skills sets or to the conditions of departure from their previous jobs.

"We were surprised to find that, all things being equal, unemployed applicants were viewed as less competent, warm and hireable than employed individuals,"

"We were also surprised to see how little the terms of departure mattered. Job candidates who said they voluntarily left a position faced the same stigma as job candidates who said they had been laid off or terminated."

"To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the psychological stigma of unemployment,"

Read more: The Psychological Impact Of Being Out Of Work - Medical News Today (article link)

Waiter alleges discrimination following 9/11 - MSNBC (video)

An Arab waiter at the famed Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, is suing the establishment because he says he was forced to wear different name tags to keep from frightening guests. Mohamed Kotbi and his attorney, Joseph Killada join msnbc’s Thomas Roberts to discuss.

Read more: Waiter alleges discrimination following 9/11 - MSNBC (video)

International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia - Medical News Today (article link)

The world is faced with stigma and [discrimination] that can lead to violence and block the AIDS response. This impacts the lives of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

Read more: International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia - Medical News Today (article link)

Study shows how discrimination hurts: lack of fair treatment leads to obesity issues - EurekAlert! (article link)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University.

"This study found that males who persistently experienced high levels of discrimination during a nine-year period were more likely to see their waist circumference increase by an inch compared to those who did not report discrimination," said Haslyn E.R. Hunte, an assistant professor of health and kinesiology. "Females who reported similar experiences also saw their waistlines grow by more than half an inch. This shows how discrimination hurts people physically, and it's a reminder how people's unfair treatment of others can be very powerful.

Read more: Study shows how discrimination hurts: lack of fair treatment leads to obesity issues - EurekAlert!...

Study: Compassion, not sanctions, is best response to workplace anger - EurekAlert! (article link)

Challenging traditional views of workplace anger, a new article by a Temple University Fox School of Business professor suggests that even intense emotional outbursts can prove beneficial if responded to with compassion.

Read more: Study: Compassion, not sanctions, is best response to workplace anger - EurekAlert! (article link)

[discrimination] Justice Department will no longer defend DOMA in legal challenges, unconstitutional - CNN (article link)

Washington (CNN)– President Barack Obama has ordered the Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as only between a man and woman, according to a statement Wednesday from Attorney General Eric Holder.

"The president has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny," Holder said.

The key provisions in the law "fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional."

"Given that conclusion, the president has instructed the (Justice Department) not to defend the statute" in two pending cases in New York state, Holder said. "I fully concur with the president's determination."

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Deadly 24-hour period for police - CNN (video)

With 11 police officers shot this week, one expert calls it "the most dangerous 24-hour period I've ever seen."

Read more: Deadly 24-hour period for police - CNN (video)

Human Rights Day 2010: Psychological Harassment and Human Rights Violations Patterns and Trends - CNN iReport (article link)

Psychological Harassment and Discrimination:

"The theme for Human Rights Day 10 December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination."

"Human rights defenders speak out against abuse and violations including discrimination, exclusion, oppression and violence.  They advocate justice and seek to protect the victims of human rights violations.  They demand accountability for perpetrators and transparency in government action.  In so doing, they are often putting at risk their own safety, and that of their families."

Discrimination falls under workplace psychological harassment similar to sexual harassment.

Workplace psychological harassment and criminal psychological harassment can involve  psychological abuse and violence, discrimination, exclusion and isolation, oppression and subjugation, and torture.

Patterns and Trends of Human Rights Violations:

"Complaints to the Commissions focus on more systematic patterns and trends of human rights violations and may be brought against any country in the world."

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Naked man Tased to death? - CNN (video)

A 31-year-old man dies in police custody after being Tased four times. HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell reports.

Read more: Naked man Tased to death? - CNN (video)

2 postal workers dead in shooting - CNN (video)

Police say two female postal workers have been shot and killed in a Tennessee post office shooting.

One possible hidden cause in some cases for people going "berserk" or becoming enraged is psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment.

- Provocation can quickly lead to anger or the fight-or-flight syndrome.
- Humiliation can lead to rage. (rage shootings)

Read more: 2 postal workers dead in shooting - CNN (video)

Attacks on the homeless in Florida - CNN (video)

In Session's Vinnie Politan reports on a vicious teen trend in Florida.

Mobbing in Modern Society

Homelessness and cancer are 2 methods of getting rid of someone in an invisible fashion by organized crime and linked to suffering or setting an example.

Read more: Attacks on the homeless in Florida - CNN (video)

A 22-year-old beauty queen has been arrested after going "berserk" - CNN (video)

A 22-year-old Kentucky beauty queen has been arrested, accused of stabbing a gas station attendant and biting a woman.

- In the video substance abuse, alcohol is said to be the cause.

Substance abuse can lead to violence but another possible hidden cause in some cases for people going "berserk" or becoming enraged is psychological harassment or criminal psychological harassment.

Read more: A 22-year-old beauty queen has been arrested after going "berserk" - CNN (video)

What happened at Fort Hood? - CNN (video)

Many people were killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood. CNN's Ed Lavendera reports.

http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2009/11/06/lavendera.ft.hood.shootings.cnn.html

 

 

Having a ball on your desk 'chair' - CNN (video)

"Ask the Doc" investigates how many calories are being burned using an exercise ball in place of a chair.

Read more: Having a ball on your desk 'chair' - CNN (video)