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Correspondence study looks at racism in public services

African Americans in Maryland may be discriminated against when they try to access public services, according to a new study. Economists from the University of Southampton and the Institute for the Study of Labot conducted a study on racism by comparing how public service officials responded to emails from people with "black-sounding" names and emails from people with "white-sounding" names.

EEOC says anti-gay discrimination outlawed by Civil Rights Act

Maryland residents may be surprised to discover that discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation has generally been considered permissible by the courts. While Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on gender, there are no explicit protections for individuals who face discrimination based on their sexual orientation. However, a United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling from July could challenge the way the 1964 law has generally been interpreted.

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