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Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Discrimination'

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Restaurant Closed After Video Showed Owner Washing Kitchen Equipment in a Lake 

 

Old Hickory, Tennessee's No. 1 Chinese Restaurant has pretty decent reviews, save for a Yelp comment from last year claiming its food has a "hint taste [sic] of soap or some other type of cleaner." It turns out, however, that when it comes to washing, that might be the least of the restaurant's problems.

Lance Glover and his girlfriend were visiting the nearby Old Hickory Lake yesterday, when they saw the restaurant's owners in the lake, scrubbing down kitchen supplies. In a video that Glover shared with FOX17 Nashville and posted on Facebook, someone is crouched down in the water cleaning a rack, followed by a second person who brings along plastic containers.

Vice

Burger King Employee Fired After Refusing to Serve Deaf Woman Because Restaurant Was 'Too Busy'

Tags: Business, Clean, Disabled, Discrimination, Employment, Environment, Etiquette, Food, Health, Investigation, Judgment, Responsibility, Restaurant, Safety, Termination, Toxic, Treatment, Weird

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29-Aug-2019


Airline crew allegedly refused to accommodate traveler with autism. Now, they've been grounded. 

 

A man says crew members on a SkyWest Airlines flight refused to allow his brother with autism to sit near a family member Friday and walked off the plane, forcing all 75 passengers to deplane and board another flight three hours later.

Now, the crew, including the pilots, have been grounded while the airline investigates the incident.

Ayomide Isola, 23, was on SkyWest flight 3596 from Detroit to Houston with his mother, sister and 21-year-old brother, Tayo, who is nonverbal and unable to express himself. SkyWest is a connection carrier for Delta and other major airlines.

NBC News

Tags: All Rights, Business, Disabled, Discrimination, Employment, Etiquette, Exclusivity, Judgment, Privilege, Punishment, Safety, Travel, Treatment, Youth

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19-Aug-2019


Starbucks releases statement after barista boots police officers because customer 'did not feel safe' 

 

Starbucks officially apologized in a company statement Saturday after a barista at Arizona Starbucks location tossed six police officers on July Fourth.

Six Tempe police officers, who had just begun their holiday shift, were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee house last Thursday after a customer complained they "did not feel safe" in the presence of law enforcement.

In a public apology, Starbucks executive vice president Rossann Williams said the coffee chain will take steps to ensure police officers are welcomed at all Starbucks locations moving forward.

The Blaze

Tags: All Rights, Apology, Backlash, Business, Coffee, Discrimination, Environment, Exclusivity, Hostility, Interference, Police, Relationships, Representation, Respect

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07-Jul-2019


Patients’ Needs, Not Personal Beliefs, Come First in Health Care 

 

Since taking office, the Trump administration has launched a systematic attack on laws that exist to protect all of us from discrimination when we seek basic health care. Today, we’re taking them back to court over it.

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) resurrected a policy that allows health care providers — including hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices — to use their religious beliefs to withhold critical information and obstruct patient’s access to health care. In 2009, the ACLU challenged the original version of the rule. Ten years later, we filed a lawsuit to, once again, preserve access to evidence-based, nonjudgmental health care and ensure that medical standards — not religious belief — guide health care.

ACLU

The Worst Patients in the World

Tags: Abortion, All Rights, Awareness, Choices, Discrimination, Employment, Environment, Exclusivity, Health, Hostility, Inhumanity, Injury, Insurance, Interference, Judgment, Magic Splatter, Medical, Mental Health, Misrepresentation, New World Order, Parental Burden, Politics, Privilege, Protections, Religion, Treatment, Waste

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13-Jun-2019


Racism Is Literally Bad for Our Health 

 

As a woman practicing medicine, raised by a first-generation immigrant father and Hispanic mother, I fit the image of an underrepresented minority. Yet my education and position belie that stereotype.

As a young girl, I remember walking in our small town in Maryland watching my Indian father’s expression harden and eyes dim as he held back from reacting to racially directed comments—shouted as we walked by—urging him to return to his “home country.”

I didn’t understand at the time what racism meant or the traumatic impact that repeated experiences could have on health. Lately I have understood it all too well.

Scientific American

Tags: Awareness, Discrimination, Disease, Environment, Exclusivity, Happiness, Hate, Health, Hostility, Inclusion, Racism, Respect, Saving The Environment!, Treatment, Unity

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07-Jun-2019


How Doctors Can Stop Stigmatizing — And Start Helping — Kids With Obesity 

 

Kids with obesity face a host of health problems related to their weight, like high blood pressure, diabetes and joint problems.

Research points to another way heavier children and teens are at risk: their own doctors' bias. This prejudice has real health consequences for kids, making families less likely to show up for appointments or get recommended vaccines.

I am a family physician at a community health center in Washington, D.C., and many of my young patients have obesity. It's no surprise. Obesity is the most common chronic disease that affects children and teens in the U.S. One-third of American kids are overweight or obese.

But I often feel totally unprepared to talk about it in a way that puts kids at ease. We have to cram in a physical exam, shots and parent questions into a 15-minute appointment, and a discussion about a healthy lifestyle sometimes feels like an afterthought.

npr

Tags: Awareness, Children, Discrimination, Disease, Education, Environment, Health, Humanity, Mental Health, Parental Burden, Protections, Respect, Safety, Support, Treatment, Youth

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06-Jun-2019


Trump administration announces rollback of health care regulations protecting LGBTQ people 
 

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) announced Friday that it is proposing a rule that would change a regulation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that expanded anti-discrimination protections to transgender individuals.

The new regulation would change the 2016 rule that banned discrimination -- on the basis of sex and against trangender people -- by health care providers that receive federal funding.

In a release announcing the proposed change, HHS pointed to a Texas judge's December 2016 injunction that kept the Obama-era rule from being implemented. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor sided with the state of Texas and other plaintiffs who argued that the Obama rule would force health care providers and insurers to enable transgender people to be treated and get coverage for gender transitions and abortions, despite their religious beliefs or against their medical judgment.

CBS News

Tags: All Rights, Bullying, Choices, Discrimination, Environment, Hate, Health, Hypocrisy, Inhumanity, Interference, LGBTQ, Medical, Policy, Politics, Protection, Religion, Respect, Safety, Too Many Rules, Trans, Treatment

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24-May-2019


Passenger felt 'fat shamed' on Qantas flight despite exit-row rules 

 

A passenger is claiming that Australian airline Qantas "fat shamed" him after asking him to move from an exit row due to his size.

A Qantas crew member "belittled" Darren Beales in front of his fellow passengers, according to Beales' account of the incident to Australia's Today.

She said that if passengers are "disabled" or "require an extended seat belt," airline regulations wouldn't allow them to sit in an exit row.

The situation embarrassed him. "I was just seeing everyone around me looking to find out what was going on," he recounted to 9 News.

Beales didn't know that those who needed seat-belt extensions couldn't sit in exit rows. However, Qantas lists this rule on its website.

USA Today

Tags: All Rights, Discrimination, Environment, Hostility, Perception, Respect, Travel, Treatment, World

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23-May-2019


Trump Announces 'Conscience Rule' That Threatens LGBTQ Health Care 

 

The Department of Health and Human Services today announced its final “conscience rule” excusing health care personnel from participating in procedures to which they have religious or moral objections.

Activists have warned that the rule could jeopardize health care for LGBTQ people, such as those seeking gender-confirmation procedures or HIV treatment and prevention services, as well as women seeking contraception or abortion.

A draft of the rule was released in January 2018 so that HHS’s Office for Civil Rights could receive comments from the public on it. Donald Trump announced the finalization of the rule during a Rose Garden speech this morning for the National Day of Prayer, and HHS published the final rule on its website.

Advocate

How Trump's "Conscience" Rule Will Cause More Traumatic Health Experiences Like Mine

Tags: Abortion, Discrimination, Environment, Hate, Health, Hostility, LGBTQ, Medical, Medicine, Religion, Support, Trans, Treatment, Woman's Rights

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02-May-2019


United Airlines employee accused of directing racial slurs at passenger 
 

A United Airlines employee has been criminally charged and could be fired after she was accused of using racial slurs to scold a black passenger at Houston's airport, according to police.

Carmella Davano was cited for using profane and abusive language in a public place after Cacilie Hughes and witnesses told police that the United Airlines employee told her to "stop making monkey faces" and "stop making monkey shines," Houston Police spokesman Kese Smith said.

Witnesses also told police that Davano was saying she thought Hughes was on drugs, Smith said.

NBC News

Tags: All Rights, Discrimination, Employment, Environment, Hostility, Privilege, Racism, Respect, Travel, Treatment

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23-Apr-2019


Gay Couples 73% More Likely to Be Denied By Mortgage Lenders Than Straight Couples: Study

 

A new study, looking at mortgage data from 1990 to 2015 finds that gay couples were 73% more likely to be denied in their mortgage applications than heterosexuals. And those who did get approved often faced higher rates.

On average, gay borrowers paid an extra 0.2% in interest and fees, adding up to an extra $86 million per year. Same-sex couples, however, do not present a higher default risk, said study authors Hua Sun and Lei Gao.

Fortune

Tags: All Rights, Discrimination, Environment, Finance, Home, Interest, LGBTQ, Lifestyle, Real Estate, Treatment

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17-Apr-2019


5 male ad execs are considering a discrimination claim after their gay female boss said she would 'obliterate' her company's reputation as a haven for straight, white men 

 

Five straight, white men have retained a lawyer to look at whether they can bring a discrimination claim against ad agency JWT, after a senior executive said in a meeting she wanted to "obliterate" JWT's reputation for being populated by white, British, privileged, straight men, The Times reports.

The men went to their HR department after hearing the remarks and lost their jobs days later, according to Campaign magazine and The Times.

Business Insider

Tags: Business, Court, Discrimination, Employment, Environment, Exclusivity, Inclusion, Lesbian, Lifestyle, Politics, Self Interest, Treatment

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19-Nov-2018


Experts Explain Why LGBTQ People Have More Eating Disorders 

 

While the National Eating Disorder Association reports that the LGBTQ community is disproportionately plagued by eating disorders, experts are saying that being a minority contributes to this dilemma.

Dr. Norman H. Kim, national director for program development at Reasons Eating Disorder Center, believes that queer people are drawn to unhealthy eating habits because of minority stress. Behaviors such as binging, purging, and undereating are a symptom of chronic social stress LGBTQ people experience as minorities, he told Stylecaster.

The rates at which queer people are having this reaction to being otherized are alarming.

Advocate

Tags: Abuse, Aging, Choices, Dating, Diet, Discrimination, Disease, Environment, Exclusivity, Fear, Food, GLBT, Hate, Health, Hostility, Judgment, Lifestyle, Medical, Mental Health, Perception, Politics, Portrait, Poverty, Relationships, Science, Sex, Social Media, Survival, Treatment, Waste

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26-Sep-2018


Restaurant Ticket Calls Woman 'Crazy Bitch' for Ordering a Burger Without Cheese 

 

Henry’s Burgers & Cream is the kind of tiny local restaurant in a tiny Alabama town whose Facebook page is usually filled with updates about the daily specials (the fried popcorn shrimp plate seems to be a favorite), with good luck messages for the Brookwood Middle School football team, and frequent reminders to pre-order your party trays for Alabama football game days. Roll Tide, and all that.

On Wednesday, the Hatter family who run Henry’s posted an atypical update, ensuring everyone that they had issued a “heartfelt apology” to an irritated customer, and promising that “by God’s grace, [they] would to continue to please as many customers as possible.” And presumably, by God’s grace, none of their employees will call a customer a crazy bitch again, even if she does order a burger without cheese.

Munchies

Tags: Abuse, Backlash, Business, Choices, Criticism, Discrimination, Employment, Environment, Exclusivity, Food, Hate, Judgment, Mental Health, Misrepresentation, No more Heroes, Privilege, Respect, Restaurant, Safety, Self Interest, Treatment, World

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20-Sep-2018


Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong 

 

From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be startled to death by a loud noise. Just as horrifying as the disease itself, though, is that for most of those 300 years, medical experts knew how to prevent it and simply failed to.

Which brings us to one of the largest gaps between science and practice in our own time. Years from now, we will look back in horror at the counterproductive ways we addressed the obesity epidemic and the barbaric ways we treated fat people—long after we knew there was a better path.

Highline

Tags: Abuse, All Rights, Americans, Backlash, Bullying, Diet, Discrimination, Disease, Drugs, Environment, Exclusivity, Health, Hostility, Irony, Medical, Mental Health, Nature, Parenting, Politics, Privilege, Punishment, Respect, Study, Support, Survival, Treatment, Waste, Weight, World

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19-Sep-2018




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