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October 14th, 2011
05:16 AM ET

Talk Back: Should companies require interviews with minority job candidates?

From CNN's Carol Costello:

The black community is hurting with 16.7 percent unemployment. Many in the African-American community are saying President Obama is trying, but not hard enough.

Robert Johnson, CEO of Black Entertainment Television, and an influential guy in the world of politics, recently said, "I think the president and the Congress, both sides - I'm not picking on one or the other - they need to go the extra mile to increase opportunities for African-Americans."

Johnson's idea of "going the extra mile?" Expand the NFL's "Rooney Rule" throughout the business world, for executive level jobs. That's the rule requiring the NFL owners to interview at least one African-American candidate when there is a vacancy in a coaching or G-M position.

Johnson claims that there wouldn't be any discrimination happening here because "There's no mandate to hire anybody. It simply - it's what I call best practice enhanced commitment to diversity and inclusion."

Talk Back: Should companies require interviews with minority job candidates?

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August 31st, 2011
05:29 AM ET

Talk Back: Are conservative women unfairly stereotyped?

From CNN's Carol Costello:

This month's issue of Elle Magazine features an article titled "The Best and the Rightest" about a new generation of conservative women labeled as "Baby Palins" who are "stepping forward to dis feminists and cheer low taxes, guns, and motherhood."

Many women featured in the article, such as Karin Agness, have taken issue with the "Baby Palins" label.

"The Palin brand has been so damaged by the media that the 'Baby Palin' label serves the purpose of quickly stereotyping and delegitimizing us at the same time," Agness, founder of the Conservative Network of Enlightened Women, says.

However, the article's author, Nina Burleigh, stands by her work, stating that the women profiled "are into guns and motherhood, and low taxes, a rather new conservative female ideology first introduced to the national political discourse by Palin."

Talk Back: Are conservative women unfairly stereotyped?

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August 5th, 2011
05:01 AM ET

Talkback: When will our fears about Muslim Americans fade?

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is being criticized by conservative bloggers for his choice of nominee for State Judgeship. Christie's pick: A Muslim American lawyer, Sohail Mohammed.

Christie is defending his decision, but critics say they are concerned Mohammed will base his judicial decisions on Sharia law or the Quran.

Talkback: When will our fears about Muslim Americans fade?

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