Women are being thrown under the bus as states and the nation try to reduce deficits by slashing budgets.
Currently the number of youth who are unemployed, especially youth of color, has risen to a level not seen decades.
African Americans represent 32.4 percent of Chicago but they make up only 17 percent respectively of the city's fire department.
Companies that belong to the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, and even the Chamber itself, are backing off from the Chamber's suppport for anti-gay legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday.
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose members include Nissan, AT&T, FedEx, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield and others, actively supported the measure.
"The company broke faith with its workers by frequently and knowingly violating the law and blatantly disregarding known safety practices."
State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt called it "an attempt to block the recall of unpopular GOP senators and to suppress turnout among constituencies who may tend to vote Democratic."
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and in a number of states are out to kill, or at least cripple, unemployment insurance.
In Florida, a state that only a few decades ago was officially segregated, some people think this possible disenfranchisement is no accident.
At least 25 students were arrested after occupying a campus administrative building in protest of the University of Washington's contract with Sodexo, a giant food service provider.