Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

Strange Developments in Manning Trial

Marshall Thompson The trial of Bradley Manning continues after taking a few sensational turns last week. We discussed on this blog a few months ago how Manning’s charges for allegedly leaking classified information to Wikileaks could amount to capital punishment, so the stakes could not be higher. The first surprise was that Manning was transgender. The stress for a U.S….

Court finally says ‘boy’ comments are racist

Billy Corriher  The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals finally recognized that a supervisor’s use of the word ‘boy’ to refer to black employees is sufficient evidence of racism. It was the third time the court ruled on the case since a reprimand from the Supreme Court  for finding that ‘boy’ was not evidence of discrimination. Last week’s…

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