Reverse Discrimination – G-Univ Gets Slapped With Lawsuit
In a case that brings a smile to my face, not for it’s content, but for what appears to be the tables being turned for once, two women have filed a lawsuit against Georgetown University in DC Superior Court alleging the computer services department violated the DC Human Rights Act by giving an unfair advantage to hiring and promotion to good looking young men and eliminating the jobs of older female employees, in a 2003 downsizing. Sounds complicated? Not really, since this type of behavior has been traditionally observed by other cultural and racial groups, it was only a matter of time before the oppressed became the oppressors – uh, right? Mindy Hicks and Emilya Nudelman are the plaintiffs in the case alleging that the director and assistant director of the IT dept., both identified as gay, have been showing favoritism to the young hotties… I’m sorry, I’m still giggling! In fairness, the suit doesn’t even mention if the folks benefiting from the alleged favoritism were/are gay. Georgetown released a statement saying it opposes all forms of discrimination.
J-Lo, Mama, Just Ride the Wave
First, I’ll admit I’m a fan. Jennifer Lopez is an artist in her own right and though she clearly isn’t GREAT at anything, she certainly knows how to be a part of everything. For a Boricua girl from New York, working your way into the A-list and changing perceptions on what a HOT bod is in Hollywood, does deserve some admiration. All hating aside, she has truly had a meteoric rise to stardom. This Friday, J-Lo will star in Monster-In-Law with one of Hollywood’s old-school iconic leading ladies, Jane Fonda. The trailers are hysterical and reviewers have given the flick two-thumbs-up. Both Fonda and Lopez say the film was a hoot to shoot, but egos and physical scenes combined to make working with the other diva a positive challenge. With her recent string of movies considered flops, J-Lo can relax and ride the Fonda wave.
Mandela in Harlem, USA
Mandela is visiting the U.S. on, what an insider tells me, might very well be his final U.S. tour. Mandela is set to visit with President Clinton in Harlem and President Bush in DC. Want a final opportunity to have a live glimpse of Mandela? He is rumored to be making a special visit to Riverside Church in Harlem this Saturday for a noon service. Reps at Riverside did not return calls to confirm the visit.
Lunch on Friday?
Today is the final day to confirm our lunch plans for this Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Daily Grill in DC. If you are joining me, please contact Jeanine Arnette at the ABA. If you’re having trouble contacting Jeanine, please post your RSVP under the comments section of this posting. Thanks for making the res for us Jeanine!
Posting Nightmare Corrected
Those of you who experienced problems posting comments to our new Blog, will find that posting is easy as 1-2-3 now. I’ve removed all registration requirements! So, post away, but please tell us your name (or at least the name you’ll be using) so we can address you, if necessary.
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