[rescue] OT: unemployment and eating...

N.Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Thu Aug 14 14:54:08 CDT 2003

On Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 11:12 AM, Shannon wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 05:30:06PM -0400, Kevin Loch wrote:
>> I am in Virginia.  Are the benefits actually different based on race
>> and gender, having the same income before unemployment?  Isn't
>> that unconstitutional?
> Yes and yes.
> It might not happen "officially", but effectively that is what happens.
> I know several people out of work. All of the black people have
> benefits, even though one of them doesn't meet the requirements.
> Only one of the white boys can get anything.
> Nothing is written down that says this outside of a few "extra" laws 
> for
> minorities, but it happens anyway.
> People try to say it isn't true, but that's because they've never
> experienced it.

Sounds like a class action lawsuit waiting to happen to me--
and make sure the lead lawyer is a minority.


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