Screwed Up Saturday

Dover Anthony sings on as he overlooks the parking lot of submerged cars at the Knights Motel in East Nashville, Sunday, May 2, 2010. 
(AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

So, what was screwed up this week?  Well, there's the obvious.  I've been more concerned with local issues this week while my city and the surrounding area continues to assess and deal with the damage, so have had trouble keeping up with what's going on in the rest of the world, but here are a few things I noticed.

Dreadlocks Equal No Job at Six Flags
Two Black women were denied jobs at Six Flags because they have dreadlocks. Apparently, it is against the company’s appearance standards, even though such a policy is clearly discriminatory.

Fired for Being High Risk for Breast Cancer?
Fink claims the dramatic shift in her standing at MXenergy spurs from her revelation that she had tested positive for the BRCA2 gene, which can increase one's risk for breast cancer. Fink said she told her employers about her genetic testing in August -- shortly after her positive performance review and about two months before she had a double mastectomy as a preventative measure. When she returned from medical leave, that's when her responsibilities began slipping away and the assessment of her work went from glowing to negative.

Chief Targets of Student Incivility Are Female and Young Professors
When it comes to being rude, disrespectful, or abusive to their professors, students appear most likely to take aim at women, the young, and the inexperienced, a new study has found.