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american apparel, hooters and bias

June 15, 2010

in communication,culture

today i’m writing on fistful of talent about bias and discrimination:

The unemployed aren’t the only people suffering job discrimination these days. Have you noticed what’s going on at American Apparel? They’re being taken to task for their hiring practices, and quite likely their promotional practices, which both require a photo submission and Project Runway-level fashion sense. Reaching further back in time, Hooters was up to their own shenanigans, allegedly firing a girl for being a few sizes too big for their micro-uniforms. (That made her, what, a size 2?)

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