By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Wall Street Journal
Many companies regularly look up job applicants online as part of the hiring process. A new study suggests they may also use what they find to discriminate.
The study, a Carnegie Mellon University experiment involving dummy résumés and social-media profiles, found that between 10% and a third of U.S. firms searched social networks for job applicants' information early in the hiring process. In those cases, candidates whose public Facebook profiles indicated they were Muslim were less likely to be called for interviews than Christian applicants.
By Chris Graham, The News Journal
The Volusia County high school textbook that has generated protests from conservatives over a chapter on Muslim civilizations is actually the second half of the state’s world history curriculum, with an earlier book taught in sixth grade that includes chapters on Christianity and Judaism.
Mark Curnutte, The Cincinnati Enquirer
CINCINNATI -- For more than three years, Mohamed Maow worked at DHL Global Mail in Hebron, Ky. He said he earned $11.57 an hour to sort mail and was paid time-and-a-half for overtime.
Maow, 27, a refugee from Somalia who came to the U.S. in 2007, said he never received any negative comments about his performance.