Civil Rights activism jumps the shark
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Is this still America? : )
Leaving aside convictions of felonies, etc., there are plenty of reasons that people are not hired because of things that arguably have nothing to do with their competence in the workplace-- how they look being a big one.
It suggests that as a society we place a great amount of importance on arguably superficial things.
It's something I've been aware of because I have a cousin who suffers from Bell's Palsy. It does not impede her in any way except that she does not look conventionally pretty. But this in itself turned out to be a liability getting a job in many places. So I find our society's obsession with image as an indicator of worth or value soemwhat problematic. Although granted I don't think its the kind of thing you'd fix with legislation.