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Saturday March 7th, 2020 day edition

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Virginia becomes first southern US state to ban hair discrimination.

Virginia has become the first southern US state to ban hair discrimination based on racial identifiers including hair texture and hair type.

Unlike Virginia now, Texas does not have laws that ban discrimination based on a person’s natural hairstyle or texture.

“A person’s hair is a core part of their identity,” Delores McQuinn, a Virginia state delegate and the bill’s lead sponsor, told local TV station WHSV.

Other states continue to weigh legislation to ban hair discrimination in the workforce and classroom.

Known as the Crown Act, it protects against discrimination based on hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles.

Virginia’s hair discrimination ban takes effect 1 July. »

Blind man fails citizenship test after being denied Braille

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A blind man has been denied US citizenship after immigration agents refused to provide him with an English language sentence to read in Braille.

Mr Delgado said he was offered a large-print sentence to read, which he could not, being totally blind.

Mr Delgado, who is legally blind under Illinois state law, was told to get a doctor's note to prove his condition. »

RuPaul's Drag Race disqualifies Sherry Pie over catfishing allegations

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Following multiple catfishing allegations against RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 contestant Sherry Pie, EW has learned that the New York City-based performer has been disqualified from the reality competition series.

“In light of recent developments and Sherry Pie’s statement, Sherry Pie has been disqualified from RuPaul’s Drag Race," VH1 and production company World of Wonder said in a statement to EW.

On Wednesday, aspiring actor Ben Shimkus accused Gugliemelli of catfishing him, writing about his alleged experience with the drag performer in a lengthy Facebook post. »

Reddit ran wild with Boston bombing conspiracy theories in 2013 and is now an epicenter for coronavirus misinformation. The site is doing almost nothing to change that.

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Reddit users were held responsible for incorrectly identifying a 22-year-old college student as one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

Reddit users have clamored to several coronavirus-related subreddits, including r/coronavirus, which has more than 600,000 members.

Perhaps the best-known example of Reddit’s power is from 2013, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. »