The Office Politics of Racism

Early in her career, Julie Chen had plastic surgery to make her eyes look "less Asian." She didn't come to that decision in a vacuum: a boss at a local station in Ohio told her, "You will never be on this anchor desk because you're Chinese."

Twitter Can Get You Fired, Bro

Pax Dickinson, the former CTO of Business Insider, was invited to resign yesterday after Valleywag published a compendium of his racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic tweets. (Warning: Everything we link to in this post contains screenshots of Dickinson's Twitter feed, and is therefore a runner-up for the worst stuff you will ever see on the internet.)

Big Brother Contestants Get Canned for Racist Remarks on Live Feed

On the reality series, Big Brother, contestants live in a small house with a group of strangers while cameras roll 24 hours a day, recording everything they say and do. They also know that anything that doesn't violate primetime censorship rules could end up on one of the three episodes CBS airs in a week.

What to Do When the Boss Is Racist

The aftermath of the Paula Deen firing has brought up many issues for employees, not the least of which is what the heck we're supposed to do when the boss exhibits inappropriate behavior. In a long career, most of us will run into something that sets off our radar, whether it's racism, sexism, or homophobia. It's bad enough when it's a coworker, but when it's your boss, you'll have to approach the situation with special care. Here's what to do.