Cracker Barrel Retaliation is Discrimination

May 26, 2008

What do you think?

- Is retaliation for complaining about discrimination the same as discrimination?

- Should the Supreme Court say that retaliation is covered by the law if the text of the statute doesn't say so explicitly?

- What about the male coach of the girls' softball team who suffered reprisals after complaining the girls didn't get the same resources as the boys' baseball team? 

- What do you think about Justice Thomas' reasoning that an employer's decision to fire a person who complains about discrimination - whether the person is white or black - isn't discrimination because it is not based on the race of the complainer but the act of complaining?