kevin lange

theatlantic.com
Black Workers Really Do Need to Be Twice as Good
African American employees tend to receive more scrutiny from their bosses than their white colleagues, meaning that small mistakes are more likely to be caught, which over time leads to worse performance reviews and lower wages.
By Gillian B. White

For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to succeed despite racial discrimination, they need to be “twice as good”: twice as smart, twice as dependable, twice as talented. This advice can be found in everything from literature to television shows, to day-to-day conversation. Now, a new paperfrom the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that when it comes to getting and keeping jobs, that notion might be more than just a platitude.

There’s data that demonstrates the unfortunate reality: Black workers receive extra scrutiny from bosses, which can lead to worse performance reviews, lower wages, and even job loss. The NBER paper, authored by Costas Cavounidis and Kevin Lang, of Boston University, attempts to demonstrate how discrimination factors into company decisions, and creates a feedback loop, resulting in racial gaps in the labor force.

10

“There’s no love like the first.” (Nicholas Sparks)

- Christian Slater & Winona Ryder, Sarah Jessica Parker & Robert Downey Jr., Bridget Fonda & Eric Stoltz, Brad Pitt & Juliette Lewis, Charlie Sheen & Kelly Preston, Madonna & Sean Penn, Julia Roberts & Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick, Don Johnson & Melanie Griffith, Mikhail Baryshnikov & Jessica Lange

Animal Rights Activist Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail for Having Bolt Cutters in his Car

An animal rights activist with a long history of activism—and an equally long rap sheet—was sentenced to 30 months in jail for having bolt cutters in the back of his Prius.

Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang were driving through rural Illinois on August 15, 2013, at about 1 AM when they were pulled over by police. The cops say they stopped them because the brand-new green Prius had only temporary dealer plates. But rather than let them off with a warning, police asked to search the car.

Olliff and Lang refused to consent to the search and quickly realized that this wouldn’t be a normal traffic stop. After police separated them into two squad cars, Lang heard one officer on the police radio say of Olliff, “He’s on the terrorist watch list.”

Police brought out drug-sniffing dogs, and not surprisingly, they say the dogs smelled something (Lang says “the hardest drug in the car was caffeine”). When police searched the car, they found, among other items, bolt cutters and wire cutters. The two were charged with “possession of burglary tools,” a felony.

Continue

6

Since they seem to be sticking with a black and white theme this tour, I decided to stick with that for this edition of “What PTX Should Wear”.

For Scott who favors graphic button-ups, a Helmut Lang White Cascading Tape Print Shirt - $295

For Mitch’s edgy gothic-inspired aesthetic, Alexandre Plokhov Black Knit Panel Sweater - $495

Kevin’s sporty yet sophisticated style fits well with this Diesel Black and Gold Leather Laversity-S Vest - $795

Avi’s style is fairly straightforward and this Belstaff Leather K Racer Jacket fits the bill perfectly - $2325

For Kirstie, this Zero + Maria Cornejo Lamé Frankie Jumpsuit paired with these Christian Louboutin Confusalta T-Strap Platforms - $1195, $1395