Chick-fil-A's first UK location will close after 6 months, revealing how the chain's polarizing reputation could impact a key aspect of its explosive growth
- Chick-fil-A and the shopping center faced backlash when the first UK location of the chicken chain opened last week.
- Chick-fil-A's links to socially conservative Christians promoting harsh, anti-LGBTQ legislation in Uganda are less direct than some viral social media posts have portrayed.
- While Chick-fil-A previously donated to the massive American nonprofit National Christian Foundation (NCF) — which has made donations to groups linked to anti-LGBTQ legislation in various countries — the chicken chain stopped those donations in 2012.
- Read more: Chick-fil-A's ties to a controversial Christian charity are going viral as the chain expands into the UK.
- While Chick-fil-A emphasizes that it is an inclusive place to work, the company's anti-LGBTQ reputation continues.
- However, experts have told Business Insider that international expansion could be the one space where Chick-fil-A's reputation might hurt the chicken chain.
Majority of Americans plan to participate in 2020 census, with some caveats
- Pew noted that despite the reported percentage who said they'll participate, Census Bureau research has found the response rate is usually lower than the percent who report that they plan to.
- Older and educated adults were more likely to report the census is important for the country, with 63% overall who said it is very important for the US, 80% among those over 65 and 70% among those with a bachelor's degree or higher.
- In a Pew telephone survey taken before the 2010 census, 62% said participation would benefit their community, compared to the 48% who said so of the 2020 census, while 33% said it would benefit them personally (19% in the recent poll).
- The most likely people to say the census will benefit their community were older (58% will benefit), had a bachelor's degree or higher (57%), or earned $75,000 or higher a year (55%).
Lawmakers and activists pay tribute to powerful Rep. Elijah Cummings, who suddenly died Thursday at 68
- On Thursday, lawmakers and activists paid tribute to the life and legacy of Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the chairman of the powerful House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, who died suddenly at age 68 from health complications.
- Born the son of sharecroppers in 1951, Cummings became an attorney and was elected to the Maryland House of Representatives in 1983, where he served as the first African-American speaker, according to the Associated Press, and won his seat in Congress in 1996.
- In recent months, Cummings was best-known for using his committees' oversight power to aggressively investigate President Donald Trump.
- Cummings received an outpouring of tributes and remembrances from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, political activists, and journalists who were touched by his leadership, his personal kindness, and the example he set for his fellow members of Congress and all Americans.
Lower pay, more harassment: How work in America has failed women of color
- Not only are black and Hispanic women paid less than white women on average, studies find that they are more likely to work low-paying jobs.
- Asian-American women, meanwhile, are most likely to get passed up for senior-level roles, and some ethnic groups (like Bangladeshi and Thai women) get paid much less than white men.
- Workers of color — specifically, black workers, Hispanic workers, and Asian-American workers — are more likely to get paid poverty-level wages than white workers, according to a 2018 analysis by the liberal-leaning think tank Economic Policy Institute.
- Black women and Latinas working in fast food, for instance, are more likely to report negative sexual attention than white women.
- An analysis of survey responses from 800 employees found ethnic minority women suffered higher rates of harassment at work when compared to white people and men of color.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo uses 'n-word' to make point about derogatory terms against Italians
- Washington (CNN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday used the "n-word" during a discussion about derogatory comments about Italian-Americans.
- Cuomo, a Democrat, had been discussing racial slurs and stereotypes used toward Italian-Americans and African Americans during a live radio interview with WAMC, quoted the racist term which is spelled out in a New York Times article entitled "How Italians Became 'White'" that was published on Saturday.
- CNN has reached out to Cuomo's office for comment.
- The remark comes a day after he promised to work with groups to build a statue honoring Mother Cabrini, an Italian-born nun.
- Cuomo was criticized last year for suggesting that Jewish people can't dance during his Palm Sunday remarks at a Baptist church in Harlem, New York.