In 56% of the nation, there are no protections from sexual orientation discrimination, even though the rate of this bias is comparable to gender and racial discrimination. Meanwhile, immigrant workers are under constant threat of deportation despite their contributions to American wealth. In the Midwest, labor unions are being broken and workers’ rights being reduced to 19th century levels.
When we ban groups from contributing to our prosperity, we hurt ourselves. When we discriminate and abuse individuals, we trap ourselves in a weaker, less prosperous economy.