Janet Emerson Bashen, Black Software ...

Janet Emerson Bashen, Black Software Genius

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Tim John

United States

#1 Feb 14, 2010
"In January 2006, Ms. Bashen became the first African American female to hold a patent for a software invention. The patented software, LinkLine, is a web-based application for EEO claims intake and tracking, claims management, document management and numerous reports. Bashen will soon release the federal sector counterpart, EEOFedSoft, MD715Link and the web-based AAPSoft for building Affirmative Action Plans.

Janet Emerson Bashen was issued U.S. patent #6,985,922 on January 10 2006, for a "Method, Apparatus and System for Processing Compliance Actions over a Wide Area Network...."

http://inventors.about.com/od/blackinventors/...

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“My success and failures make me who I am and who I am is a black woman raised in the south by working class parents who tried to give me a better life by fostering a fervent commitment to succeed.”- Janet Emerson Bashen

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#2 Feb 14, 2010
EEOC alright,...




In other words, the company must protect African-Americans from other African-Americans.

The paper bag test

Each year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives about 85,000 discrimination cases, a phenomenon to be expected in a society that touts itself as a "melting pot."

Many of these cases involve the complaints of minority groups against majority groups. We rarely expect a member of a minority group to discriminate against someone else in the same group. But that is exactly what happens among African-Americans.

More than any other minority group in the United States, blacks discriminate against one another. The discrimination, called "colorism," is based on skin tone: whether a person is dark-skinned or light-skinned or in the broad middle somewhere.

Most African-Americans refuse to discuss this self-destructive problem even in private. According to the EEOC, though, the number of such cases are steadily increasing, jumping from 413 in fiscal year 1994 to 1,382 in 2002, a figure that represents about 3 percent of all cases the agency receives yearly.

The most recent case making news in the black press involves two employees of an Applebee's restaurant in Jonesboro, Ga., near Atlanta. There, Dwight Burch, a dark-skinned waiter, who has left the restaurant, filed a lawsuit against Applebee's and his light-skinned African-American manager.

When slavery ended, light-skinned blacks established social organizations that barred darker ex-slaves. Elite blacks of the early 20th century were fair-skinned almost to the person. Even today, most blacks in high positions have fair skin tones, and most blacks who do menial jobs or are in prison are dark. Believe it or not, popular black magazines, such as Ebony as Essence, prefer light-skinned models in their beauty product ads.

Now for the irony of ironies: Applebee's has added a protection, along with cultural sensitivity training, against skin-tone discrimination to its antidiscrimination policies.

In other words, the company must protect African-Americans from other African-Americans.

Many of these cases involve the complaints of minority groups against majority groups. We rarely expect a member of a minority group to discriminate against someone else in the same group. But that is exactly what happens among African-Americans.

More than any other minority group in the United States, blacks discriminate against one another. The discrimination, called "colorism," is based on skin tone: whether a person is dark-skinned or light-skinned or in the broad middle somewhere.

The most recent case making news in the black press involves two employees of an Applebee's restaurant in Jonesboro, Ga., near Atlanta. There, Dwight Burch, a dark-skinned waiter, who has left the restaurant, filed a lawsuit against Applebee's and his light-skinned African-American manager.

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#3 Feb 14, 2010
I wonder if she herself wrote a single line of code...

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#4 Feb 14, 2010
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get it right

Houston, TX

#5 Jun 24, 2011
Actually, you are the one that is focused on race here. People automatically think that discrimination means race discrimination, but discrimination can mean many things. While yes, there are complaints filed for race discrimination, many more complaints are filed regarding disabilities, age, and sex. Especially due to the economy, more people are filing complaints regardless if there is anything to substantiate those claims. Janet Bashen is an African American Baby Boomer woman, so she can relate to different people from different angles. I just think its funny how you decided to give a huge spill about race just because she is an African American. You know nothing about the business behind handling EEO complaints.
Milly Molly

Houston, TX

#6 Nov 15, 2011
get it right wrote:
You know nothing about the business behind handling EEO complaints.
...neither does Janet Bashen. Ask her ex-employees who have brought lawsuits against her

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