Categories & Tags: Race and Civil Rights

INSTITUTE INDEX: Segregation forever?   |   December 16, 2010
Over the past five years, percent of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas where racial segregation increased: 25 Percent of those same metro areas where segregation increased for...

 

N.C. school board engineered by conservative benefactor draws civil rights scrutiny   |   December 16, 2010
Federal civil rights investigators visited North Carolina last week to meet with Wake County Public School System leaders about allegations of racism made after the school board...

 

In wake of Glover verdicts, what's next for New Orleans' troubled police force?   |   December 14, 2010
By A.C. Thompson, ProPublica One of the most striking moments in the federal civil rights prosecutions arising from the death of Henry Glover came when Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann, a...

 

Proposed North Carolina voter ID law: A modern-day poll tax?   |   December 7, 2010
In 1898, when North Carolina Democrats seized control of the state legislature, one of their first steps was to pass an amendment to the state constitution requiring that voters...

 

The Secession Ball's revisionist history   |   December 6, 2010
On Dec. 20, the group Sons of Confederate Veterans is holding a $100-per-person "Secession Gala" in Charleston, S.C.  to celebrate the state's signing 150 years...

 

Tea party leader: Denying vote to those without property 'makes a lot of sense'   |   November 30, 2010
When critics charged that tea party groups like True the Vote may have been trying to disenfranchise voters with their aggressive tactics in the 2010 elections, the allegations...

 

After a long fight, the Senate funds justice for black farmers   |   November 22, 2010
Two years after Congress promised to help late petitioners in a federal discrimination lawsuit brought by black farmers, the Senate has finally approved the money. On Friday...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Senate rejects women's pay equality   |   November 18, 2010
Amount U.S. women earn for every dollar earned by men: 77 cents Amount African-American women earn for every dollar earned by a white man: 61 cents Amount Latinas earn for every...

 

Polluted communities to meet with first black EPA Region 4 head   |   November 10, 2010
By Robert Bullard, OpEdNews It has now been two months since former DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming made history when the Obama administration named her to...

 

VOICES: Elephants make dinosaurs of the Blue Dogs in the cottonfields   |   November 8, 2010
By Joe Atkins, Labor South What's the future of the "Blue Dog" Democrat? It's a legitimate question to ask in the wake of last Tuesday's election. Here...

 

Voter fraud fizzle?   |   November 2, 2010
After weeks of hysteria about "voter fraud" leading into today's elections, what kind of dastardly deeds have been turned up? Today, Facing South has been monitoring dozens of...

 

Why the 'voter fraud' myth won't die   |   November 2, 2010
Most serious political experts know that real, documented voter fraud is an extremely small problem. When the Department of Justice under President Bush launched a crackdown on...

 

The 'voter fraud' myth on WBAI NY 99.5 today   |   November 2, 2010
"Voter fraud" hysteria has reached a fever pitch, despite there being little evidence that it's a problem. Why is Fox News doing "all voter fraud, all the time?" Who's backing the...

 

Alabama election chief steps up rhetoric against 'voter fraud'   |   November 1, 2010
With Tea Party and Republican claims of widespread "voter fraud" at a fever pitch, Alabama's secretary of state Beth Chapman (R) is taking it to another level: She's promised a $5...

 

Still waiting for justice, black farmers rally in North Carolina   |   October 25, 2010
Black farmers gathered in a historic farming community in North Carolina over the weekend to draw attention to the continuing decline of black land ownership due to government...

 

Art Pope: Still dancing at the Tea Party?   |   October 21, 2010
This past spring, as the Tea Party movement was gearing up for one of its big moments in the spotlight -- the April 15 Tax Day protests -- the conservative cause found itself...

 

VOICES: A Freedom Rider Returns to Parchman   |   October 19, 2010
By Reilly Morse I rode on the Mississippi Center for Justice's Great Mississippi Road Trip last weekend. For some folks, the most memorable moment may have been the stops at...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Debtors' prisons rise again in the South   |   October 6, 2010
The Brennan Center for Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union released reports this week documenting the growing problem of criminal justice debt and the considerable...

 

GOP poised to gain clout in South due to surging Latino population   |   October 5, 2010
When Hispanics vote, most choose Democrats: In 2008, two out of three Latinos voted for Barack Obama over John McCain for president. And a Pew Hispanic Center survey released...

 

Lone senator blocks promised settlement to black farmers   |   October 1, 2010
For the ninth time, the U.S. Senate has denied funding for a settlement with black and Native American farmers who faced decades of discrimination in government loan programs....

 

Special Report: Industry wraps coal ash regulation fight in the mantle of civil rights   |   September 30, 2010
Standing out among the more than 250 people who testified at the recent Environmental Protection Agency hearing on proposed coal ash regulations in Charlotte, N.C. was one...

 

Senate bill would fund long-awaited discrimination settlement for black farmers   |   September 28, 2010
John Boyd of Baskerville, Va., rumbled into Washington on a tractor last week looking to harvest some justice. A fourth-generation farmer and president of the National Black...

 

Farmworkers launch divestment campaign against JPMorgan Chase   |   September 16, 2010
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, the Ohio-based migrant workers' rights organization that has been increasingly focused on the U.S. South in recent years, this month launched...

 

Quran-burning plans by Florida church come on rising tide of anti-Islamic bigotry   |   September 8, 2010
A Florida church says it intends to follow through with plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks despite warnings from top U.S....

 

VOICES: Defecting black vote spells big trouble for Democrats   |   September 7, 2010
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, New America Media It's no overstatement to say that Barack Obama would not be president if Latino and especially black voters had not turned the...