Categories & Tags: Race and Civil Rights

Video spotlights Koch brothers' role in N.C. school segregation fight   |   August 15, 2011
The role that the conservative billionaire Koch brothers' money has played in an ongoing fight over the re-segregation of public schools in one North Carolina community is the...

 

South Carolina immigration law starts new era of racial profiling   |   August 3, 2011
New America Media Editor's Note: The battle over immigration is now being waged at the state level. Since Arizona's immigration law SB 1070 went into effect one year ago, five...

 

Battles over voter photo ID laws come to a head   |   August 3, 2011
Facing South readers know the story. After campaigning on jobs and the economy, Republicans in state legislatures in the South and nationally focused on pushing laws that would...

 

Republican redistricting strategy limits public input   |   July 21, 2011
Texas took its newly drawn political maps to federal court this week, asking a panel of judges to review the proposed congressional, legislative and state Board of Education...

 

Is Georgia the new Arizona?   |   July 5, 2011
Since last year, Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 -- the state's restrictive immigration law -- has been a key lightning rod for the nation's immigration debate. Arizona is still...

 

Mississippi civil rights activist honored for work on behalf of immigrants   |   July 5, 2011
By Jonah Most, New America Media It was reading Malcolm X that convinced Chokwe Lumumba to go to law school. Malcolm X had wanted to be a lawyer, but his teachers discouraged him...

 

VOICES: E-verify, another name for profiling   |   June 28, 2011
By Shelly Ruzicka and Jacob Lesniewski, Labor Notes The need for comprehensive immigration reform has become even more pressing as immigrants face a hodgepodge of state and local...

 

Alabama immigration law: Policy or politics?   |   June 24, 2011
By Kathy Mulady, Equal Voice Despite soaring deficits, cuts in social services, worker layoffs and tornado-devastated communities, Alabama's first Republican-controlled...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Justice for the South's forced-sterilization victims?   |   June 23, 2011
Year in which Sir Francis Galton founded the now-discredited science of eugenics to improve the human population through selective reproduction: 1883 Number of U.S. states that...

 

Decades after King's assassination, Memphis reignites labor struggle   |   June 20, 2011
By Cole Weintraub, Labor Notes Forty-three years after the sanitation strike that Martin Luther King was assassinated while supporting, placards declaring "I AM A MAN" reappeared...

 

50 years later, youth and elders keep the spirit of the Freedom Rides alive   |   June 20, 2011
By Rosana Cruz, Bridge the Gulf In the dim light of a projector, rapt faces took in the solemn image of a bus in flames. On screen, a multiracial group of youth crawled in the...

 

Southern states seek end run around Justice Department over redistricting   |   June 9, 2011
If you're a Republican legislator eager to redraw your state's political lines to your party's favor in time for the 2012 elections, but fear opposition from a state...

 

Dispatch from Death Row: Saving Troy Davis   |   June 7, 2011
"De'Jaun, come over here, I want to talk to you." De'Jaun Correia, a slender 13-year-old with thick corn-rows in his hair, sat down next to his uncle Troy Davis in the...

 

VOICES: Race, immigrants and the 2012 presidential election   |   June 2, 2011
By Joe Atkins, Labor South Would-be president Newt Gingrich calls Barack Obama our "most successful food stamp president," Santana gets booed at the "Civil Rights" baseball game...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The Southern roots of Memorial Day   |   May 30, 2011
Year in which former slaves in Charleston, S.C. held a funeral procession to honor Union soldiers who died in a local Confederate prison camp: 1865 Number of people who took part...

 

VOICES: The white-power legislature in Texas   |   May 23, 2011
By Bob Moser, The Texas Observer Back in February, at a rally protesting anti-immigrant legislation, state Rep. Lon Burnam raised some eyebrows by letting loose with the "R" word...

 

Lessons from the Freedom Rides   |   May 19, 2011
By Paul McLennan, Labor Notes This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, a heroic effort led by students and youth to end racial segregation in the South. In 1961...

 

State GOP leaders escalate push to restrict voting access   |   May 19, 2011
Eyes firmly planted on the 2012 elections, Republican state leaders across the South and country continue to push a host of bills aimed at restricting voting access and shaping...

 

Still separate and unequal, generations after Brown v. Board   |   May 17, 2011
By Julianne Hing, Colorlines Today marks the 57th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared racial segregation in U.S. public...

 

The new war on voting rights   |   May 5, 2011
Last November, the big themes of the 2010 elections were jobs and the economy. But in states across the South and country, many of the most pitched legislative battles have...

 

VOICES: The railroading of Troy Davis   |   May 5, 2011
By Angola 3 News Laura Moye is director of the Amnesty International USA Death Penalty Abolition Campaign. In this interview, Moye talks about 42-year-old Troy Davis, an African...

 

VOICES: Environmental justice communities bear brunt of BP's oil spill waste disposal   |   April 26, 2011
By Robert D. Bullard, OpEdNews It has been one year since the massive BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster created an environmental nightmare on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The oil...

 

Judge hands out tough sentences in post-Katrina killing by police   |   April 5, 2011
By A.C. Thompson, ProPublica A federal judge last week sentenced two former New Orleans police officers for killing Henry Glover and incinerating his body during the aftermath of...

 

VOICES: Finding King's economic promised land   |   April 4, 2011
Martin Luther King's final public remarks, delivered 43 years ago yesterday, are often called his darkest, because he appears to foreshadow his assassination the following day....

 

VOICES: Georgia, meet your future   |   March 31, 2011
What happens when the country's largest Legislative Black Caucus comes face to face with nine thousand immigrants -- many of them declaring themselves as undocumented --...