Categories & Tags: racial inequality

McCutcheon Supreme Court case could give money more say in politics   |   September 12, 2013
Why are social justice organizations up in arms about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case involving political contribution limits? It might have something to do with America's...

 

Claiming and teaching the 1963 March on Washington   |   August 22, 2013
By Bill Fletcher Jr., Zinn Education Project August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Publicly associated with Dr. King...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will the Supreme Court break the heart of the Voting Rights Act?   |   February 8, 2013
Date on which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case brought by Shelby County, Ala. challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requiring Justice Department pre-approval of...

 

Report: Extending insurance coverage could reduce longstanding racial disparities in health care   |   September 20, 2012
By NC Policy Watch The extension of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will likely help reduce longstanding differences in health and health care by race, a new...

 

Restaurant workers set sights on Walmart wannabe: Darden   |   May 30, 2012
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Restaurant workers organizing with the Restaurant Opportunities Center have trained their sights on their most ambitious target yet -- a giant chain...

 

Civil rights and a green economy: A discussion with Teresa Bettis of the Center for Fair Housing   |   May 29, 2012
Teresa Fox Bettis is executive director of the Center for Fair Housing in Mobile, Alabama. She recently spoke with Bridge the Gulf and the Institute for Southern Studies for the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The war on women's wages   |   March 22, 2012
Percent less women earned than men for a week of full-time work in 2011: 17.8 Percentage points that figure declined from 2010: 1 Percentage of that decline due to real wages...

 

Why the racist history of the charter school movement is never discussed   |   March 16, 2012
By Christopher Bonastia, AlterNet As a parent I find it easy to understand the appeal of charter schools, especially for parents and students who feel that traditional public...

 

Alabama faces civil rights complaint over landfill taking waste from TVA coal ash disaster   |   January 5, 2012
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management faces a civil rights complaint for permitting a landfill to take coal ash spilled three years ago in the Tennessee Valley...

 

VOICES: It doesn't matter to GOP that race matters   |   November 29, 2011
By Chris Fitzsimon, N.C. Policy Watch The most remarkable thing in the Senate debate and vote to repeal the Racial Justice Act (RJA) Monday was that no one seriously responded to...

 

The extraordinary movement to save Troy Davis   |   September 19, 2011
By Kung Li Today, Monday September 19, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles meets to decide whether Troy Davis will live or die. [Editor's note: On Tuesday, September 20...

 

Latest Census numbers show deepening Southern poverty   |   September 16, 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest poverty figures this week, and they show that poverty is worsening nationwide -- but especially in the South. The official U.S. poverty...

 

The poor and people of color get the dirtiest air   |   May 8, 2009
By Nina Jacinto, (reprinted from Wiretapmag.org)   Last week, researchers at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Southern California released a...

 

Drug sentences and the South   |   December 12, 2007
The Supreme Court's 7-0 decision yesterday to reduce extraordinarily harsh sentences for crimes related to crack cocaine is drawing widespread applause from advocates who have...

 

Black nooses hanging from the 'white' tree   |   July 6, 2007
Injustice in Jena Bill Quigley Guest Contributor In a small, still mostly segregated section of rural Louisiana, an all-white jury heard a series of white witnesses called by a...

 

Banking on Misery (2003)   |   July 1, 2003
*Note: Further content will be added online shortly. Most stories are currently in print version only. Citigroup, Wall Street, and the Fleecing of the South Vol. 31, No. 2...

 

Law and Disorder (1990)   |   December 1, 1990
Excerpt from The Cover Section: The current focus on "crime in the streets" diverts public attention from much deadlier and costlier "crime in the suites." Corporate price fixing...

 

Generations Women in the South (1977)   |   February 7, 1977
Includes articles on Paralyzed: A True Story by Lee Smith, Photographic Portrait of Southern Women, On Women's Autobiography by Lillian Smith, Women and Lynching, In Search of Our...