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Civil Rights

  1. a historical spike lee joint
    Spike Lee Brings You Son of the South, Starring Lucas Till and Lucy HaleBased on the 2008 memoir of white civil-rights activist Bob Zellner.
  2. historical revisionism
    Yes, Candace, the Southern Strategy Is RealIn an egregious statement of historical revisionism, right-wing controversialist Candace Owens denies some very basic facts.
  3. politics
    At Famed Civil-Rights Center, Fire Destroys a Building, But Not a MissionThe Highlander Center, a longtime target of racist attacks, shows its resilience again after a white-power symbol is found at the scene of a fire.
  4. what's past is prologue
    How Jimmy Carter’s Election Previewed Trump’sAs Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.
  5. religion
    ‘Where Would I Go? This Is My Home’: Queer United Methodists’ Uncertain FutureAfter a vote against LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage, the church faces a possible split and queer members are agonizing over whether to stay or go.
  6. donald trump
    Trump (Accidentally) Praises the ‘Abolition of Civil Rights’The “very good brain” has a very bad slipup.
  7. encounter
    Shaun King on Relaunching The North Star and His Online PersonaThe controversial activist asks, “What would Frederick Douglass do?”
  8. george h.w. bush
    The Bush Family’s Struggle to Keep Up With the Conservative MovementGeorge H.W. Bush and his sons George W. and Jeb tried to stay in step with the ever-rightward drift of the conservative movement. They failed.
  9. migrant caravan
    Tear-Gassing Migrant Children at Protests Is Not ‘Un-American’Children have been targeted for violence throughout U.S. history to deter their elders from protesting.
  10. 2018 midterms
    Mike Espy’s Quest to Make Southern History in Mississippi’s Senate RunoffIf he pulls off an upset against Cindy Hyde-Smith, Espy would be the first African-American Democrat to win a Senate seat in the former Confederacy.
  11. voting rights
    Democrats May Have Lost to Brian Kemp, But They Can Still Capture His Old JobThe race to choose Kemp’s replacement as secretary of State appears headed for a runoff. It will be key to Georgia’s political future.
  12. the judicial branch
    With Mitch McConnell’s Help, Trump Now Has 60 Confirmed Federal JudgesThe Senate has confirmed the president’s nominations for federal judges across the country, under the leadership of Mitch McConnell.
  13. john mccain
    GOPers Balk at Honoring John McCain instead of Segregationist DemocratIt’s not Richard B. Russell’s fellow Democrats but Republicans who are hesitant about renaming a Senate building to honor McCain.
  14. john mccain
    Federal Building Named After Segregationist Might Be Renamed After McCainIt’s time to remove the name of the genteel racist Richard Russell from the Senate’s oldest office building. Giving it McCain’s is a good pretext.
  15. civil rights
    Conservative Christian Baker Back in Court Over a Gender-Transition CakeJack Phillips is probably hoping to get a better answer from a Supreme Court where Brett Kavanaugh has replaced Anthony Kennedy.
  16. lawsuits
    Baker Who Refused Cake to Gay Couple Is Still Refusing CakesJack Phillips is suing the state of Colorado for being sanctioned after discriminating against a transgender woman.
  17. ‘New Information’ Leads DOJ to Reopen Emmett Till Murder CaseIn a book released last year, the woman who had accused Till of harassing her admitted it was a lie.
  18. How We Can Get a More Equal UnionFifty years since the Kerner Commission’s landmark study of racial inequality, we face similar problems. The issue lies in how we talk about equality.
  19. We Should Take Oprah 2020 Seriously, But Not LiterallyThe minute Oprah Winfrey becomes a politician, she’ll lose altitude, but she’d start from lofty heights.
  20. new york city
    Activist Erica Garner Dies at 27She had become a major civil-rights advocate after the death of her father at the hands of police in 2014.
  21. harvey weinstein
    New York Attorney General Opens Civil-Rights Inquiry Into Weinstein CompanyThe company is being examined for gender discrimination and other civil-rights violations.
  22. Jeff Sessions Takes a Stand Against Protecting Gay WorkersThe Dept. of Justice’s new position is that federal civil-rights law doesn’t cover employees targeted by anti-gay bias
  23. A Century After JFK’s Birth, White Catholics and Black Voters Have Drifted ApartIn 1960, overwhelming percentages of those demographics lifted him to the presidency. That coalition is broken today.
  24. DeVos Appoints Professional Clinton-Hater to Key Civil-Rights PositionThe woman who will for the time being run DoEd’s Office of Civil Rights has has quite the career of ideological extremism and intense partisanship.
  25. Trump’s Justice Department Drops Opposition to Texas Voter-ID LawAfter six years of fighting the law, the DOJ suddenly decided that Texas Republicans couldn’t possibly have intended to disadvantage minority voters.
  26. Trump’s Pick to Enforce Civil Rights Is an Expert at Defending GOP Voting LawsJohn Gore has defended Republican redistricting plans and voting-roll purges against allegations of civil-rights violations.
  27. Paul LePage Explains Civil Rights to John LewisApparently the man who was beaten at the Edmund Pettus Bridge needs to thank Republicans.
  28. Racist or Not, Sessions Chose the Wrong Side in the Fight for Voting RightsWe should fear that Trump’s attorney general pick will use his enormous powers against the powerless — because he’s done it before.
  29. civil rights
    The Personality Characteristic That Predicts TransphobiaIt helps to be able to handle ambiguity.
  30. Virginia Governor Grants 13,000 Felons Voting RightsAfter the state supreme court blocked his executive order to re-enfranchise 200,000 people.
  31. musicals
    A Rosa Parks Musical Is in Development in LondonA full production is being planned.
  32. civil rights
    It Turns Out a Brief Conversation Really Can Change Minds on LGBT IssuesData falsification was only a temporary roadblock to an important finding that could fight bias against transgender people and other groups.
  33. early and often
    Justice Department Investigates Civil-Rights Violation in Arizona PrimaryThe department is investigating reports of disproportionate wait times in areas with high levels of minority voters.
  34. select all
    Could Cops Use Facebook Reactions to Target Criminals?The fraught relationship between law enforcement and social media will only be further complicated by Facebook’s new feature.
  35. civil rights
    Footage Emerges of Bernie Sanders Being Arrested at 1963 Antisegregation ProtestIt will surely bolster Sanders’s civil-rights record, which some in the Clinton campaign have recently called into question.
  36. In Conversation With DeRay MckessonThe activist talks about the new civil-rights movement, conspiracy theories, and that blue vest.
  37. r.i.p.
    Civil-Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Has DiedShe was 104.
  38. civil rights
    Civil-Rights Icon Julian Bond Has DiedThe lifelong champion of minority rights was 75.
  39. the national interest
    Rick Perry, Republicans, and the African-American VotePerry is clear about the past, confused about the present.
  40. john oliver
    John Oliver Has a Simple Rule for Avoiding TransphobiaIf you wouldn’t ask Jimmy Carter whether he’s circumcised, don’t ask a trans person about their genitals.
  41. civil rights
    Taylor Branch, Team Reveal More About HBO SeriesAt a recent Maryland Film Festival panel discussion, concerning the Baltimore protests.
  42. 66-Year-Old Nebraska Woman Sues All Gay PeopleThe seven-page handwritten lawsuit is titled Driskell v. Homosexuals.
  43. Eric Holder Has Become a ‘Black Political Superhero’His exit is a glimpse into the grief two years from now when the first black family leaves the White House.
  44. No Civil-Rights Charges for Former Ferguson Police Officer Darren WilsonThe Justice Department found no way to prove that Wilson’s use of force against Michael Brown was “objectively unreasonable.”
  45. Feds Demand More Sports for Girls in New York City Public SchoolsThe New York City public-school system needs to find 3,862 more openings in athletic programs if it wants to create equal opportunities for young women.
  46. Closings
    A Miami Diner That Stands As a Civil-Rights Pioneer Will Close Today“I can’t tell you how uncomfortable they were serving black people.”
  47. nypd
    The NYPD Pressures Jailed Muslims to Become Police InformantsMeet the Citywide Debriefing Team.
  48. shop and frisk
    Shoppers Now Have a ‘Bill of Rights’ Against Profiling, for What It’s WorthNot much, one victims says.
  49. Complaints
    Ex-Employee Accuses Hooters of Racial DiscriminationFarryn Johnson says her hair coloring landed her in trouble.
  50. civil rights
    March on Washington’s 50th Anniversary PhotosEric Holder and other leaders spoke about the continued need to fight for civil rights.
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