As Civil Rights Cases Are Dismissed, National Groups Take on DeVos

As Civil Rights Cases Are Dismissed, National Groups Take on DeVos

Weeks after civil rights advocates began receiving notifications from the Department of Education that their cases regarding discrimination in schools were being dismissed, three national groups filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that the department’s new complaint guidelines are undermining its own obligation to investigate civil rights violations. “You don’t have be an attorney to know […]

A Federal Judge Just Ruled Against the LAPD and Delivered a Big Win for Civil Rights

A federal court ruled on Thursday that Los Angeles County must stop its enforcement of gang injunctions, handing a major victory to criminal justice advocates who have long fought against the tactic that they say guts communities of color. The county argued that that doing away with gang injunctions would pose a threat to public safety, but the 22-page ruling, issued by US District […]

Ukrainian regulation on Donbass hit by Duma as move around new civil war

Ukrainian regulation on Donbass hit by Duma as move around new civil war

Russian lawmakers have composed an address to major international groups in which they denounce a fresh Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass. The law is seen as potentially leading to war and repression in the region. The draft address, that the Russian MPs want to forward to the United Nations, the Organization for Security […]

Fairness Department Searches for More money for The police While Contracting Civil wrong Rights

The Justice Department is requesting increased spending to fight violent crime and address illegal immigration while squeezing the resources of its Civil Rights Division, which works to protect Americans from discrimination. “The Department of Justice has the noble task of keeping the American people safe from drugs, gangs, and terrorists, and this budget proposal reflects our […]

How Kara Walker Boldly Rewrote Civil War History

How Kara Walker Boldly Rewrote Civil War History

There are certain truths about which reasonable people can agree. One of them is the fact that the Civil War was about the perpetuation of slavery—the theft of human lives, labor and dignity in pursuit of financial gain—and not about the tragic battle of brother against brother or some romanticized “Lost Cause.” But disagreement inexplicably persists. […]