Allie Yee

Allie Yee is Program and Development Associate at Institute for Southern Studies

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Immigrant Advocates Take Action Following Deportation Raids in the South
The first week of the new year brought hope and cheer for some. But for many Southern immigrant communities, it brought fear. News of the Department of Homeland Security's plans to conduct immigrant deportation raids at the outset of 2016 circulated just before the Christmas holiday, and the first...
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Race, Local Politics and a Teenage Clockmaker's Arrest in Texas
Last week, Irving, Texas high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed brought a clock he had made to school to show his engineering teacher. School administrators raised concerns that it looked like a bomb, and the Sudanese-American teen was questioned without his parents, taken into custody and suspended...
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Saturday, July 18, 2015
The Uncertain Future of Voter ID in North Carolina
In the federal trial underway in Winston-Salem, North Carolina challenging the state's restrictive 2013 voting law, one much-discussed provision is not under consideration: the voter ID requirement. Just a few weeks before oral arguments in the trial were set to begin, state lawmakers significantly...
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Pressure Mounts to Shut Down Immigrant Family Detention Centers
In recent weeks immigrant rights advocates have increased pressure on the Obama administration to end its punitive policy of holding in prison-like conditions mothers and children fleeing danger and poverty in their home countries — and the issue is gaining ground. Earlier this month, several Texas...
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Saturday, April 25, 2015
In Name of Climate Justice, Louisiana Tribe Rises Up for Rights and Recognition
On the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the United Houma Nation (UHN) of southern Louisiana is taking yet another stand in its 30-year campaign to win recognition, launching a petition this week calling on the Obama administration to support the tribe's fight for federal...
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
As Diversity in Schools Increases, So Does Segregation
Year that public schools in the United States are projected to become majority minority: 2014 Year that public schools in the South* became majority minority: 2008 Percent increase in the South's Latino student population between 1995 and 2011: 130 Percent increase in the South's Asian student...
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