All Articles on Civil Rights

A person wears a mask that reads "I CAN'T BREATHE" as demonstrators continue to protest the death of George Floyd following a night of rioting on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earlier today, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody for Floyd's death. Chauvin has been accused of kneeling on Floyd's neck as Floyd pleaded with him about not being able to breathe. Floyd was pronounced dead a short while later. Chauvin and 3 other officers, who were involved in the arrest, Views
Another Uprising Was Inevitable
This epidemic of racism is more prevalent, more real, more tangible than even a virus that is taking lives seemingly overnight. When do Black people get to rest, to be safe, to breathe?
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The establishment, of systematic racism, in everything from school resegregation to residential segregation to employment discrimination, needs to be addressed through a second generation of civil rights legislation. (Photo: Wolfram Kastl/Getty Images) Views
Top 6 Reasons Authorities Are Cracking Down Hard on Black Protesters While Treating White Supremacist Reopeners With Kid Gloves
The establishment, of systematic racism, in everything from school resegregation to residential segregation to employment discrimination, needs to be addressed through a second generation of civil rights legislation.
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 On this Memorial Day, let's remember the peace and justice activists—including Rachel Corrie—who died while demanding a better world. (Photo: Denny Sternstein/AP) Views
Remembering Slain Peace and Justice Activists on This—and Every—Memorial Day
Let us remember those who died fighting for human rights and a better world.
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Near the Capitol in Washington, people attend a rally in 2019 to mark the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that ended public school segregation and fueled the civil rights movement. (Photo:Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Remembering the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education
The Supreme Court decision fueled the civil rights movement and the call for voting rights that are now under assault across the country.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last week released new rules for how schools should handle sexual harassment and assault allegations. News
DeVos Sued Over New Title IX Rules That Make It 'Easier for Schools to Sweep Sexual Violence Under the Rug'
"Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have shown, once again, that they have no interest in supporting student survivors and their rights."
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The first institutional change would have to be in our criminal justice system and our underlying theory about the maintenance of social order. Disarm policing. Rethink justice: It’s not a matter of punishment but a matter of healing. (Photo: Reuters) Views
Racism and the National Soul
The nation’s racism has manifested itself over the centuries in countless ways, politically, socially, economically. The racism is deeply embedded in the country’s institutions, its legal system and—oh so discretely and between the lines—in our founding documents.
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People stand six feet apart before participating in a 2.23 mile walk for Ahmaud Arbery on May 8. Arbery was shot and killed while running in Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23. (Photo: Nicole Hester/Mlive.com) Views
The Murder of Ahmaud Arbery—And Our Continuing Terror
His slaying has become a global embarrassment for whites. But when the camera turns away, the savage injustice that embarrasses us becomes simply business as usual.
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Republicans are always destructive and regressive, both aggressively anti-people and anti-planet, if not individually, then certainly as a party. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Republicans Are On the Wrong Side of History—and Everything Else!
Republicans are conserving little beyond their own wealth, racism, sexism, and homophobia, while eroding American democracy, health, and the environment.
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Students hold signs as they take part in a walkout at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts on April 30, 2018 in response to the school's handling of a sexual assault case. News
'We'll Fight This': Groups Outraged Over DeVos 'Gutting' Title IX Protections for Survivors of Sexual Violence
"We refuse to go back to the days when rape and harassment in schools were ignored and swept under the rug."
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For him, governing is nothing but a performance. (Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) Views
Strange Attractors: On Being Addicted to Trump and His Press Conferences
(Un)Reality TV, 2020-Style.
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