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The Backlash Against Discrimination And GOP’s “Indiana” Problem
The powerful grassroots backlash against Indiana’s anti-gay “religious freedom” law is yielding results and inspiring hope. Right-wing supporters of the law were seemingly caught unawares by a grassroots response that’s put them on the defensive. On Monday, the Georgia House Judiciary Committee...
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In Latest Police Killing of Black Man, Victim Was Both Unarmed and Mentally Ill
Anthony Hill, 27, is the third unarmed African-American shot dead by police in last five days
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Georgia Execution of Intellectually Disabled Man Slammed As 'Moral Stain'
Warren Hill was killed Tuesday after the state carried out a four year fight to put him to death, despite constitutional and ethical objections
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Blocking the Youth Vote in the South
First they were supposed to vote early -- in a nightclub . Then students, employees, and faculty at North Carolina's Appalachian State University were supposed to vote early a mile from the farthest edge of campus, in a county building that had little parking . Then, after students filed a lawsuit...
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Moral Monday Movement Spreads Through the South
After drawing thousands of protesters to the state legislature and inspiring the arrests of more than 900 people for nonviolent civil disobedience, North Carolina's Moral Monday movement challenging the extreme conservative agenda of the state's Republican-controlled legislature and administration...
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Moral Mondays Come to Georgia
The Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina in 2012 in response to extreme right-wing policies are spreading to Georgia. Over the past year, droves of activists in North Carolina have descended on the state legislature building to demand lawmakers reverse some of its more brutal policies...
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Old South Lingers in a Legal Lynching
There is a boy in Georgia who almost beat the odds. An African American born to a 15-year-old, drug-addicted mother and an absent father, Marcus Dixon nonetheless went on to become an honor student and all-state football star. His football skills, 3.96 grade point average and 1,200 score on his SAT...
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