Civil Rights

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
activist confronts police
Critics called the sting operation "an appalling display of misplaced priorities and a step backwards on the path to trust and legitimacy."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
united passengers
Marshals may "document whether passengers fidget, use a computer, have a 'jump...
Jon Queally, staff writer
"Some have told us to move on, it's too late! Is it really too late for us to...


Change Happens (If Much Too Slowly) Dept: Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted out his long-ago, self-assured mugshot today to commemorate his 1961 release from a Mississippi prison where he served 37 days for "disorderly conduct," aka daring to use a bathroom labelled "white." A leader of the Selma to Montgomery March, the tireless Lewis has been arrested over 40 times fighting for civil rights - he calls it "good or necessary trouble" - for which we thank him.