Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tag: race

‘This is just the beginning’ – Chicagoans fighting for police accountability...

"Today, Chicago has taken one small step in bringing justice to Laquan McDonald's family and our communities.”

Lift Us Up: Meet the activists on the front lines of...

We look at the criminalization of black and brown students that has led to what is known as the school-to-prison pipeline.

Recent disasters reveal racial discrimination in FEMA aid process

But if the FEMA response to recent disasters is any indication, storm victims could face barriers in securing federal aid – especially if they're not white.

The growing myth of ‘white genocide’ in South Africa

Donald Trump’s lack of curiosity or basic knowledge of the world becomes most dangerous, exacerbating tensions in faraway places that he simply doesn’t understand and views through a prism created by right wing hacks (and his own long held racist views).

Family of innocent man awarded $14.35M settlement after deputies fatally shot...

"We are always striving to improve how we handle split-second life and death situations in an effort to prevent similar tragedies from occurring.”

How the Trump administration went easy on small-town police abuses

The Obama Justice Department thought Ville Platte, Louisiana – where officers jail witnesses to crimes – could become a model of how to erase policing abuses that plague small towns across the nation. Jeff Sessions decided not to bother.

Take her name out of your mouth:’ Family of Mollie Tibbetts...

"Mollie's death is not political propaganda to bring up your 'build the wall' bullshit."

Protecting and serving white supremacy

The connections between the police and the far right expose not only the sympathies of individual officers, but the social role of the police.

Donald Trump’s white nationalist White House: Still in full effect

A Trump speechwriter quits after attending a conference known for promoting racism. It’s not like he was all alone.

The money behind neo-Confederate Corey Stewart’s US Senate campaign

The nation's highest-level 2018 contest to emphasize themes of white power is Virginia's U.S. Senate race – Republican Corey Stewart.

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Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

A judge is considering letting Monsanto off the hook in historic Roundup case

"You may not have been convinced by the evidence, but we were. I urge you to respect and honor our verdict and the six weeks of our lives that we dedicated to this trial."

‘Lives hang in the balance:’ 21 days before midterms, McConnell admits GOP still salivating...

"It is genuinely not an exaggeration to say that lives hang in the balance in the midterms, Republicans want to use their political power to kill people."

Major victory for defrauded students: Judge orders Obama-era student debt relief rule go back...

"It's extremely validating to see a court agree that what the Department did was wrong, and to know that students who were cheated will finally be able to seek relief."

New Supreme Court ruling could make it easier to hold corporations liable for things...

A new SCOTUS ruling could open the door to corporate liability, making it easier to fight for things like climate change awareness, gun control, and the opioid crisis.

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