The fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma this past weekend was a look back at living history. It was also a moment to remember the martyrs of the civil-rights movement then and now. Will bringing together past and present help shape a new future?
"It is wrong to use words to hurt, threaten and exclude." Two students who allegedly led a song that included a racial slur at the University of Oklahoma were recently expelled for their hostility. It's since spurred a mobilization of students standing up to racism.
After analyzing the Ferguson Police Department, the Justice Department reported that the police department repeatedly violated civil rights. Still, no one has been charged with any crimes after a pattern of systemic abuse and racism was revealed.
This past weekend, thousands of people, including President Obama and more than 100 members of Congress, marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Still, the Voting Rights Act is under peril today.
A comprehensive report found a systemic discrimination against African-American residents in Ferguson, Missouri. Now the Justice Department is calling for a major overhaul of the city's criminal justice system and Attorney General Eric Holder is demanding compliance.
More than 245 years ago the killing of Crispus Attucks launched a revolution in the streets of Boston. Fast forward to Michael Brown and two things still remain clear: "We never know what sparks a revolution and black lives matter."
Middle Easterners are calling the murders a "crime against humanity” and blame Islamophobia for the recent tragedy in North Carolina. Is a hostile environment forming against American Muslims in the U.S.?
Inequality, racism and segregation persist with remarkable tenacity in Alabama. The state will "continually have to confront its resistance to comply with the Constitution and respect the dignity and aspirations of all people.”
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has confirmed he spoke at EURO, a convention founded by perhaps the country’s most notorious white supremacist. Now Republicans will have to decide what that says about their conference.