Posts tagged "racism"
In Lawsuit, NYPD Officers Claim They're Punished for Refusing to Discriminate

In Lawsuit, NYPD Officers Claim They’re Punished for Refusing to Discriminate

A dozen NYPD officers are suing the city and the NYPD for allegedly punishing them when they refuse to partake in stop-and-frisk quotas.
Community Members, Advocates, and Celebrities Stand in Support with Bree Newsome

Community Members, Advocates, and Celebrities Stand in Support with Bree Newsome

On June 27 at about 6:30 AM, Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole at South Carolina’s Statehouse and removed the confederate flag.
The Supreme Court Fair Housing Ruling is a Civil Rights Victory

The Supreme Court Fair Housing Ruling is a Civil Rights Victory

The court in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which bans housing discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.
Maryland State Prosecutor Promises Justice for Freddie Gray

Maryland State Prosecutor Promises Justice for Freddie Gray

The six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray of Baltimore, Maryland have been charged criminally with offenses ranging from manslaughter to false imprisonment.
Hillary Clinton Calls for Criminal Justice Reform and an End to Mass Incarceration

Hillary Clinton Calls for Criminal Justice Reform and an End to Mass Incarceration

Clinton also directly addressed the uprisings happening in Baltimore following the mysterious death of Freddie Gray while he was in police custody last week.
Officials Say NAACP Bombing "Was Caused Deliberately"

Officials Say NAACP Bombing “Was Caused Deliberately”

FBI officials said the explosion on Wednesday morning “was caused deliberately.”
Thousands Marched for Justice in Washington, DC in the Wake of Fatal Police Violence

Thousands Marched for Justice in Washington, DC in the Wake of Fatal Police Violence

The families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, and John Crawford III, all attended the march.
5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

The only thing more frustrating than fighting the sheer will of the state is discovering that one's allies aren't all that invested.
President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms

President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms

Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform.
Thousands Protested the Ferguson Decision Across the Country Last Night

Thousands Protested the Ferguson Decision Across the Country Last Night

Thousands of people flooded major roads and thoroughfares in cities across the country in protest of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Outraged: FMF President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Decision

Outraged: FMF President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Decision

If Brown, who was an unarmed Black teenager, can’t get justice when the entire world is watching, how can any other Black person expect to receive justice if shot by a white police officer?
Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

"Mandela remains an inspiration for all those fighting for liberty, equality and freedom, including feminist activists. I will always be proud that, as the President of NOW, I was arrested with other civil rights leaders at the South African Embassy protesting apartheid. And I am proud of the role feminists played in eliminating the scourge...
Bananas Thrown at First Black Italian Minister

Bananas Thrown at First Black Italian Minister

Kyenge has been the target of much racial hostility since her appointment in April.
Review of "Stand Your Ground" Laws Receives Bipartisan Support

Review of “Stand Your Ground” Laws Receives Bipartisan Support

Leaders of both political parties have spoken up in favor of reforms to the "Stand Your Ground" laws that have been associated with the high profile case of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.
George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

Late Saturday night, a six person jury in Florida found George Zimmerman "not guilty" for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges.
Why The Voting Rights Act Still Matters: 16 Recent Examples of Voter Suppression and Discrimination

Why The Voting Rights Act Still Matters: 16 Recent Examples of Voter Suppression and Discrimination

Attempts at voter suppression from the recent past attest to the idea that discrimination remains incredibly rampant and is often best stopped with federal intervention.
The Invisible 6 Million

The Invisible 6 Million

Nearly 6 million people in the United States will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming presidential election for one reason. As the November election nears, voting rights have become an important topic of conversation. From photo ID requirements to early voting restrictions, the negative effects of barriers to voting are being foreseen, not...