Posts tagged "racism"
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...