A Lesbian Republican’s Fight for a Future in the G.O.P.

With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.

#audio-neutral-informative, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

America’s Death Penalty Sentences Are Slowly Grinding to a Halt

The numbers of executions and death sentences are falling.

#capital-punishment, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #law-and-legislation, #minorities, #naacp-legal-defense-fund, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sentences-criminal, #state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Conservatives Are Attempting a Broad Attack on Gay Rights and Culture

Conservatives are launching a broad attack on gay rights and gay culture.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Raphael Warnock: I Can Still Hear My Father’s Voice

Private Jonathan Warnock was a walking sermon.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #fathers-day, #men-and-boys, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

In the U.S., Backlash to Civil Rights Era Made Guns a Political Third Rail

Other countries changed course after massacres. But American political protection for guns is unique, and has become inseparable from conservative credentials.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #conservatism-us-politics, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uvalde-tex

Who Decides the Right Way to Protest?

A debate on what it means to voice dissent, and how to tell whether it’s made a difference.

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America Almost Took a Different Path Toward Abortion Rights

Roe v. Wade was never expected to be the case that made history.

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On Race, Herschel Walker’s Offer of Absolution Divides Georgia Voters

Georgia will still have a Black senator next year, but the likely Republican nominee, Herschel Walker, and the incumbent Democrat, Raphael Warnock, offer far different visions on race.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #elections-senate, #georgia, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-herschel, #warnock-raphael-g

For These Families, H.B.C.U.s Aren’t Just an Option. They’re a Tradition.

America’s network of Black colleges were founded to provide essential opportunity. For many, they’ve come to offer something else: a link to a treasured legacy.

#black-history-continued-2021, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #guinness-world-records-book, #hampton-university, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #king-martin-luther-jr, #morehouse-college, #spelman-college

The Supreme Court as an Instrument of Oppression

In just a few short weeks, the fundamental right enshrined in Roe nearly 50 years ago could disappear overnight. What’s next? Is anything safe?

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #gender, #race-and-ethnicity, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Nayib Bukele reprime las libertades civiles en El Salvador y conserva su popularidad

Una gran parte de los salvadoreños está dispuesta a tolerar a un líder de tendencias autoritarias a cambio de la solución a su preocupación más acuciante: la violencia de las pandillas.

#bukele-nayib, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #el-salvador, #gangs, #mara-salvatrucha-ms-13

In El Salvador, the President Cracks Down on Civil Liberties

Much of the country’s population is willing to tolerate an autocratic leader, if it means that someone will finally solve their most pressing problem: gang violence.

#bukele-nayib, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #el-salvador, #gangs, #mara-salvatrucha-ms-13

What’s Shame Got to Do With It?

How and why we confuse shame and stigma.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #polls-and-public-opinion, #shaming, #stigma

Lawsuit Charges Walden University Preyed on Black and Female Students

The suit claims Walden University not only misrepresented the costs and credits required for an advanced degree but also engaged in “reverse redlining” by targeting minority communities.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #equal-educational-opportunities, #for-profit-schools, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tuition, #walden-university

9 Who Blocked Abortion Clinic Are Charged With Federal Offenses

Prosecutors said the defendants had used their bodies, furniture, chains and ropes to block the doors to an abortion clinic in Washington in 2020 and had livestreamed their actions on Facebook.

#abortion, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #constitution-us, #garland-merrick-b, #jonathan-darnel, #justice-department, #lauren-handy, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #washington-dc

Federal Jury Awards $14 Million to George Floyd Protesters Injured In Denver

Jurors in the civil case found that the Denver Police used excessive force against the 12 plaintiffs.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colorado, #columbus-ohio, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #denver-colo, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Hotelier’s Post Barring Native Americans Prompts Outrage in South Dakota

The comments by Connie Uhre, 76, led to a protest, widespread condemnation by city leaders and a federal civil rights lawsuit.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #native-americans, #ndn-collective-activist-group, #rapid-city-sd, #south-dakota, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uhre-connie

Is Free Speech Endangered?

First of a two-part series: Readers discuss “cancel culture,” civility and the First Amendment, in response to an editorial. Next: Speech and self-censorship on campus.

#abrams-floyd, #cancel-culture, #censorship, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #siegel-norman-1943, #united-states-politics-and-government

Julian Heicklen, Cantankerous Civil Liberties Advocate, Dies at 90

A retired chemistry professor, he staged weekly protests in front of a Manhattan courthouse, angering prosecutors, who tried to send him to prison.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #heicklen-julian-p, #jury-system, #manhattan-nyc

Dispatch From Hungary: Can This Man Oust Viktor Orban?

The strongman’s ties to Putin might finally hurt him.

#budapest-hungary, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #hungary, #marki-zay-peter, #orban-viktor, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Where State Farm Sees ‘a Lot of Fraud,’ Black Customers See Discrimination

The giant insurer is facing lawsuits from customers, agents and former employees accusing it of racial discrimination.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #crump-benjamin-l, #discrimination, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-farm-insurance-cos

Texas Child Abuse Investigators Told to Make Transgender Cases a Priority

In a court hearing, a supervisor testified that the state agency responsible for child welfare was told to investigate parents of transgender children without exception.

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Former San Jose State Trainer Is Charged With Violating Athletes

The charges in Federal District Court came after the Justice Department found Title IX violations at the university.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #san-jose-state-university, #sexual-harassment, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Staten Island House Where Black History Lives

A 90-year-old former schoolteacher’s collection includes Muhammad Ali’s boxing shoes and Tuskegee Airmen headgear — but it also features Ku Klux Klan toys.

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Autherine Lucy Foster, First Black Student at U. of Alabama, Dies at 92

Her career there lasted only three days; attacked by mobs, she was suspended and then expelled. Today, a campus building is named in her honor.

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‘So Much Hatred’: Jury Foreman Shaken by Evidence in Arbery Trial

With so much evidence of racism, said Marcus Ransom, the only Black man on the jury, it was not difficult to find Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers guilty of hate crimes.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #bryan-william-roddie, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #hate-crimes, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ransom-marcus

Barack Obama: What Trayvon Martin Taught Us, 10 Years Later

Not every killing connects with the culture and activates a mass movement. This one did.

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Three Former Officers Convicted of Violating George Floyd’s Rights

All of them were charged with willfully violating Mr. Floyd’s constitutional rights by not providing medical care. Two were accused of not intervening to stop a fellow officer.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #decisions-and-verdicts, #floyd-george-d-2020, #kueng-j-alexander, #lane-thomas-minneapolis-minn-police-officer, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #thao-tou

In Twilight of Life, Civil Rights Activists Feel ‘Urgency to Tell Our History’

Young people who marched and organized during the civil rights movement are now in their 70s and 80s. With fewer and fewer remaining, historians rush to record their stories.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gainesville-fla, #history-academic-subject, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states

In Brazil, a Museum Within a Museum Restores a Legacy

The Afro-Brazilian activist Abdias do Nascimento envisioned a museum of Black art. More than 70 years later, it has taken up residence at the Inhotim Institute.

#art, #black-art-museum, #black-people, #brazil, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #inhotim-institute, #institute-of-afro-brazilian-research-and-studies-brazil, #larkin-nascimento-elisa, #museu-de-arte-negra, #museums, #nascimento-abdias-do

Two Teenagers Were Fighting. Only the Black One Was Handcuffed.

A video of the fight at a New Jersey mall circulated widely online. Gov. Philip D. Murphy said the appearance of “racially disparate treatment” was “deeply, deeply disturbing.”

#bridgewater-nj, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #new-jersey, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #shopping-centers-and-malls

The Rule at the Center of the N.F.L. Discrimination Lawsuit

A former head coach of the Miami Dolphins is suing the league. At the case’s heart is a two-decade-old diversity policy.

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Teachers Tackle Black History Month, Under New Restrictions

In states where laws now limit classroom discussions about race and discrimination, many teachers are watching what they say, and are more anxious about their jobs.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #the-1619-project-a-new-origin-story-book, #united-states

Antagonist, Activist, Operator, Survivor

A.J. Baime’s “White Lies” explores the life and times of the civil rights figure Walter F. White.

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Who Else Is Culpable in George Floyd’s Death?

Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years for the murder, but what about the other officers who were at the scene?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Hate Crimes Trial to Proceed After Arbery Killers Withdraw Guilty Pleas

Gregory and Travis McMichael had previously agreed to plead guilty, but a federal judge rejected the deal, which offered 30-year sentences. Jury selection is set to begin on Monday.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #bryan-william-roddie, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #justice-department, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #wood-lisa-godbey

Rabbi Israel Dresner, Civil Rights Champion and King Ally, Dies at 92

He was jailed multiple times in the South during the 1960s and made human rights his lifelong cause, following the Jewish doctrine of “tikkun olam” — to repair the world.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #dresner-israel-s, #jews-and-judaism, #king-martin-luther-jr, #rabbis, #temple-shaarey-shalom

‘Civil Rights Queen,’ the Story of a Brave and Brilliant Trailblazer

Tomiko Brown-Nagin’s book is the first major biography of Constance Baker Motley, the first Black woman to serve as a federal judge, among other achievements.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #brown-nagin-tomiko, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #civil-rights-queen-constance-baker-motley-and-the-struggle-for-equality-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #legal-profession, #motley-constance-baker, #new-york-state, #women-and-girls

Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist Who Bore Witness, Dies at 87

He documented the civil rights movement and subjects as diverse as narcotics users, migrant workers and movie stars, seeking to capture their emotional heart.

#art, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #photography, #schapiro-steve-photographer

Amtrak Pays $2 Million to Passengers With Disabilities Who Faced Obstacles at Stations

Under a settlement agreement, the railroad will also overhaul 135 train stations to make them accessible to all.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #amtrak, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #disabilities, #discrimination, #justice-department, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

Lani Guinier, Legal Scholar at the Center of Controversy, Dies at 71

President Bill Clinton pulled her nomination as assistant attorney general in 1993 after she came under criticism for her views on voting rights.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #guinier-lani, #legal-profession

Sidney Poitier, Who Paved the Way for Black Actors in Film, Dies at 94

The first Black performer to win the Academy Award for best actor, for “Lilies of the Field,” he once said he felt “as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.”

#academy-awards-oscars, #actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #blackboard-jungle-movie, #buck-and-the-preacher-movie, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #cry-the-beloved-country-movie, #deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #guess-whos-coming-to-dinner-movie, #lilies-of-the-field-movie, #movies, #poitier-sidney

Lisa Brodyaga, Crusading Lawyer for Immigrants’ Rights, Dies at 81

She became a folk hero representing asylum seekers fleeing violence in Central America, setting up shop in the Rio Grande Valley and building a refuge camp.

#brodyaga-lisa-1940-2021, #central-america, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #immigration-and-emigration, #legal-profession, #rio-grande-valley-tex

A Tribe’s Bitter Purge Brings an Unusual Request: Federal Intervention

After cutting 306 people from its rolls, the Nooksack tribe is moving to evict those who remain in tribal housing. The dispute has raised questions about individual rights and tribal sovereignty.

#bureau-of-indian-affairs, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #evictions, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #washington-state

Desmond Tutu Knew Justice Had to Include Forgiveness

Contemporary activists can benefit from Tutu’s ideas about restorative justice and strengthen their quest for fundamental fairness.

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Landlord Accused of Demanding Sex From Tenants to Pay $4.5 Million

A federal civil rights suit had accused Joseph Centanni of demanding sexual acts from tenants in Elizabeth, N.J. He denied wrongdoing, but agreed to pay.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #compensation-for-damages-law, #elizabeth-nj, #justice-department, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil

King Family and Activists Plan Marches to Spur Action on Voting Rights

Prominent backers of stalled voting rights legislation plan a blitz emphasizing the urgent need to counter new state restrictions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #king-martin-luther-jr, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #schumer-charles-e, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Ahead of Biden’s Democracy Summit, China Says: We’re Also a Democracy

Beijing argues that its system represents a distinctive form of democracy, one that has dealt better than the West with challenges like the pandemic.

#china, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #communist-party-of-china, #elections, #freedom-of-the-press, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #olympic-games-2022, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Federal Scrutiny of Cuomo Widens to His Office’s Treatment of Women

The Justice Department opened an inquiry into reports of sexual harassment and retaliation in the former governor’s administration.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hochul-kathleen-c, #justice-department, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Mount Vernon, N.Y., Police Face Federal Civil Rights Investigation

The inquiry will focus on whether the Mount Vernon department engaged in a “pattern or practice of unlawful policing,” officials said.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #corruption-institutional, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gothamist-llc, #justice-department, #mount-vernon-ny, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #williams-damian-attorney