Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
The vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is still months away. But the issue was front and center at this year’s PRIDE Weekend.
The year was 1962, and the Civil Rights Movement was gripping the nation’s attention. Fifty-three college students from Tennessee and Minnesota would do their part in the historic struggle.
The Anoka-Hennepin School board will vote Monday night on an agreement reached over lawsuits brought against the school district by six students.
The St. Cloud school board is set to approve an agreement that would settle a federal civil rights investigation into the alleged harassment of Somali students at two high schools.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District has taken a lot of criticism for its policy dealing with the sexual orientation of students. Now, the district faces two federal civil rights lawsuits.
There’s some outrage over a proposal to put an ‘off the leash’ dog park inside Minneapolis’ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman talked to Minneapolis Civil Rights Activist Spike Moss about it Thursday afternoon on his show.
The Department of Education is sending letters to schools across the country saying they need to address anti-harassment rules or they could be in violation of civil rights statutes.