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Penelope Hong
Elizabeth Melchor
Janet Reynolds
"The day after Haste resigned, Malcolm stepped up to the microphone wearing a gray scarf and a white T-shirt that said WHERE IS MY JUSTICE? above a picture of Ramarley’s face.

"Malcolm needs to believe that her son’s life force didn’t stop when and where that hollow-point bullet did.

“'This was the perfect case to show us that our young men and women matter,' she said, looking out at the...
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Can Ramarley Graham’s Family Get Justice for His Death?

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James T Frazier
Mary Hovingh
Phillip Lowe
"One mother made her kids sleep in her bed to better protect them in case an intruder broke in. A recent immigrant grew nervous about wearing a headscarf to her job.

"A father of three got so spooked leaving the mosque one night that he held his flashlight as if it were a gun, to scare off anyone watching.

"Muslims here are struggl[ing] to reconcile how the neighbors who turned up to pray...
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One mother made her kids sleep in her bed to better protect

Here's What Happens When Someone Burns Down Your Mosque

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CJ Stewart
Jody Ellis
Dan Furmaga
"The irrational stereotype of the 'black brute' circulated widely in late-19th- and early-20th-century white supremacist rhetoric and was used to justify lynching.

"But what was there to fear in Castile, a beloved and longtime cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School? A man who'd memorized the names and food allergies of the 500 children he saw each day?

"If we not all...
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The irrational stereotype of the black brute circulated widely in late19th and

On Philando Castile, Terror and the Trauma That Remains

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Denise Saunders Norse
Marie Mortimer
E Carolyne Mariana Constancia
"Just because a person is insured, it doesn’t mean he or she can actually afford their doctor, hospital, pharmaceutical, and other medical bills."

"The cost of medical care is so high, and the personal finances of many Americans so tight, it’s all but impossible for any organization—or all of them—to keep up, and that’s whether or not the charitable contributions they accept are part of the...
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Just because a person is insured it doesnt mean he or she

Even the Insured Often Can't Afford Their Medical Bills

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Chris Ricketts
Martha Nethers
Lydia Fedos
For almost two years after their mom was arrested and deported, the Marin siblings managed to stay together.

They bounced from a home where all four shared a single mattress to another where they were left alone without food. They stopped going to school. Angel got in fights. Yesi started having panic attacks. Evelyn stole enough groceries to keep them going — Flamin’ Hot Fries crushed over...
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For almost two years after their mom was arrested and deported the

What happens when mom is deported?

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Patricia Henderson
Bill Kunze
Sharon Harmon
"As a civil rights lawyer representing immigrants in the Southeast, I’m not fooled.

"The vast majority of immigrants not 'bad hombres' – or 'rapists,' as Trump called them in the speech that kicked off his campaign.

"They’re simply people trying to make ends meet, like most other Americans. They create jobs and contribute to the economy. They support families. They go to school. They’re part...
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"As a civil rights lawyer representing immigrants in the Southeast I’m not fooled

This family was targeted by Trump's dragnet

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Robyn Blanpied
V. Ruth Schulenberg
Joyce Thrower
1. "Most immigrants are here illegally." Actually, 44% are naturalized citizens. 27% more are lawful permanent residents.

2. "People are coming to the US are bringing crime and violence." But immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes or land behind bars than native-born people. Most people who come are just families.

3. "Undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes." In 2010,...
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1 Most immigrants are here illegally Actually 44 are naturalized citizens 27

Ten Myths About Immigration | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

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Bruce Paton
Dan Furmaga
Tawnia Baze
In 2010, Arizona made it illegal to teach classes that “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group,” or “advocate ethnic solidarity."

In essence, it banned Mexican-American Studies.

On Monday, the case is headed back to court. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
In 2010 Arizona made it illegal to teach classes that are designed

How Teachers Started Smuggling Books to Save Ethnic Studies

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Claude Hart
Frank B. Chavez III
Terry Nicholson
We are representing immigrants who've been detained in the Southeast and are facing deportation, and we're doing it pro bono.

When the Southeastern Immigrant Freedom Initiative is fully implemented, it will be the largest detention center-based deportation defense project in the country.

We know families are at stake. #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
We are representing immigrants whove been detained in the Southeast and are

SPLC launches pro bono project to ensure detained immigrants have access to counsel

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Susan Wrench
Belinda Hanley
Mike Biltonen
We’re deeply disappointed by the U.S. Senate’s heartless proposal to eviscerate Medicaid and roll back many of the protections made available under the Affordable Care Act. Millions of Americans would be stripped of their access to affordable health care.

For decency’s sake, we urge senators to vote ‘no’ when the bill comes up for a vote next week.
Were deeply disappointed by the US Senates heartless proposal to eviscerate Medicaid

SPLC: Senate must block ill-conceived proposal to repeal Affordable Care Act

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John Asumaa
Peter Stranges
Larry Kummerl
"Seems to me like this road called America is paved with Islamophobia — and it occasionally leads to the murder of vulnerable young Muslims.

"Remember that the murders [of three young Muslims] Deah [Barakat], Yusor [Abu-Salha] and Razan [Abu-Salha] ... in Chapel Hill were considered to be over a ‘parking dispute.’" — Iram Ali
Seems to me like this road called America is paved with Islamophobia

Nabra Hassanen's murder may not be a hate crime. It's still a tragedy for Muslim Americans.

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Robert O'Connor
Katie Fahmy
Emmet Bondurant
SPLC President Richard Cohen spoke live with author Ari Berman about his recent New York Times Magazine article about Kris Kobach, "The Man Behind Trump’s Voter-Fraud Obsession"
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William A. Corley
Jasper Greenwood was found shot to death near his car in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He wasn't active in the civil rights movement or involved in voter registration drives.

But there were allegations that the last people with him before his death were two white men, and members of his family had babysat for Mississippi's NAACP director.

This week marked fifty-three years since his death, and...
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Jasper Greenwood was found shot to death near his car in Vicksburg
Adair New
Irving Sherwood
Susan Raiser
Everyone deserves access to quality health care — no matter how little money they have.
Everyone deserves access to quality health care — no matter how little money they have

The Senate Puts Medicaid on the Chopping Block

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Southern Poverty Law Center
Linda Rich
Bill Love
FACEBOOK LIVE: Today at 6 PM Central Time

Watch SPLC President Richard Cohen speak live with author Ari Berman about his recent NYTimes article on Kris Kobach — the architect of a series of anti-immigrant and voting rights restriction statutes over the past decade.

Submit your questions for Ari in the comments below.
FACEBOOK LIVE: Today at 6 PM Central Time

The Man Behind Trump’s Voter-Fraud Obsession

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Peter Tuann
Marie Dixon
William Bejda
“This has delayed my life, my career and my future. I am working so hard, and I just need access to a real school to give me the chance to achieve my dreams.”

Rather than enroll immigrant children with limited English skills, school officials with Florida's Collier County schools pushed them into an adult English program that offers no opportunity to earn credit toward a high school diploma....
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This has delayed my life my career and my future I am

SPLC: Florida county should enroll immigrant students barred from high school as lawsuit continues

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Cindy Mcdonough
Carol Murray
"So many people show up for the catwalk each spring that police unfurl tape to separate the audience from the students.

"For students at Northwestern High, this prom was a chance to set aside anxieties about the city’s three-year-old water crisis, its poverty and its gun violence.

“'I told [my mom], I’m going to leave, and when I’m successful, I’m going to give back,' Corey Edwards, 18,...
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So many people show up for the catwalk each spring that police

Flint Holds a Glittering Prom, Far From Flint

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Gwen Flanagan
Carolyn Broadbelt
Marquis Mignon
Upon his release from prison, Mark Walters' corrections officer told him, “I’ll see you when you come back.”

Walters returned to prison after violating probation when he desperately turned to selling drugs to pay court-mandated fees. His job as a window installer simply did not pay him enough to make ends meet.

In a letter, we shared the stories of Walters and other former inmates with the...
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Upon his release from prison Mark Walters corrections officer told him Ill

SPLC outlines barriers facing the formerly incarcerated to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

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Lynda Standley
Brendan Finch
Sharyn Viel
James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Henry Schwerner were young civil rights workers registering African-American voters during Freedom Summer of 1964 in Mississippi.

53 years ago today, they were arrested by a deputy sheriff for speeding. They were released into the hands of Klansmen who had plotted their murders. They were shot, and their bodies were buried in an earthen dam.

One...
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James Earl Chaney Andrew Goodman and Michael Henry Schwerner were young civil
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Kitty Mackin
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