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Take Back Control – of our Ulster-Scots histories

2 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

A friend of mine was sacked from the civil service for saying that Ulster-Scots was a made up language. Unfortunately he said it in the newspaper. But lots of us have said it in private, right? LOLed at the dafties whilst railing against the DUP. Or for unionists, awkwardly pushed it forward as a political more...

Feds side largely with Catholic U. in civil rights case involving a report of rape

Investigators find insufficient evidence to sustain a female student’s complaint.

Trump's Twitter Attacks Reveal Him to be 'Wannabe Despot,' Says Political Violence Expert

20 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Trump is scapegoating minorities and publicly shaming people for exercising their civil rights, says Brian Klass.

A BLACK MAN IS MURDERED ON CAMERA AT A GAS STATION IN DEKALB COUNTY. The Civil Rights Pharisees Refuse To Comment Because They Said: "We Are Out Feeding Poor Black People Caused By Trump's Racist Policies"

(BLACK) POLICE MAN BEATS BLACK WOMAN ON THE FLOOR OF A GAS STATION IN DEKALB COUNTY GEORGIA (around June 2017) And MASS PROTESTS Calling For The FIRING AND ARREST Of The Police Officer Are Made A BLACK MAN IS FILMED BEING SHOT DEAD AS...Show More Summary

Spanish-language video game aims to teach students about civil rights

The game — Do I Have a Right? — casts students as pro bono lawyers, instructing them to quickly assess the claims of their clients to score points and avoid cases piling up.

No 'R-word': US groups call to drop NFL team name

Civil rights groups are calling on broadcasters not to use 'derogatory' Washington NFL team's name on Thanksgiving Day.

Trump nominee Kenneth Marcus seeks to undermine the very rights he’d be enforcing

Kenneth Marcus, Trump’s nominee to head the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, actively works to pass and enforce legislation that suppresses civil and human rights and criminalizes constitutionally protected free speech. His nomination points to the increasing convergences of white supremacy, fascism, and Zionism.

The Alien Observatory --"An Indigenous Technological Species Could Have Arisen in the Solar System Before Earth-Bound Life"

“As we improve our understanding of ancient Earth and the history of our solar system, perhaps we may someday uncover evidence that suggests the activity of another technological civilization right here in our neighborhood,” said Andrew Siemion, the director of...        

ACLU leader: Legalizing marijuana a 'racial justice issue'

The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey says legalizing recreational marijuana would help fix "a racial justice issue and a civil rights crisis" because the war … Click to Continue »

Education Department proposes cutting civil rights investigations in schools

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The Education Department Wednesday proposed to cut down the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than general problems. According …...

“Our Civil and Religious Rights and Liberties”

In the last, posthumously published volume of his History of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson claimed that “the continuance of civil and religious liberties had constantly, perhaps without exception, been mentioned” in royal governors’...Show More Summary

DOJ investigates Harvard for race discrimination

(Paul Mirengoff) The Department of Justice is investigating Harvard University’s use of race in undergraduate admissions. It has also warned Harvard that it is out of compliance with federal civil rights law because it has not provided documents the department requested. Show More Summary

Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated … Click to Continue »

Justice Department Is Investigating Potential Racial Bias in Harvard’s Admission Practices

The Department of Justice is investigating Harvard University’s admissions practices under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that confirms previous indications that the Jeff Sessions–led DOJ would challenge affirmative action policies meant to increase diversity at elite universities. Show More Summary

Teen Called a ‘Dumb Muslim Bch’ After Alleging Teacher Pulled Off Her Headscarf

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

A Muslim student is being cyberbullied after accusing a teacher of removing her hijab headscarf, says civil rights group.

Teen called a “Muslim bch” after accusing teacher

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Virginia teen who alleges a teacher pulled off her Islamic headscarf is now being harassed online by other students and another teacher from her school, a Muslim civil rights group has reported. Student Yasmin Yahye said last week that that teacher Lesmond Saunders removed her headscarf without...

St. Louis Police Are Now Under Federal Investigation for Violating Protesters’ Civil Rights

The St. Louis police department’s record of police brutality has led to increasing scrutiny and widespread calls for reform. This week, the FBI and the Justice Department opened investigations into the conduct of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers for unconstitutional actions during protests in September. Show More Summary

Facebook still hasn't fixed its discriminatory ad problems, despite many promises

Facebook's been promising to fix discrimination problems with its ads platform ever since a Pro Publica report last fall found that its targeting tools had the potential to violate civil rights laws. A year later, those efforts don't...Show More Summary

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

Another Accuser of John Conyers Comes to Light

The former staffer later withdrew the complaint, stating that she had "affection" for the "civil rights icon." Still, she didn't seem to much enjoy working under him. Another former staff member to Michigan Rep. John Conyers alleged that she endured...

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