Why did the Montgomery Bus Boycott begin? How long did it last? What impact did the boycott have on the Jim Crow Era?
Jennifer Lunsford (Segar & Sciortino in Rochester, New York) & R. Zachary Sanzone, Outing the New Jim Crow: Ending Segregation of LGBTQ Students by Creating Barriers to 501(C)(3) Tax-Exemption Status, 23 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 435 (2015): Congress has broad taxation powers. As such, both the...
Sixty years ago, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala., sparked a yearlong boycott that resulted in an end to Jim Crow practices on the city’s buses. The Montgomery Bus Boycott is a pivotal event in the history of the postwar black freedom movement. Show More Summary
Salon talks to David Pilgrim, human rights activist and founder of the Jim Crow Museum collection of artifacts
Houston voters recently overturned HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which sought to create protections against discrimination in 15 categories, including sexual orientation and gender identity. In the weeks leading up the election,...Show More Summary
Ben Carson may want to be a bit more careful in the future about who he decides to associate with. Then again, it may be far too late for that. Friday, Dr. Carson announced the new Mississippi campaign chairman of his bid for the 2016 GOP nomination: Former federal judge Charles W. Pickering. At the [...]
The social justice warrior insanity at Mizzou keeps getting more bizarre and counter productive by the day. The latest development? Black...
Bronx principal says standardized tests are like slavery and Jim Crow. Jamaal Bowman Social Justice Warrior and Bronx principal Jamaal... The post Bronx Principal Says Standardized Testing Is Like Slavery and Jim Crow appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Two justices argue that affording basic human rights to same-sex couples is such an affront to the Constitution that it is better to rip out the foundations of the American judicial system then to simply allow people to marry the person...Show More Summary
In the Jim Crow South, before blacks had their turn to vote, states often held a white primary -- so that even in districts where blacks were the majority, black political priorities were nullified and black voters were subjected toShow More Summary
The most striking thing about Foster v. Chatman isn't the very strong evidence of race discrimination that brought this death penalty case to the Supreme Court -- it is the almost comic levels of incompetence by the prosecution thatShow More Summary
The basic contours of the public discourse on voter ID laws are fairly clear. In-person voting fraud is rare. As Judge Richard Posner has concluded, restrictive voter ID laws are mainly the product of Republican legislatures targeting Democratic-leaning constituencies. Show More Summary
Before the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 — and decades before the Internet and smart phones existed — black travelers relied on the “Green Book” to find hotels, restaurants and other establishments willing to accept their business. The travel guide was published...
Here's a new collection of in-your-face poetry by Reginald Dwayne Betts that comes highly recommended by the likes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the renowned Harvard Professor, and Patricia Smith, the four-time National Poetry Slam winner. Show More Summary
A leading LGBT website is bashing Kentucky clerks for wanting to differentiate between same-sex and opposite-sex couples when issuing marriage licenses.
Mass incarceration isn't just a system of a control, it's a political philosophy. An inmate-cum-author explains
Just last week, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, visited San Quentin, a prison near Silicon Valley that teaches some of its inmates how to code. This visit comes after he read Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow," which details the relationship between the "war on drugs," racism, and mass incarceration in the US. Show More Summary
In a speech delivered last night in Alabama, Hillary Clinton called the state’s voting laws a “blast from the Jim Crow past.” She accused Alabama Republicans, including governor Robert Bentley, of purposefully undoing the progress made in the state during the civil rights movement. Read more...
Hillary Clinton’s recent Jim Crow remark has reignited tensions between Democrats and Republicans after the presidential hopeful slammed Alabama Republicans for the state’s decision to close 31 driver’s license offices and require proof of citizenship to vote, CNN reports. Show More Summary
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday blasted Alabama’s decision to stop giving out driver’s licenses in predominantly black communities as a “a blast from the Jim Crow past,” because Alabama has laws requiring picture identification to vote, AL.com...