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SPLC helps pass legislation allowing Louisiana students to return to public school after being denied enrollment because of their age.

The head of the GOP surprisingly invoked the names of anti-LGBT extremists as he defended his party’s opposition to same-sex marriage.

Security lapses at the White House are a serious matter for the nation’s first black president, a man who is portrayed by the radical right as a threat to America.

The SPLC president urges everyone to exercise their right to vote, honoring those who fought and died for the right. 

The SPLC and other civil rights groups that filed a federal discrimination complaint earlier this year on behalf of immigrant students denied enrollment in North Carolina schools urged the U.S. Department of Justice today to take action after the state Department of Public Instruction inexplicably retracted guidance requiring inclusive enrollment policies.

An SPLC lawsuit in Montgomery, Ala., has stopped the jailing of  indigent people who can’t pay traffic fines – a modern-day version of debtors’ prison that is finding new life across America.

Almost two weeks after Michael Brown died in the street after being shot by a police officer a half-dozen times, this nation hasn’t taken the steps necessary to understand the root causes of the rage in Ferguson. And, as a nation, we must understand it.

The tragic police shooting of an unarmed black teen in a St. Louis suburb once again points to discriminatory policies in our criminal justice system.

As a community advocate for the Southern Poverty Law Center, I spend countless hours visiting children in Mississippi and Louisiana jails to ensure they are safe and their rights are being protected.

An SPLC community advocates tells of a young immigrant whose dream of becoming a neurosurgeon is a step closer to reality.