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Remembering the sacrifices of the past is important, but it’s not enough. We must address the racial and economic inequality that is so evident 50 years after the Voting Rights Act and 150 years after slavery was abolished.

The decision by the Staten Island grand jury not to indict any of the police officers involved in choking Eric Garner to death in August cries out for an explanation.

El Presidente Obama ha puesto el foco en proveer una medida de seguridad para las familias inmigrantes mientras el Congreso sigue debatiendo reformas.  

The SPLC president attends a Berlin conference on anti-Semitism and reminds us that the battle against such bigotry is everyone’s fight, one that Americans cannot afford to ignore.

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.