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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.

An SPLC report found widespread disillusionment among foreign students who felt deceived and exploited by recruiters and employers. 

 

The Central American children arriving at the border are no threat to U.S. communities, and politicians should stop trying to stoke fear.

Right-wing pundits are jumping all over Attorney General Eric Holder for daring to suggest on Sunday that “racial animus” plays a role in the “level of vehemence” that’s been directed at President Obama. They’re denouncing him for “playing the race card” and “stoking racial divisions.” Who do they think they’re fooling? The rhetoric is what’s hateful. Calling people out for it is not.

As President Obama issues executive orders to fix parts of America’s broken immigration system, he should take steps to end abuse within the nation’s H-2 guest worker program.

After a rash of racist incidents in a small Washington town, the local school superintendent turned to the SPLC and its Teaching Tolerance project for help.

The Promise of the Civil Rights Act

07/02/2014

The SPLC founder reminds us that, 50 years after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, the march for justice continues.