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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.

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.