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The SPLC’s president remembers Maya Angelou’s generosity when he requested her help for an anti-bias classroom documentary.

The U.S. Department of Education today issued important guidance clarifying that the nation’s charter schools must not discriminate against children on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or language barriers.

Living up to the promise of Brown v. Board

05/13/2014

May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court ruling that outlawed school segregation. The SPLC’s founder discusses the ways our nation’s progress has stalled.

A lawyer in the SPLC’s Louisiana office recalls the discrimination faced by Latino families who wanted their preschoolers to have equal opportunities to get a jump on their education.

On the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, SPLC Senior Fellow Mark Potok reflects on the legacy of radical-right terrorism in America, the horrific Kansas shootings of earlier in the week, and the importance of the government taking the threat more seriously.

White Homicide Worldwide

04/17/2014

Stormfront, the leading white supremacist Web forum, has another distinction — murder capital of the Internet.

Legislation signed by Mississippi’s governor will help reduce the state’s prison population and make sentencing more equitable; many drug offenders will get treatment instead of prison terms.

Children left behind in Alabama’s Black Belt region deserve more than education tax credits their families can’t use. An SPLC advocate wants lawmakers to look “endemic poverty” in the face.

A former guard tells about her experience working at a Hattiesburg, Miss., juvenile detention facility and why she leaked videotapes showing violence against children held there.

New DOE data shows that black children are far more likely to be suspended and expelled from school than their white peers. We must reform “zero tolerance” school policies that push children out of school.