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.
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.
Kelly Fischer faced discrimination in New Orleans when she tried to find a school for her blind, autistic son. She became a plaintiff in an SPLC suit filed to ensure the city’s public schools comply with federal law by providing students with disabilities the educational services they need.
The SPLC has obtained exclusive audio of an Arizona legislator mocking Latinos and other minorities with racially charged jokes at a recent roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Western Conservative Conference.
As Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer decides this week whether to veto a bill allowing business owners to deny service to LGBT customers because of their own religious beliefs, I’m reminded of an earlier era when a similar form of discrimination was rampant.