As schools have adopted discipline policies that favor incarceration over education, children of color and children with disabilities are bearing the brunt of these policies at alarming rates, a trend that teachers can change, according to the new issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine, released today by the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project.
Five educators who have demonstrated exceptional skill in teaching students from diverse backgrounds will receive the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching on Jan. 25th in Washington, D.C.
Despite some signs of improvement, a juvenile justice expert’s report shows that the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center in Jackson, Miss., still has a long way to go to reverse the “culture of suppression and harm” found at the facility earlier this year.
The SPLC has reached an agreement with officials in Orleans Parish, La., to address the brutal and inhumane conditions at the Orleans Parish Prison, where prisoners have endured rampant violence, sexual assaults and neglect.
A year after officials in Forrest County, Miss., reached an agreement with the SPLC to end dangerous conditions at the county’s juvenile detention center, an independent monitor’s report has found they are “significantly behind schedule” – even backsliding in areas of progress.
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit today accusing a New Jersey organization of consumer fraud for offering conversion therapy services – a dangerous and discredited practice that claims to convert people from gay to straight.
More than a decade after the headquarters of the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations was shuttered and demolished, a protégé of the group’s late founder is building a new compound in Idaho that is already attracting white supremacists for Ku Klux Klan cross burnings, according to the Winter 2012 issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, released today.