Federal immigration agents conducted illegal searches and relied on racial and ethnic profiling while carrying out a massive series of raids that terrorized residents of several towns in southeast Georgia in early September, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Students across the country challenged cliques and stereotypes as they took part yesterday in the fifth annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program.
About 300 students with emotional disturbances in Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish school district will begin getting the services they need under an agreement that resolves an administrative complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Southern Disability Law Center and the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.
The Pentagon's claim it has a "zero tolerance" policy for racist extremism in the military is astonishing, given that military officials have failed to discharge an airman who posted an Internet message calling for the deaths of Jews and non-whites, writes Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen in a letter (PDF) to a high-ranking military official.
The U.S. Supreme Court today hears arguments in a pair of lawsuits that could undo much of the progress made by communities working to abolish de facto school desegregation since the 1954 Brown v. Board decision.
In another victory for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project (IJP), a forestry company agreed to pay more than $200,000 to resolve claims that it systematically cheated and threatened workers.
In the latest disaster to hit the American radical right, Kevin Alfred Strom, the founder of National Vanguard and a major neo-Nazi leader for nearly 20 years, has been arrested and charged with child pornography and witness tampering.
Students and teachers at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., are revisiting the historic events of 1957, when nine courageous black students enrolled there to test the Supreme Court's decision outlawing racial segregation in public schools, according to the Spring 2007 edition of Teaching Tolerance.